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Coke, Pepsi, others launch assault against soda ban
USA Today
A public hearing on New York City's proposed ban on big sugary drinks is a week away, and soft drink makers and sellers have deployed a PR and advertising assault to rally opposition. More
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Healthier schools initiative exceeds goals
UPI
More than 3,700 U.S. schools are certified in the HealthierUS School Challenge, part of first lady Michelle Obama's children's health and nutrition initiative. More
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Standoff looms over US plans to cut GMO crop oversight
Reuters
Efforts to write benefits for biotech seed companies into U.S. legislation, including the new farm bill, are sparking a backlash from groups that say the multiple measures would severely limit U.S. oversight of genetically modified crops. More
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Some Republicans still not sold on Mitt Romney's campaign
The Washington Post
One in 4 self-identified Republicans has an unfavorable view of how Mitt Romney is running his campaign, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. More
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2012 attacks intensify as Obama and Romney draw battle lines
The Hill
The fight between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney over the relative merits of government and business is rapidly revealing the main battle line of the presidential election.

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    Poll: GOP's Lingle ahead in Hawaii Senate race
    The Wall Street Journal
    Republicans will face far better odds of retaking the Senate if they can make a state like Hawaii competitive. A new round of polling from the business-friendly U.S. Chamber of Commerce suggests President Barack Obama's home state actually might be in play. More
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    APHIS proposes new study to gauge Salmonella risks
    Federal Register
    USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has proposed the Layers 2013 Study, collecting data on the prevalance, risk factors and management practices related to Salmonella enteritidis among meat and poultry livestock. More
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    NPIP group seeks nominations for members
    Federal Register
    USDA is seeking nominations to elect regional members for the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan. Nominations must be received by Sept. 4. More
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    Officials from 20 countries to receive food safety training
    PRWeb via Midland Daily News
    Food protection officials from 20 countries will meet July 24 at the International Food Protection Training Institute in Battle Creek, Mich., to discuss effective food safety training within a globally integrated food system. More
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    US meat trade welcomes CAFO database decision
    Global Meat News
    The U.S. meat industry has welcomed an Environmental Protection Agency decision not to introduce laws that would require intensive farms to provide detailed information on their operations. More
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    Trucking group sues FMCSA over pre-employment screening
    Truckinginfo
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's pre-employment screening program violates drivers' rights, claims the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in a lawsuit. OOIDA told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that under the program, drivers can be in effect found guilty of safety violations before they get due process in court. More
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    Raising the profile of food science
    Food Product Design
    Most Americans take food and agriculture for granted, including food scientists who are working hard to develop better ways to feed the world, according to the U.S. National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Sonny Ramaswamy. In office since May 7, his mission is to raise the profile of farming and nutrition science. More
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    Shoppers focus on nutrition, private brands
    Progressive Grocer's Store Brands
    Nutrition continues to drive decision-making in supermarket aisles across the country, according to Shopping for Health 2012, the 20th in a yearly study released Tuesday by the Food Marketing Institute and Prevention magazine. More
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    Report: Consumers choosing healthy foods for wellness
    BakingBusiness.com
    More than two-thirds of Americans are choosing healthier foods in order to promote wellness and lose or maintain weight, according to a new report from Mintel. "Consumers are more aware than ever of their own nutritional deficits and what poor eating habits can do in terms of their long-term health," said John Frank, category manager for consumer packaged goods food and drink reports at Mintel. More
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    Ethnic foods flying high
    Specialty Food
    Consumers continue to love exploring the world from their own dinner tables. The ethnic foods category is thriving in the U.S., and growth is expected to continue — with interesting trends to note. More
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    Maximizing the bang for your new product development buck
    Food Navigator-USA
    Why is baby, toddler and children's food maker Plum Organics' track record at producing successful new products better than average — in fact, significantly better than average? More
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    Cargill buys beef processing plant in wake of 'pink slime'
    Food Navigator-USA
    Cargill has acquired a beef processing facility for $14.1 million from AFA Foods, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the wake of a wave of media coverage over lean finely textured beef, or "pink slime." More
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    Kellogg bakeries earn Energy Star certification
    Food Ingredients First
    Seven of Kellogg's U.S. bakeries have been awarded the EPA's Energy Star certification as the company works to reduce energy use at its facilities around the globe. More
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    Scientists identify molecule that fights E. coli
    Food Product Design
    Scientists have discovered a key molecule's role in fighting off E. coli and other bacterial infections, a discovery that could lead to new ways to protect people from dangerous microorganisms, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. More
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    Opinion: Exclusive brands add wonder to the mundane
    Supermarket News
    At a time when retailers are shoring up their premium private labels to build loyalty and the perception of value, exclusive products sourced from food service outlets are adding to the panache. More
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    Business report available for US frozen vegetable market
    Business Wire
    Research and Markets has added "Frozen Vegetables Market in United States: Business Report 2012" to its lineup of market analyses and summaries intended to help companies assess market opportunities and plan business strategies. More
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    A regional food road trip
    USDA Blog
    USDA deputy secretary Kathleen Merrigan shares the latest version of "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass," showing USDA-supported projects related to local and regional food systems. The database now features meat processing facilities inspected by USDA, farmers markets and more. More
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    Learning more about the flexitarian consumer
    From Field to Fork
    Flexitarians — defined as those consumers trying to eat more meatless meals — make up about half of all consumers and are purposely seeking to add more fresh fruits and vegetables to their diet. More
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