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Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry
Can you make mayonnaise without eggs or meat without killing? Tech firms and investors believe they can transform food the way Apple changed phones.
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.
Food prices soar as incomes stand still
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.
Democrats' new 2014 plan: Neutralize Obamacare
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.
Cooperation scarce in 'year of action'
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.
An excess of executive power?
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)
California lawmakers want warning labels on soda
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
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.
Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight
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)
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.
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.
China officials: Food labels too small to read
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.
UN strategy: A sustainable and inclusive food economy
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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