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2015 CEO outlook: Economy needs more than gas boost
Food industry leaders aren't yet convinced the good times are here to stay, an annual survey of supermarket CEOs reveals.
The business side of animal rights
The Wall Street Journal
Animal-welfare advocates are courting a new Wall Street ally as they take on big U.S. meatpackers: proxy advisory firms.
Could future of agriculture be GM organic food?
TEDx via Genetic Literacy Project
Rob Saik, professional agrologist, certified agriculture consultant and founder of Agri-Trend, spoke last year at TEDx Red Deer, Alberta.
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Senate's swing-state Republicans break ranks
Just three weeks into Mitch McConnell's reign as Senate majority leader, he's already confronting the challenges of running a caucus filled with blue-state Republicans who face re-election next year.
Pelosi: With Hillary Clinton, Democrats can win the House
Rep. Nancy Pelosi says Democrats can recapture control of the House in 2016 by riding Hillary Clinton's coattails — if she decides to run.
Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections
The Washington Post
A network of conservative advocacy groups backed by Charles and David Koch aims to spend a staggering $889 million in advance of the next White House election, part of an expansive strategy to build on its 2014 victories that may involve jumping into the Republican primaries.
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China opens doors to all US apples, ending 2012 ban
China's food watchdog will allow the import of all U.S.-grown apples in a move that could be worth $100 million a year to the American apple industry.
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Is it possible to change the belief that unhealthy food is tastier?
Efforts to shift food choices toward healthier options often fail because there is a perceived conflict between health and taste, according to a new study.
Wyoming House ready for final vote on 'Food Freedom' bill
Food Safety News
Wyoming House Bill 56 would exempt so-called single transactions of food between the producer and any "informed end consumer" from inspections, licensing and certifications by the state.
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Louisiana senator's bill seeks to enhance the safety of imported seafood
Food Safety News
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., introduced a bill this past week that would amend the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of imported seafood.
Industry disagreement could delay a national honey standard
Disagreement about what a potential standard for honey in the U.S. should include could hinder industry efforts to convince FDA to reverse its long-standing position that such a standard is unnecessary, according to a food and drug lawyer.
Mayne named director of Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food Safety Magazine
Susan T. Mayne is the newly named director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, according to an official announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Tyson Foods to create 500 jobs at Georgia poultry plant
Globe Newswire via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Tyson Foods Inc. is making major improvements to its Vienna, Georgia, poultry plant as part of an ongoing plan to maximize efficiencies and meet growing demand for its products. The capital improvement project, valued at more than $110 million, will bolster the future of the operation and create more than 500 jobs in Vienna.
Heinz continues down path of growth in 2015
H.J. Heinz Co.'s Massillon, Ohio, plant manager Ken Stiffler said he hopes people are becoming aware of and spreading the word about products made right here in the city at a busy, growing facility on the southwest side.
How is General Mills poised for second half of 2015?
Zacks.com via Nasdaq
Sales and profits in General Mills' U.S. retail segment were below expectations in the first half of fiscal 2015 as a result of weak food industry trends. But second-half results are expected to be better.
Is a PepsiCo spinoff coming?
According to PepsiCo's 2013 Annual Report, the company is almost evenly split between the food and beverage segments and also geographically well diversified, with half of its net revenues coming from North America and the rest from International locations.
Analyzing the sugar substitutes market
Grand View Research has published a new report analyzing the market for sugar substitutes from 2014-2020, finding it's an area that is likely to grow.
Related: Are sweeteners really bad for us? (BBC)
Next wave of hot new vegan foods may be plant-based fish
One Green Planet
More and more, innovators in the food industry are turning to the world of plants in an effort to create something delicious and sustainable. Their latest foray is showing great strides in the fun and flavorful world of fish.
How unmanned drones could affect the food industry
Now that the FAA has issued the first permit for an agricultural drone, here's how the entire industry could be impacted.
Researchers find way to unboil eggs
World Tech Today
Scientists at UC Irvine have found a way to unboil eggs. The discovery could save the food and pharmaceutical industries billions of dollars. The researchers have filed to patent their discovery.
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