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ConAgra CEO Rodkin to step down in May, setting off search
ConAgra Foods Inc., the packaged food company that owns Chef Boyardee and Healthy Choice, is seeking a new chief executive officer after current leader Gary Rodkin announced plans to step down next May.
California drought transforms global food market
Ongoing, pervasive crop switching is one sign of a sweeping transformation going on in California — the nation's biggest agricultural state by value — driven by a three-year drought that climate scientists say is a glimpse of a drier future.
McDonald's, Yum release supplier data after China food safety scare
Five fast food chains, including McDonald's and Yum Brands Inc., have published details of their suppliers on their Chinese websites following a request from Shanghai authorities after a food safety scare.
Republican takeover of Senate appears more and more assured
The Washington Post
The decision by Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal is the latest piece of good news for Republicans as they strive to take control of the Senate in less than three months.
Conservative voters key to Democrats' 2014 strategy
It's one thing for Democrats running in red parts of the country to sound like Republicans on the campaign trail. It's another when Democrats running in purple or even blue territory try to do so. Yet that's what's happening in race after race this season.
Pollsters: 'Everything is terrible'
Polls from major networks, researchers and newspapers agree: America's in a bad mood.
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Food stamps: A matter of intellectual property?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has asked the grocery industry to comment on whether data related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a trade secret.
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Salmonella trial shows how US food safety relies on honor system that can kill when it fails
The Associated Press via Star Tribune
Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of foodborne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system.
Nutrition Facts Panel: ABA concerned over fiber, added sugars and time
Food Production Daily
The American Bakers Association wants the FDA to revise its proposed dietary fiber definition, reconsider mandatory declaration of added sugars and leave a five-year compliance window for the Nutrition Facts Panel overhaul.
FDA warning letters: Seafood importer, processor among those cited
Food Safety News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently sent warning letters to a seafood importer in New York, a seafood and pasta maker in Maryland and a dietary supplement manufacturer in Nevada.
GMO or no? Should labels be required on food?
That right to know whether the food you eat contains GMOs — genetically modified organisms — is at the center of a multimillion-dollar national fight between the food industry and consumer rights advocates.
Related: Organic corn getting harder and harder to find (Examiner)
The need for nutrition education in med schools
David S. Seres writes, "It is depressing how often people laugh when I mention that I am trying to teach doctors about nutrition. The scant amount doctors learn about nutrition has been an embarrassment for at least 120 years."
Opinion: 'Sin taxes' impose middle-class values on working class
"Sin taxes" as a strategy to curb consumption of foods high in salt, fats and sugar are regressive and disproportionately costly for businesses and consumers, according to an economist from the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Wal-Mart caught in food safety scandal in Shenzhen, China
Global Times via ECNS
An unnamed employee at a Wal-Mart store in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, has claimed the outlet has been using expired meat to cook prepared food for consumers, media reported over the weekend.
Related: Making it in China: Food scandal indicative of new era
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FAO Food Price Index hits 6-month low — but not meat
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported its FAO Food Price Index decreased for a fourth consecutive month in July mainly due to a sharp decline in international prices for corn, wheat and certain oilseeds. The meat price index, however, rose for the fifth consecutive month.
Poland asks US to buy apples banned by Russia
Poland has asked the U.S. to purchase the country's apples after Moscow banned all food imports from the EU, the U.S. and other countries that imposed sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
What Russian sanctions mean for salmon prices
Thanks to new Russian sanctions on Norwegian salmon, prices for the fish could fall by 10 percent or 12 percent in Europe but U.S. shoppers shouldn't expect that same decrease, according to one seafood expert.
Related: Putin's food ban bad for Russia, good for Brazil (Forbes)
The latest food packaging trends
Chris Cornyn, president of DINE marketing, discusses the ways consumers are driving innovations in the packaging industry.
Plant's quality problems lead to recall of 57,000 pounds of poultry
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Washington-based Oberto's Brands is recalling approximately 57,578 pounds of chicken strip products due to company quality issues.
Also recalled: Great American Marketing – 475 pounds of ready-to-eat products (FSIS)
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