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Pinnacle Foods in a pickle over buyout offer
24/7 Wall St.
After receiving a buyout offer from Hillshire Brands for $6.6 billion, Pinnacle Foods' shares hit their highest level ever. But then Hillshire itself received competing bids from Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride — under the condition that Hillshire give up its pursuit of the Birds Eye parent.

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    Opinion: Genetically modified crops could help improve the lives of millions
    The Washington Post
    There is no mainstream scientific evidence showing that foods containing GMOs are any more or less harmful for people to consume than anything else in the supermarket, despite decades of development and use. There is no need for the government to stigmatize products with a label that suggests the potential for harm. Outright bans, meanwhile, are even worse than gratuitous labeling.
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    White House's spring 2014 regulatory plan reveals delays in food policy
    Food Safety News
    The White House has released its "Current Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions" for spring 2014 — showing most key food regulations have been delayed.
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    Can GOP expand its reach in blue states? Oregon Senate race provides a test
    The Washington Post
    To Republicans, the Senate race in this solidly Democratic state presents an alluring opportunity. And in Monica Wehby, Republicans have a fresh-faced, female challenger who they believe matches the moment.
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    Democrats brace for climate rule fallout
    Politico
    The major climate rule the Obama administration unveiled Monday is a political gamble for the president's party — but some Democrats see the risk as manageable, and the cause more than worth it.

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    Democrats seek upper hand with health care attack
    The Hill
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is seeking the upper hand on health care issues by re-igniting a line of attack that accuses Republicans of voting to keep taxpayer-funded lifetime health care for themselves.
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    FDA issues final guidance on food facility registration
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    The Food and Drug Administration is announcing the availability of Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 100.250 Food Facility Registration — Human and Animal Food. This document provides guidance for FDA staff on enforcement of food facility registration requirements.
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    FDA taking another look at mercury in seafood
    The Associated Press via The Wall Street Journal
    The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency won't require mercury labels on seafood packages.
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    Center for Food Safety flags potential negatives of TTIP
    Global Meat News
    Food safety in the meat industry could be negatively affected by the result of the current Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks between the U.S. and the European Union, according to the Center for Food Safety.
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    Sweets maker closes after 553 years in business
    The Wall Street Journal
    A Japanese confectionary that was in business for more than five centuries has closed, according to credit-research firm Teikoku Databank, after raw material costs rose.

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    Some school nutrition officials question policy
    The Washington Post
    What began as an effort led by first lady Michelle Obama to serve more-healthful food in schools has turned into a clash of cultures — and a high-profile Washington lobbying battle.

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    Wall Street braces as Tyson bids for Hillshire
    The New York Times
    A week ago, many shareholders of Hillshire Brands were complaining about its plan to buy Pinnacle Foods. Now they're at the center of a bidding war for their own company.

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    Economics of obesity: It's not the type of food, it's the quantity
    Forbes
    An economic perspective suggests that obesity has increased in response to the "excess availability and affordability of all types of food."
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    Recall for E. coli puts Wolverine Packing's processes on the grill
    Crain's Detroit Business
    The business fallout from Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Co.'s May 19 recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with potentially deadly E. coli bacteria won't be known for some time, but company and industry officials say incidents such as these lead to intense scrutiny of everything from internal processes to external suppliers.
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    RIBUS charts 150 percent sales growth as time ticks down on silicon dioxide
    Food Navigator-USA
    A year after the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave organic food and beverage manufacturers a Nov. 3, 2014, deadline for swapping silicon dioxide for organic rice hulls, RIBUS Inc.'s Nu-Flow ingredient saw a 150 percent boost in sales over that same timeframe. But sales of its natural rice hulls are far outpacing organic.
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    Liquid air engine reduces emissions of refrigerated trucks
    Fast Company's Co.Exist
    Cryogenics could be the answer to cutting down on all of our fuel consumption related to moving around perishable foods and other cold goods.
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    Designer livestock and the road to market
    The Scientist
    New technologies will make it easier to manipulate animal genomes, but food products from genetically engineered animals face a long road to market.
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    Neogen disinfectants proven effective against deadly pig virus
    The Pig Site
    Neogen Corp. says independent laboratory results have shown two of its agricultural disinfectants are effective against the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDv.
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    Salmonella control from farm to fork
    Food Science & Technology
    Dr. Steven C. Ricke of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas looks at past and present strategies for detecting and controlling Salmonella in food production.
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