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GMO labeling debate headed to congressional committee
International Business Times
GMO labeling — or rather the move against it — will have another day on Capitol Hill. A federal bill that would ban states from requiring labels that flag foods containing genetically modified organisms appears slated to be considered by a congressional panel next week.
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Free trade with US? Europe balks at chlorine chicken, hormone beef
The Washington Post
On a velvety green patch of the French countryside, organic farmer Jean Cabaret gave a little shudder. A looming trade deal with the United States, he fears, may make his worst culinary nightmare come true: an invasion of Europe by American "Frankenfoods."
How are families stretching their grocery dollars?
Buying in bulk. OneHarvest boxes. Discount grocery store shopping. Eating leftovers. Couponing. Supporting and feeding families on less is not unusual in this country. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 14.3 percent of U.S. households, or 17.5 million, were "food insecure" at some time during 2013.
House Republicans repudiate Obama's immigration actions
The Washington Post
House Republicans voted to rebuke President Barack Obama for his unilateral overhaul of the nation's immigration system Thursday, passing legislation to curb the White House's ability to protect millions of people from being deported.
Related: House sends Obama message with immigration vote (Politico)
Q-and-A: What is the 'Cromnibus'?
The Wall Street Journal
Congressional and legislative jargon can be baffling — even for insiders. Reconciliation, cloture, "filling the tree", vote-a-rama, sequestration, dynamic scoring, inversions: Members of Congress, their staffs and the journalists who cover them sometimes seem to be speaking their own language. The latest entry into the lexicon is "cromnibus." Here is a quick explanation.
Reid faces challenges as Senate Democrats transition to minority
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid faces a tough task as his conference transitions to the Senate minority next year. The Nevada Democrat is leading a divided party smarting from a midterm election that saw Senate Democrats lose eight seats.
Fast food strikes hit record numbers, span 190 cities
Fast food workers went on strike Thursday in close to 200 cities, the most widespread walkouts the industry has seen to date. And for the first time, convenience and dollar store workers joined them.
Feds may revise rules for irrigation water
Complaints from farmers nationwide have encouraged the Food and Drug Administration to take the almost unheard-of act of revising landmark food safety laws that were scheduled to take effect soon, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service food safety expert.
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Survey shows how food safety educators reach consumers
Food Safety Magazine
Findings from the a report commissioned by the Partnership for Food Safety Education were released at the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference. The most startling finding was that, despite the digital age, 90 percent of food educators say they conduct their work with consumers face-to-face.
Progress in food marketing to children is in eye of the beholder
Food Chemical News (subscriber story)
The Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, created by the Council of Better Business Bureaus in 2007 in response to complaints about junk food marketing to children, issued a self-congratulatory progress report Wednesday for the year 2013.
Top 10 specialty food trends predicted for 2015
Consumers will seek more from their food in 2015, whether stronger flavors, alternative sweeteners or snacks made with everything from plant-based meat to even marijuana, according to the Specialty Food Association.
Tyson Foods' global footprint shrunk in 2014, China expansion delayed
The City Wire
Tyson Foods' focus on its prepared food business is coming at the expense of it international presence.
Unilever continues to transform North American portfolio
Consumer products giant Unilever has been focusing on shaping its portfolio to deliver sustainable growth.
ConAgra Foods celebrates $150 million potato processing plant upgrade
Food Production Daily
Lamb Weston/Meijer, a joint venture between U.S.-based ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Netherlands-based Meijer Frozen Food, has invested $150 million to upgrade its potato processing plant in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.
California seafood company agrees to halt production
Occupational Health & Safety
A consent decree was filed against Neptune Manufacturing, Inc. that requires the company and its owners to stop processing and distributing their smoked and pickled seafood products until they have taken specific steps to bring their operation into compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Heinz to sell frozen meal plant in Ireland
Condiments-maker Heinz has announced it is planning a sale of its frozen ready meals plant in Ireland to The Authentic Food Co.
Nebraska firm recalls pork belly products lacking import inspection
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Quality Meats Inc. has recalled more than 44,000 pounds of frozen pork belly products that were not presented at the border for FSIS import inspection.
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Farm-to-school lessons set for April
Food managers from hundreds of schools, colleges, hospitals and other institutions around the region will gather in April in Amherst for a three-day "Food to School Leadership Summit."
Delivering cold chain temperature data to smartphones
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
PakSense Inc., based in Anaheim, California, introduced AutoSense, a tool designed to automatically deliver cold chain temperature data to smartphones, increasing efficiencies PakSense AutoSense display at perishable receiving locations and streamlining processes.
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