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Wal-Mart secures sustainability commitments from suppliers
Meatingplace
Wal-Mart and CEOs from more than a dozen of its suppliers have signed commitments to boost the sustainability of the products Wal-Mart sells, from more sustainable agriculture practices and recycling, the global retailer said in a news release.
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South Dakota Supreme Court temporarily halts BPI defamation suit
Sioux City Journal
The South Dakota Supreme Court has temporarily frozen Beef Products Inc.'s $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC News over the Dakota Dunes-based company's signature lean beef product.
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Can frozen food be better than fresh?
The Washington Post
If your fresh fruits and vegetables aren't local and lose some of their nutritional value on the long trip to your table, you may be better off with frozen, according to the folks at ASAP Science.
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Why Democrats should worry about the ABC/Post poll
Politico
Here are four reasons Democrats should worry about the ABC News/Washington Post poll published Tuesday.
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Senate Democrats plan vote to reverse Citizens United decision
The Hill
Senate Democrats will schedule a vote this year on a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance as they face tens of millions of dollars worth of attack ads from conservative groups.
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Poll: GOP presidential race wide open; Hillary Clinton leads Jeb Bush
The Washington Post
The 2016 Republican presidential nominating battle is shaping up as the most wide-open in a generation, with a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showing five prospective candidates within 4 percentage points of one another at the top and a half-dozen more in the mix.
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Organic industry to FDA: Mandate GMO labeling
Politico Pro (subscriber story)
The Organic Trade Association, the largest group representing the organic food industry with 6,500 member businesses, has weighed in on FDA's decision to reissue its draft guidance for voluntary GMO labeling.

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    Tackling the next nexus: Food waste and energy
    Triple Pundit
    The food industry organization Food Waste Reduction Alliance has just released a new toolkit for improving the bottom line by reducing food waste, and one major theme to emerge from those strategies is the nexus of food waste and energy.
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    Europe's US apple ban making Americans question US safety standards
    Quartz
    In March, EU food safety authorities effectively blocked U.S. non-organic apples from import by lowering the amount of diphenylamine the apples can contain. Now, pressure is growing for the Environmental Protection Agency to toughen up its stance.
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    Uncovering the 'dirty secret' about sugar
    The Globe and Mail
    Exercise matters for your health, but not your waistline. Sugar-packed processed foods are the enemy. That is the message of "Fed Up," a documentary in the style of "An Inconvenient Truth."
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    EU recall index shows firms are taking control
    Food Quality News
    More companies in the EU are taking control by issuing voluntary recalls instead of being forced to take mandatory action, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.
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    Opinion: Fast food pulls a fast one
    The Moderate Voice
    Our tax dollars are subsidizing both the fast food workers who need the help and the companies' CEOs who don't.
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    Is food irradiation dangerous?
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    Power plant meltdowns and the Cold War made everyone rethink nuclear technology. But we may have gotten rid of a treatment that would end food poisoning: irradiation.

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    Kraft Foods discontinues private fleet service
    Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
    Kraft Foods, stationed in Northfield, Ill., announced plans to discontinue its Champaign, Ill.-based private fleet service by year's end, eliminating 285 jobs across 10 sites.

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    Who's winning breakfast war? Customers
    The Fiscal Times
    The battle between Taco Bell and McDonald's that's playing out on your TV screen and across social media centers on a $30-plus-billion-dollar fast food breakfast market.

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    Taco Bell reveals the 'other 12 percent' in beef ingredients
    WJW-TV
    It's been a couple of years since Taco Bell was accused of using mostly fillers in their beef. It's a claim the fast food giant denied. Now, they're listing the ingredients in their beef recipe.
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    Intelligent nutrition made easy: Speaking the stakeholders' language
    Forbes
    "Eating is a human activity which has an impact on health and well-being, as well as implications for purchasing, consumption and supply chains… The acts of buying, cooking and eating are interwoven with the fabric of society," says Genevieve Moreau, Ashoka Belgium Fellow and founder and director of Scientific Institute for Intelligent Nutrition.
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    Gluten-free food manufacture requires stringent control
    Process and Control Today
    Meeting the production demands of food that is to be labeled 'gluten free' requires very strict and traceable production. Marco's Becky Hart, living gluten free due to Coeliac disease, outlines the challenges involved and how her company is helping food companies to ensure their GF production is secure.
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    What happened to Whole Foods Market?
    The Motley Fool
    Whole Foods Market, like other companies in the natural and organic grocery sector, has seen its market value tumble over 12 percent since the beginning of the year — just as traditional grocers and big-box discount chains have begun moving into the natural and organic food space.
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    More consolidation in US retail
    just-food
    There has been another sizeable deal announced in the U.S. — this time in the convenience channel.
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    Iglo's profits, sales fall due to strong trade competition
    FIS
    Iglo Group experienced a decrease in total net sales and operating profit last year, which was linked to a really difficult economic situation in Europe.
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    Intertek expands its global food services footprint
    Financial Mirror
    Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has expanded its global footprint by opening three new food testing laboratories around the world within the past month.
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    Intelligent labels better for food
    Packaging Europe
    Controlling the post production life cycle of food is an important element of food supply chains. Improper handling of product during transport, storage and in households results in quality defects, increases risk of microbial growth, subsequent spoilage and increases wasting of food.
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    IRI research: Too early to call end to EU consumer recession
    just-food
    European politicians may be proclaiming the end of the consumer recession, but when it comes to food sales, retailers and manufacturers are continuing to find business tough, writes IRI's Richard Moule.
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