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Goodbye, high-fat chips: New rules for school snacks
USA Today
New government proposals would set limits on calories, fat and sugar in some school foods. More
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CDC veggie warning is highly misleading
Yahoo News
Thanks to a statistically accurate but highly misleading report by the Centers for Disease Control, people now have another reason not to eat their veggies.

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    Genetic changes to food may get uniform labeling
    The New York Times
    With Washington state on the verge of a ballot initiative that would require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients and other states considering similar measures, some of the major food companies have been discussing lobbying for a national labeling program. More
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    Moderate Dems coy on immigration debate
    POLITICO
    While much of the attention for the success or failure of bipartisan immigration reform is centered on the reaction of Senate and House conservatives, quite a few Senate Democrats are content to play the waiting game even as President Barack Obama barnstorms for legislation.

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    Why the GOP's electoral vote gambit won't work
    The Washington Post
    A Republican-backed plan to change the way certain states allocate electoral votes has fizzled as quickly as it sprung onto the national consciousness. More
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    Obama committees in black, red
    POLITICO
    Two committees backing President Barack Obama's presidential campaign respectively closed the 2012 election $4.6 million in the black and $6.2 million in the hole, according to new campaign finance reports filed.

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    Reports: Scott Brown not running for Senate again in Massachusetts
    The Hill
    Former Sen. Scott Brown, long considered to be the most likely GOP candidate for the upcoming Massachusetts special election, has decided against a run, according to multiple outlets. More
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    Russia to ban US meat over ractopamine residues this month
    Food Safety News
    Russia will ban U.S. pork and beef imports starting this month over concerns about ractopamine, a veterinary drug commonly used in North America to boost growth and leanness that is increasingly controversial overseas, according to Russian media reports. More
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    Report: Tax unsustainable food
    Environmental Leader
    Commercial and operational challenges within the food industry, along with weak government leadership and people's dependence on cheap food, are barriers to a sustainable food system, according to a report by the Food Ethics Council. More
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    WHO issues its 1st guidelines for sodium intake for children
    Reuters
    The World Health Organization has for the first time recommended limits on children's daily consumption of sodium which it hoped would help in the global fight against diet-related diseases becoming chronic among all populations. More
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    State legislative season means raw milk changes are possible
    Food Safety News
    The annual raw milk games are underway in state capitols around the country, with this year's action centered in the Midwest and West. More
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    Policy changes in the wake of the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak
    Food Safety News
    After E. coli became the bug that sickened over 600 people and killed four, delivered on a Jack in the Box hamburger patty, it popped up on everyone's radar. More
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    The importance of food safety for older adults
    Food Poison Journal
    As we age, it becomes harder for our immune systems to fight off harmful bacteria. This means that older adults can come down with a serious illness if they eat contaminated food. More
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    Kellogg unveils frozen products
    Food Business News
    The Kellogg Co. is rolling out new frozen selections under its Special K, Eggo and MorningStar Farms brands. More
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    Horsemeat scare offers food for thought
    Chemistry World
    The recent discovery of horsemeat in beef burgers sold in the U.K. and Ireland has raised questions about exactly what goes into our food products. More
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    WHO queries GAIN over food industry links
    Nutra Ingredients
    The World Health Organization has postponed establishing "official relations" with a malnutrition NGO, after infant health groups raised concerned about its links to large food companies. More
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    Burger King horsemeat scandal: Chain admits that food was tainted
    The Huffington Post
    Burger King has admitted that some of its burgers sold in the U.K. and Ireland were, in fact, tainted with horsemeat. More
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    Food industry operations 'simply incompatible' with sustainability
    Food Navigator
    Some of the food industry's strategies are incompatible with creating a sustainable food system, says a new report from the Food Ethics Council. More
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    Gatorade is a perfect example of how easily brands can get 'media hijacked'
    Business Insider
    Companies may have their reasons for putting certain ingredients in their products. When people affix a negative label to them, we often wonder are these ingredients really harmful or do they just sound bad? More
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    Canada: Why the $23 billion dollar dining industry can thank social media
    The Huffington Post
    The next time you're at a restaurant, don't feel compelled to hide the fact you're tweeting a picture of your dinner — the owners should actually be thanking you. More
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    Consumer food trends to watch
    Just-food.com
    Innovation is one of the most effective tools available to food manufacturers as they work to win consumers over and convince them of the value of brands and products. More
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