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Groups ask OMB, USDA to open revised poultry rule to public comment
Food Safety News
Organizations representing workers and consumers want the Department of Agriculture to follow the Food and Drug Administration's lead by releasing the revised poultry inspection rule for public comment.
Inside the dubious-sounding 'Internet of Food'
Fast Company's Co.Labs
Big food companies believe sensors can make our food safer, cheaper and easier to ship. But do people want them?
Is organic chicken worth the price?
While a whole, generic store-brand chicken typically costs about $1.50 per pound, the price for organic chicken is $2.69 a pound at Trader Joe's and $4.99 per pound from online grocer Fresh Direct. Whole Foods sells boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts for $8.99 per pound. What's behind the cost of organic chicken?
Related: Study: Organic food's nutritional, safety benefits (News-Medical.net)
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Christie woos Iowa, works to regain his footing for a presidential run
The Washington Post
It can only mean one thing when a splendid midsummer afternoon finds the governor of New Jersey working a crowd of 200 in a small Iowa restaurant, signing autographs, posing for selfies, cooing over babies.
Related: Poll: Huckabee most favorable among GOP but trailed closely (The Hill)
Democrats' base: Fine with Hillary Clinton, pining for Elizabeth Warren
As the high-profile annual confab of progressives called Netroots Nation kicked off in Detroit Thursday, it took no time for a consensus on 2016 to emerge: Their heads might be with Hillary Clinton, but their hearts are decidedly with Elizabeth Warren.
Not water under the 'bridge-gate' for Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is making moves in early states — but that doesn't mean voters want him there.
Related: 2014 Senate race ratings (Politico)
Lempert: Let science lead the GMO debate
The debate over GMOs is a hot issue and, according to David Ropeik, consultant and author on risk perception and communication, nothing will be achieved if we don't separate science from emotion.
USDA drops GMO rule over CBI concerns
Agrow (subscription required)
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has pulled the plug on a rule that would have made it easier for the agency to share confidential business information about genetically modified organisms with states and tribal agencies.
Senate approves chief ag negotiator for USTR
The Senate approved former USDA deputy undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services, Darci Vetter, to be the new Chief Agriculture Negotiator for the United States Trade Representative last week.
AFBF isn't buying EPA's defense of 'Waters of U.S.' proposal
Although EPA has been trying to ease controversy surrounding the agency's proposal to re-define "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act, the effort has had little effect on the American Farm Bureau Federation.
DOT advised to tackle problems in strategic freight, traffic mitigation plan
Commercial Carrier Journal
A Department of Transportation committee has advised using technology to address certain trucking issues among its 81 recommendations for developing a National Freight Strategic Plan.
FDA to study marketing directed at teens
Office of the Federal Register
In Monday's edition of the Federal Register, the Food and Drug Administration will propose an experimental study to evaluate the effects of direct-to-consumer marketing aimed at adolescents. The initial study focuses on medications and supplements, with officials leaving open the possibility of expanding it.
Tyson's Hillshire purchase takes another step forward
Tyson Foods on Wednesday commenced its a cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of The Hillshire Brands Company for $63 a share, the latest step forward in its quest to create a $40 billion food company and add powerful brands to its portfolio.
General Mills inaugurates innovation, technology and quality center in China
General Mills recently opened a $15 million, 75,000-square-foot innovation, technology and quality center in China — the company's first major tech center outside of its Minnesota headquarters.
Sanderson Farms considers new poultry processing plant in North Carolina
The Poultry Site
An official with Sanderson Farms Inc. confirmed Wednesday the company is evaluating Cumberland County, North Carolina, as the site of a new chicken processing plant.
Researchers modify protein to mimic, replace fat in wider range of foods
Researchers claim they have developed proteins that could help bring a wider variety of low-fat foods to market without compromising on texture and taste.
Arcadia Biosciences receives US patent for extended shelf life tomatoes
Food Business Review
Arcadia Biosciences, an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, on Friday announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company a key technology patent for extended shelf life tomatoes.
Full of cold air: The potential of cryogenics and liquid air
A coalition of researchers and commercial concerns called the Liquid Air Energy Network has published a report called "Liquid Air on the Highway," detailing how the use of liquid air engine technology could transform transport.
Load Delivered Logistics doubles headcount, adds 24,000 square feet of space
Logistics Business Review
Load Delivered Logistics, a leading technology-enabled third-party logistics provider, continues its aggressive growth, adding 60 jobs and 24,000 square feet to its existing office in the River North neighborhood of Chicago this year.
Nearly two-thirds of UK bread contains pesticide residues, report claims
Bakery & Snacks
A report from lobby group Pesticide Action Network claims nearly two-thirds of U.K. bread tested between 2000 and 2013 contained pesticide residues, but DEFRA says there is no threat to human health.
Why entrepreneurs are jumping on the drinkable meal bandwagon
Drinkable meal replacements are suddenly a hot topic, especially for entrepreneurs. A surprising smattering of companies, from startups to established beverage industry players, are betting on a surge of popularity among consumers.
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