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Study: Restaurant meals a bit healthier after menu label law
Reuters
Chain restaurants in the Seattle area seem to have made small changes for the better since a 2009 law forced them to put nutrition information on their menus, a new study finds. More
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FAO worried about grain rally, rising prices
Reuters
The United Nations' food agency is worried about an ongoing drought-fueled grain price rally and sees no respite in price rises for the time being, a senior economist and grain expert at the Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday.

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    Is the food industry under attack from an NGO/media complex?
    Food Navigator
    With NGOs increasingly turning their attention to food production — and often doing a better job than the food industry of engaging with the media — the debate about issues from biotechnology to BPA will only become more polarized, one author has predicted. More
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    Congress' debate on year-end 'fiscal cliff' sets stage for fall battles
    The Washington Post
    Less than six months months before the deadline for potential disaster, Congress broke into heated debate this week over a January fiscal meltdown that could lead to nearly $600 billion worth of tax hikes and automatic federal spending cuts next year. More
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    Obama faces uphill climb to pull off repeat victory in Florida
    The Hill
    President Barack Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing voters in Florida to elect him a second time. Obama, currently on a two-day swing through the Sunshine State, is confronting an increasingly disappointed electorate that has seen unemployment linger above the national average and the housing market remain under water in some parts of the state. More
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    Democrats have financial edge in battle for Congress
    The Wall Street Journal
    Democrats have found one bright spot in this campaign season's financial books: the fight for Congress. While the party worries about the fundraising prowess of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign, as well as the financial might of conservative super PACs, the Democrats' House campaign arm is ahead of its GOP counterpart. More
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    Presidential campaign fundraising surpasses $1 billion
    USA Today
    Less than four months until Election Day, the battle for the White House already has crossed the $1 billion mark as the presidential candidates, political parties and the two super PACs closely aligned with President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney race to collect political cash. More
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    Farm bill offers opportunity to resolve COOL dispute
    my Steinbach
    A University of Missouri agricultural economist suggests the 2012 U.S. farm bill offers an opportunity to bring mandatory U.S. Country of Origin Labeling legislation into compliance with international trading rules.

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    Obama recognizes port projects as significant to nation
    Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
    President Barack Obama recognized the importance of seaport-related infrastructure by announcing seven projects of national and regional significance, all designed to benefit from aggressive federal permit decision-making and review schedules. More
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    Poultry processor hit with almost $100,000 in fines
    Food Production Daily
    Quail International, a Georgia-based producer, processor and distributor of quail meat and products, has been cited for 23 violations totaling more than $92,000 in fines by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More
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    Advocacy group calls for mandates on post-consumer packaging
    Plastics News
    A new report from the environmental and social responsibility advocacy group As You Sow says U.S. packaging companies "lag their global peers" in taking responsibility for post-consumer packaging, that there is a need for some form of a mandated producer responsibility program to finance "an upgrade to the recycling infrastructure in the U.S." and that "the explosive increase of plastic packaging requires special attention." More
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    Port of New Orleans opens massive cold storage terminal
    The Journal of Commerce
    Technologically advanced New Orleans Cold Storage opened a 142,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse at the Port of New Orleans Thursday. The new Henry Clay facility can store 38 million pounds of perishable products and can freeze up to 1.25 million pounds of fresh product each day. The terminal's capabilities include blast freezing, handling, warehousing and stevedoring of export poultry and beef products. More
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    Nestle acquires stake in US medical food firm
    Food Product Design
    Nestle Health Science has acquired a stake in U.S.-based Accera to support the ongoing trials and rollout of the firm's key brand, Axona, a medical food intended for the clinical dietary management of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

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    New product offers frozen option for diabetic consumers
    Marketwire via MarketWatch
    Lifestyle Chefs' new Meals-in-a-Bun offer diabetics a frozen food option that's quick, tasty and tailored to meet their nutritional needs. More
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    Buono Vita issues second recall within a month
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    For the second time within a month, New Jersey-based Buona Vita Inc. is recalling frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products because of possible Listeria contamination. The most recent recall affects 72,510 pounds of meatballs; in early July the company recalled 324,770 pounds of food.

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    MRO Q-and-A: How much work can be done in a normal shift?
    Food Processing
    Companies that adopt a planned maintenance system might find a transition period is needed, as the amount of planned work exceeds the amount mechanics can accomplish. How much work can be done in a normal shift? More
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    Study: Sodium, potassium guides out of reach for 99.9 percent
    Food Navigator-USA
    Reducing the sodium-potassium ratio in U.S. diets to within recommended levels would require extraordinary efforts, according to a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, as more than 99.9 percent of the population fails to meet guideline amounts for both minerals. More
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    Fruit flours: Nutritional, sustainable gluten-free alternative?
    BakeryandSnacks.com
    Gluten-free foods could benefit from highly fibrous fruit flours developed from the by-product of juice and cider production, according to new research from Dublin-based food research center Teagasc. More
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    Does fat in food hinder brain's ability to process flavors?
    Food Ingredients First
    A joint study carried out by the University of Nottingham and Unilever has found, for the first time, that fat in food can reduce activity in several areas of the brain responsible for processing taste, aroma and reward. More
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    3 food retailers adopt digital coupon platform
    Supermarket News
    Three food retailers are using a new self-service platform that enables retailers of any size to offer full digital coupon galleries on their websites at no cost, publishing only those coupons that apply to the products they sell. More
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    British families buying more frozen food to save
    IANS via News Track India
    To save money and reduce waste to a minimum, a lot of British families are resorting to buying more frozen and dried food at the supermarket, the Bank of England has said in a report. More
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    UK discount chain adds frozen food, fresh produce
    RetailWeek
    U.K. discount retailer 99p Stores is rolling out frozen food as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, transforming it into a one-stop shop for groceries and bringing it into greater competition with the supermarkets. More
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