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New platform seeks to cut food waste as global waste reaches 30 percent
Reuters
Enough food to feed 2 billion people is wasted every year, leading U.N. agencies to create a new interactive platform to try to reduce the losses, which could easily feed the world's 800 million hungry.

Related: Iglo launches campaign against food waste (Retail Detail)

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Natural foods: Lifestyle, not trend, for many shoppers
Food Safety Magazine
What do misshapen produce, plant-based dyes and the Paleo Diet have in common? All are aspects of a sweeping North American trend favoring natural foods.
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Michelle Obama's lunch program causing schools to lose $1,300 per day
Western Journalism
During a recent Pasco County (Florida) School Board meeting, members lamented the toll strict nutrition mandates are taking on the district’s ability to raise money for school programs and extracurricular activities.

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  • Reinventing the school lunch (Traverse Ticker)
  • Rolling back school nutrition standards would threaten progress against obesity (Health Canal)

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    Civil war looms for GOP
    The Hill
    Conservatives salivating over the prospects of a huge victory on Nov. 4 are pressuring House and Senate GOP leaders to go big after Election Day.
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    Obama's approval dips ahead of midterms
    The Hill
    President Barack Obama's approval rating has dipped below 40 percent with less than a week to go before the midterm elections, with a majority of Americans — 51 percent — disapproving of the way he's handled his job.
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    Candidates show their softer sides
    The Hill
    After the longest and one of the more negative midterm campaigns on record, strategists are trying to leave voters with a slightly less terrible taste in their mouths.

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  • Senate hopefuls take aim at Landrieu (The Hill)

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    GRAS consent decree between FDA and CFS is out — now what?
    Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
    In light of a consent decree issued last week, FDA will likely either tweak its proposed Generally Recognized as Safe food ingredients program rule or re-propose it, but how the agency will do that remains unclear, according to legal experts.
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    GM regulations hold back innovation, say UK researchers
    Food Navigator
    Current European restrictions on genetically modified crops could hold back crop innovation needed to ensure food security, claims a U.K. government-funded research body.
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    FDA plans public meeting to consider expanding scope of the Redbook
    Federal Register
    The Food and Drug Administration is announcing a public meeting to solicit comments on certain topics related to our guidance titled "Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients," known less formally as the Redbook.
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    5 questions about FDA's Food Safety Challenge
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    This post is the first in a series of five-question interviews with stakeholders in government innovation, food/food safety and other areas that relate to the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge.
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    New guidance for ISO 22000
    FoodBev
    For food or beverage manufacturers, safety is a vital concern of the business, but ensuring that individual food safety management systems fulfil on global best practices is a tough challenge. The International Organization for Standardization has now published a new standard to help food and beverage manufacturers with just this task.
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    Compliance guide released for RTC poultry chilling requirements
    The Meat Site
    The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a new compliance guide for poultry meat processors outlining new chilling requirements for ready to cook products.
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    Top 5 trends in food and beverage for 2015
    FoodBev
    The top trends likely to impact the food industry in 2015 and beyond have been identified by Innova Market Insights from its analysis of key global developments in food and drink launch activity worldwide.
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    'Health-committed' consumers a major opportunity for brands, retailers
    Media Post
    People who are committed to healthful eating and lifestyles are well-informed about ingredients and food labels and hard to sway with label claims. Yet they don't fully appreciate the health benefits of frozen fruit and vegetables.
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    Why are America's biggest businesses struggling?
    CNNMoney via WSEE-TV
    America loves a good comeback story. Especially when the stock market is the protagonist. But as the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 improve, the Dow Jones Industrial Average remains negative. What happened to these blue chip companies?
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    Americans' new way of losing weight has left Weight Watchers behind
    The Washington Post
    This should be the perfect time for a company like Weight Watchers to thrive: A third of the U.S. population is considered dangerously overweight, and global obesity has nearly doubled since 1980. Yet Weight Watchers' third-quarter revenue marks an unprecedented seven-quarter losing streak. What happened? Blame it on apps.
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    Kraft Foods profit falls as price hikes hit sales
    Reuters
    Kraft Foods Group Inc. said quarterly profit fell nearly 11 percent as price hikes designed to offset higher commodity costs hit demand for popular products such as Velveeta cheese and Jell-O desserts.
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    Amy's Kitchen expanding with Idaho plant
    Times Herald-Record
    Amy's Kitchen announced Wednesday that it will begin manufacturing operations next month in a 500,000-square foot former Heinz plant in Pocatello, Idaho. The expansion will complement "our long-term growth efforts we've already initiated in Goshen, New York, as well as expansions in Medford, Oregon, and Santa Rosa, California," CEO Andy Berliner said.
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    Partner Logistics becomes fully integrated
    SHD Logistics
    In response to changing markets and customer requirements, cold storage provider Partner Logistics has developed its business model into a fully integrated logistics provider, proactively servicing the end-to-end frozen food supply chain.
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    GEA installs 2 poultry processing lines for Cargill in China
    FoodBev
    GEA Food Solutions has delivered, installed and commissioned two 1000mm wide processing lines for the new Cargill integrated poultry operation in Lai'an, in the Anhui province of China.
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