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Students speaking out about Obama school lunch initiative
Many political observers say the Obama policies are on the ballot for mid-term elections. One of those policies is generating a large number of unhappy future voters: It's the program for school lunches pushed by first lady Michelle Obama called the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which DC Everest senior Meghan Hellrood says is neither healthy or hunger-free.
Related: Florida students put lunch food to the test (WOFL-TV)
What's driving the factory-to-table food movement?
In late 2013, McDonald's briefly lost control of its reputation when a photo of a frozen McRib went viral and became a news story in itself. Since then, the chain has undertaken an initiative designed to foster consumer engagement through transparency.
Packaged food industry to reach $2.4 trillion in retail sales in 2014
International Supermarket News
Market research company Euromonitor International has released new global packaged food data showing a 3.6 percent growth in value sales over 2013, to reach $2.4 trillion in 2014.
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Math is forbidding for Democrats in struggle for Senate
The Washington Post
In all, there are 13 states where Senate seats might change from one party to the other. Republicans need to win nine of them to attain a 51-seat majority in the Senate for the first time since 2007. On Monday, Republicans seemed to be leading, by a lot or by a little, in eight of those races.
Related: GOP on verge of taking Senate (The Hill)
A midterm referendum on Barack Obama
President Barack Obama's policies aren't actually on the ballot, and neither is he. But 2014 has been all about him.
Senate battle could go overtime
With some races too close to call ahead of Election Day and others poised to go to a second round of voting, it could be days, weeks or even months before the Senate is awarded to one party or the other.
Soda makers headed for tax showdown in California
No American city has passed a ballot measure raising taxes on sugary drinks, and ahead of votes Tuesday in Berkeley and San Francisco, the U.S. soda industry has been working hard to keep it that way.
FDA to increase food safety staff in China for more collaboration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with the Chinese government and industry to improve the food safety system and verification of food safety standards. The efforts include the FDA's recent move to increase staff in China for more collaboration and support.
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Q-and-A: California attorneys 'suing farmers as fast as they can'
Fresh Fruit Portal
While the U.S. federal government has given produce significant support on the demand side, at a state level the country's food bowl is under immense pressure, not just from drought but farmworker regulations.
Improving food safety in Asia Pacific
Food Safety Magazine
Building the capacity to detect, control and prevent foodborne pathogens, like Salmonella, has been at the core of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation's initiatives to improve food safety in the region.
Details on sustainable beef criteria to come by Q1 2015: GRSB
After announcing on Monday its new global principles and criteria for sustainable beef production, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef plans to roll out detailed advice on how producers can meet each criteria point by the first quarter of 2015, executive director Ruaraidh Petre said.
Burger King's US growth tops estimates after adding menu items
Burger King Worldwide Inc., which is buying coffee chain Tim Hortons Inc. in a bid to become the world's third-largest fast food chain, reported U.S. sales growth that topped estimates, lifted by new menu items.
Transforming NPD: Systems-based innovation needs industry acceptance
Innovative systems-based models of NPD must be adopted by small and large players alike if the nutrition industry is to have success in developing functional foods that are backed by health claims, say researchers.
Related: Avoiding NPD failure through better communication (Food Navigator)
UK research shows MRSA transfers from livestock to humans
Food Safety News
New research from the U.K. supports the theory that antibiotic-resistant bacteria in livestock can be transmitted to humans.
DSM profit down on lower volumes, currency effects
Dutch food and chemicals group DSM NV earned lower profits in the third quarter, in line with expectations, as currency effects and lower volumes hit its key nutrition business, the company said Tuesday.
Building quality assurance throughout the food value chain
The Wall Street Journal
Food withdrawals, rejections and recalls cost the food industry billions of dollars annually, and some of the costs stem from failure of food safety and quality assurance programs to mitigate risks.
No incidence of food contamination from RPCs
Food Safety News
Providing a safe food supply chain is a top concern for the Reusable Packaging Association. In fact, there has never been a documented food safety issue associated with the use of reusable plastic containers in Canada or the U.S.
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