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Smart Snacks present challenges for schools, vendors
Kokomo Tribune
This year, all snacks sold in school cafeterias' a la carte lines, school vending machines and any other place during school hours must meet the federal healthy food guidelines. An Indiana school district's food services director says the "smart snack" phase of the federal regulations has been the most challenging to follow.
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Can the world keep up with soaring global food demand?
CBS MoneyWatch
A global, and potentially historic, campaign aims to increase the world's food supplies. Launched with little fanfare last week during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Global Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture was created to ensure food security around the world as the planet's climate changes.
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The illusion of 'natural'
The Atlantic
Misunderstandings of purity fuel fears of toxins and vaccines, but the lines between humans, technology and the environment are far blurrier than those who avoid the artificial realize.
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Poll: Democrats hold slight lead on generic ballot
The Hill
Democrats hold a narrow lead on a generic ballot test of likely voters in the congressional election, according to a CNN poll released Tuesday.

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    Ted Cruz finds support among social conservatives frustrated with GOP
    The Washington Post
    While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences.

    Related: Why it might be time to sell that Rand Paul stock (The Washington Post)

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    GOP casts Clinton as third term for Obama
    The Hill
    Republicans are working hard to define a Hillary Clinton presidency as a third term for President Barack Obama's White House.
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    FDA outlines challenges with performance standards, high-risk foods
    Politico Pro (subscriber story)
    The Food Safety Modernization Act's new requirements for setting performance standards and identifying high-risk foods have presented a lot of challenges for the FDA, officials said during a Food Advisory Committee meeting.
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    European activists protest US 'chlorinated chicken'
    NPR
    Mute Schimpf doesn't want to eat American chicken. That's because most U.S. poultry is chilled in antimicrobial baths that can include chlorine to keep Salmonella and other bacteria in check. In Europe, chlorine treatment was banned in the 1990s out of fear that it could cause cancer.

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  • NGO says TTIP is 'Trojan horse' for GMO imports (Food Navigator)

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    USDA earmarks $31.5 million for local, organic food programs
    Agri-Pulse
    USDA officials on Monday announced more than $83 million in funding for several programs designed to encourage healthy, local food options in farmers markets and in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

    Related: Famed slow-food chef: Farm-to-table 'doesn't really work' (The Atlantic)

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    Legislators concerned about basis for Brazil beef import decision
    Feedstuffs
    In two separate letters sent by Congress, a GAO audit has been requested in response to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's proposed rule to allow the importation of fresh and frozen beef from regions in Brazil and Argentina, as well as live cattle from Argentina.
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    US open to free trade with China despite its notoriety for cheating
    Forbes
    If the world were a school and China a student, it would be expelled for cheating. Nonetheless, business groups from all over the United States have lately been visiting China, looking to drum up business. And the Obama administration has said it would consider letting China join the negotiations of what would be the world's largest free trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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    Treasury takes aim at a 'Double Whopper'
    The Hill
    Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, says the Treasury Department's announcement that it will take action to slow down corporate tax inversions is good news, but it doesn't go far enough. "When big corporations dodge taxes and shortchange workers, taxpaying Americans are the ones to foot the bill."
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    Peanut butter becomes food industry star
    Bloomberg
    Get ready to see peanut butter in a lot more places. The humble spread is suddenly a favorite of restaurants and packaged-food companies — thanks largely to falling prices.

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    Farmers pay price for false food safety warning
    Bloomberg Businessweek
    A lawsuit by tomato growers against the FDA highlights the difficult balance food safety officials must strike between protecting public health and commercial interests.

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    Waste weighing down US food system
    WUIS
    Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic or paper. The huge amount of wasted food is weighing on our food system.

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    Food facility biennial registration renewal opens Wednesday
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Food facilities required to register with FDA must renew their food facility registrations this year during the period running Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. FDA encourages food facilities to renew their registrations early on in the three-month renewal period.
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    Supervalu, Albertsons discover new data breaches
    Bloomberg
    Supervalu Inc. and the operator of the Albertsons supermarket chain, which both suffered data breaches this year, said they discovered additional attacks in the computer networks that process card payments.
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    New market research: Frozen foods on a global scale
    PR Newswire via Sys-Con Media
    A new report summarizes market demand for frozen foods in 30 countries from 2012-2016, with company markets shares and brands updated continuously.
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    Sabra to double Virginia hummus plant capacity
    just-food
    Sabra Dipping Co., the venture between PepsiCo and Israel's Strauss Group, is set to double production capacity at its hummus making facility in Virginia to meet "growing consumer interest" in fresh dips and spreads.
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    NutriFusion appoints new VP of business
    PR Newswire via Digital Journal
    NutriFusion, a provider of diverse and complex natural nutrition and phytonutrient products for food manufacturers, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Myra Mackey to vice president of Business Development.
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    Linking pathogens to pH: A novel way to detect E.coli?
    Food Quality News
    A method to detect E.coli has been developed by linking pH to the pathogen.
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    3PL, cold storage company earns spot in 'Top 100'
    Grand Rapids Business Journal
    Columbian Logistics Network, a third-party logistics and cold storage provider based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has made it to the annual "Top 100" list assembled by Inbound Logistics.
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