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Efforts to zap bacteria in food are slow to catch hold
The Washington Post
The nuclear energy that Frank Benso uses to kill bacteria in fruit and oysters has won widespread support from public health officials and scientists, who say it could turn the tide against the plague of foodborne illness. But it has barely caught on in the United States.
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Are we really spending more on food? Maybe not
Bloomberg TV
Michael McKee reports on the price of food, examining the 10-year average increases in the overall cost of food.
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US calorie count rules causing indigestion
The Associated Press via Leader-Post
Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? The food industry is watching the FDA to see which establishments are included in the final menu labeling rules expected this year.
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Obamacare will likely help Republicans in 2014 — but maybe not 2016
The Washington Post
The general election hasn't even begun, and Americans have heard thousands of reasons they should think of Obamacare when heading to the polls in November.
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After the midterms: Democrats fear Obama could give in
Politico
With President Barack Obama's political career winding down and poll numbers continuing to languish, his party brethren fret that their own president — forced to work with GOP majorities — would give away the store on key policy issues ranging from the budget to energy and trade.
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Williams: Democrats' hopes rise to keep Senate
The Hill
The gossipy, amusing political narrative in the fight for majority control of the Senate is now all about the feuding between Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the Koch brothers.
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Obama fails to seal Trans-Pacific Partnership deal
The Straits Times via The Daily Star
No deal. This best sums up President Barack Obama's stops in Japan and Malaysia, where bilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations failed to end in an agreement.

Related: Trade deal failure with Japan sets back the pivot to Asia (CNBC)

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FDA publishes final rule on nutrient claims for omega-3 fatty acids
Federal Register
The FDA is issuing a rule to prohibit certain nutrient content claims for foods, including conventional foods and dietary supplements, that contain omega-3 fatty acids, based on our determination that such nutrient content claims do not meet the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Related: FDA rule draws criticism of global group (Food Navigator-USA)

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Comments sought on labeling rule for single-ingredient meat products
Federal Register
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is accepting feedback on a proposed nutrition labeling rule that will affect single-ingredient meat products. The rule has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, and comments are due within 30 days.
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CFS report slams USDA for stalling animal welfare regulations
Food Poisoning Bulletin
The Center for Food Safety has issued a white paper that scolds USDA for stalling poultry animal welfare regulations.
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Reducing greenhouse emissions must be a collective effort, warns Irish report
Food Navigator
The food industry is facing a difficult challenge to produce enough food to feed the world's growing population while limiting its impact on the environment, according to a new report.
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Meat myths: AMI site pinpoints fact, fiction
Hoosier Ag Today
To dispel myths and present facts, the American Meat Institute has created a library of videos that address meat production and nutrition. Welcome to Meat Mythcrushers.

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Coming soon to a theater near you: food fright
AFFI President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz
For some moviegoers, the silver screen villain to be feared most this summer is you. Don't believe me? Have a look at the trailer for "Fed Up."

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Trying to bolster the image of frozen meals
The New York Times
Stouffer's, a Nestle brand, is introducing commercials to shift the perception that processed frozen meals are not as tasty or nutritious as freshly prepared meals.

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Foodies find more power in food marketing chain
Marketing Interactive
A shift in power is taking place in the food industry, led by a group of increasingly influential consumers who want to impact how food is grown, packaged and sold.

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    Killer virus spreads unchecked through US hog belt, pushing pork to record
    Reuters
    The killer stalking U.S. hog farms is known as PEDv, a malady that in less than a year has wiped out more than 10 percent of the nation's pig population and helped send retail pork prices to record highs.
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    Starbucks will have to raise coffee prices
    24/7 Wall St.
    Starbucks Corp.'s plight is getting worse. The arabica beans it uses in most of its coffee have risen 90 percent in price so far this year.
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    Drought sends California cattle packing — to Texas
    Reuters
    In the midst of the worst California drought in decades, the grass is stunted and some creeks are dry. Ranchers in the Golden State are loading tens of thousands of heifers and steers onto trucks and hauling them eastward to Nevada, Texas, Nebraska and beyond.
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    City courts embattled sriracha producer
    Food Production Daily
    Labeled a "public nuisance" by the California town currently hosting its hot sauce plant, Huy Fong Foods is being enticed to move to another California city with tax incentives, low water rates and plentiful skilled labor.
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    Chef seeks to buy Contessa food business
    The New York Times
    Ina Garten, the celebrity chef known as the Barefoot Contessa, is hoping to buy the frozen food business that carries her name and brand from Contessa Premium Foods, an unaffiliated food company.
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    Barbecued pork recalled on misbranding
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Knockum Hill Bar-B-Que, a Herndon, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 350 pounds of hickory smoked, pit cooked barbecue pork product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

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    How to create responsible packaging
    Food Production Daily
    Responsible packaging is more than a buzzword about recyclability, and the industry can drive its use, according to Amcor Flexibles.
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    Gluten-free diet may not be Holy Grail of healthy eating
    Inquisitr
    According to Lydia Kaume, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension, a gluten–free diet is certainly not a good option for many and should be begun only under medical supervision.
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    China cold chain logistics report, 2014-2018
    WhaTech
    ReportsandReports.com has made available a new analysis of China's cold chain logistics sector, analyzing the current market and forecasting the business climate through 2018.
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    Goodman Fielder spurns $1.2 billion Wilmar-First Pacific bid
    Bloomberg
    Goodman Fielder Ltd., Australia and New Zealand's largest baker, rejected a $1.2 billion offer from Wilmar International Ltd. and First Pacific Co., saying it "materially undervalues" the company.
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