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U.S. Food Waste Challenge marches toward goal of 400 partners by 2015
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA's ongoing U.S. Food Waste Challenge is seeking to sign up 400 partners by 2015 and 1,000 by 2020 — with the ultimate aim of drastically cutting down on the amount of food wasted by Americans.
Taste genetics: A new way to look at policy and segment consumers?
Can new research into the genetic basis of taste could help manufacturers and policy makers better understand consumer choices, purchase behavior and even the later risk of obesity and disease?
Mondelez's cheese, grocery breakup said to lead to sale
Mondelez International Inc., the maker of Oreo cookies and Wheat Thins crackers, is separating its European cheese and grocery business in a move that may lead to a sale or spinoff, a person familiar with the matter said.
Poll: Most GOP approve of SCOTUS
Republican support for the Supreme Court has increased 21 percent since last September, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.
Related: Poll: Democrats, GOP flip support of high court (The Hill)
Goodlatte calls for 'targeted' border funding
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Sunday that Congress should pass "targeted" emergency funding to respond to the border crisis, particularly in boosting resources to detain the unaccompanied children and sending them back to their home countries.
White House plans highway funding blitz
President Barack Obama and other top administration officials will pressure Congress to strike a deal on the Highway Trust Fund in a series of events this week, looking to coerce a deal before the financing for road, bridge, and mass-transit projects is exhausted next month.
Ben & Jerry's co-founder continues GMO lobbying in Vermont
The Wall Street Journal
Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of the ice-cream giant Ben & Jerry's, joined Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio last week to speak in support of labeling mandates for foods containing genetically modified organisms. The company will donate $1 from each sale of its "Food Fight Fudge Brownie" ice cream to help the state of Vermont defend against a lawsuit filed by the food industry.
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USDA not divulging details of new poultry inspection rule
The Department of Agriculture has sent details of a proposed new rule for poultry inspection to the White House for review. However, they'd prefer if no one else knows the details of the proposal. "Although we do not discuss the specifics of the rule under review, the draft rule has been significantly informed by the feedback we received from our stakeholders, as well as from our interagency partners such as the Department of Labor," USDA said in a prepared statement.
Germany's fear of 'chlorine chicken' complicates US trade talks
German Chancellor Angela Merkel once said she wished "for nothing more than a free-trade agreement between the USA and the EU." To the dismay of many in Brussels and Washington, Germans are now taking a very different view.
Related: WTO sees cooling trade barriers, seeks more transparency (Law360)
Judge tosses HPP-treated juice lawsuit that alleged false advertising
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Hain Celestial over the marketing of its BluePrint high-pressure-processed juices on the grounds that the plaintiff derailed his own case by submitting scientific papers to the court which contradicted his own arguments.
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