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Chobani grows in 'Silicon Valley of food' despite turmoil

Chobani grows in 'Silicon Valley of food' despite turmoil

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The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to south-central Idaho, a region embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread to company boycotts by far-right bloggers and conspiracy theorists. "I hear the conversations here and there, but it's a peaceful community that we all love," said Hamdi Ulukaya, a Turkish immigrant. "It's the home of Chobani." Ulukaya spoke to The Associated Press before a Thursday announcement of a $ 20 million expansion of the company's facility in the city of Twin Falls — the world's largest yogurt plant — to serve as its global research and development center tackling how yogurt is made and consumed. It's a project Ulukaya says he's been planning for several years. As to what innovations the company...