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Will fresh-meat vending machines resonate with consumers?; Premium meat snacks are attracting beefy investments; Perdue Farms overhauls chicken packaging to lure millennials; Grocery industry braces for impact of Chinese tariffs

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Study: Many consumers say they are 'grossed out' by GMOs


New research finds 46% of consumers say they avoid genetically modified foods, compared to just 15% a decade ago.


Will fresh-meat vending machines resonate with consumers?


Butcher shop Applestone Meat Co. sells fresh pork, lamb, beef and sausages from four vending machines in upstate New York, and plans to rapidly grow its footprint by the end of 2019. 


Premium meat snacks are attracting beefy investments


Country Archer Jerky and Stryve Biltong have raised $10 million each from capital investment firms as consumer demand for snackable protein grows. 

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Perdue Farms overhauls chicken packaging to lure millennials


The rebrand marks the fourth major update in its history, highlighting key messages and product attributes like cage-free and no hormones or steroids.


Grocery industry braces for impact of Chinese tariffs


Trade groups said while retailers will try to absorb the costs, the already slim profit margins do not allow for much flexibility — meaning the higher expenses could be passed to consumers.


Coca-Cola looks to enter cannabis-infused beverages market


The soda maker and Aurora Cannabis are reportedly in talks to develop the drinks. A deal would follow major investments in the space by alcohol giants such as Constellation Brands and Molson Coors. 


General Mills posts sales gains even as its North American business lags


Sales in the division, which drives most of the food manufacturer's revenue, fell $2.1% to $2.39 billion as U.S. snacks, yogurt and meals and baking all declined during the first quarter.

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