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FDA's Taylor: Don't expect extended comment periods on FSMA rules
Food Safety News
FDA deputy commissioner Michael Taylor told an audience Wednesday not to expect comment period extensions for the reproposed rules regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act, which he says are "very close" to being released.
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World food prices approach 4-year low in August
Reuters
World food prices in August hit their lowest since September 2010 as prices of all major food groups except meat fell, led by a sharp decline in dairy prices, the U.N.'s food agency said Thursday.
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Democrats push for immigration delay
Politico
Some Senate Democrats are pressing the White House to hold off indefinitely on unilaterally making immigration changes — not just until after the election.
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2014 Kansas election: GOP scrambles to save Pat Roberts
Politico
The GOP's political machine is kicking into overdrive to save a Senate seat in Kansas that's suddenly complicating its path to the majority.
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Farm bill foes find trouble of their own
Politico
Farm bill supporters can't help noticing how many of their high-profile tormentors have fallen on tough times this political year.
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Senate GOP's plan to eat up floor time
Politico
Senate Republicans have a new strategy: Vote to advance bills they oppose. The intent is to chew up the remaining few days on the legislative calendar and prevent Democrats from holding even more campaign-themed votes on raising the minimum wage, reforming the student loan system and striking back at the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
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Consumer acceptance of biotech produce growing
The Grower
Fighting GMO labeling initiatives on a state-by-state basis is unsustainable, but Cathleen Enright believes consumer-facing, genetically engineered fruits and vegetables could help the technology find popular acceptance.

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    Kellogg dismissed from 'natural' labeling class action
    The National Law Journal
    The Kellogg Company has gotten out of a class action alleging that consumers of Kashi Company's "natural" food products were deceived because the products contain genetically modified organisms and synthetic ingredients like GMO soy, soy derivatives and corn derivatives.
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    Senators urge Burger King to ditch move to Canada
    Reuters
    A group of U.S. senators wants Burger King Worldwide to scrap its plans to invert, or move its tax domicile to Canada, as part of a deal to buy coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons Inc.

    Related: Top Senate Democrats unveil earnings strippings plan (Reuters)

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    California to mandate paid sick leave under new law
    Reuters
    California businesses will have to provide paid sick leave to most employees under a bill signed Wednesday by Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, the latest move to aid low-income workers in the most populous U.S. state.
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    School lunch waivers an 'outrageous' threat to progress, dietitian says
    Food Navigator-USA
    From crowded hallways to pop quizzes, cliques and assemblies, the 2014-2015 school year will likely look a lot like previous years — except when it comes to the food served to students.
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    Russia delays lawsuit against McDonald's as chain defends calorie count
    Bloomberg
    A Moscow court delayed hearing a case filed by the consumer-safety regulator against McDonald's Corp. for a month as the U.S. fast food chain defended the calorie count it publishes for its food.
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    5 things you never knew about TV dinners
    AL.com
    Sept. 10 is National TV Dinner Day, and in honor of the frozen meal, which has entered 99 percent of America's households since inception, we review five little-known facts.

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    Annie's says GMO stance won't change
    Star Tribune
    Annie's has been a vocal proponent of labeling foods with GMOs. General Mills has fought such labeling efforts. So now what happens to Annie's stance on the issue?

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    Japanese company buys US frozen food maker
    Reuters
    Japan's Ajinomoto Co. Inc. is buying unlisted U.S. frozen foods maker Windsor Quality Holdings for around $800 million as it seeks to expand in North America.

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    E. coli kills 2 girls in Pacific Northwest, boy hospitalized
    Reuters
    Investigations have been launched into the source and strain of the bacteria that killed a 3-year-old girl in Lynden, Washington, and a 4-year-old girl, Serena Profitt, in Otis, Oregon. A third child, Bradley Sutton, 5, has also tested positive for E.coli and was being treated at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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    Coming soon: 'McBrunch' from McDonald's?
    USA Today
    McDonald's has filed a federal trademark registration for the term "McBrunch," confirms company spokeswoman Lisa McComb. But she called it "highly premature" to speculate about whether a new McBrunch program is in the works.
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    Wal-Mart joins US crop-tour fever seeking food chain edge
    Reuters
    Retail giant Wal-Mart joined a group of volunteers counting corn ears and soybean pods in fields in the United States recently in a clear sign traditional crop tours are expanding their appeal from farmers and traders to all those with a stake in the U.S. food chain.
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    Beyond Meat prepare to unleash The Beast: a meatless burger
    Food Navigator-USA
    Beyond Meat, the California-based firm that claims to have unlocked the secret to making "near-perfect" replicas of meat from plants, is preparing to launch its latest innovation: The Beast, a pea-protein-based burger for meat-lovers.
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    Fungus could be the key to avoiding a global food crisis
    Wired
    A Seattle startup has developed an organic seed treatment it calls BioEnsure that allows crops like rice and corn to withstand severe droughts and extreme temperatures. It's based on fungi that CEO Dr. Rusty Rodriguez and his wife, Dr. Regina Redman, discovered some 20 years ago, which enables plants to grow in extreme heat.

    Related: Researchers warn global food trade may not meet demand (Food Navigator)

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    Ecolab Hybrid line uses new foam technology for more efficient cleaning
    FoodBev.com
    Ecolab has introduced Hybrid, a new line of foam dispensing equipment for the European food and beverage industry. Developed jointly with Nilfisk Food, Hybrid uses new technology to make facility rinsing and cleaning processes more efficient.
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    Port, food processor clash over lease
    The Columbian
    Northwest Packing Co. and the Port of Vancouver appear no closer to resolving their ongoing landlord-tenant dispute over how much rent the food processor should pay.
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