Oct 28, 2011 • By

News Bites – October 28, 2011

Every Friday on “A Taste of General Mills” we recap a few recent news articles and blog posts related to the food industry, General Mills and our blog categories. We also highlight content from other General Mills blogs and websites.

(Courtesy: Fast Company)

“A Street-View Style Tour of National Parks Hiking Trails, Courtesy of Nature Valley” – Fast Company

*Joe Berkowitz details how Nature Valley sent hikers with street view-style video cameras into several national parks this summer. We’ll share more details about the project here on “A Taste of General Mills” when the videos are posted online in February.

“‘Better-for-you’ products, prepared ethnic foods a grocery trend: industry head” – The Canadian Press

*Lois Abraham writes about the prevalence of products for consumers that tie together the theme of food and health.

“Eat This Way: Tips from Top Food Blogger Moms” – Working Mother

*Seven women offer their advice on healthy cooking, feeding picky kids and gotta-have-it ingredients.

“Water Woes Hit Gap, Kraft, Nestle, MillerCoors” – Environmental Leader

*This story recaps worldwide news reports on the business impact of recent water shortages and floods.

“Five Challenges Facing Marketing” – Harvard Business Review

*David Aaker shares five ideas for marketing that businesses and brands are paying attention to.

Notable posts from various General Mills communities:

“Meatball Ogre Eyes” – Tablespoon

*With Halloween coming up on Monday this unique take on meatballs should be creepy enough for your party. It’s from Tablespoon contributor “macheesmo” of Grand Junction, Co., (Macheesmo.com).

“Play Ball! Gluten-Free Baseball Fare is a Home Run” – Gluten Freely

*Joyce Hendley plays off the World Series with some ideas for gluten-free food at the ballpark and in youth sports as well.

“The Choice is Yours!” – The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition blog

*Michelle Tucker writes about the choices our modern food supply affords us.

“The Art of Seed Selection at the Green Giant” – Valley Report (Green Giant)

*A closer look at seed development and production at Green Giant.

Editor’s note: Is there a blog we should be reading, and including on this weekly list?

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