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Monsanto, DuPont pour millions into GMO fight
Politico
Big money is making a comeback in the GMO-labeling battle, but opponents argue that the food industry's dollars might not carry as much weight this time around.

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    Chinese food companies looking overseas for acquisitions
    The Wall Street Journal
    Chinese food companies are looking overseas for acquisitions that will help them serve increasingly affluent and discriminating customers at home, who now comprise the world's largest market for groceries.

    Related: ISS recommends Smithfield shareholders OK Shuanghui deal (The Wall Street Journal)

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    Food price fears push EU lawmakers to put a lid on biofuels growth
    Reuters
    The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food crops because of fears that biofuels can push up grain prices or damage the climate, further undermining the once booming industry.
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    Poll: Tea party dissatisfaction with GOP leaders spikes
    The Hill
    More than 7 in 10 Tea Party-affiliated Republicans disapprove of the GOP's leadership, a marked rise from earlier this year, according to a Pew Research poll released Wednesday.

    Related: Meet John Boehner's new problem — same as his old problem (The Washington Post)

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    The shrinking House map: A regional breakdown
    Roll Call
    Republicans and Democrats are getting ready to spend 14 months and hundreds of millions of dollars on a House campaign that is likely to end in a split decision with a small gain for one party or the other.

    Related: Poll: Congress popularity creeps up (Politico)

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    Labor vows to give Democrats a jolt
    Politico
    Members of the AFL-CIO erupted in applause this week when Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told them their agenda was "America's agenda." Less certain, according to a collection of top union officials, is whether labor's agenda is still the Democratic Party's agenda.
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    Top Democrat's latest farm bill strategy: Threaten to double the price of milk
    The Hill
    Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he called Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack this week suggesting that the agency begin the process of implementing the 1949-era dairy policies that would take effect Oct. 1 if Congress fails to act on a farm bill before then. Such actions would send milk prices skyrocketing.
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    Currency concerns dog Pacific trade pact
    Politico
    Top Obama administration officials on Wednesday met with lawmakers to discuss including rules against currency manipulation in trade agreements, as the United States presses to wrap up talks on a landmark trade pact in the Asia-Pacific by the end of the year.

    Related: AFL-CIO eyes campaign to challenge TPP (Law360)

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    'Monsanto Protection Act' quietly extended by Congress
    RT
    A budget provision protecting genetically-modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks was extended for three months in an approved House spending bill Tuesday evening.
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    COOL rule survives challenge by meatpackers
    Reuters
    A U.S. district judge refused Wednesday to stop the government from requiring labels on packages of beef, pork, poultry and lamb sold in U.S. stores to include more specific information about the meat's country of origin.
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    FDA to hold food defense workshops throughout US
    Food Safety Magazine
    This fall, the FDA will convene a series of Food Defense Workshops to provide members of the food industry with an understanding of food defense, the tools and resources available and to walk participants through a series of exercises on how to create a food defense plan for their facilities.
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    Learning to eat: School food rules hard but necessary
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    The limits put on unhealthy lunch and snack food in Utah schools might seem like a hardship for those who are used to starting the day with a doughnut and a Coke, but the new federal rules are good for everyone.

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    Get the 'real answers' on what those food expiration labels mean
    ABC News
    If you think you need to throw out the food in your fridge after the expiration dates have passed, think again.
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    17 dinners from a bag of frozen vegetables
    Babble
    Here's how to build a meal — or 17 — around a bag of frozen vegetables. It will be healthy, inexpensive and can add a welcome dose of green.

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    UN: Food waste 3rd-biggest carbon offender
    Reuters
    The food the world wastes — one-third of food produced — accounts for more greenhouse gas than any country except China and the U.S.

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    FDA recalls 11 food items in past 2 months
    Health Newsline
    In the past 60 days, more than 11 food items were pulled from store shelves over misbranding and fears of contamination by disease-causing bacteria.

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    Angelic Bakehouse to launch whole grain pizza crust
    Food Business News
    Angelic Bakehouse, a producer of fresh sprouted grain bread, will introduce a new pizza crust later this month at the Natural Products East trade show scheduled for Sept. 26-28 in Baltimore.
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    Chipotle targets Big Food, skips big branding
    USA Today
    Chipotle hopes its new, anti-Big Food video and downloadable game go viral — even with little mention of the Chipotle brand name or logo.
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    2 E. coli cases confirmed in Pennsylvania
    Food Safety News
    The Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, Pa., has confirmed two cases of E. coli in the area, one of which has been identified as enterohemorrhagic E. coli, a Shiga toxin-producing strain.
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    Cargill's Page to retire as CEO
    Meat & Poultry
    The Cargill board of directors announced Wednesday they have tapped David MacLennan to be the company's next CEO. MacLennan, who is currently serving as president and COO of Cargill, succeeds Greg Page who, at the age of 62, will retire as CEO but continue serving as executive chairman.
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    Nestle's Decorvet on China business, food safety
    Bloomberg TV
    Roland Decorvet, Nestle SA's Greater China chairman and chief executive officer, talks about the world's biggest food maker's business outlook and food safety issues in the country that has become the world's biggest food market.
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    UK's Iglo to shake up marketing strategy for frozen brands
    Marketing Week
    Iglo Group is set to spend the bulk of its new $158 million marketing budget on initiatives designed to make its Birds Eye, Findus and Iglo brands more appealing to adult diners.
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    Hot in the market: The supermarket deal
    The Wall Street Journal
    So far this year, the volume of supermarket deals in the U.S. stands at $6.3 billion, the most since 2006 and more than all of the previous six years combined, according to Dealogic. Tuesday saw two more supermarket deals announced: Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. took over Tesco's struggling Fresh & Easy chain and Albertson's purchased privately-held United Supermarkets.
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    Olympic Games: Sponsored by junk
    Food Navigator
    In a public letter to the new International Olympic Committee president, the Children's Food Campaign has revitalized its challenge against the presence of junk food brands at the Olympic games, criticizing the "unrivaled platform" given to companies like Coca-Cola and McDonald's.
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    Ohio's food industry serves up innovation
    Hi Velocity
    Ohio is teeming with natural resources. Those, along with advocates such as the Toledo-based Center for Innovation in Food Technology, make the state a hotbed of innovative food activity.
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    Del Monte Q1 profit more than triples on lower costs
    The Wall Street Journal
    Del Monte Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings more than tripled as the closely held company posted better margins amid lower input costs and slightly higher sales.
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    CTI Foods to invest $44 million in Kentucky plant
    Food Business News
    Custom Food Products, a business unit of CTI Foods LLC, Wilder, Idaho, will invest $44 million to expand its Owingsville plant and grow its ability to service the East coast.
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    Fries aside, chefs in France struggle with fast food
    The Wall Street Journal
    In the capital of haute cuisine, fast food is getting complicated. For starters, it's not always fast.
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    Cakes, celebrity chefs and confectionery: The rise of brand licensing in Europe
    Food Navigator
    Brand licensing in the food industry has becoming increasingly dynamic over the past few years, with the Western European market for co-branded food and beverage products on the rise.
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