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Citizen panel opposes Oregon GMO food labeling measure
The Associated Press via KATU
A citizen review panel is narrowly opposing an Oregon ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods.

Related: Federal judge overturns GMO crop ban in Hawaii (The Wall Street Journal)

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Warren Buffett to help finance Burger King tax-saving deal
Bloomberg
Warren Buffett is helping to finance Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s planned takeover of Tim Hortons Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, backing a buyer that would move its headquarters to Canada where corporate taxes are lower.

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  • Burger King bid puts fast food evolution in the spotlight (Business Journalism)
  • Washington may be OK with inversion, but are consumers? (The Wall Street Journal)

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    Former Rancho Feeding owner pleads guilty, agrees to testify
    Los Angeles Times
    The co-owner of a California slaughterhouse tied to a massive meat recall pleaded guilty Friday to charges of selling cows with eye cancer and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their case against three other defendants.
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    Obama's immigration plans irk some Democrats
    The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
    As President Barack Obama contemplates moves to scale back deportations of illegal immigrants, he is courting a battle not only with Republicans but also with a few members of his own party.
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    House nominations on the line on Tuesday
    The Hill
    Tuesday's Arizona Republican primary to take on vulnerable Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is the last — and one of the most consequential — tests of establishment might at the House level this cycle.
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    Surf's up: Will there be a GOP wave in the Senate — or a wipeout?
    Politico
    The December runoff could determine control of the Senate, and both parties and every interest group will jump into the Bayou fray. It could be a political Mardi Gras, with loads of grotesque masks, outlandish costumes and deafening fireworks.
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    'Cafeteria Man' speaks up for new school nutrition standards
    StateImpact Ohio
    A school nutritionist making a national splash for bringing healthier meals to school cafeterias says bowing out of the federal school lunch program because of new, more stringent nutrition requirements is a disservice to kids.

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  • Questions to ask as debate over federal lunch standards continues (ECM Publishers)
  • New school lunch standards making kids healthier or hungrier? (KFVS-TV)

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    Russian food safety regulator shuts 5th McDonald's restaurant
    Reuters
    Russia's food safety watchdog has ordered the temporary closure of one of McDonald's restaurants in Yekaterinburg in the Urals region, the fifth such closure in recent weeks, the fast food chain said Tuesday.
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    FSA meat inspectors strike in dispute over pay
    Food Quality News
    Meat inspectors from the U.K. Food Standards Agency have gone on strike this week in a row over pay, protesting the 0.75 percent cost of living pay raise they received instead of the 1 percent adjustment they sought.
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    In wake of Ebola outbreak, WHO issues food safety reminders
    Food Safety News
    On Sunday, the World Health Organization released an information note regarding Ebola and food safety.
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    USDA expects many more recalls in ground beef
    Food Quality News
    Dozens more recalls may occur as part of the new USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service plans for contaminated ground beef to be traced back to its source quicker.

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    Global Food Traceability Center's best practice
    Newswise
    The Institute of Food Technologists Global Food Traceability Center this week issued a guidance document on the best practices in food traceability.

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    PepsiCo CEO pledges to double investment in India's food processing sector
    ANI via Yahoo News
    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who met with India's Minister of Food Processing Industries Tuesday, has said her company has already invested substantially in India's food processing sector and they wish to double this investment in the coming years.
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    Arby's has oldest customers in fast food; can they turn that around?
    The Washington Post
    Fast food restaurants face a difficult business climate: Restaurant visits still have not returned to pre-recession levels, according to researchers at NPD Group. And Americans say they are seeking healthy food options. For Arby's, the problems run even deeper.
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    Grocers lead kids to veggies with junk food-style marketing
    NPR
    With the back-to-school season underway and families thinking about what to pack in the lunch box, grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to the produce aisle by creating new, kid-focused snacking sections.
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    Frozen yogurt in a shell, no packaging required
    Fast Company's Co.Exist
    Edible skin technology means you can eat Stonyfield Farms' new "yogurt pearls" just like a fruit. Wash, and it's ready to bite into.
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    How to market meat: On-pack quality and credibility cues are vital
    Food Quality News
    Global meat consumption will continue to boom, but a consumer shift from price concerns to quality means meat processors need to step up marketing efforts, researchers warn.
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    Barcodes on packaging to play 'even more critical role'
    Food Production Daily
    Barcodes in the food and beverage industry will play an even more critical role, according to Global Vision automated proofreading technologies.
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    The cold freeze: Developments in refrigerated trailers
    Fleet Owner
    Paul Menig, president of Tech-I-M LLC, outlines four evolving technologies for refrigerated trailers.
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    Solar-powered oasis to bring food to desert cities
    Fast Company's Co.Exist
    Modular greenhouses plus a very long conveyor belt could help create a new agricultural system for growing food in the desert.
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