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Vilsack: Impact of US drought on crops may be peaking
Bloomberg via The Washington Post
The severity of the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be peaking, while its effects on corn and soybeans, the nation's two biggest crops, may not be known until the harvests, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. More
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Study: Color coding could improve Facts Up Front labeling
Food Navigator-USA
Color-coded front-of-pack nutrition information may improve consumer understanding of labels and foods' nutritional value, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. More
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Research: Millennials will drive US snack market sales
Progressive Grocer Store Brands
A new report from Packaged Facts, a division of Rockville, Md.-based MarketResearch.com, says adults under 45 years old claim to have busier lifestyles than baby boomers, making snacking and the consumption of fast food far more common because of the portability and convenience of these foods. More
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Romney camp touts boost in support since Paul Ryan pick as running mate
The Washington Post
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign Friday rejected a new call from the Obama campaign to release five years of tax returns, while trumpeting a surge in support for the Republican ticket since Romney chose Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate.

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  • Romney campaign says $10 million raised online since Ryan rollout (POLITICO)
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    Poll: Obama holds slim lead over Romney in Wisconsin
    The Washington Post
    A new CNN/ORC International poll of Wisconsin voters taken after Mitt Romney selected Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his vice presidential running mate shows President Barack Obama leading Romney 49 percent to 45 percent.

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  • Poll: With help from Ryan, Romney closing gap on Obama in Wisconsin (The Hill)
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    Poll: Obama leads in swing-state Michigan
    The Hill
    President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in the critical swing state of Michigan, according to a Mitchell Research poll released Friday. Obama holds 49 percent, to Romney's 44 percent, the results showed — widening the 47-46 lead he held in late July. More
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    Obama camp insists it's not struggling to register voters
    POLITICO
    The Obama campaign is pushing back against a report that Democrats are struggling to register new voters, noting that they're well ahead where they were four years ago at this time and still have this fall's prime weeks of registration ahead of them. More
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    Democrats' TPP tightrope
    POLITICO
    Though Congress is temporarily paralyzed, it's possible that Democrats could lose further economic ground on a critical issue: negotiating a weak trade pact with nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the U.S. is hosting in Leesburg, Va., early next month. More
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    FDA clarifies food safety law enforcement policy
    Feedstuffs
    In response to a letter from several producer associations, the Food and Drug Administration has clarified its enforcement policy for implementing several key sections of the Food Safety Modernization Act, a move welcomed by the three major U.S. grain, animal feed and feed ingredient processing organizations. More
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    Opinion: The nation watches as California debates labeling
    Retail Leader
    After Connecticut and Vermont lawmakers defeated measures requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods, a movement in California earned enough support to place a proposition on the November ballot. The question now: Do voters have the right to demand information from manufacturers in the absence of a verified scientific risk?

    Editor's note: AFFI is a member of a diverse coalition of food, nutrition, tax and consumer organizations working to stop this misguided food labeling scheme. For more information, please click here.
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    Lessons learned: A new era for meat, poultry safety
    Food Product Design
    A "changed culture of thought" that embraces everything from intra-industry cooperation to stepped-up safety practices and a continually improving toolkit, "the meat and poultry industry is not the same as it was in the early 80s or late 90s," says Betsy Booren, Ph.D., director, scientific affairs, American Meat Institute Foundation. More
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    USDA invites applicants for grants
    The Poultry Site
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has invited agricultural producers to apply for grants to increase the value of their products. "Producers can greatly enhance the bottom line of their businesses and improve their economic prospects when they improve the value of their products, thus expanding their markets and customer base," Vilsack said. More
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    Canadian government grant aims to develop gluten-free food
    Celiac.com
    In an effort to promote the production of safe, reliable gluten-free food products, the Canadian government has announced a $245,000 grant that will help the Canadian Celiac Association partner with ExcelGrains Canada, the Packaging Association of Canada and the Canadian Health Food Association to develop specific controls and the supporting tools for each of their existing food safety systems. More
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    FDA: Burch Farms lacked audits, traceability on recalled melons
    The Grower
    Contamination has been confirmed at the Burch Farms melon packing facility in Faison, N.C., according to the Food and Drug Administration.

    Editor's note: Members of the American Frozen Food Institute have access to AFFI's unique Product Recall Insurance Program. Ensure you're protected during a food safety crisis using AFFI's one-of-a-kind program. For more information, please click here.
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    US lawmakers investigating tax evasion, money laundering charges against Wal-Mart in Mexico
    IndustryWeek
    Two U.S. lawmakers probing bribery allegations against Wal-Mart in Mexico say they have documents suggesting the retail giant also may have engaged in tax evasion and money laundering. More
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    Railroads, intermodal operators target freight
    Food Logistics
    North American railroads and intermodal operators are on a mission to convert truck freight to rail. Strategic investments and refocusing on customer service that has garnered attention from intermodal shippers as well as those in a range of sectors and commodities, including time- and temperature-sensitive food and beverage companies. More
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    Blueberry buyers feeling the heat from bad summer weather
    Quick Frozen Food International
    The extreme heat in Michigan has produced smaller berries and hence lower yield, reports Peter Skolnick, president of Monterey, Calif.-based Imperial Foods, in an online market update published Thursday. More
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    Cold chain trailer trends
    Food Logistics
    Pending changes to rules and regulations that will affect refrigerated trailers are among several key items the industry is watching. Environmental restrictions, temperature monitoring and sustainability are among the trends in cold chain transportation. More
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