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Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry
The Guardian
Can you make mayonnaise without eggs or meat without killing? Tech firms and investors believe they can transform food the way Apple changed phones.
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Wal-Mart: Food safety awareness at 'an all-time high'
Food Production Daily
The food safety guru of the world's largest retailer says the 2014 Global Food Safety Conference comes at a time when food safety concerns are at a pinnacle.
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Food prices soar as incomes stand still
CBS News
While the government says food prices are up 6.4 percent since 2011, chicken is up 18.4 percent, ground beef is up 16.8 percent and bacon has skyrocketed up 22.8 percent, making it a holiday when it's on sale.
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Democrats' new 2014 plan: Neutralize Obamacare
Politico
Democrats know their biggest problem in this year's midterm election is Obamacare. So top party operatives have settled on a strategy to try blunting the GOP's advantage: Tell voters Republicans would make the problem worse.
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Cooperation scarce in 'year of action'
The Hill
It has been nearly three weeks since President Barack Obama used his State of the Union Address to say 2014 should be a "year of action," but there are already plenty of signs the year will be much more about staking out election positions, and much less about finding compromise.
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An excess of executive power?
The Hill
President Barack Obama's aggressive use of administrative power is testing the boundaries of executive authority on several fronts.

Related: GOP flocks to bill curbing Obama's power (The Hill)

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California lawmakers want warning labels on soda
Liberty Voice
California lawmakers are debating a new bill that would require soda and other high sugar volume beverages to come with warning labels alerting consumers about the risk of obesity, tooth decay and diabetes from over consumption of the drinks.
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Stunning blow for big labor casts doubt on unions' future
CBS MoneyWatch
The whole notion of worker representation looks to be in doubt after employees at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee voted against organizing there. The Friday vote was expected to be a piece of cake for the United Auto Workers union.
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Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight
Daily Herald
Federal regulators and poultry companies are scrambling to find new ways to reduce salmonella contamination, which sickens a million Americans annually. And the Agriculture Department is planning to expand rules to limit Salmonella on chicken parts, not just whole birds.

Related: Salmonellosis prevention: The warning labels are enough (Food Safety News)

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FDA publishes 9 warning letters to food manufacturers, processors
Food Safety News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published nine warning letters it issued to food manufacturers and processors at the end of January and the start of February.
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FDA squelches BPA 'low dose' theory
Food Production Daily
Data from the Food and Drug Administration adds weight to packaging industry claims of BPA's fitness as a food-contact material.
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China officials: Food labels too small to read
The Standard
Nutrition labels on a range of small prepackaged food and drinks are breaking trading guidelines in that they are not easy to read. That's the finding of a joint survey by China's Consumer Council and the Center for Food Safety.
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UN strategy: A sustainable and inclusive food economy
Food Navigator
Businesses must commit to building, supporting and operating agriculture systems that provide enough food and proper nutrition for every person on the planet, according to a U.N. Global Compact review.
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Secrets from a Ben & Jerry's flavor guru
Gawker via Gizmodo
Kirsten Schimoler, a food scientist and flavor guru at Ben & Jerry's, shares the scoop on everything from GMOs and doughnut ice cream to so-called flavor graveyards.

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The man who tried to warn us about sugar
The Daily Telegraph
A couple of years ago, "Sugar: the Bitter Truth" — an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor — suddenly became a collector's item. Why?

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Opinion: General Mills caved to the food police
The Indianapolis Star
Today, more companies are bending to a very vocal and media-savvy minority of radical activists determined to frighten women — particularly mothers — about GM food.

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Tyson said to make bid to acquire Goldman's Michael Foods
Bloomberg
Tyson Foods Inc. made a bid to buy Michael Foods Group Inc., the processing and distribution business controlled by Goldman Sachs Group's private-equity arm, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Lawyers win: Wal-Mart files suit in Jensen cantaloupe case
Barfblog
There's a food safety shell game for fresh produce involving growers, retailers and auditors. Consumers are losing; lawyers are winning.
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Rancho Feeding Corp. recall expands
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
USDA officials on Friday expanded the list of retail locations that may have received uninspected meat products from Rancho Feeding Corp., as the massive recall spreads throughout the country.

Related: Nutriom recalls 227,000 pounds of processed egg products on Salmonella fears

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Clarence Birdseye: Frozen fish got him hooked
Chicago Tribune
Clarence Birdseye did not invent frozen food, but he is credited with creating the industry by developing a flash-freezing process that was commercially viable and produced frozen food people were willing to eat.
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