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Cargill to acquire EWOS, Norwegian fish feed supplier, for $1.5 billion
The New York Times
Cargill said on Monday that it had agreed to acquire EWOS, a supplier of feed for salmon and trout farms, from its private equity owners for 1.35 billion euros, or about $1.5 billion.
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Will fructose follow trans fats' fate?
Food Navigator
Mounting scientific evidence and a shift in public opinion could mean fructose is set to follow the same black-listed fate as trans fats, argues an analyst.
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Changing consumer trends – It's not just millennials
Food Business News
The shifts in consumer purchasing patterns the food and beverage industry is experiencing are broader and more pervasive than most industry executives imagine, according to research conducted by Deloitte Consulting for the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
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It's too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton's 2016 viability
The Washington Post
Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal.

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    Trump Force One lands at the Iowa State Fair
    Politico
    Donald Trump vowed to spend as much as $1 billion to defeat Hillary Clinton as he brought his unique brand of pandemonium to Des Moines.

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    Kasich, taking a break from N.H., goes for a Southern endorsement
    The Wall Street Journal
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose GOP presidential campaign has been focused heavily on New Hampshire, is making a swing down South Monday to pick up an endorsement from Alabama Gov. Robert J. Bentley, according to a Kasich campaign source.
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    Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants
    The Washington Postaffi
    Crowded. That’s how Ed Rensi remembers what life was like working at McDonald’s in 1966. There were about double the number of people working in the store — 70 or 80, as opposed to the 30 or 40 there today — because preparing the food just took a lot more doing.
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    Regional farmers live in uncertainty due to EPA mine spill
    Agri-Pulse
    A toxic spill caused by workers employed by the Environmental Protection Agency shut down major irrigation sources for farmers in the region, fueling more animosity toward the agency and triggering lawsuits.
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    Chicken war with U.S. shows free trade threat to Vietnam farmers
    Bloomberg
    Hanoi chicken farmer Nguyen Huu Tuyen blames inexpensive poultry imported from the U.S. for the loss of almost $14,000 this year. Hanoi chicken farmer Nguyen Huu Tuyen blames inexpensive poultry imported from the U.S. for the loss of almost $14,000 this year.
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    New organic database search 'coming soon,' USDA says
    Food Chemical News
    USDA's National Organic Program is on schedule to unveil a new Organic Integrity Database in September that will "soon" allow anyone to confirm an operation’s organic certification status online.
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    Snack attack: How quick eats are revolutionizing the industry
    Food Dive
    When 94 percent of Americans admit to snacking at least once a day, snacks are a difficult industry to ignore. According to the same Mintel report, half of adults snack two to three times a day, and 70 percent believe that any food can be a snack. With numbers like that, it’s no surprise food companies are taking action.
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    Organic foods pull back from escalating growth at mainstream retailers
    High Brow Magazine
    The wave of organic packaged foods may have crested at mainstream retailers. Organic foods and beverages are pulling back from startling growth levels in recent years and settling into a small niche space at mainstream retailers, food industry executives and analysts said this week.
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    A food writer has a convincing theory for why millennials are obsessed with what they eat
    Business Insider
    Eve Turow’s theory is that in a digital-first era, many people latch onto food as something that engages all of the senses and brings people together in physical space.
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    Meet the new meats: Industry caters to consumers' appetite for convenience
    Omaha.com
    Consumers are buying less meat overall, and for the first time they are using meat more as an ingredient than as the focus of the meal, new industry research indicates.
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    Multi-drug resistance identified in Washington salmonella outbreak
    Food Safety News
    The strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- linked to pork that has infected 134 people in Washington, hospitalizing 16, is multi-drug resistant. According to an update posted Friday evening by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance testing conducted on clinical isolates from three infected people found that the Salmonella was resistant to ampicillin, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, and tetracycline.
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    Ireland's largest frozen ready meal supplier to hire 100 people
    Yahoo
    A new food plant at Lusk based Ballymaguire Foods is to create 100 new jobs. An additional 100 jobs will be created in the construction industry with the building of the new state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot plant.
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    Food companies urged to protect against supply 'shocks'
    Food Navigator
    Food companies need to better safeguard their supply chains against climate shocks, according to an independent report for the Global Food Security program.
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    Sam's Club aims to be less like Wal-Mart
    The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
    After struggling for years to turn around sluggish sales, Sam's Club is now pursuing a more fundamental fix: Breaking away from the low-income consumers who shop at at its parent, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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