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Controversy continues over food safety, genetic engineering
Examiner
While most of the White House's focus is on re-election, the economy and jobs, an issue practically ignored by news organizations is the fact that President Barack Obama's health officials soon will decide whether genetically engineered fish are safe to eat, according to officials at the scientific watchdog group Responsible Technology. More
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Inside BPI: 'Pink slime' furor spells disaster for meat innovator
Bloomberg Businessweek
When he was inducted to the Meat Industry Hall of Fame last fall, Beef Products Inc. owner Eldon Roth was moved to tears. Then came a celebrity, a blogger and a "pink slime" nightmare. More
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Consumer prices up 0.3 percent in March
Reuters
The Labor Department said Friday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.3 percent in March after advancing 0.4 percent in February. Outside the volatile food and energy category, inflation pressures appeared to be modest. More
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New poll shows Romney with national lead over Obama
The Hill
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a slim edge over President Barack Obama in a new national poll from Fox News that shows support for the president dropping to its lowest level of the year. More
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Court OKs political ads on public stations
The Hill
A court of appeals on Thursday struck down a law that bans political ads on public TV and radio stations, clearing the way for campaign ads on the public airwaves. More
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Obama team's target: Romney's wealth
USA Today
President Barack Obama's re-election team is focusing on a different kind of economic issue: the wealth of Republican opponent Mitt Romney. More
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New study links HFCS, processed foods to autism
Food Chemical News
The increasing rate of children diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder might be the result of increased use of ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup, food coloring and other substances, an article suggests in the current edition of "Clinical Epigenetics." More
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FSIS changes frequency of E. coli testing of beef trimmings
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Beginning May 1, inspectors will follow a new timetable for E. coli 0157:H7 testing at manufacturers who produce beef trimmings, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The updated schedule could mean more frequent testing and a wider sample collection range. More
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FDA's Michael Taylor: A strategy to keep antimicrobials effective
FDAVoice
During the past century, few innovations have been as important to public health as the development and use of antimicrobial drugs to treat bacterial infections. But as physicians, veterinarians and the livestock industry have been putting these important medications to their many uses, we also have learned a critical lesson: They have to be used judiciously to ensure they remain effective. More
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Wal-Mart to work harder on growth in China
The Wall Street Journal
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. acknowledged it must work harder to reach its goal of becoming the dominant player in China, one of the world's largest retailer's most critical growth markets.

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    PepsiCo urges industry to focus on 'speed' to spur growth
    CPGmatters
    The food industry needs to speed up the way it collects data, develops products, reduces days of inventory and deals with the convergence of online and in-store shopping. To make that happen, trading partners need to collaborate to serve shoppers better in today’s digital age. That's the message that John Compton, chief executive officer, PepsiCo Americas Foods and Global Snacks Group, issued to grocery retailers and fellow CPG manufacturers. More
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    NCC blasts PCRM's claims about supermarket chicken
    ThePoultrySite
    The National Chicken Council released a statement this week in response to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a vegan advocacy group, and its claims about supermarket chicken. More
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    Michigan potato growers to vote on program continuation
    USAgNet
    Michigan potato growers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Potato Industry Commission in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. More
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    Carl's Jr, Hardee's gear menu for 'young, hungry men'
    Nation's Restaurant News
    The promotion of turkey burgers and chicken tenders helped drive transactions for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's in fiscal 2012, but officials at parent CKE Restaurants Inc. said Wednesday they feel no pressure to add more healthful items to the menu, opting instead to create more indulgent burgers as the focus for both chains continues to be the target audience of "young, hungry men." More
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    Study: Shoppers more cost-conscious these days
    Supermarket News
    Shoppers are more cost-conscious than they were a year ago, and their search for value is changing the way they approach the shopping experience, according to a new study released Thursday by MarketTools. More
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    Hepatitis A vaccinations offered after berry recall
    The Vancouver Sun
    Hepatitis A immunization shots will be available in Vancouver Saturday and Sunday for people who consumed a Western Family brand of frozen berries during the past two weeks, the Fraser Health Authority said Thursday. More
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    GIA offers report on frozen fruit and vegetable markets
    just-food
    Global Industry Analysts Inc. is offering a new report analyzing the worldwide markets for frozen fruits and vegetables and profiling 118 companies in the sector. More
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    Food stocks: Meat industry facing new challenges
    Kapitall Wire
    First "pink slime" and now antibiotics: Are Americans becoming more conscious of their meat supply? If so, we're really only scratching the surface of a very messy business. More
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    Researcher: DNA-based identification could 'refine' recalls
    Food Production Daily
    A method to identify the number of cattle used in the production of ground beef batches could lead to quicker, less costly recalls of potentially contaminated products, a researcher has claimed. More
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    Scientists find way to detect stealthy, 'hypervirulent' Salmonella
    e! Science News
    A recent discovery of "hypervirulent" Salmonella bacteria has given University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Michael Mahan and Douglas Heithoff a potential means to prevent food poisoning outbreaks from these particularly powerful strains. Their findings have been published in the journal "PLoS Pathogens." More
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    Neogen adapts E.coli testing service to meet FSIS regulations
    Food Quality News
    Food safety technologist Neogen Corp. has moved to meet the demands of the upcoming zero-tolerance approach to the "big six" non-O157:H7 E.coli strains in ground beef through the update of its testing services. More
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    Natural gas trucking: A progress report
    The Green Supply Chain
    What is the status of natural gas-based trucking, both in terms of engines and the fueling infrastructure need to support them? Experts predict a natural gas highway in place by the end of 2014 as engine makers ramp up production. More
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