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New York City board: Why limit ban to soda?
Metro New York
Why stop with just a supersized soda ban? That's what some members of the New York City Board of Health suggested Tuesday at their meeting, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces was introduced.

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    How California's GM food vote could change what America eats
    The Guardian
    If "The Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act" passes, California will become the first state in the nation to require that GM foods be labeled as such on the package. What makes the referendum in California different is that, for the first time, voters and not politicians will be the ones to decide.

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    Senate farm bill off to rough start
    POLITICO
    The Senate farm bill stumbled badly coming out of the gate Tuesday evening, but its floor managers promised to persevere despite the partisan dysfunction that so plagues Congress this year. More
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    Poll: Swing voters down on Obama economic policy
    Yahoo News
    On the eve of a high-stakes speech to defend his handling of the weak economy and attack Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama got another dose of bad news Wednesday in the form of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll that found independent swing voters decidedly bearish on his approach.

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    Obama campaign's rough patch concerns some Democrats
    The Washington Post
    Is it time for Democrats to panic? That's what a growing number of party loyalists are wondering, amid a rough couple of weeks in which President Barack Obama and his political operation have been buffeted by bad economic news, their own gaffes and signs that the presumed Republican nominee is gaining strength. More
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    Senate primaries in 4 states set key matchups
    The Washington Post
    Primary voters went to the polls Tuesday to finalize general election matchups in some key contests that will help determine control of the Senate next year, including in Virginia, where Republicans chose former Sen. George Allen as their nominee.

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    Adelson gives $10 million to pro-Romney super PAC
    The Wall Street Journal
    Billionaire conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped keep Newt Gingrich's failed presidential campaign alive during the Republican primaries, is giving $10 million to the super PAC supporting the presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to people with knowledge of the matter. More
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    Government, safety groups push for farm child labor awareness
    USA Today
    The federal government and safety groups are working to build awareness of farm hazards after a Labor Department decision to withdraw regulations that would have restricted children's work on farms. More
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    Immigration policy tied to US agriculture
    Western Farm Press
    The 112th Congress is considering a variety of proposed changes to U.S. immigration law as it relates to foreign-born farmworkers. Some of these proposals would create additional opportunities for persons from other countries to work legally in U.S. agriculture, while others would use different methods to enforce existing U.S. immigration restrictions. More
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    USDA eliminates ORAC database
    Food Product Design
    USDA's Nutrient Data Laboratory removed the USDA Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity Database for Selected Foods from its website because mounting evidence shows the values indicating antioxidant capacity have no relevance to the effects of specific bioactive compounds, including polyphenols, on human health. More
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    Opinion: Strategic approach to hemispheric trade
    Council of the Americas via The Huffington Post
    Hemispheric trade relations are adrift. Renewed creativity, strategic vision, and leadership will be required to get them back on track.

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    Drop in gasoline pushes down retail sales, wholesale prices
    The Associated Press via USA Today
    Retail sales fell in April and May, pulled down by a sharp drop in gas prices. But even after excluding volatile gasoline sales, consumers barely increased their spending. More
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    False advertising claims on the rise
    Manufacturing.net
    Food companies often find themselves besieged by complaints from consumers and competitors for false or misleading advertising. The risks are especially high when products feature hard-to-define claims such as "fresh" or "natural." More
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    Eye tracking research could lead to better nutrition labels
    Food Navigator
    Research using eye tracking technologies to assess health and nutrition labeling is still in its early stages, yet already researchers are noticing consistent themes that could help enhance labels. More
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    Changing a food system from big and slow to fast and nimble
    Fast Company's Co.Exist
    Big agriculture isn't doing a lot of innovating, but small farms are coming up with new ideas to maximize sustainable agriculture all the time. We should refocus our food production with a sharper eye on new ideas than on maximizing cheap production. More
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    Retail container imports expected to increase 4.8 percent
    Truckinginfo
    Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 4.8 percent in June compared with the same month last year, and year-over-year increases are expected to continue into the holiday season shipping cycle, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. More
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    UK: Food sector braces for critical BBC obesity series
    Food Manufacture
    Food and drink manufacturers in the U.K. are bracing themselves for a new BBC2 TV series, "The Men Who Made Us Fat," which some fear will accuse the industry of causing the nation's obesity crisis. More
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    PepsiCo to launch Obela brand in Mexico
    FoodBusinessNews.net
    PepsiCo Inc. and Strauss Group have introduced Obela, a refrigerated dips and spreads brand that will be launched in Mexico. The initial product launch includes three varieties of hummus: natural taste, chipotle and red pepper. More
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    Bayer CropScience acquiring portion of Abbott & Cobb
    FoodBusinessNews.net
    Bayer CropScience announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire the watermelon and melon seed business of Abbott & Cobb Inc. Based in Feasterville, Pa., Abbott & Cobb is a privately-owned seed business specializing in vegetable seeds and plants. More
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    Scientists boosting Ohio blueberry production
    USAgNet
    While blueberries aren't yet grown in abundance in Ohio, scientists at Ohio State University are working on a multiyear research trial to try to change that. More
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    STEC food safety product earns USDA MLG designation
    Benzinga
    SDIX™ today announced that its RapidChek® CONFIRM℣ non-O157 STEC Immunomagnetic Separation test kit has been reviewed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has been listed in the recently updated USDA Microbiological Laboratory Guidebook as the IMS reagents to be used in E. coli testing. More
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    Plex Systems named as innovative food safety solution at IFT12
    Manufacturing.net
    Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online food safety management system, today announced it will be featured at the IFT12 Annual Meeting and Food Expo, where Plex Online has been named among the nine most innovative food safety solutions. More
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    Israeli-American scientist wins 26th annual World Food Prize
    U.S. Department of State
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the keynote address at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State Tuesday, where Daniel Hillel, an American scientist raised in Israel, was named winner of the 2012 World Food Prize. Hillel's work to bring water to crops in dryland regions revolutionized food production, first in the Middle East and then around the world, during the past five decades. More
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