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CDC: Frozen meals healthier than fast food
Counsel & Heal
After analyzing data from the 2003-2010 CDC program called "What We Eat In America" National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers found that people who ate frozen meals consumed fewer calories and more vitamins and minerals compared to those who ate at fast food chains.
Related: Frozen fruits, veggies good complement to meals (Cincinnati.com)
'Quiet' reformulation is most promising route to healthier food intakes
While it may be clear that people should probably cut down on their intakes of salt, sugar and fat, the best way to achieve this has always caused a bit of a headache. Is quiet reformulation the most pragmatic solution?
Related: UK: 94 percent of adults unaware of their daily calorie consumption (Food Navigator)
H-E-B exec spills beans on possible new plants and online-grocery service
San Antonio Business Journal
H-E-B will open at least three new manufacturing plants over the next few years, plus in 2014 unveil an online service to sell some grocery items, says Bob McCullough, the company's senior vice president of manufacturing.
Voters like Democrats better than Republicans on almost every issue — but that doesn't mean they will vote for them
The Washington Post
As midterm elections have become increasingly nationalized, voters more and more use their opinions of the White House as a proxy for their opinions of their congressional and state elected officials. Even the Republicans who hate Republicans are voting Republican this year.
Conservatives revolt against Boehner on immigration
John Boehner teased them last week for whining about the fact that they couldn't tackle a tough topic like immigration reform. But conservative immigration foes have yet to let go of the speaker's remarks about them.
Can Obama get his groove back?
It's been more than a year since President Barack Obama saw his approval rating hit 50 percent, and his still-souring numbers have Democrats fretting about his toxic effect in November.
GOP blocks Democrats' minimum wage try in Senate
The Associated Press via Petoskey News Service
Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's economic plans and ensuring the issue will be a major feature of this fall's congressional elections.
Related: Democrats: Wage push just beginning (The Hill)
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Long-awaited final rule on 'enhanced' labels now under OMB review
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has sent its final rule on the labeling of products that contain an added solution to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.
Nothing fishy about FDA speciation project
Food Quality News
DNA barcoding to identify fish species is being used by the Food and Drug Administration to tackle potential substitution.
Related: FDA warns Asian companies over mislabeled fish (Mississippi Business Journal)
County airs draft rules on GMO, pesticide law
Honolulu Star Advertiser (subscriber story)
Draft administrative rules pertaining to a new law regulating pesticide use and the growth of genetically modified organisms by large-scale commercial agricultural operations on Kauai are posted on the county's website for review and public comment.
What is water worth?
Farmland is parched. Companies are worried. The global demand for water will soon outstrip supply. What's the solution? Simple, say some business leaders and economists: Make people pay more for the most precious commodity on earth.
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Opinion: Yes, organic foods are different from 'natural' foods
For those who believe strongly in the benefits of eating organic foods, the Certified Organic label is a key indicator of foods that make the cut for our grocery shopping. But there's a lot of confusion out there, because marketers use the terms "natural," "all-natural" and "contains natural ingredients."
Related: What you actually get when the package is labeled 'organic' (Quartz)
WHO report calls for more surveillance of antibiotic resistance
Food Safety News
The World Health Organization released its global report on antibiotic resistance surveillance Wednesday, and the outlook isn't particularly positive.
Spain sets up watchdog to target 'strategic' food industries
Spain, the largest maker of olive oil, set up a watchdog for "strategic" food industries to bring transparency to agricultural markets and help probe wrongdoings.
10 things you need to know about the global food system
There is enough food for everyone on the planet to lead a healthy and nutritious life, but the global food supply is deeply inequitable, according to the author of "Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations."
The food industry, marketing and the creation of a health crisis
"Feeding Frenzy," the upcoming presentation of the Salem Progressive Film Series, begins with swooping, luge-like shots of a grocery cart negotiating the aisles of a supermarket and the ominous words "In every way that matters, WE are being made for the food system."
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McDonald's supersizes global sustainability strategy
Business Green Plus
McDonald's has this week published one of the most ambitious and wide-ranging sustainability strategies the fast food industry has ever seen.
Less nutritious foods take heavier environmental toll, study finds
Foods with the largest environmental footprint tend to also provide less nutrition and cost more per unit than foods with a smaller impact on the environment, a recent French study found. But that isn't the rule across the board.
How El Nino could affect commodity prices
Rabobank Australia's Bruce King discusses how a possible El Nino — widely and confidently predicted — may affect food prices this year.
Analyst: Functional foods resist recession, but failure rate still high
Functional foods weathered the global economic recession better than most food categories despite a high product failure rate, according to BrandHive, a U.S.-based branding and market expert.
ADM to expand production capacity of non-GMO modified lecithin
Archer Daniels Midland Company plans to significantly expand its production capacity of non-genetically modified lecithin by expanding capacity at its soybean processing facility in Latur, India, and adding rapeseed processing capabilities to its existing facility in Hamburg, Germany.
Processor breaks ground on green-themed plant
Superior Farms, the nation's largest lamb producer, celebrated a groundbreaking event for its new, 50,000-square-foot processing plant in Dixon, Calif., that incorporates a number of green technologies in the design.
White Castle cuts ribbon for new frozen food plant, craves workers
A ribbon cutting Wednesday marked the official opening of White Castle's new frozen food plant in Vandalia, Ohio. The 80,000 square-foot plant produces more than 200,000 frozen sliders per day, shipping to grocery stores across the nation and military bases worldwide.
New white paper available on allergen management
The document provides an overview on current thinking within the food industry for how best to manage allergen risk in the supply chain. It discusses the key principles of allergen risk management and best practice allergen management guidelines.
Food-grade lubricants stand up to processing applications
Food Production Daily
Sprayon has launched a line of NSF H1-rated lubricants, designed to operate in a range of food processing applications.
Food entrepreneurs to watch: From KonaRed and SexyPop to Beyond Meat
From coffee fruit-laced beverages to plant-based meat, funky popcorn and cricket bars, this is FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the U.S. food and beverage industry.
Refrigerated display case market growing at 9.6 percent
SBWire via Digital Journal
The market for refrigerated display cases is on the rise, growing at nearly 10 percent per year and forecasted to continue that trend through 2019, a new report shows.
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