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Can the world produce enough food for 2 billion more people?
Thomson Reuters Foundation
With the world population rising, demographers are grappling with one of the most pressing issues of the century: Will there be enough food for an extra 2-4 billion people?
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The complex calculus of food label claims
Fortune
Perdue Farms' decision to stop saying its Harvestland chickens are "humanely raised" might signal that such claims often aren't worth it. Could other companies perform more cost-benefit analyses on their own label claims and reach the same conclusion?
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Iglo's 'Forever Food Together' shows how frozen helps tackle food waste
Undercurrent News
To tackle the problem of food waste, Iglo Group on Tuesday launched Forever Food Together, a Europe-wide initiative aimed at addressing what it calls a crisis. Part of the solution is helping consumers understand how frozen food can help reduce waste and improve sustainability.
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Republicans hold advantage as midterms near
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
Republicans remain in a favorable position heading into the midterm election, but the outlook is unsettled amid unusually low voter interest, high dissatisfaction with leaders in Washington and a reordering of issues on voters' minds, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.

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    House Democrats in retreat
    Politico
    Three weeks out from an election that could give Republicans a historic majority, House Democrats are resorting to the painful strategy of retreat.

    Related: Senate Democrats surrender fight against GOP leader McConnell (The Hill)

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    Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor get rough in last debate
    Politico
    Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor took aggressive, sometimes-personal swipes at one another Tuesday during the final debate of the Arkansas Senate race, lobbing words such as "Obama" and "Harvard" as insults as each made his pitch.

    Related: Middle class takes center stage in Arkansas debate (The Hill)

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    Chipotle backs Colorado, Oregon labeling proposals
    The Associated Press via Press-Telegram
    Burrito giant Chipotle on Tuesday endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests.
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    Mexico threatens US in sugar spat
    Politico Pro (subscriber story)
    Mexico could challenge U.S. sugar policy at the World Trade Organization if the two countries can't settle a politically charged trade dispute that threatens Mexican sugar exporters with costly penalties, a senior Mexican official warned Tuesday.
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    Food consumption and nutrient intake: Tools for assessing US diets
    USDA Economic Research Service
    Every five years since 1980, USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publish the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" — the U.S. government's official recommendations for healthful eating.
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    White House to seek budget relief deal in Congress
    Reuters
    The Obama administration will press Congress next year to ease planned austerity measures that threaten to drag on the economy, a White House official said Tuesday.
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    Pork group counters antibiotics report with online campaign
    Reuters
    A leading U.S. pork association will use an online marketing campaign to counter a critical television documentary on antibiotics use in livestock, pointing consumers to industry-funded websites that defend the practice, according to an association email.

    Related: Spread of aggressive hog virus declines (Food Engineering)

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    US scores win in poultry-trade case with India
    The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
    The World Trade Organization sided with Washington in a 2012 case, brought after India banned U.S. agricultural products, including poultry, eggs and live pigs, in 2007, blaming the restrictions on concerns about the spread of avian influenza.
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    5 big topics for food businesses over the next 12 months
    Mills & Reeve via Linex (free registration required)
    Seismic changes are taking place in the food and drink sector. In a fast-moving industry there is not much opportunity to reflect, but with the calendar year drawing to a close now is the time to consider the main issues of 2014 and to look forward to the year ahead.
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    McDonald's taps former MythBuster for help
    CNET
    Beef patties pumped full of hormones, fillers and preservatives? Grant Imahara visits a Cargill plant to discover the what exactly goes into a McDonald's burger.

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    Meat label surprises customers and USDA
    The Washington Post
    In recent weeks, Giant stores nationwide changed their meat labeling procedures, making it difficult for customers to know the quality of meat. Even USDA inspectors are baffled.

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    Sysco plying FTC to save US Foods deal
    New York Post
    Executives at Sysco, the No. 1 food supplier to restaurants and schools, are talking with government regulators in an attempt to save their $3.5 billion purchase of US Foods.

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    Domino's Smart Slice celebrates National School Lunch Week
    Michigan Chronicle
    National School Lunch Week (Oct. 13-17) is here, and Domino's Pizza is partnering with school districts across the United States to celebrate. The pizza giant is offering new educational bookmarks to students as part of the ever-growing Domino's Smart Slice school lunch pizza program.
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    Could a food scanner change view of health?
    Fast Company
    Tellspec is working on a handheld scanner that tells you what's in your food — and adds diet to the developing map of health data. The device could change public health in America.
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    Ingredion to buy Penford for $340 million to add starches
    Bloomberg
    Ingredion Inc., a maker of high-fructose corn syrup, agreed to buy Penford Corp. for about $340 million in cash to add potato starches to its range of specialty food ingredients.
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    Tesco to change the way it works with its packaging suppliers
    Food Production Daily
    Tesco's Food Academy, its robust style of negotiating, BPA and ink migration, were some of the topics addressed at the Food Packaging Forum in Zurich last week.
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    Retail sales, producer prices give cautionary signs on economy
    Reuters
    U.S. retail sales declined in September and prices paid by businesses also fell, worrisome signs that consumer demand may be faltering while inflation is failing to gain traction.

    Related: US producer prices drop for first time in a year (Bloomberg)

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    Misbranding leads to recall of 1,000 pounds of soup
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
    After discovering their product labels fail to list known allergens, Fresh Food Manufacturing of Freedom, Pennsylvania, has issued a recall for 1,008 pounds of Italian wedding soup.

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    Diamond Foods appoints new general counsel
    Globe Newswire via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
    Diamond Foods Inc. on Wednesday announced the appointment of Isobel Jones to the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Jones comes to Diamond Foods from Annie's Inc.
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    Ben & Jerry's manages to protect mission within Unilever
    The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
    Mission-driven companies with unusual governance priorities pose distinctive risks. In this three part series, Risk & Compliance Journal examines the risks, and strategies for managing them.
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    Taste prediction model forms bedrock of Cargill's stevia technology
    Food Navigator-USA
    Cargill, long a leader in stevia technology, says its taste prediction model forms the foundation of its new stevia technology, called viaTech.
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    Mexico: A natural sweetener was developed from fruit
    Fresh Plaza
    A group of students from the Technological Institute of Monterrey, Campus Puebla, have developed a process for producing erythritol from sapodilla, a species that has less commercial demand than other fruits and vegetables.
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