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Even as details change, dietary guidelines retain message of healthy eating
The Associated Press via Los Angeles Times
An advisory committee's recommendations for the nation's dietary patterns are due soon, and some advice may be changing. But despite some revisions, the main advice never changes: Eat more fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and eat less saturated fats, salt and sugar.
Survey: US firms feel targeted, unwelcome in China
U.S. firms believe foreign firms are being singled out by Chinese regulators, making them feel less welcome than before, according to a new survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
More low-income children eating school breakfast
An average of 11.2 million low-income children ate school breakfasts daily during the 2013-14 school year, an increase of 320,000 children from the previous year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Food Research and Action Center.
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Hillary Clinton's best frenemies
Time and time again, when invited to criticize Hillary Clinton, her potential Democratic primary rivals have ducked, deflected and dodged. They're trying to present themselves as viable alternatives to the daunting frontrunner without addressing the obvious question of how they stack up against her.
GOP leaders at odds over immigration
Senate and House Republicans are fighting over who should move first to break the stalemate over funding the Department of Homeland Security.
A quieter Chris Christie emerges in Iowa, hoping to find a path to 2016
The Washington Post
A man claiming to be the brash-talking governor of New Jersey showed up at a gathering of Republicans in Iowa this week and spoke quietly about his record and his priorities — cutting government, keeping the nation safe and, if necessary, working with Democrats.
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Republicans put the screws to labor board
The new Republican majority in the Senate is turning up the pressure on the National Labor Relations Board, with a series of hearings and legislative attacks against policies that make it easier for workers to unionize.
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Businesses find creative ways to cope with minimum wage hikes
Los Angeles Times
As political leaders in Los Angeles look to raise the minimum wage, some business owners have argued the move would force layoffs for workers and price increases for customers. But a look at how businesses fared after minimum wage hikes elsewhere offers a more nuanced portrait of how businesses cope with higher labor costs.
Judge tosses bid to block new poultry inspection rules
The Poultry Site
A bid to block new poultry inspection regulations and practices in the U.S. has been thrown out by a U.S. district court.
Federal court delays both trials in Iowa 'Halal' beef export case
Food Safety News
Two trials stemming from federal prosecution of allegedly falsified export documents and certificates involving the international sale of supposedly "Halal" beef are being delayed as government and defense attorneys agree trial preparation is too complex to move quickly.
NPPC gets protective order on producers' information
A U.S. District Court judge has issued a protective order that prevents the EPA from releasing certain location and contact information for livestock operations.
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Selling the fantasy of high-protein everything
In the age of the Paleo diet, the modifier "high-protein" has come to connote instant, pain-free physical betterment.
Coke says 2015 will be a 'challenging year'
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Coca-Cola Co. warned Tuesday that overseas business conditions could worsen this year after fourth-quarter profit plunged 55 percent, pulled down by weakening foreign currencies and one-time charges.
Samuel Goldwyn set to launch another food industry film
More than a decade after it distributed "Super Size Me," Samuel Goldwyn Films returns to champion another swipe at the food industry with its acquisition of U.S. rights to Damon Gameau's "That Sugar Film."
Consumer powerhouse coming of age
They are young, self-interested and opinionated, and they will revamp the food industry in America.
The Wall Street Journal
With fourth-quarter earnings dropping 21 percent and global sales down, the company needs a back-to-basics turnaround.
With no trademark, Sriracha name is showing up everywhere
Los Angeles Times
Sriracha, the fiery red Asian chili sauce, has catapulted from a cult hit to flavor du jour, infusing burgers, potato chips, candy, vodka and even lip balm. That would seem like a boon for the man who made the sauce a household name. Except for one glaring omission.
Nielsen: Sugar, salt, additives are biggest health factors in food purchases
Sugar, salt and artificial additives are the biggest health factors impacting the food products consumers buy, according to the Global Health and Wellness Survey by Nielsen, which polled more than 30,000 Internet respondents in 60 countries.
Whole Foods recalls 33,000 pounds of Tex-Mex on misbranding
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Whole Foods Markets Inc. is recalling approximately 33,191 pounds of ready to eat products that contain peanut, which is not listed on the label. The food ranges from various types of chili to pork carnitas to chicken quesadillas.
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SAVE FOOD meeting in May at Nestle
Following the milestone set by its second major SAVE FOOD Congress held alongside interpack in May of last year, the joint initiative of the FAO, UNEP and Messe Düsseldorf is now charting the course for further development in the coming years.
Falling dollars = rising robotics
A new generation of lightweight robots could help food manufacturers take advantage of the falling dollar.
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