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Syngenta moves to calm disappointed shareholders
The Wall Street Journal
Syngenta AG recently moved to appease shareholders angered by its rejection of a takeover from Monsanto Co., saying it will sell its global vegetable-seeds business and return more than $2 billion to shareholders.
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Why Chobani, Nestle and other brands are opening brick-and-mortar restaurants
Eater
Walk down the aisle of any American grocery store and scattered amongst the usual gamut of brands, you'll find products from popular restaurants.
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Sausage patties recall: Metal pieces found in Johnsonville Grillers
CNN
Almost 90,000 pounds of frozen pork sausage patties are being recalled because consumers found small pieces of metal in the meat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

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Trump signs GOP loyalty pledge
The Washington Post
Donald Trump recently signed a loyalty pledge to the Republican Party — and, with that, the renegade candidate became a little less of a renegade and a party establishment unsure of what to do with the bedeviling front-runner brought him more fully into its embrace.

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    Insiders: Scott Walker the biggest loser of the summer
    Politico
    It's been a cruel summer for Scott Walker and Martin O'Malley. That's the assessment of this week's Politico Caucus, the weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. Ahead of Labor Day weekend, insiders weighed in on who won — and who lost — the summer in their own parties and the results couldn't have been clearer.
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    'Fireworks' likely as 2016 rivals enter government funding fight
    The Hill
    The 2016 elections are about to create a major headache for GOP leaders in Congress as they seek to avert a government shutdown Oct. 1.
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    Will FDA's new food import programs make food safer?
    Food Safety News
    First, the statistics. At the time that President Barack Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law in 2011, the United States imported about 15-20 percent of its domestic food supply, and as many as 70 percent of the food importers were small companies. Since FSMA was passed, the amount of food imported on an annual basis has increased more than 10 percent.
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    Retirement muddies future of school nutrition standards
    Agri-Pulse
    The chairman of the House committee that oversees child nutrition programs is retiring from Congress next year, raising questions about prospects for reauthorizing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
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    Farmers: Bee protections could put crops at risk
    Agri-Pulse
    Pesticide restrictions that the Obama administration has proposed to protect bees go further than necessary and will put crops at risk, farm groups say. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to bar the application of pesticides that are toxic to bees when crops are in bloom and bees are nearby for contract pollination services.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Scientists try to create no-melt ice cream
    Fox News
    Aside from brain freeze and dropping your cone, melting is pretty much the worst thing that comes with ice cream. But a group of scientists is working on a new ice cream formula that won't melt — even in the hot sun.
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    Researcher innovates method that detects pathogens in food in less than 24 hours
    Phys.org
    In the province of Ontario in the Canadian city London, the Mexican researcher Yadira Tejeda has developed a method for detecting contamination of meat products with Escherichia coli-O157, a bacterium that causes intestinal infection, in less than 24 hours.
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    Reducing food waste is child's play
    USDA
    The famous Julia Child once said "people who love to eat are always the best people," but what would Child say about eaters who waste food? In the United States, consumers discard about 20 percent of all food purchased. That adds up to approximately 90 billion pounds of food each year, costing each person $370 annually. For a family of four, that's nearly $1,500.
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    Growth of eating 'risky foods' could lead to foodborne disease increase
    FoodQualityNews.com
    Low- and middle-income countries bear the brunt of foodborne disease, according to a review. It said developing country consumers are concerned about FBD; most of the known burden comes from biological hazards and is the result of eating fresh, perishable foods sold in informal markets.
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    Is the civil justice system the best protector against unsafe food?
    Food Safety Magazine
    A new report issued this week by the American Association for Justice states that food safety regulators are not able to keep up with such a quickly evolving industry, therefore making the civil justice system the primary point of protection against unsafe food for consumers.
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    Brazilian students invent bag-in-jug recyclable milk packaging
    Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
    Five design students from the University of São Paulo invented a bag-in-jug milk packaging concept to help consumers recycle correctly.
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    Frozen food sales are down, and it's bothering a lot of big companies
    The Daily Meal
    The frozen food sector has endured a steady decline across most of its segments, like entrées and pizza, and companies like Nestlé and ConAgra Foods — which owns Marie Callender's and Banquet — are hard at work trying to turn things around.
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