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Has the frozen dinner become frozen in place?
Advertising Age
As consumers gravitate to healthier, fresher options, the frozen dinner has become frozen in place. Frozen meals eked out a 0.6 percent increase in sales in 2011, rising to $7.9 billion, following two years of declines after peaking in 2008 at $8.2 billion, according to Mintel. More
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Prop 37 reveals fight over food labels
San Francisco Chronicle
With Proposition 37, the California initiative to label genetically engineered food on the November ballot, food labeling is in the spotlight. But experts warn many food labels are unreliable. Some are misleading, using broad terms like "natural" or "whole grain" to lure consumers. Others are vague and lack important details. The bottom line for consumers, experts say, is that food labels rarely tell the whole story. More
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Complaints mount against Michelle Obama's new lunch menu
Townhall.com
In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and first lady Michelle Obama.

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    The new focus: Early voting
    POLITICO
    Today is Election Day. And so is tomorrow. And the day after that. By the end of September, voters in 30 states will start casting early or absentee ballots in the presidential race — a fact that both poses challenges for the campaigns seeking to make their final pitches as well as raises the stakes between now and Nov. 6.

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    Polls: Obama lead in Ohio, edge in Florida hamper Romney
    The Washington Post
    President Barack Obama has grabbed a significant lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio and holds a slender edge in Florida, according to two new polls by The Washington Post, indicating there are fresh hurdles in the way of the Republican challenger's best route to victory in the Electoral College.

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    Romney's nightmare scenario
    The Washington Post
    To understand the Romney campaign's nightmare scenario, you need to understand its much-vaunted finances. It has become conventional wisdom that the Romney campaign has more money than the Obama campaign. But that's not quite right. More
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    First crack in Brown-Warren pact
    POLITICO
    The pact between Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren to keep outside interests from meddling in the Massachusetts Senate race is showing its first crack. Americans For Tax Reform, the conservative anti-tax group led by Grover Norquist, is dropping mailers against Warren this week, according to campaign finance reports. More
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    New York City hospitals crack down on junk food
    The Associated Press via Fox News
    People nervously waiting around in New York City hospitals for loved ones to come out of surgery can't smoke. In a few months from now, they can't have a supersized soda. And soon, they won't even be able to get a candy bar out of the vending machine or a piece of fried chicken from the cafeteria. More
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    Fast food logos 'brand' young minds
    The Independent
    A generation of young people is growing up with the logos of fast-food companies "branded" on their brains. Scientists say scans of children show the pleasure and appetite centers of their brains light up when they are shown advertising images such as the McDonald's logo. The study reveals the same areas do not respond to well-known logos that are not to do with food. More
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    Vilsack fears deeper cuts to farm programs
    Gannett Washington Bureau via USA Today
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday House Republican leaders had the support to pass a farm bill but decided to delay a vote until after the November election when they could make even deeper cuts to agricultural programs.

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    Canadian officials waited weeks to issue tainted beef alert
    Postmedia News via The Star Phoenix
    Canadian food safety bureaucrats waited nearly two weeks to issue a public health alert after learning that beef from an Alberta plant was contaminated with a potentially deadly bacteria. And officials with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency revealed Monday they only launched an in-depth review of the sanitation and controls at the XL Foods facility in Brooks after their counterparts south of the border found two more contaminated samples of animal trimmings destined for ground beef, infected with E. coli 0157.

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    An insider's perspective on USDA's problematic poultry rule
    Food Integrity Campaign
    Phyllis McKelvey worked in the poultry business for 44 years. She dedicated her professional life to protecting the integrity of the food supply. Knowing her oversight could literally mean the difference between life and death for consumers, she took her work seriously. She has, in her words, "walked on both sides of the fence," having worked for the poultry industry and the federal government. More
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    EU advisers urge online, TV advertising crackdown
    EU Food Law Weekly (subscription required)
    The EU's official advisory body the European Economic and Social Committee is urging the bloc to adopt stronger rules to protect children from online and television advertising, especially for foods. More
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    FDA to extend comment period for animal antibiotics rule
    Office of the Federal Register
    The Food and Drug Administration is extending until Nov. 26 the comment period on its proposed rule regarding the recordkeeping and reporting for new animal antibiotics, in order to allow interested parties to offer feedback. More
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    FAS helps pack protein punch across the Pacific
    USDA Blog
    The Foreign Agricultural Service's Agricultural Trade Office in Beijing recently partnered with the U.S. dry edible bean industry to launch a program that aims to pack more protein into Chinese diets. More
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    Domino's to roll out pan pizza
    USA Today
    Domino's, the nation's largest home delivery chain, on Monday planned to jump big-time into the $6.4 billion pan pizza category. Pan pizzas — thicker than conventional pizzas and cooked in special pans — will be sold at Domino's nearly 5,000 U.S. stores beginning Monday. More
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    US consumer confidence jumps to 7-month high
    The Associated Press via The Denver Post
    U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month to the highest level since February, bolstered by a brighter hiring outlook. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 70.3. That's up from 61.3 in August, which was revised higher. And it's the highest reading since February, when the economy added 259,000 jobs. More
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    ConAgra to expand plant, add jobs
    The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek
    ConAgra Foods Inc. said Monday it is expanding its plant in Russellville, Ark., and will add more than 80 jobs as it invests $100 million to expand the plant to make Bertolli and P.F. Chang's frozen meals. More
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    Supermarkets aim to win back health food shoppers
    MarketWatch
    Traditional supermarkets are investing more in the healthy food fad, trying to win back customers from the increasingly popular Whole Foods Markets Inc. and farmers markets. Kroger Co., one of the nation's largest grocery networks, is the latest to roll out a new natural and organic foods brand it hopes will boost profitability and help it compete. More
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    ConAgra's 10-year hog crate phase-out gives time to adapt
    Omaha World-Herald
    Omaha-based ConAgra Foods Inc.'s 10-year timeline for weaning its supply chain of pork from hogs raised in gestation cages is needed, agricultural experts say, so consumers, pork producers and food manufacturers can absorb the costs of the change. More
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    Kellogg, Wilmar announce joint venture in China
    Food Ingredients First
    Wilmar International Ltd. will contribute infrastructure, supply chain scale, local market expertise and a sales and distribution network in China as Kellogg introduces a portfolio of snacks, cereal and savory foods as it tries to expand in the country. More
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    UK: The 20 most significant food inventions of all time
    Food Navigator
    The Royal Society, the U.K.'s national academy of science, has issued a list of what it considers to be the 20 most significant inventions in the history of food and drink. More
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    UK food industry upbeat as sales expected to rise
    Food Navigator
    For the first time since 2010, the U.K. food and drink industry is optimistic about sales prospects in the third quarter, according to a survey conducted by the Food and Drink Federation. More
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    Bad weather causing soar in food prices
    BBC Radio
    Floods in the U.K. and droughts in the U.S. and Russia have seen food prices soar, with a further surge in food prices likely. More
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    Researchers: Nutrient in meat may positively affect mental health, hypertension
    Meatingplace
    New research suggests that by consuming higher-than-normal amounts of choline — a nutrient found in meat and eggs — during pregnancy, women may help lower their infants' vulnerability to stress-related illnesses such as mental health disturbances and chronic conditions like hypertension later in life. More
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    Industrial engineering optimizes food safety practices
    Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
    While the goal for most food service design is to enhance operational efficiency and guest experience, industry engineering processes can also enhance food safety when done correctly. More
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