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Corn prices soar as Midwest bakes
The Wall Street Journal
Corn futures for July delivery jumped 4 percent to $7.7525 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade, extending gains to 29 percent in the past three weeks as intense heat and a dearth of rainfall punish parts of big corn-growing states like Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio. Corn prices are just cents away from the nominal record. More
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Americans need to try harder to eat fruits, vegetables
USA Today
The majority of Americans say they've been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables during the past year, according to a poll of 1,057 adults for the International Food Information Council Foundation. More
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Nations with most food lack best diets
Bloomberg Businessweek
An abundant food supply doesn't guarantee a nation will have the healthiest or safest diet, according to a study of global food security. The U.S., Denmark, Norway and France are the world's most "food-secure" countries in terms of availability, cost and nutrition value while Israel, 22nd overall, had the best quality and safety, according to the study released today by the Economist Intelligence Unit. More
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Poll: Obama, Romney deadlocked in race
The Washington Post
A pair of tepid jobs reports, landmark Supreme Court decisions on health care and immigration laws and an unprecedented barrage of negative ads have shaped the opening months of the fall presidential campaign. The effect on the horse race: virtually none. More
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Romney's June fundraising: End of Obama's cash edge?
The Washington Post
Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney took in an impressive $106 million during the month of June, dwarfing President Barack Obama's $73 million raised during the same period. Does Romney's haul mean the end of Obama's cash advantage?

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    Analysis: Independents jump in key swing states
    USA Today
    Independent voters are growing in some battleground states that will help decide the 2012 presidential election, a Bloomberg News analysis says. The upshot: Democrats have lost more voters in those swing states. More
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    Auditors: Georgia food safety law not being strictly enforced
    The Florida Times-Union
    A food safety law enacted in the wake of nine deaths from tainted peanut butter at a Georgia plant isn't being strictly enforced, according to a review by state auditors. But Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, who is charged with overseeing the law, said Monday he already took steps to revamp inspections and testing. More
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    APHIS releases 9 petitions in faster biotech deregulation process
    Food Chemical News
    Fulfilling a promise last year to speed up deregulation of biotech plants, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Friday posted on its website petitions for nine genetically engineered plant varieties. More
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    DuPont calls for common food security metrics
    PR Newswire via Business Review
    Today, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman said common food security metrics are key to increasing global food security. "We've always known that what gets measured, gets done," said Kullman. In an effort to increase global food security, DuPont commissioned the Global Food Security Index launched today by the Economist Intelligence Unit. More
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    Economist: Post-LFTB market still trying to find center
    Meatingplace
    The phrase "pink slime" has almost disappeared from headlines, but the ripple effects of the media spectacle over lean finely textured beef continues to rock the boat in the beef market. In late April, Kansas State ag economist Glynn Tonsor estimated the fallout could be felt for up to six months. Now, he says, that evaluation of the market is proving optimistic. More
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    Expert: Functional ingredients need special treatment
    Nutra Ingredients
    Functional foods may offer consumers additional health benefits, but unless they fulfill their primary duty — and taste like a normal food — they will not be successful in the market, says one formulation expert. More
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    Idaho hosts large Mexican frozen food supplier
    Capital Press
    Representatives of the largest supplier of frozen vegetables to Mexican retailers recently spent a week in Idaho meeting with potato processors to identify possible new product lines. Leaders with La Huerta, a family-owned company employing about 1,600 workers, arrived June 25 and were hosted by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. More
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    PepsiCo opens new food manufacturing plant in China
    The Economic Times
    PepsiCo Inc. has opened a new food manufacturing plant in China, its sixth food plant in the region in a move to strengthen its position in a growing market. More
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    Author: Local food movement a 'fool's errand'
    Honolulu Civil Beat
    Proponents of locally grown food are taken to task in a new book by an economic geographer from the University of Toronto Mississauga who derisively labels them as locavores. More
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    Diesel prices spike after 3 months of decreases
    Truckinginfo
    Diesel prices are up this week after a three-month downward trend, but gasoline prices continue to decline. Oil prices rose Monday on concerns that a labor dispute in Norway could lead to a complete shutdown of the country's oil production. More
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    Global Food Technologies focusing on safer seafood imports
    PR Newswire via MarketWatch
    The number of imported food and drugs in the United States has tripled during the past 19 years, presenting challenges regarding food safety, supply chains and FDA inspections. Global Food Technologies is working to improve the quality of seafood that is imported into the United States and thus improve the health of the families who consume it. More
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    CellVex introduced for beef packers, processors
    Drovers CattleNetwork
    Elanco Food Solutions has introduced CellVex™ — a new antimicrobial food safety intervention to reduce E. coli and Salmonella pathogens in beef processing facilities. More
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    FoodQuest introduces new food safety software
    PRWeb via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
    FoodQuest has rolled out three new software tools that help food manufacturers manage threats and risks associated with the production, processing, transportation, distribution and retail sales of food. More
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    Bioplastics demand to undergo geographic shift by 2015
    Food Production Daily
    The bioplastics market is expected to change from being dominated by the U.S. and Western Europe by 2015 as other regions in the world increase production, according to Freedonia. More
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    WWF: How industry can support Green Food Project
    Food Navigator
    Promoting reformulation and sustainable sourcing is an important way the food and drink industry could support the aims outlined in the U.K. government's Green Food Project report, published today. More
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