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Celebrity chefs cook up lobbying agenda
Politico
A growing army of chefs across the country are looking to channel their celebrity to influence food and agriculture policy in Washington, from school nutrition to the farm bill to animal welfare and even fisheries management.
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Clean label: Consumers are expecting it
Food Navigator
"Clean label" has been the top theme in the food and beverage industry in the past years — and it is still growing in importance. But what exactly does "clean label" mean? This new technical paper seeks to shed light on the trend.
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Fast food workers plan another strike this week for higher wages
Bloomberg
Workers at fast food restaurants in 160 cities will strike this Thursday in their latest attempt to pressure companies including McDonald's Corp., Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Wendy's Co. to pay employees at least $15 an hour and let them unionize, organizers said.
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Will lame duck limp to Christmas?
The Hill
The 113th Congress is scheduled to conclude by Dec. 11, but the fight over government spending could keep lawmakers here closer to Christmas.

Related: Congress on the brink (Politico)

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13 Republicans most likely to win the White House
The Hill
Republicans say their long list of 2016 hopefuls is among the deepest, most diverse group in recent history without a clear frontrunner.

Related: Open GOP field draws long-shot bids (The Wall Street Journal)

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Poll: GOP boosts its brand
Politico
In a CNN/ORC poll released Monday, Americans who viewed the GOP favorably rose 11 percent from October 2013, with 41 percent now saying they view the party favorably. Fifty-two percent hold a negative view of Republicans.
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In GMO labeling fight, all eyes on Vermont
Al Jazeera America
Food activists and the industry are looking to a court case between Vermont and a major food distribution association as a bellwether for the future of genetically modified foods.
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FDA warnings: Excessive drug residue tops list of latest food problems
Food Safety News
Illegal levels of drug residues in food animals topped the list of problems with food producers in the latest round of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for alleged violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
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US meat-labeling move angers Canada
The Wall Street Journal (subscriber story)
The Obama administration appealed a World Trade Organization ruling that would have limited meat-origin labeling, angering Canadian officials who threatened retaliation for what they called violations of international trade rules.
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Unwanted guests — rodents — joining fresh-food program in some schools
The Examiner
The San Francisco Unified School District's new fresh-food program has been giving schools a stomach ache, as a lack of refrigerators has put the brakes on plans to expand the program. The increased fresh waste has attracted unwanted guests — rats — for meal times.
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Food safety focus for World Health Day 2015
Food Navigator
Food safety will be the focus of World Health Day 2015, according to the World Health Organization, which said its focus on safety is meant to catalyze governments and public health authorities.
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Illinois farmers say revised food safety rules still fall short
Public News Service
Some agricultural groups in Illinois say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to go back to the drawing board as it works to revise the Food Safety Modernization Act proposed last year.
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DeLauro urges OMB to finalize food safety rules
KTIC
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., is urging the Office of Management and Budget to finalize two pending food safety rules.
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Letter: Stop Chinese chicken in school lunches
National Hog Farmer
Consumer and food safety groups are asking Congress not to allow processed poultry from China in school meals by denying U.S. Department of Agriculture funds to purchase the product.
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Goodbye to coffee and caviar, thanks to climate change
Bloomberg
Climate change talks kick off Monday in Lima. We're used to seeing images of ice caps melting but one other very real consequence could be a change to the food we eat. Unless ambitious targets can be reached there are four foods most likely to go missing from store shelves.
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Wal-Mart dismisses 30 China executives in restructuring
Bloomberg
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, dismissed about 30 senior executives in China amid a restructuring in Asia that includes store closures in Japan and management changes in India.
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Food smuggling: Why commodities traders should care
The Wall Street Journal
A potato is a seemingly innocuous item on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's list of food-and-agriculture products prohibited from entering the country. But the humble spud could carry a host of pests that could harm the U.S. food supply.
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Boston Market plans international expansion next year
Bloomberg
Boston Market Corp., known for a quintessential American menu, is planning its first international expansion next year.
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Watchdog: Most UK poultry has traces of food bug
Reuters
Almost three-quarters of fresh chickens sold by British retailers were found to have traces of a potentially fatal food-poisoning bug, a food watchdog warned, saying major grocers are not doing enough to tackle the problem.
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Iglo Group increases sales despite 'challenging' market
FIS
Europe's leading frozen foods business, Iglo Group, reported net sales 2.7 percent increase year-on-year in the third quarter 2014 and an EBITDA growth by 9.7 percent year-on-year, despite the "tough" market conditions that continue to impact the sector.
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Nanotechnology in the food industry
Food Science & Technology
Craig Duckham, FIFST, reviews the impact of nanotechnology on the food industry and identifies current and future application areas.
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Sensient's ultra-purified natural colors target flavor off-notes
Food Navigator
Sensient Colors has developed new purification technologies that it says eliminate undesirable flavors and odors in a range of natural colors.
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