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Wal-Mart secures sustainability commitments from suppliers
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.
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.
Why Democrats should worry about the ABC/Post poll
Here are four reasons Democrats should worry about the ABC News/Washington Post poll published Tuesday.
Senate Democrats plan vote to reverse Citizens United decision
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.
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.
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representing the organic food industry with 6,500 member businesses, has weighed in on FDA's decision to reissue its draft guidance for voluntary GMO labeling.
Minnesota now considering GMO labeling (The AP via Crookston Times)
Taking root: A rising voice in GMO politics (Honolulu Civil Beat)
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Tackling the next nexus: Food waste and energy
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.
Europe's US apple ban making Americans question US safety standards
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.
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."
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.
Opinion: Fast food pulls a fast one
The Moderate Voice
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Taco Bell reveals the 'other 12 percent' in beef ingredients
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.
Intelligent nutrition made easy: Speaking the stakeholders' language
"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.
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.
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.
More consolidation in US retail
There has been another sizeable deal announced in the U.S. — this time in the convenience channel.
Iglo's profits, sales fall due to strong trade competition
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.
Intertek expands its global food services footprint
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.
Intelligent labels better for food
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.
IRI research: Too early to call end to EU consumer recession
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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