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American tastes branch out, and food makers follow
The New York Times
As the buying power of Latino and Asian consumers expands, fruit flavors, hotter spices, different textures and grains and even packaging innovations are becoming essential for big food manufacturers trying to appeal to diverse appetites, according to company executives.
Inside Chipotle: Where fast food makes $12 billion
Chipotle's stock has more than tripled in the past five years, and the company is now worth $12 billion. Bloomberg takes a closer look at the business behind the fast casual food chain.
Kroger to buy Harris Teeter Supermarkets in $2.5 billion deal
Kroger Co., the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, said it would acquire Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. in a deal valued at $2.5 billion to expand in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions.
GOP moves closer to splitting farm bill
House Republicans on Tuesday appeared to be moving closer to splitting the $939 billion farm bill into pieces, although leadership said no decision has been made.
Related: Nearly 1 in 6 Americans receives food stamps (The Wall Street Journal)
Citizenship fight weighs on immigration in House
The Wall Street Journal
House Democrats could withhold their support from any immigration deal that doesn't allow millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally to gain citizenship, further complicating legislation's fate in the House.
Related: 'Gang of Eight' Democrats advise House colleagues (The Washington Post)
Obama's data a powerful tool for Democrats
Democrats recently got a taste of one of the most powerful weapons in their 2014 arsenal: President Barack Obama's 30-million-strong campaign email list.
House Democrats' super PAC raises $3 million (Politico)
Democrat 2016-ers get rapid-response help (Politico)
A fresh and fruitful beginning for free trade
One cross-border business relationship between South Korea and the U.S. looks ready to bear fruit — literally.
Related: US-EU trade talks open to criticism from labor, environment (The Washington Post)
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Rabobank: Creative food marketing ousts fruits, veggies from diets
Creative marketing and the convenience of processed foods is ousting fresh fruits and vegetables from diets in Western Europe and the United States, according to new research from Rabobank.
Related: Study: Online food ads targeting kids promote unhealthy food (Food Product Design)
GMO fight heats up in Hawaii
Honolulu Civil Beat
The debate about genetically altered seeds and biotech has moved from picket lines at Hawaii's state Capitol to heated public hearings on the Big Island and Kauai.
Related: Bill to label GM food draws ire of business groups (NJBiz)
States join US probe of Cargill-ConAgra flour deal
A group of wheat-growing states has joined the U.S. Justice Department in investigating a proposed joint venture by Cargill, CHS and ConAgra, which would make the largest U.S. flour miller even larger, two sources told Reuters.
Woodall expects farm bill extension
National Cattlemen's Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall outlines three ways forward for the farm bill.
FSIS sends final rule on generic label approval changes to White House
Food Chemical News
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is one step closer to expanding the conditions in which a meat or poultry product label can be generically approved.
China: Probes continue with new inquiry into Tetra Pak
Chinese authorities are continuing to expand their investigations into the food industry, with a new probe launched against the Tetra Pak Group over the possible abuse of market dominance.
GMO pioneer: 'I wanted to reduce the use of chemical pesticides'
One of the founding fathers of agricultural biotechnology, best known for his pioneering research on virus-resistant plants, Dr. Roger Beachy, caught up with FoodNavigator-USA to give us his perspective on the current debate over the role of GM crops in the food supply.
Related: USDA's biotech regulatory overhaul postponed until November (Food Chemical News)
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