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Will you know when your chicken was processed in China?
Did that chicken on your plate come from China? There may be no way of knowing for sure, thanks to existing U.S. food labeling rules.
Schumer calls for protection from tainted Chinese chicken (New York Daily News)
Opinion: A meat inspection system that is working (The Washington Post)
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Michelle Obama meeting on kid food marketing
First lady Michelle Obama will meet with major players in the food industry, entertainment business and public health next week to revisit a politically controversial issue: the marketing of food and beverages to children.
The farm bill is back
Corn prices continue to fall even as Republicans celebrate their new "welfare queen" for abusing food stamps: a long-haired surfer-rocker from California buying lobster with his $200 monthly benefit. The final text of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's proposed cuts from nutrition spending is due out Monday. Floor votes could come this week in what remains a closely fought battle. Welcome back to the farm bill — or Washington's version of "The Hunger Games."
Related: A food fight over food stamps (ArcaMax)
Club for Growth takes aim at Obamacare as it takes on GOP from the right
The Washington Post
The first sign that Republican leaders could not control their new majority came on a vote to help Americans who lose their jobs to foreign workers. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., considered the measure routine and in February 2011 put it on a list of bills expected to pass without objection. Enter the Club for Growth.
Obama, Boehner both enter upcoming domestic debates with a weakened hand
The Washington Post
The aborted Capitol Hill debate on military action against Syria put President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in a rare place: on the same side. But each found himself sharply at odds with lawmakers of his own party.
Poll: Clinton running away with Democratic nomination, Christie leads for GOP
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie narrowly leads a packed field of GOP contenders, according to a CNN-ORC poll released Monday.
Tax reform in new danger
The Republican push to dismantle Obamacare risks reducing another GOP priority — tax reform — to collateral damage.
Sobered by childhood hunger, educators' approach to breakfast pays off
North American Precis Syndicate via The Exponent Telegram
An overwhelming 3 in 4 teachers and principals report regularly seeing hungry kids in their schools, says a new report released by Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. As Americans gear up for back to school, the report highlights the on-the-ground view of hunger as told by public school teachers and principals and points to an unlikely program — in-the-classroom breakfast — that's increasing academic achievement and reducing childhood hunger at the same time.
Related: Study: Giving boring food a cool name leads to better choices (Star Gazette)
Opinion: Cantaloupe vs. al-Qaeda: What's more dangerous?
Food Poison Journal
A comparison of federal spending on food safety intelligence versus anti-terrorism intelligence brings the irrationality of the threat assessment process into stark relief.
New food safety rules: Too much for Ohio's small farms?
Public News Service
Some Ohio growers are concerned that regulations they see as overly burdensome are being proposed for reasons of food safety. The FDA wants to make changes to its Food Safety Modernization Act that the agency estimates will prevent close to 2 million foodborne illnesses. However, as a result, small family farms could incur expenses that producers say are higher than they can afford.
California's leafy greens producers want strong food safety laws
Food Safety News
Over the past several years, staff members from FDA have visited California to see and learn more about the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement and how this program is protecting public health for at least one segment of the U.S. produce industry.
EU survey shows consumers have little trust in food industry
Trust in food manufacturers and retailers is lower than for any other actors in the European food supply chain, including farmers and regulators, according to research presented at the FoodRisC conference in Brussels last week.
What Trader Joe's teaches us about Obamacare
The Washington Post
Trader Joe's made a very big announcement last week, ending their health insurance benefits for employees who work less than 30 hours a week, sending them instead to the new public insurance marketplaces with an extra $500 to help purchase coverage.
Healthier food, by stealth
Chemical & Engineering News
Food manufacturers are responding to pressure to remake their products with less added sodium and sugar. But they are doing it quietly. In fact, the industry's name for the strategy is stealth reduction.
Related: Harvard expert: Food industry exploits kids, contributes to obesity (Health News Wires)
French frozen food company grows in US
In a little over one year, a French company has saved hundreds of local jobs and grown a failing frozen foods business in Genesee County, N.Y.
Related: Farmers benefit from expanding frozen food industry (NPR via WXXI-TV)
Could microalgae be the next big thing in fat reduction?
Roquette is set to introduce high-lipid algal flours as ingredients in bakery, sauces, beverages and prepared meals, to reduce fat, replace common allergens and cut costs.
Animals not the main source of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella
Food Quality News
Animals are "unlikely" to be the major source of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in humans, according to a study.
Mondelez strikes 'clever' partnership with Twitter
Mondelez International hopes to strengthen its real-time engagement with consumers via its global partnership with Twitter, a move one marketing expert has dubbed clever and innovative.
Junk-free checkout campaign launched
A new campaign is being launched today urging supermarkets to permanently remove unhealthy snacks from checkouts and queuing areas.
Birds Eye targets adult market with fish cake launch
U.K. frozen food manufacturer Birds Eye is targeting the adult market with the launch of its latest take on frozen fish cakes.
Tetra Pak survey reveals demand for environmental labeling
Tetra Pak has released the findings of its fifth bi-annual environment survey, highlighting a rising demand for renewable materials and environmental labeling among consumers worldwide. The report also shows that recycling remains a fundamental expectation of consumers and food industry stakeholders.
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