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School cafeteria workers to FLOTUS: 'Our members are not offering their students junk food'
School cafeteria workers say first lady Michelle Obama's latest criticism that they are serving up junk food to children is "offensive," and they are fighting back.
What are the biggest contributors of added sugars to the US diet?
While we tend to assume that fast food outlets (the bottomless soda cup) contribute a disproportionate amount of added sugar to the U.S. diet compared with store-bought groceries, new data shows the reverse is actually true.
GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts
One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U.S. companies that develop GMOs have further committed to a multimillion-dollar campaign to defeat attempts to add GMO labels to such foods.
Coalition: Oregon GMO labels would cause confusion, raise prices (Food Engineering)
Private donations boost GMO defense kitty to $160,000 in Vermont (VtDigger)
Anti-GMO proposal denounced at Safeway shareholder meeting (The National Center for Public Policy Research)
2014 pressure builds on Democrats
The Senate is racing to approve three must-pass bills this week and avoid falling even further behind its schedule at a time when voters are angry about gridlock in Washington.
Politicking off impeachment chatter
Something very strange is happening on Capitol Hill. Democrats can't talk enough about impeaching a president of their own party. And Republicans keep saying there isn't a chance they'll give it a try.
McConnell leads Grimes for first time in Kentucky poll
A new survey shows momentum in the Kentucky Senate race is moving in favor of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as for the first time this year he leads Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Will the NLRB super-size Big Labor's fast food industry push?
Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. They might soon get a lucky break though when a federal government agency decides a case that could rewrite corporate franchising law.
Related: San Diego council approves minimum wage hike to $11.50 an hour by 2017 (Reuters)
Sick food industry workers concern CDC
News Channel Daily
According to a new report from the CDC, roughly 20 million people become ill every year due to the spread of noroviruses. In the same report the agency states the food industry could decrease that number significantly by addressing the issues related to those who handle the food in restaurants, fast food places, or similar businesses.
Russia eyes banning US chicken, some European fruit
Facing tougher sanctions over Ukraine, Russia said this week it may ban imports of chicken from the U.S. and fruit from Europe and is investigating McDonald's cheese for safety.
California county looks to ease regulations for food producers
The Press Democrat
The Sonoma County, California, Board of Supervisors Tuesday is expected to ease restrictions on manufacturing and selling goods produced on agricultural land, giving momentum to local farmers who want to grow their operations.
Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says
Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series of actions President Barack Obama has proposed to address global warming.
Nutritionists pan ASN processed foods statement
A new scientific statement from the American Society for Nutrition maintains that processed foods make up an essential part of the American diet — a position that some nutrition experts have expressed concerns over, given questions over the statement's definition of "processed."
Related: Processed foods: Where do we go from here? (MedPage Today)
How Dollar Tree's US deal could put cheap food in focus
Dollar Tree Inc.'s acquisition of U.S. rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. is unlikely to topple Dollarama's dominant market share in Canada, but it could attempt to challenge people's perceptions about the types of goods a dollar store sells.
McDonald's fishing for supplier in Asia
China Daily via ECNS
Amid a serious meat shortage following the recent food safety scandal involving supplier Shanghai Husi, international fast-food chains in China may still have to source locally, though their peers in Japan have shifted to Thai meat producers, an industry expert said.
Wendy's is testing customized sandwiches
The Columbus Dispatch
Wendy's is testing a formula aimed at the fast-casual set with a do-it-yourself sandwich or burger.
Technomic study reveals emerging generational preferences in foodservice
Technomic recently examined the needs and behaviors of each generation — including our very first look at Generation Z — to uncover a number of differences and similarities by cohort.
Food waste a growing concern for consumers
To address food waste and seek solutions to the challenge of feeding a growing planet, FutureFood 2050 has released a new set of interviews targeting the problem.
Clover Food Lab's secret ingredient? Data. Lots of it.
The Boston Globe
How did a Cambridge vegetarian fast food phenom go from one food truck to six — plus five restaurants, a deal with Whole Foods and an imminent expansion to Washington, D.C.?
More emphasis on microbes required in food safety
Current concepts regarding food safety and security may be inadequate for fully addressing what is an increasingly complex issue, says Dr. Malik Hussain, Lincoln University senior lecturer in food microbiology.
Site selection for food processing facilities help to ensure food safety
Siting food processing facilities in a way that avoids environmental hazards can be an important step in enhancing food safety and quality.
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