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Governments tackle food price swings, disagree on stocks
Reuters
Farm ministers called for greater transparency and restrictive measures to contain volatility in food commodity markets at a United Nations meeting Tuesday, but they failed to agree on the bold idea of strategic grain stocks and side-stepped food use in biofuels.

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    Implementation of FSMA and what it means to manufacturers
    Food Product Design
    Many insiders predict some of the most important proposed FSMA regulations will issue soon after the November presidential election. Among these regulations are the requirement for preventive controls to minimize food safety problems and verification that foreign suppliers have produced food in accordance with the new food safety law. More
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    Global Food Security Index adds food price adjustment factor
    PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee
    DuPont announced today an enhancement to the Global Food Security Index that captures the impact of changes in global food prices at the national level where price fluctuations are felt most directly. More
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    With stakes high, Obama hits back at Romney
    The Washington Post
    A far more aggressive President Barack Obama showed up for his second debate with Mitt Romney Tuesday, and at moments their town hall-style engagement felt more like a shouting match than a presidential debate. The two men challenged each other on the facts, talked over each other and stalked each other across the stage.

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    Both parties blame the messenger, allege bias in polling data
    The Hill
    Cries of bias are getting louder as first one political party and then the other reacts with dismay to polling data moving against it in the excruciatingly tense final weeks of the presidential election. More
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    Tight race? Avoid tea party label on stump
    POLITICO
    In close Senate and House races across the country, lawmakers who ran toward the tea party movement in 2010 now won't ascribe the "tea party" label to themselves, and some avoid talking about it altogether. More
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    GMOs causing food fight in California
    U.S. News & World Report
    Forget presidential politics. In California, the hot election battle is being waged over what sits on your dinner plate. In November, Californians will vote on Proposition 37, a controversial measure that would make the state the first in the country to require food producers to label genetically engineered foods. The proposal has caused a food fight that's costing both sides millions of dollars.

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    USDA supports local farm foods for school lunches
    Examiner
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released additional guidance for school meal programs, clarifying the options for local and regional buying of foods. The Geographic Preference Option allows school food authorities to apply preference to local or regionally sourced unprocessed products. More
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    FDA: Power to prosecute?
    Food Safety News
    More than a year after the deadly Listeria outbreak that stemmed from Jensen Farms' cantaloupes was first detected, criminal charges have yet to be filed against the company, but the Food and Drug Administration's website says its outbreak investigation is still open. More
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    CSA scrutiny intensifies
    Truckinginfo
    Scrutiny of the CSA truck safety program went up a notch this week with a congressional request for an audit and the launch of a review by a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory group. More
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    Opinion: The full school food equation
    FoodCorps via The Huffington Post
    The first time you hand a child an apple instead of a cookie, he is bound to be disappointed. Similarly, the first time you give a child a math textbook, he may come home frustrated with fractions. But we don't give up on our kids with math, and we shouldn't give up on them with healthy food. We simply can't afford to. More
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    Flamin' Hot Cheetos under fire from schools
    CBS News
    Could Flamin' Hot Cheetos be hazardous to your health? Some school districts are banning the snack, claiming it provides no nutritional value — and may even be addictive. More
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    Pepsi sees profit slip as US soda sales sag
    The Wall Street Journal
    PepsiCo's third-quarter earnings fell 4.9 percent as the decline in America's beverage sales continued to drag on the food and beverage maker.

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    Resource efficiency becoming more important in food sector
    Food Production Daily
    Resource efficiency will be even more crucial for the food industry in the coming year as it fights to prevent production costs from being passed on to consumers. More
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    How Rose Totino built a pizza brand
    Investor's Business Daily
    Rose Totino's recipe for crust — and her faith in the virtue of hard work — made Totino's the top-selling frozen pizza brand in the country and established a model for the frozen food industry. More
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    DuPont to raise price of hydrocolloids
    Food Ingredients First
    DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced a global price increase of its GRINDSTED hydrocolloid range, with prices generally rising 10 percent to 15 percent — but with the possibility of "much higher" increases, depending on the degree of standardization. More
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    SymphonyIRI: Is there a ceiling to private-label growth?
    Food Navigator
    Ongoing economic turbulence in Europe could have a lasting effect on consumer attitudes to brands and private-label products, according to new research into the private-label sector from SymphonyIRI. More
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    XL Foods recall expands again
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    The recall notices stemming from an E. coli contamination at XL Foods in Alberta, Canada, continue to expand, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said. A fresh round of recalls now targets beef kidney, tongue, heart, oxtail, liver, round roasts and stew being sold at Freson Brothers, IGA and Marketplace IGA locations.

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    Study: Labels, decision-making go hand-in-hand
    PRWeb via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
    Lightning Labels, a printing leader in custom stickers and labels, has found that labels affect almost all of the decisions American consumers make, from what food to eat, which products to buy and what clothing to wear. "Labels affect society in many different ways, and product marketers are taking advantage of people's reactions to promote products by using custom labels," says Business Development Manager AnneMarie Campbell. More
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    New research reveals growth in food safety products market
    FoodBev.com
    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global market for food safety products was estimated to be worth $10,152 million in 2010 and is expected to reach $19,425.9 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 8.6 percent from 2013 to 2018. More
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    Re-Nuble aims to tackle food waste
    The Huffington Post
    A Washington, D.C.-based startup called Re-Nuble is accepting the discarded organic waste produced by food processing plants, schools, supermarkets, wholesale food distributors and other large food waste generators. Re-Nuble digesters then naturally break down the organic waste to produce two valuable byproducts: methane gas that can be turned into electricity and organic fertilizer that can be used in organic farming, gardening and landscaping. More
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    Company launched to help food industry comply with FSMA
    Food Ingredients First
    FDA Solutions Group LLC, a Miami-based regulatory compliance company, has opened its doors just in time to assist the thousands of food industry companies affected by the pending re-registration requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act. More
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