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Cancer group: US must see soda health risk like tobacco risk
The Hill
The American Cancer Society wants U.S. health officials to denounce the health risks of drinking soda the way they denounced the health risks of using tobacco in the 1960s. In a letter, the group's nonprofit arm asked for a federal study that could serve as a landmark in the debate — something comparable to the 1964 surgeon general report that helped turn the tide on American tobacco use. More
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UN tightens rules on labeling, additives and food safety
Food Ingredients First
The Codex Alimentarius Commission, jointly run by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization, agreed on several new regulations to protect the health of consumers worldwide.

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    Tighter regulations needed to fight obesity, warns critic
    Food Navigator
    Increased regulation of the food industry is needed to protect "the public good" and help win the global battle against obesity, according to one obesity policy expert. More
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    A look at 7 points that could tip the election
    POLITICO
    With the Supreme Court health care ruling out of the way, operatives on both sides of the fall presidential election now see just a handful of inflection points that could shape the arc of an increasingly calcified, close race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. More
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    Presidential fundraising down as congressional soars
    The Washington Post
    Despite widespread complaints about a frenzy of campaign spending, presidential candidates raised and spent about half as much money through the first quarter of 2012 as they did four years ago, according to new data. But the trend is moving in the other direction in congressional races. More
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    Republicans, Democrats in close races skip parties' conventions
    The Washington Post
    Loyalists, operatives and leaders of the two major political parties will convene in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., in the coming weeks for the biggest, most high-profile political events of the summer: the nominating conventions for their presidential candidates. But for dozens of congressional candidates, both Republicans and Democrats, the smart political calculation is to stay away. More
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    Opinion: Food stamp expansion driven by politics
    USA Today
    The United States is one of the richest countries in the world. And its economy is recovering from recession faster than those in most other industrialized nations. So why do the numbers of people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) keep surging? More
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    Study: Food ads, sugary drinks leave you craving more
    The Associated Press via The San Diego Union-Tribune
    According to new research out of the University of Southern California, images of high-calorie foods stimulate the "craving" part of the brain. And if a person is eating or drinking something sugary while looking at them, the hankering gets even more severe. More
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    Pacific Rim trade talks continue in San Diego
    The Associated Press via The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Negotiators from the United States and eight other Pacific Rim countries opened a round of talks Monday in San Diego aimed at producing one of the most ambitious trade deals in decades amid growing criticism that the deliberations are shrouded in secrecy. More
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    Food safety becomes national priority in China
    China Daily
    China's State Council pledged Tuesday to solve food safety issues in three years via effective supervision and a crackdown on food plants and individuals endangering food safety, analysts said. More
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    EFSA: Cloned animals safe as food, but animal welfare in focus
    European Food Safety Authority
    The European Food Safety Authority today published a scientific statement confirming its earlier findings on cloned animals: Food products derived from healthy clones or their offspring — in particular milk and meat — pose no greater risk for consumers than conventionally bred livestock.

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  • Groups intensify pressure to derail GM guidance (Food Navigator)
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    CARB extends reporting deadline for GHG regulation
    Truckinginfo
    The California Air Resources Board has extended the reporting deadline to Sept. 1 for its greenhouse gas tractor-trailer regulation so small fleets can take advantage of flexibility options. More
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    Opinion: Will US food companies face more hoops in exporting to Canada?
    Quality Assurance & Food Safety
    In this blog posting, Leavitt Partners discusses Canada's planned food safety laws and asks if U.S. food companies will need to jump through additional hoops to export to Canada. More
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    Kellogg's launches 'Grow Greatness' program
    QSR
    Designed to help answer some of the challenges food service operators face each day, the Kellogg's "Grow Greatness" program will provide the latest product trend news, attention-grabbing collateral, complimentary Kellogg's items and customized business solutions tailored to meet the needs of their customer demographic. More
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    Interactions between taste, shapes could help food marketers
    Food Navigator
    Better understanding and utilization of the abstract links between basic tastes and certain shapes could help manufacturers gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, say researchers whose work will be published in the journal "Flavour." More
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    Climate change may cut food choice, boost lab meat
    Food Manufacture
    Food choices could be significantly reduced as a result of climate change with novel foods and lab-grown meats becoming the norm, scientists have warned. More
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    Study: Vegetable residues give low-cost food functionality
    Nutra Ingredients
    Dried, extracted residues from vegetables such as tomato peel and cauliflower waste are high in antioxidants and could provide low-cost, sustainable dietary supplements, according to a study in the "Journal of Food Science and Technology." More
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    Wendy's, Applebee's freshen menus and stores
    brandchannel
    For Applebee's, the key to accelerating growth may be "fresh" and seasonal entrees. For Wendy's, the path to continuing to compete with Burger King for the No. 2 spot in U.S. fast food sales may be strewn with bread and buns. Both chains have selected midyear for significant new pushes behind their brands, their positioning and their products. More
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    Fast-casual dining market share grows rapidly
    The Financial
    A new trend for fast-casual dining is starting to challenge traditional fast food operators as the sector grows its market share rapidly. More
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    Smart Balance acquires Udi's
    Globe Newswire via MarketWatch
    Smart Balance has completed its $125 million purchase of Udi's Healthy Foods LLC, a move that will help Smart Balance boost its profile in gluten-free and organic products. More
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    Natural antioxidants could improve stability of nanonutrients
    Nutra Ingredients
    The addition of natural antioxidants to nano-scale nutraceutical formulations could help to boost their long-term stability against oxidation, according to a study in "LWT Food Science and Technology." More
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    Consumer trends: Research results help you build sales
    From Field to Fork
    For several years, the Produce for Better Health Foundation has been doing consumer research to gain greater insights on fruit and vegetable consumption. This year's edition, "Primary Shoppers/Moms with Kids 10 & Under," also looked at "primary shoppers" who fell outside the mothers-of-young-children demographic. More
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    Consumer Reports ranks biggest sit-down chain restaurants
    Orlando Sentinel
    Consumer Reports surveyed 47,565 diners to help find the best meals and best deals at 102 of the nation's biggest sit-down chain restaurants. Nine chains earned high marks across the board for the four attributes in the ratings — taste, value, service and mood — plus praise in three other key areas: menu variety, cleanliness and a lack of noise. More
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