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CSPI: GMOs raise legitimate concerns, but not about food safety
Gregory Jaffe, director of biotechnology for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, says GMOs have not been proven to pose any health risk, and labeling GMOs in food is not a safety issue and, as such, should not be mandated.
Editorial: On GMOs, let market do what Congress cannot (Albany Democrat-Herald)
China's GMO fight (The Wall Street Journal)
FDA submits eye-tracking food label study for White House approval
Food Chemical News
The FDA has moved one step closer to conducting eye-tracking experimental studies that might offer the agency clues about how consumers process information on food packages and how it influences their product choices.
US Hispanics are changing what America eats for lunch
The U.S. Hispanic population eats their largest meal of the day at lunch and is more likely to consume it at home, according to NPD's National Eating Trends Hispanic study.
Obama loses altitude, needs solid wins six months into second term
Few could have foreseen this White House struggling so much after second-term President Barack Obama's convincing 332-206 electoral vote victory over Mitt Romney last November.
Cantor eyes revised farm bill, immigration bills in July
Did Majority Leader Eric Cantor just signal that House Republicans will split the farm bill and use a piecemeal approach for an immigration overhaul? His July legislative agenda memo to House Republicans Friday offers hints.
Six things Congress needs to do in July (The Washington Post)
Immigration is low on House to-do list (The Wall Street Journal)
Congress on pace to do less than record-breaking low (Bloomberg)
Murray quietly builds power center in Senate
Women have reached unparalleled numbers and levels of power in the U.S. Senate this year, exemplified by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a low-key former educator who is the first woman to take over the helm of the Senate Budget Committee.
Want to take back Senate? Pay up, GOP (Politico)
John Boehner raises big bucks for GOP (Politico)
Dick Cheney's daughter eyes Senate bid in Wyoming (USA Today)
US-EU trade talks: What you need to know
The Washington Post
After months of comment-taking and framework-setting, the United States and the European Union are ready to start official negotiations over what is formally known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. In short: The world's two largest economies are ready to allow the freer flow of commerce between them.
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School board votes to overlook calorie rule
The Ridgefield Press
Board of Education members in Ridgefield, Conn., unanimously voted to accept a "healthy food certification" statement in June that indicated the district won't comply with state statutes governing lunch portion sizes.
How to create new formulations to meet school nutrition requirements (Meatingplace)
School Nutrition Association hires new lobbyist (Food Chemical News)
WHO director-general slams industry involvement in health policy
The director-general of the World Health Organisation has said the food and drink industry's involvement in public health policy is "dangerous" and has urged governments to put public health before business, at a global health promotion conference in Finland.
Nickelodeon partners with frozen vegetable brand Birds Eye
Birds Eye wants to rally kids into eating veggies this summer, so it's serving up a main course of Nickelodeon with a helping of gamification. The frozen foods maker today will announce a cross-media partnership with Viacom's formidable cable network.
Preferred Freezer Services breaks ground on new warehouse in Miami area
Preferred Freezer Services
Preferred Freezer Services has commenced construction on their newest facility in Hileah Gardens, Fla. The 118,000-square-foot facility will be the company's third cold storage facility in the Miami area servicing the growing needs of their cold chain client partners.
Pacific Foods and Tetra launch carton ready meals
Food Production Daily
Pacific Foods has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch All Natural Pasta O's and All Natural Mac & Cheese products packaged in Bisphenol-A free, retortable liquid cartons.
Mintel report: Food industry not handling food scares effectively
Nearly 60 percent of consumers lacked confidence in the U.K. food industry to respond to food scares effectively, warns the latest research from research group Mintel.
New judge appointed in BPI's defamation case against ABC
Another new judge has been appointed in BPI's $1.7 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC. Judge Cheryle Gering has been appointed to oversee the case in Union County, S.D.
HACCP validation: Long road to clarification
Food Safety News
While USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has been requiring meat and poultry plants use Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, or HACCP, systems since the late 1990s, the details of how exactly plants validate those systems to ensure they work has been a topic of recent debate and increasingly a focus of the agency.
College foodservice may be ripe for innovative processors
There may be opportunities for processors in the college and university food service sector; only 35 percent of students surveyed were satisfied with their school's dining program.
Klöckner Pentaplast unveils BPET films for frozen foods
Food Production Daily
Klöckner Pentaplast has expanded one of its films product line to boost processing efficiency for frozen food applications.
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