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Food industry takes aim at new nutrition app
just-food
A mobile app that claims to be the "most comprehensive food-rating database available" to U.S. consumers has raised the hackles of the country's food manufacturers.

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    ADM invests $3 billion to make healthy food taste better
    Bloomberg
    Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. spent the past century processing crops and basic commodities. Now it's moving to make food taste better.
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    New study reinforces nutritional benefits of frozen fruits and veggies
    PR Newswire via Digital Journal
    Nearly 90 percent of Americans fail to consume the recommended amounts of vegetables and nearly 80 percent fail to meet dietary recommendations for fruit. While Americans struggle to add more fruits and vegetables to their diets, a recently concluded study reveals one simple solution: frozen.
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    The most wide-open Senate election in a decade
    Politico
    It's the largest and most wide-open Senate battlefield in more than a decade: 10 races, all neck-and-neck affairs headed into the final days of the campaign.

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  • Overnight campaign: Limbo for Senate control? (The Hill)

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    Boehner seeks to run up score
    The Hill
    Speaker John Boehner is crisscrossing the country in a bid to run up his House majority and ease his job leading a fractious GOP conference.

    Related: More tea party conservatives expected to win House seats, challenge Boehner (The Washington Post)

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    Election could tip historic number of legislatures into Republican hands
    The Washington Post
    Republicans have the opportunity to take control of a record number of state legislative chambers across the country this year, as Democrats play defense in unfavorable terrain.
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    NCBA calls for withdrawal of Waters of the U.S. proposal
    Farm Futures
    The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Public Lands Council filed comments on the Waters of the U.S. proposal, calling for its immediate withdrawal.
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    Frozen food, grain sectors keep close eye on DHS anti-terrorism proposal
    Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
    Frozen food companies are urging the Department of Homeland Security to first coordinate with federal food regulators, especially with FDA, on its new food defense measures before updating its anti-terrorism standards to make sure food companies do not have to complete multiple vulnerability assessments.
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    Sugar deal sweet for corn?
    Agriculture
    A late Monday announcement by the Commerce Department that it's suspending a sugar dumping investigation against Mexico drew a sour response from U.S. industrial sugar users Tuesday and relief from a U.S. senator from the Corn Belt.

    Related: Mexico chamber expects 2014-2015 sugar exports to US to drop 20 percent (Reuters)

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    USDA reports show fewer students buying school lunch
    WPXI
    It was just a week ago when an Oklahoma teen's picture of her school lunch went viral on social media. It turns out that student is not alone in grumbling about school lunches, an investigation by the Washington Bureau discovered.
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    Panama regulators could slow US approval of GM salmon
    IPS News Agency
    Officials in Panama have fined the local facility of a U.S. biotechnology company for a series of permitting and regulatory failures around a pioneering attempt to create genetically modified salmon.
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    Tim Hortons-Burger King merger clears major hurdle
    Inside Halton
    Canada's competition bureau announced Tuesday that it has issued a "no action" letter with respect to Burger King's acquisition of Tim Hortons, clearing a key hurdle in the fast food merger deal.
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    Buffett-3G buyout of Coca-Cola could deliver value, Nomura says
    Bloomberg
    A move by billionaire Warren Buffett and Jorge Paulo Lemann's 3G Capital to take Coca-Cola Co. private would boost profit and revenue at the world's biggest soft-drink maker, Nomura analysts said.
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    It's a myth that millennials are abandoning fast food
    Consumerist
    Millennials have been the subject of hand-wringing in the fast food industry as industry experts fret that the young people just aren't interested in traditional fast food, instead preferring slightly classier quick-serve fare like Chipotle or Five Guys. Is this true? Maybe not.
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    Why Whole Foods is doing its first national ad campaign
    Digiday
    Organic produce and budget shopping don't go hand-in-hand, at least as far as Whole Foods' reputation is concerned. So the 35-year-old company rolled out its first-ever national ad campaign — a series of television and print ads — in an attempt to combat sagging sales and stiffening competition.
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    2014 G8 industry guide released for $73 billion frozen food industry
    Business Wire via Digital Journal
    The G8 Frozen food industry guide from Research and Markets provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018).
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    Allen Harim buys Delaware plant
    Meatingplace
    Allen Harim has purchased the facility in Millsboro, Delaware, that has been the center of a storm of local criticism over its proposal to convert the plant, formerly dedicated to making pickles, into a poultry processing operation.
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    Food processor closing Oklahoma plant
    Tulsa World
    A Simmons Foods poultry processing plant in Jay, Oklahoma, is shutting down in December and transferring over 200 employees to different company locations.
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    Specialty Food Association launches redesigned website
    PR Newswire via Virtual Press Office
    The Specialty Food Association has unveiled a redesigned website, specialtyfood.com, with new features that will help food producers and buyers conduct business more easily and reach a broader audience for their distinctive products.
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