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Menu labeling rules: A quick guide, plus industry reaction
Food Navigator-USA
The FDA released its much-anticipated final rules on calorie information on menus and vending machines this week as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Related: Supermarkets, movie theaters must follow menu labeling rule (Food Chemical News)

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Overcoming obesity: Can Big Food help?
Insead Knowledge
It is possible to improve public health and keep big food profitable, claims Pierre Chandon, director of the Insead-Sorbonne Behavioral Lab.

Related: Why the battle against obesity is coming apart at the seams (Financial Times)

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Whole Foods cuts Thanksgiving feast prices
Bloomberg
Thanksgiving is providing Whole Foods Market Inc. with another chance to shed its "Whole Paycheck" reputation.
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Clinton leads Democrats — but would face stiff competition from GOP
The Washington Post
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to lead the 2016 Democratic presidential field, but another Clinton administration is far from a sure thing: A new poll out Wednesday shows that even as the clear Democratic favorite, she would face stiff competition from several would-be GOP candidates.

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  • Poll: Romney leads 2016 field among GOP (The Hill)
  • Mike Huckabee defies assumptions about GOP 2016 field (The Wall Street Journal)

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    Will Republicans go nuclear?
    Politico
    As Mitch McConnell mulls what to do with top nominees to the Defense and Justice departments, Senate Republicans have a decision to make: Go nuclear or not.
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    Schumer's post-mortem: Democrats must 'embrace government'
    The Hill
    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday said the Democratic Party must make a better effort to win over the middle class if it is to rebound from the disastrous midterm elections.
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    Veto threat derails Reid tax deal
    The Hill
    The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto an emerging deal that would restore several lapsed tax breaks, bringing into the open tensions between President Barack Obama and the top Senate Democrat.
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    WTO postpones trade deal by a day after last-minute objection
    Reuters
    The World Trade Organization postponed adoption of the first global trade reform in its 19-year history on Wednesday, delaying by a day after a last-minute objection from Argentina, diplomats said.
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    Food labeling checklist
    Walker Morris
    This checklist sets out the key considerations for food producers and food service companies to ensure compliance with the new food labeling regime, effective from Dec. 13.
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    Big Food confronts high-tech challengers
    Al Jazeera America
    Current court cases show innovative food startups trying to curb soaring meat production can expect legal and political obstacles.
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    MEPs reject nanoparticles in novel foods
    Food Navigator
    Members of the European Parliament's health and environment committee last night rejected a Commission proposal that would have updated novel foods rules to allow the use of nanoparticles.
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    Consumer spending rebounds, income rises modestly
    Reuters
    U.S. consumer spending rebounded in October, suggesting some resilience in the economy at the start of the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said Wednesday consumer spending increased 0.2 percent last month after being flat in September.
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    JBS Foods' IPO suspended for up to 30 days
    Meatingplace
    The initial public offering for JBS SA subsidiary JBS Foods has been suspended for up to 30 days by the Brazilian Securities Commission, reported Valor Economico, because JBS President Wesley Batista spoke to the press about the company's stock offering, which is prohibited under regulation.
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    Non-browning apple offers opportunity for food industry
    Fresh Plaza
    Growers in the apple industry are enthusiastic about the new genetically modified fruit. Recently, a new apple, which will not brown when sliced, was tested with consumers and is receiving outstanding support.
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    Shorting chickens becomes hot trade after prices surge
    Bloomberg
    Short sellers have found a new asset to bet against: chickens. With no futures market to speculate on chicken-price movements, they're turning to the equity market, borrowing record amounts of shares of two U.S. poultry producers that they in turn sell in anticipation of declines.
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    Canada: Acres of carrots remain in ground after snowfall
    Fresh Plaza
    The Holland Marsh Growers Association estimates there are approximately 200 acres of carrots still in the ground locally and farmers are waiting for the snow to melt before they pull them out.
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    Milan universities team up to launch unique food design degree
    FoodBev
    The Milan-based Scuola Politecnica di Design and International University of Languages and Media are to combine forces to launch the Master in Food Design in March 2015, which they claim will be "unique on a world scale."
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