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13Nov 17

Celebrating with Rice

Rice is the oldest known food that is still widely consumed today. Rice consumption dates back to 5000 BC. Rice is a staple for many, especially in Asia. But rice comes in many forms beside the standard boiled, steamed, fried, or even microwaved approach. Rice wine, rice vinegar, and even…

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15Oct 17

Turkey for the Holidays

In the United States, Turkey is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving was first celebrated in 1621 to give thanks for the harvest. The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag shared a meal of fowl, corn, bread, and venison. The Wampanoag grew beans and the forest provided chestnuts, walnuts, and beechnuts.…

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09Oct 17

October National Pork Month

In 1972, the Pork Industry began celebrating October as National Pork month. In the US, this was traditionally the time of year when pigs were sent to market. Now, we celebrate National Pork month to give thanks to pork producers for all they bring to the food industry. Pork producers…

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04Oct 17

Dairy Industry Stirred by Hurricanes

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane with 175-mph winds, carved a path of destruction through the Caribbean early last month, leaving more than a million residents without power, thousands without homes, and killing at least a dozen people. The eye of the storm passed just north of Puerto Rico, where…

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25Sep 17

Chicken Wings – From Worthless to Wonderful

Over the past 50 years, chicken wings have transformed from a virtually worthless byproduct to an urban legend, especially in North America where they are the hottest item on the menus. In fact, chicken wings are so popular you can find them everywhere from food trucks to bistros, in Asian…

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18Sep 17

Anuga – Taste the Future

Anuga is the world's largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages. This year Anuga begins October 7th in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition center, Koelnmesse GmbH, is centrally located and conveniently situated to accommodate transportation from the airport as well as from many European cities.

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05Sep 17

What impact is Hurricane Harvey having on US rice?

Rice farming in Texas can be traced back as far as the late 1600’s, when rice first came to Americas from Madagascar. Most Texas rice is grown along the Gulf Coast and along the Colorado River for irrigation purposes. Texas farmers count on the water from the Colorado River and…

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21Aug 17

The 2017 Americas Food and Beverage Show

The 2017 Americas Food and Beverage Show, being held September 25th and 26th in Miami, is the largest Americas focused food and beverage trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Once again, Interra International will have a presence. The show's goal is to assist companies in growing their market share and…

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