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The end of GMOs could come from lawsuits
Food companies are more directly accountable to consumers because their products are there on the grocery store shelves — a part of our daily lives. And when they lose money in lawsuits, they feel the pain a lot more than the actual inventors of GMOs ever will.
Pig sales fly blind as data cut by shutdown hampers firms
From farms to factories, businesses are getting an unwelcome lesson on how central USDA's digital feed — especially for commodity pricing — has become in the information age. They are all learning to do without as the shutdown shows no sign of ending.
Harris Teeter shareholders approve sale to Kroger
Charlotte Business Journal
Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. shareholders have approved the proposed acquisition of the grocery chain by The Kroger Co., with 82.5 percent of the common shares voting in favor of the deal.
Shutdown could diminish GOP hopes of winning Senate
The Washington Post
The political fallout from the partial government shutdown does not appear likely to affect the House Republicans who instigated it, given that so many of them come from deeply conservative districts where their constituents cheered the confrontation with President Barack Obama. But others in the GOP are worried.
Poll: Anger at government soars
As the government shutdown continues in Washington, Americans are angrier with how things are going than they have been in years; according to a CBS poll released Thursday, 87 percent are unhappy — and 43 percent of those classified themselves as angry.
Top 10 primaries of 2014
The Washington Post
As the 2014 landscape takes shape, there are already some very intriguing primary matchups in motion. Some races stand out because of deep rivalries or candidates looking for redemption. Others matter because the winner could increase or decrease a party's odds of winning in the general election.
5 things to know about the government shutdown Friday
A deadly shooting near the U.S. Capitol on Thursday jolted lawmakers in Congress and temporarily diverted their attention away from the federal government shutdown. Here are some things you need to know as the shutdown enters Day 4.
DeLauro: Asia trade deal would threaten food safety
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., is warning that a trade deal with countries in the Asia-Pacific would weaken American food safety. DeLauro is concerned that poor food safety regulations in some countries taking part in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks could put Americans at risk and said a process being supported by the U.S. Trade Representative would "further jeopardize food safety."
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Ajinomoto official details difficulties with FSMA compliance
Food Chemical News (subscription required)
If one of the world's most recognizable flavoring companies is having difficulty explaining FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act requirements to its international locations and network of suppliers, odds are it's not alone.
Opinion: Save food stamps program by reforming it
Al Jazeera America
While debate rages about cuts to the food stamp program, one thing is missing from the conversation: context. There is not enough talk about where SNAP dollars actually go, and whether the program is working.
USDA issues final rule on organic standards
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service has announced a final rule, effective Nov. 3, regarding the list of substances that may be used in organic crop, livestock and food production.
Del Monte enters Florida, Virginia tomato deals
Expanding its presence in the tomato market, Del Monte Fresh Produce plans to grow tomatoes on land it recently bought in Florida and Virginia.
Survey: Consumers buying more specialty foods
Chain Store Age
Consumers are choosing specialty foods over conventional foods at record levels, according to research from the Specialty Food Association. Nearly 75 percent of U.S. consumers report making specialty food purchases this year.
Potbelly IPO shares more than double on open
Investors' appetite for IPOs continued to rage Friday, as shares of restaurant chain Potbelly were the latest to more than double on their first day of trading.
How 'toxic' is sugar?
Emerging research suggests that sugar may be linked to deadly diseases, but Health Canada's current food labeling regulations make it tough for Canadians to get an easy picture of how much of the sweet substance they are consuming — and it doesn't look like that's going to change any time soon.
Trick or treat: Frito-Lay 'on point' with Halloween Cheetos
Bakery & Snacks
Frito-Lay has made a smart move with its limited-edition glow in the dark Cheetos pack for the Halloween season, an innovation expert says.
Half tortilla, half potato chip 'batting 1,000 at retail'
In a world that has seen such unlikely yet brilliant combinations as taco shells made of Doritos and tornadoes made up of man-eating sharks, why not a chip that's half tortilla, half potato?
Bright future for refrigeration? The view from the EU
There have been some interesting developments at the farther reaches of research lately that could have an interesting bearing on the future of the refrigeration sector.
Thermal processing with food safety in mind
Food Safety Magazine
Because thermal processing has historically been so effective and, in many cases, regarded as the ultimate "safe harbor" for food safety, it can easily also be one of those technologies where a critical understanding and appropriate application of the product-specific thermal processes can be unintentionally overlooked.
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