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House GOP to extend drought aid, drop farm bill extension
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
With Republicans badly split over farm subsidies and cutting food stamps, House GOP leaders Tuesday decided to drop plans to extend the current farm program for one year and instead will press for immediate help for drought-stricken farmers.

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    In devastating drought, does it make sense to use corn for fuel?
    The Washington Post
    The biggest U.S. drought in half a century is devastating farms across the Midwest. Crops are wilting. Food prices are set to rise. Under the circumstances, does it still make sense for the government to divert a hefty portion of the nation's corn output into making fuel? More
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    Coca-Cola CEO sounds off on proposed soda ban
    Supermarket News
    Limiting access to soda isn't the way to tackle the nation's obesity crisis, Coca-Cola Co. Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent told Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman in an interview that aired this week.

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    Swing states: Romney struggling to convince voters he cares
    The Washington Post
    Mitt Romney started this campaign with a problem: an image as a wealthy elitist, out of touch with middle-class life. New polls out Wednesday show that — even now, after months of campaigning and an expensive effort to introduce himself to voters — Romney still hasn't overcome that first impression.

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    Think this Congress is bad? Just wait.
    The Washington Post
    Polarization in Congress is at record highs. Approval of Congress is at record lows. And yet, it's a near certainty that whatever lows the 112th Congress has sunk to will be eclipsed (de-clipsed?) by the 113th Congress sworn in next January. More
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    Cruz wins divisive Texas GOP runoff
    USA Today
    Tea party-backed Republican Ted Cruz knocked off party-establishment choice Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Texas' Senate runoff election Tuesday that was widely watched nationally. More
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    Boehner pledges to reconvene if Senate acts on fiscal cliff
    The Hill
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, pledged Wednesday to call the House back into session during its five-week August recess if the Senate takes action to prevent a tax hike and looming defense cuts at the end of the year.

    Editor's note: Frozen food executives can learn how the pending debate on the "fiscal cliff" confronting Congress will impact their companies at the American Frozen Food Institute's Government Action Summit, set for Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. More information, including registration deadlines, can be found here.
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    Cool Lumens Inc.
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    'Yes on 37' now endorsed by California Democratic Party
    Digital Journal
    In another win for the "Yes on 37" Right to Know campaign, the California Democratic Party agrees with the plan to require labeling for genetically engineered food. More
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    Alliance to Feed the Future develops educational curricula
    IFIC Foundation via Newswise
    The Alliance to Feed the Future this week announced the availability of new, free curricula to help students in grades K-8 learn about modern food and agricultural production and how American farmers and producers provide safe, nutritious and abundant food choices every day. The lessons address different phases of agriculture and food production, as well as the basics of food safety, healthful eating, physical activity and energy balance, in an engaging and age-appropriate way.

    Editor's note: The American Frozen Food Institute is a member of the Alliance to Feed the Future.
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    Retail groups join in challenge of hours-of-service rule
    Supermarket News
    National Grocers Association and Food Marketing Institute have joined several other associations and supply chain companies in opposing new restrictions on truck drivers set to take effect next year. More
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    Iowa lawmaker calls for ban on state animal welfare laws
    Food Chemical News (subscription required)
    Just days after a hearing on a proposed bill that would require all egg producers to provide enriched cages for their egg-laying hens, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is talking about his plans to ban all state laws that would require such housing arrangements. More
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    Fruit As It Should Be!

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    Burger King net income surges in 2nd quarter
    The Associated Press via USA Today
    Burger King's plan to broaden its food options and expand overseas appears to be working, with the casual dining chain's net income surging 60 percent in the second quarter. More
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    NuVal seeks name for new label
    Supermarket News
    NuVal is planning to launch an informational label that will be posted alongside its nutrition scores on store shelves, and the company is asking consumers to propose a name for the label. The new labels will say whether foods are gluten-free, organic or a good source of fiber or protein, among other claims. More
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    Are gluten-free foods just a passing trend?
    Fox News Latino
    Gluten-free products are flying off grocery shelves, and restaurants are boasting of meals with no gluten. Celebrities on TV talk shows chat about the digestive discomfort they blame on the wheat protein they now shun. Some churches even offer gluten-free Communion wafers. More
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    Polymerized natural compounds aid food, safety?
    U.S. Army
    What if you could take a naturally occurring compound and make it stronger so that it could make food last longer, create better flame-retardant material, and possibly develop a cancer- fighting drug? Research chemists at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center believe they may have found an answer to this question. More
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    Fresca making new General Mills frozen sauces, pasta
    Boulder County Business Report
    Fresca Foods Inc. is making a new line of frozen sauces and pastas for Progresso Foods, a division of the consumer food giant General Mills Inc., the natural foods manufacturer said Tuesday. More
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    Chicago-based Merieux pursues joint venture with Swift
    I-Net Bridge via Fin24
    The largest privately owned commercial food and product safety company in South Africa‚ Swift Micro Laboratories‚ has concluded a joint venture with U.S. company Merieux NutriSciences Corp., a Chicago-based provider of food safety‚ quality and nutrition services. More
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    Food safety training participation spikes after going online
    The Spokesman-Review
    Earlier this year, the Spokane County, Wash., Regional Health District's food safety program began offering the education and testing for food-handler permits online, and there has been a 12 percent bump in the number of people getting their food worker cards. The cards are required for anyone who handles unwrapped food or beverages when they are serving the public. More
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