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Expired food: A supermarket exec's bold business gamble
The former president of Trader Joe's wants to sell you the food that other stores throw out. Will it work?
Leatherhead: The future consumer is savvy and skeptical
The coming year will see a more skeptical consumer who demands greater traceability, sustainability and honesty on pack, according a Leatherhead analyst.
GMO labeling: Oregon House bill would refer issue to voters in November
The contentious debate over whether to label genetically modified foods will return to the Oregon Legislature next month and possibly land before voters in November.
Related: GMO labeling battle restarts in Washington state (FIS)
Boehner, Pelosi losing right-hand men with Latham and Miller retiring from House
The Washington Post
In the raft of recent retirement announcements on Capitol Hill, none may be more important than those of Reps. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, and George Miller, D-Calif.
Obama sees job approval fall
President Barack Obama's average job approval rating dropped more than 2 percentage points last year, according to Gallup. In 2013 — his fifth year in office — Obama averaged a 45.8-percent rating, which is more than 2 percentage points lower than the one recorded a year earlier.
Finger-pointing on stalled bills intensifies
House Republican leaders note that 171 House-passed bills are sitting in the Senate. Democrats in the Senate point out that 33 measures have cleared the upper chamber and are awaiting action in the GOP-led House. The blame game for what has been an unproductive Congress is expected to continue throughout this election year.
Obama: Give me fast track trade
The White House is making a major push to convince Congress to give the president trade promotion authority, which would make it easier for President Barack Obama to negotiate pacts with other countries.
EU suspends part of free trade talks with US
The Associated Press via WDTN-TV
The European Union announced Tuesday a partial suspension of the free trade negotiations with the United States to hold a three-month-long public consultation due to worries about some of the deal's proposed rules for investment.
Conflict of interest? On the sugar payroll
A Channel 4 Dispatches program to be aired in the U.K. accuses scientists advising health ministers on sugar of a conflict of interest due to funds some receive from the food industry.
Fancy Food Show: Ancient, Peruvian cuisine are hot food trends
A new South American cuisine, grains the Romans knew and a high-end take on a college staple are whetting appetites at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.
Blueberry demand up sharply, survey finds
The number of U.S. households saying they've purchased blueberries within the past month — 69 percent — has nearly doubled since 2008, according to research sponsored by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.
General Mills files patent to cut salt and fat in dough
Bakery & Snacks
General Mills has filed a patent for salt-flavored fat particles that enable cost-effective sodium reduction and fat replacement in baked dough products.
Unilever wary of 2014 outlook after Q4 respite
Unilever said decelerating growth in emerging markets and stagnant demand in developed countries will continue after quarterly sales provided some respite for investors.
Mondelez adds activist investor Nelson Peltz to board
Mondelez International Inc. said it added activist investor Nelson Peltz to its board, bringing the total number of board members to 12.
Frozen food: Global G8 industry guide
PR Newswire via Digital Journal
Reportlinker.com's new "G8 Frozen Food Industry Guide" provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2008-12 and forecast to 2017), descriptions of the leading companies and key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.
French food industry successfully fights recession
Food News (subscription required)
In 2012, French agricultural production increased for the third year in a row, according to a new report by the USDA. The overall value increased by 6.5 percent compared with 2011 and both livestock and vegetable production rose, by 8.4 percent and 3.5 percent, respectively.
Untapped: Going in the international halal food market
APP via The Express Tribune
Pakistan's Ministry of Science and Technology is ready to step up to foster the halal industry of Pakistan and capture international halal products market worth $3 trillion.
Time is expensive in food fraud battle
Food Quality News
Time can be more expensive than money when it comes to getting the results of potential food fraud tests, according to a U.K. scientist.
Intelligent packaging demand to hit $3.5 billion by 2015
Food Production Daily
High-tech bells and whistles like moisture control, temperature sensors and printed electronics are fueling increased demand for active and intelligent packaging in the U.S.
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