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Thomasville, GAFlowers Foods, Inc. has bought Dave's Killer Bread for $275 million in cash. The brand is expected to continue its operations in Oregon.

Edinburgh, Scotland—Scottish rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead announced genetically modified crops would be formally banned, saying that the move will help preserve Scotland’s “clean, green status.”

New York, NY—Results from Mintel’s recent Snacking Motivations and Attitudes 2015 report show that more Americans are snacking than ever before—but are also making smarter snacking choices.

Hadley, MA—According to data published in a recent issue of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology, an annatto-based tocotrienol ingredient may be able to reduce some markers of inflammation.

Chicago, IL—The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) hosted its 75th conference in Chicago, IL, boasting 1,000 exhibiting companies. Four overarching themes tied together many of the new launches and applications on display on the tradeshow floor.

Arlington, VA—Whole Foods Market has teamed up with PBS KIDS, based here, to provide a line of eco-friendly PBS KIDS-branded school supplies for the back-to-school season.

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