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Bloomberg takes aim at junk food in anti-obesity campaign
New York Daily News
Now it's junk food in the crosshair. With "Shop Healthy NYC!," a new program announced Wednesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramps up his anti-obesity campaign by asking bodega store owners to voluntarily give healthy food prime space in their shops.

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  • What's next? Popcorn? Pizza? (CSP Daily News)
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    Soybeans surge to record as Midwest drought scorches crops
    Bloomberg
    Crop prices surged in Chicago, lifting soybeans to a record, as the worst U.S. drought since 1956 scorched fields and raised chances of higher food prices.

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  • Food's sticker shock: A closer look at drought and crop damage (Los Angeles Times)
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    House Republicans pressure Boehner to bring up farm bill
    The Hill
    More than three dozen House Republicans — including a member of the GOP leadership — have joined Democrats to press Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to bring the farm bill to the floor this month.

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    Poll: White House race still even, despite Bain attacks
    Yahoo News
    The race for the White House remains a dead heat, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll, despite several weeks of tough attacks by Democrats on Republican Mitt Romney's tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital and his refusal to release more of his tax returns.

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  • Poll: White House, Senate races neck-and-neck in Virginia (The Washington Post)
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    Obama's heavy Florida lift
    POLITICO
    In advance of President Barack Obama's Friday visit to southwest Florida, the Naples Daily News looks back at the last time the president came to Fort Myers — in February 2009, to tout his stimulus plan. More
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    The left's lost donors
    POLITICO
    Democrats have spent months praying for the liberal answer to Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers. For the super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, there are plenty of potential recruits who can write multimillion-dollar checks — just few who have stepped forward. More
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    Opinion: FDA oversight of food labels inadequate
    Decoded Science
    The FDA sets guidelines to ensure the foods sold in the U.S. are safe and correctly labeled. But it's the food companies that are responsible for creating those labels, and the FDA does not verify or double-check them. Is the honor system enough to protect consumers? More
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    APHIS opens doors for irradiation treatment facilities
    Office of the Federal Register
    USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has set generic criteria for new irradiation treatment facilities in the South, allowing facilities to be located anywhere. The agency also is allowing for the irradiation of certain imported fruit from India and Thailand. More
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    Draft documents released ahead of air quality review
    Federal Register
    The EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards is releasing three draft documents for public comment in advance of its review of the National Ambient Air Quality standards for ozone. All feedback is due by Sept. 11. More
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    Canada, US introduce new system to reduce border wait times
    Food Logistics
    New sensor technologies will assist in reporting delays and relying information to travelers. This new system is anticipated to reduce border wait times for commercial carriers and other travelers by up to one million hours per year. More
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    Japan considers easing US beef import restrictions
    Bloomberg via Japan Times
    Japan's Food Safety Commission will meet Tuesday to discuss whether to approve the government's proposal of easing restrictions on U.S. beef imports, said Makato Osone, a commission official. More
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    Oregon, Washington truck inspections turn up weary drivers
    Northwest News Network via KPLU
    A joint effort in Oregon and Washington to make sure truckers are following safety rules turned up a higher than expected number of weary drivers. More than a quarter of drivers inspected in Oregon were found to be on the road when they shouldn't have been. More
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    Fruit As It Should Be!

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    Prepared foods market to reach $32.45 billion in 2012
    FoodBusinessNews.net
    Sales of prepared and ready-to-eat foods will reach $32.45 billion in 2012, up 8 percent from 2011, according to a new report from Packaged Facts. More
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    Yum's profit disappoints, hurt by China costs
    Morning Whistle
    KFC parent Yum Brands reported quarterly profit that missed Wall Street's view as inflation in China cut into margins there, its top market. More
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    Food safety sensors revolutionize inspections
    The Science Coalition
    Sensors developed by Auburn University food safety engineer Bryan Chin are revolutionizing the way inspectors test food for biological pathogens that sicken about 1 in 6 Americans each year. More
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    Study: Copper kills Salmonella, other microbes
    Food Safety News
    Preparing food on copper surfaces may significantly reduce the risk of spreading foodborne pathogens, according to a study by researchers at the University of Arizona. More
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    Study: Egg white powder could quell egg allergies in children
    Bloomberg
    Egg allergies in children may be tempered by eating small amounts of powdered egg white over time, researchers said in the first major study that suggests a way to overcome food allergies. More
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    Managing label text in the cloud
    Natural Products Insider
    As the large number of consumer products in the nutrition and nutraceutical industries continues to grow, there is an equally growing need for frequent label text changes. Addressing these challenges requires a label management effort that is nimble and comprehensive. More
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    Millennials: Cautious, volatile — and online
    Food Navigator-USA
    Millennials may be the hot new target demographic for food and beverage manufacturers in the United States, but they are a cautious and volatile group of shoppers, according to a new report from market research organization SymphonyIRI. More
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    Tainted food a sticky situation for travelers
    CNN via KMGH-TV
    Travelers are on pins and needles after news that six instances of the latter had been discovered in turkey sandwiches on four separate Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States Sunday. This is not the first time that airline food has come under scrutiny. More
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    Onion and celery products recalled on Listeria fears
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Gills Onions LLC of Oxnard, Calif., is initiating a voluntary recall of a single day's production of diced and slivered red and yellow onions and diced celery and onion mix because they may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.

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    Dioxins, PCBs drop in dietary exposure during past decade
    European Food Safety Authority
    A new report on levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls in food and feed shows a general decrease in dietary exposure during the past decade. Dioxins and PCBs are persistent environmental pollutants that can accumulate in the food chain. More
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