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In observance of Labor Day, Frozen Express will not be published Monday, Sept. 3. Regular publication will resume Tuesday.



Both sides preparing for vote on GMO labels in California
NPR
Despite a sizable cash disadvantage, recent surveys have the "Label It" camp polling well ahead of the opposition in California's battle over GMO labeling. It's all leading up to a November vote on Proposition 37, determining whether the state will require labels on foods with genetically engineered ingredients.

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USDA: Record farm export sales seen despite drought
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
Farm exports will set a sales record in the new marketing year because of high commodity prices that will magnify the value of dramatically smaller harvests amid the worst drought in half a century, the government predicted Friday. More
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Leaders say farm bill still possible before Sept. 30
USAgNet
Farm group leaders and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said this week it is still, in Lucas' words, "theoretically" possible for Congress to approve new farm and food legislation before the 2008 farm bill expires Sept. 30. More
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Romney draws battle lines in GOP acceptance speech
The Washington Post
Mitt Romney claimed the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night with a promise to restore the nation's economic strength and a critique of President Barack Obama's record, which he said has turned hope and change into failure and disappointment for the nation's families. More
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Winners, losers of GOP convention
The Hill
The Republican convention took several twists and turns and churned out a slew of political winners and losers. Despite angst within the party leading up to the high-profile gathering, the GOP convention appears to have been a success. Republicans are more unified and it's likely that Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, will get a post-convention bounce. More
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5 things on Obama's convention must-do list
USA Today
President Barack Obama charges into Charlotte, N.C., next week with Mitt Romney squarely in his sights and George W. Bush in his rear-view mirror. His biggest challenge, however, may be taking the measure of Barack Obama, circa 2008. More
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After the celebrating, race moves to battleground states
The Wall Street Journal
Now that the balloons have fallen and the cheers have died down, Mitt Romney will get right to the business of trying to find a path to victory. It starts in Florida Friday and moves to perennial battleground Ohio Saturday, with the clock ticking for the Republican nominee to make up ground in the handful of states that will decide the election. More
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Navistar agrees to higher penalties for emissions noncompliance
Truckinginfo
The Environmental Protection Agency will allow Navistar International to pay penalties on engines that do not meet clean air standards. The rule, which has not yet been published, sets a maximum penalty of about $3,800 per engine, the agency said Thursday. The decision clears the way for Navistar to continue selling heavy-duty engines that do not meet standards for nitrogen oxide emissions — but the amount is a near-doubling from the $1,919 fines Navistar had been paying for each engine. More
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EPA allows nitric acid in cleaning solutions for food processors
Federal Register
Following a petition by Ecolab Inc., the Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule exempting nitric acid from residue limit regulations when it's used as an ingredient in antimicrobial cleaning solutions for food contact surfaces. More
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Low-carb diet gets more support from new analysis
USA Today
As people fire up their grills for barbecues during Labor Day weekend, a new analysis touts the benefits of a low-carb, meat-lovers' diet. A review of 17 different studies that followed a total of 1,141 obese patients on low-carb eating plans — some were similar to the Atkins diet — found that dieters lost an average of almost 18 pounds in six months to a year. More
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Belle Foods debuts 'Simply Healthy' labeling
Supermarket News
Belle Foods is highlighting healthy attributes with a new color-coded shelf-labeling system. "Simply Healthy" labels indicate up to four different healthy characteristics such as gluten-free, sugar-free, heart-healthy, all-natural and low carbs. Each attribute is assigned a unique color that will allow customers to glance at a tag and know if the product is a healthy choice.

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    Private labels fare well in Consumer Reports blind taste tests
    Progressive Grocer's Store Brands
    In Consumer Reports' blind taste-test of 19 store-brand and name-brand grocery staples, store brands tied the name brands for taste in 10 instances, and one product, Giant Eagle chicken broth, outscored its name-brand counterpart, Swanson. More
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    Study: Fast food ambiance affects healthy behavior
    Reuters
    Just as music and lighting can influence what shoppers buy, toning down the tunes and dimming the lights in a fast food restaurant can help diners enjoy their meal more and eat less, according to a U.S. study. More
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    Heinz signs 5-year deal to use a single logistics provider
    The Journal of Commerce
    One of the world's largest ocean shippers has broken with tradition and signed an exclusive five-year deal with a single logistics provider. CEVA Logistics will handle more than 60,000 20-equivalent-units of ocean freight each year for H. J. Heinz Company in a deal the 3PL described as "groundbreaking." More
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    Frozen bratwurst recalled when plastic pieces discovered
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Klement Sausage Co. Inc., a Milwaukee establishment, is recalling approximately 2,920 pounds of frozen bratwurst patties because they may contain pieces of a plastic pen. The problem was noticed when food service workers began preparing the food.

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    Work begins on new food processing plant in Indiana
    The Associated Press via Ventura County Star
    Construction is starting on a plant near Evansville, Ind., that will produce ingredients used in food products and animal feed. Officials of California-based food manufacturer PGP International took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the 70,000-square-foot facility. More
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