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Study: Blame obesity on individuals, not fast food or public policy
Headlines & Global News
Questioning the effectiveness of public policies in curbing obesity, researchers from the University of Illinois find individuals are more to blame for this weight disorder than restaurants and fast food joints.

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    A big year ahead for touting good-for-you frozen foods
    American Frozen Food Institute
    At its very core, the Frozen Food Foundation is dedicated to supporting scientific research and public awareness about the nutritional benefits and positive attributes of frozen foods. Frozen Food Foundation Executive Director Adrienne Richards says 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for distributing positive news about frozen foods.
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    Subway teams up with Michelle Obama for healthy food push
    The Hill
    First lady Michelle Obama will announce Thursday that she has partnered with the Subway sandwich chain to develop a kid's menu that follows federal standards for school lunches, a White House official said.
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    Meet the kinder, gentler Mitch McConnell
    The Washington Post
    When you think of Mitch McConnell, the first words that come to mind are: Tough, political realist, unapologetic and the like. "Warm" is not one of them.

    Related: RNC will push to tighten 2016 rules (The Hill)

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    Schumer to poison tea party
    The Hill
    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the Senate Democrats' political guru, has a plan to poison the tea party by driving a wedge between its rich funders and its blue-collar rank and file.
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    AP poll on Obama: 'Nice guy, so-so president'
    USA Today
    President Barack Obama's personal ratings are up, but his job performance numbers remain below 50 percent, says a new Associated Press-GfK Poll.
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    GMO labeling bills expected in more than 24 states
    The Associated Press via St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    In the absence of federal regulation, states from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering laws to require labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients.
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    School breakfast participation growing
    Education Week
    About 51.9 percent of children from low-income homes who participated in school lunch programs in the 2012-2013 school year also ate school breakfasts, a new report finds. That's an increase from the 2011-2012 school year, when about 50.4 percent of those students also ate breakfast, according to the report released Wednesday by the Food Research and Action Center.

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  • Muppets' mini-makeover aims to boost kids' health (The Washington Post)

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    Federal versus state rights in new farm bill
    Southwest Farm Press
    A proposed amendment in the farm bill paves the way for the federal government to do away with individual state (agricultural) laws that protect consumers, animals and agricultural workers and would give federal regulators the authority to change any state law regarding agriculture.

    Related: Farm bill is more interesting than you think (The Motley Fool)

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    USDA meat inspectors reach criminal plea agreement, penalties
    Food Safety News
    A criminal plea agreement with a Nebraska deer meat processor is the most serious infraction disclosed by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service in the agency's final quarterly enforcement report for fiscal 2013.
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    Caramel colors under fire again: Is there a safe level of 4-MeI?
    Food Navigator-USA
    The FDA says it has "no reason to believe" that 4-MeI — an impurity generated during the manufacture of caramel colors III and IV — poses a health risk at current dosage levels, but says it is reviewing new data to determine whether it needs to revise its opinion.
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    How IHOP's new menu makes you order more
    Bloomberg TV
    The International House of Pancakes has seen a 3.6 percent increase in same-store sales since the redesign of its menu: Color coding, text bubbles and photos make you order more.

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    Food industry responds to 'Fed Up'
    Politico
    "Fed Up," a film produced and narrated by Katie Couric and Laurie David, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and it has already caught the food industry's attention.

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    USA's 50 most powerful people in food for 2014
    The Daily Meal
    Who are the most powerful people in American food? For the fourth year in a row, The Daily Meal attempts to answer that question — starting with USDA's Tom Vilsack at No. 1.

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    Private labels borrow brand tactics to grow market share
    Food Navigator
    The private label sector still has enormous growth potential, as it accounts for only 10 percent of global grocery value, according to a report from Euromonitor International.
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    McDonald's profit up slightly but sales disappoint
    USA Today
    McDonald's reported fourth-quarter sales growth that missed estimates, even though earnings per share beat forecasts by a penny a share.
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    Monsanto goes organic in quest for perfect veggie
    Wired
    The company whose name is synonymous with Big Ag has revolutionized the way we grow food — for better or worse. So it's not particularly surprising that the company is introducing novel strains of familiar food crops, invented at Monsanto and endowed by their creators with powers and abilities far beyond what you usually see in the produce section.
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    Campbell Soup names new supply chain chief
    Meatingplace
    Campbell Soup promoted Dave Biegger, 55, to senior vice president for the global supply chain, replacing David White, who is retiring after 10 years of service.
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    Corporate directors play nicely when Peltz or Icahn call
    Bloomberg
    Corporate directors, who for years often dismissed activist investors as quick-profit seeking gadflys, are starting to listen when opinionated shareholders like Carl Icahn, Nelson Peltz and Mason Morfit come calling.
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    Singapore Exchange approves Del Monte Pacific plan to buy Del Monte-US
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    Food conglomerate Del Monte Pacific Ltd. has obtained approval in-principle from Singapore Exchange Ltd. to pursue the acquisition of the consumer food business of privately held American corporation Del Monte Foods.
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    Mobile grocery ordering service comes with refrigerated pick-up lockers
    Business Wire via Sys-Con Media
    AIRTAG, a leading provider of mobile shopping solutions, this week announced a new partnership with DIA to launch the grocery chain's mobile wallet for advanced ordering and payment, called "diadiscount."
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    Chocolate, tea, berries may cut diabetes risk
    WebMD
    A diet that includes substances found in chocolate, tea and berries could help protect people against diabetes and other diseases, new research shows.
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    Del Taco introduces ground turkey for a healthier take on fast food
    Los Angeles Daily News
    The Del Taco chain recently introduced ground turkey as an option for its tacos and CrunchTada.
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    Freight indictors at or near record highs
    Truckinginfo
    The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.6 percent after surging 4.7 percent in November. The increase pushed the index 6.2 percent higher for the full year, marking its best performance since 1998.
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    Two leases at cold storage facilities in Chicago, Lyons
    RE Journals
    Chicago-based real estate investment firm Bridge Development Partners LLC has completed a new, 59,121-square-foot lease with Miami-based Quirch Foods Inc., as well as a 10-year, 53,644-square-foot lease in Chicago with Alpha Baking Co.
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