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Vying for a school lunch revolution
FORTUNE
Serving palatable, healthy food is more difficult for schools than it should be. But a growing movement of parents and students in schools want better lunch food, and one company may have figured out how to profit off of people's frustration with the old model.

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    Americans want additional nutrition data on food labels
    Bloomberg Businessweek
    More Americans want additional information on nutrition labels than two years ago while confidence in the safety of U.S. food is unchanged, according to a survey released today by an industry-backed research group. More
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    GOP budget bill would slash nutrition funds
    The Hill
    Programs that provide health care and nutrition assistance to children would be drastically cut under a budget package from House Republicans, according to a new analysis from a children's advocacy group.

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    Democrats have real chance to retain Senate majority
    The Washington Post
    Republicans need to pick up four more seats to take control of the Senate, and a year ago they had many plans for how to do so — none of which envisioned a battle to hold on to Indiana. More
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    DCCC's Steve Israel: House is within reach
    POLITICO
    The top House Democratic campaign strategist said Thursday that Republicans need a reality check if they truly believe they will expand their House majority in November. More
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    Poll: Portman gives Romney no boost in Ohio
    The Wall Street Journal
    Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, widely assumed to be on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate, would give the presumptive Republican nominee no boost in the key swing state of Ohio, a new poll shows. More
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    Restaurant group: 'Let Obama eat his hot dog'
    The Hill
    A group funded by the restaurant, food and beverage industries called a petition for President Barack Obama to stop eating junk food before cameras "absurd" and the product of a "vegan agenda." More
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    US trade deficit widened to $51.8 billion in March as imports and exports both hit records
    The Associated Press via The Washington Post
    The U.S. trade deficit rose in March at the fastest rate in 10 months. A rise in consumer goods lifted imports to a record level, outpacing a solid gain in U.S. exports, the Commerce Department said Thursday. More
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    House set to pass Commerce/Justice spending bill
    The Hill
    Shortly before midnight Wednesday, the House finished voting on the last wave of amendments to the 2013 spending bill for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, NASA and other agencies, and legislators were poised to approve the bill Thursday. More
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    The intensifying debate over food security
    EconoMonitor
    One of the troubling ideas that seems to have gained traction is that nations should not care overmuch about the needs of their citizens and should accept market outcomes. More
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    Nation's obesity an invitation to the food police
    The Seattle Times
    Obesity costs the nation an estimated $147 billion per year, writes Kathleen Parker. So, would you rather eat healthy food and exercise more or have the federal food marshals tell you what to eat? More
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    USDA asks OMB to continue specialty crop program
    Federal Register
    USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service has submitted documents asking the Office of Management and Budget to approve continuation of the information collection that allows the specialty crop grant program to function. More
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    Opinion: Mad cow is reason to change rules, not swear off beef
    Bloomberg
    The discovery last month of a case of mad cow disease in California could be taken as good news. Yet the case is a reminder that the U.S. food safety system is in need of improvement, not just to prevent mad cow disease, but to curtail outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that sicken 48 million Americans a year and lead to 3,000 deaths. More
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    Produce Traceability Initiative moves toward all milestones
    Progressive Grocer
    A recent survey to gauge produce industry members' adoption of the Produce Traceability Initiative's seven milestones indicates companies are making widespread progress. More
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    Animal welfare concerns grow for food industry investors
    Food Navigator
    Food processors across the globe face increasing pressure from investors to improve poor animal welfare standards, a leading financial expert and Compassion in World Farming have warned. More
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    Report: Microwavable foods market poised to explode
    PRWeb via Digital Journal
    The era of convenience throws the spotlight on microwavable foods, infusing dynamism into the future growth of this market segment of the food industry, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts Inc. More
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    Smartphone testing means headaches for food technologists
    Food Navigator
    Food technologists face more work when new smartphone technology takes hold enabling consumers to test the quality of food on supermarket shelves, according to experts. More
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    DuPont: Collaboration needed to meet food challenges
    Food Ingredients First
    With food security at the top of this month's G-8 summit, DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel is calling for collaboration in addressing world hunger. More
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    Overhill Farms reports $50 million in revenue
    food & drink digital
    Overhill Farms Inc., a prepared frozen food supplier, earned $50.2 million for the second fiscal quarter of the year, outpacing the same period in 2011, which saw a $40.5 million revenue report. At the same time, net income declined year-over-year. More
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    Breathing new life into manufacturing
    Food Engineering
    The public and private sectors must come together to build on the National Association of Manufacturers study, "A Manufacturing Renaissance: Four Goals for Economic Growth," to revitalize the industry and grow the economy. More
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