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Antibiotic phase-out may have minimal impact on livestock
Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's planned phase-out over the next three years of some antibiotics used in animal production could have a minimal immediate impact on cattle, pork and chicken production, said economists and traders.
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GMO labeling may be on the way for the state of Missouri
KTVO-TV
Bills related to labeling genetically modified organisms have been introduced in the Missouri legislature, and thousands of consumers are joining in support of the effort.

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    Food policy group tracks lawmakers' votes on SNAP cuts, GMO labeling, more
    The Washington Post
    On Tuesday, a national nonprofit group supported by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio announced that 87 members of Congress scored a perfect 100 on the 2013 National Food Policy Scorecard, which tracked lawmakers on 19 votes in the U.S. House and Senate during the most recent session.
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    Poll: Can the economy rescue Obama from Obamacare?
    USA Today
    Nearly one year into his second term, President Barack Obama faces a backlash against his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, and a continuing challenge in handling the country's economic situation. Here's a look at the key numbers from a USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll.
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    Budget deal picks up steam
    The Wall Street Journal
    House Republican leaders threw their weight behind a two-year budget deal, planning to bring it to a vote Thursday as opposition in both parties failed to gain enough traction to threaten passage.
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    GOP's private war goes public
    Politico
    The simmering feud between House Republicans and movement conservatives is finally an all-out war. The tension exploded on Wednesday morning when Speaker John Boehner and outside conservative groups traded sharp barbs over the budget deal Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., crafted with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

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  • Poll: Tea party favorability hits record low (Politico)

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    Entrepreneur worry: ACA really 'affordable'?
    USA Today
    The Affordable Care Act will bring some important changes to health care insurance next year, but many small businesses are still in the dark about how they'll be affected.
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    Global partnership to tackle food safety
    The World Bank
    More than 70 countries, private companies, international organizations, trade associations, academic institutions and non-governmental groups are meeting in Singapore at the Global Food Safety Partnership 2nd Annual Conference to evaluate its first-year achievements and discuss future plans to scale up and shape the world's response to food safety challenges.
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    Horse meat scandal: Review urges UK food crime unit
    BBC
    A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the U.K. in the wake of the 2013 horse meat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.

    Related: Industry urgently needs to focus on food fraud (Food Navigator)

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    5 ways to feed 9 billion and not ruin the planet
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    A new report from the World Resources Institute forecasts the world will need to produce 69 percent more calories by 2050, given a global population of 9.6 billion people.

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    FDA sends FSMA safe transport rule to OMB
    Food Chemical News
    The food industry supply chain will soon see new safety standards for transporting food, as FDA sent the sixth FSMA proposal to the White House for final review.

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    Food labeling lawsuits: What's in store for 2014?
    Food Navigator-USA
    From more evaporated cane juice lawsuits to proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel, find out what might give the food industry sleepless nights in 2014.

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    Fresh vs. frozen nutrition: Study considers storage conditions
    Nutritional Outlook
    Are fresh vegetables and fruits more nutritious than frozen vegetables and fruits? That’s the question researchers set out to answer with a new study that took into account the impact of storage conditions on the nutrient content of fresh and frozen produce.

    Editor's note: This story details a study from the University of Georgia commissioned by the Frozen Food Foundation that compares the nutritional value of frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables. For more information, visit www.frozenfoodfacts.org.

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    Kellogg to close 2 plants, expand another
    Baking & Snack
    Kellogg Co. plans to close two plants and expand another as part of its Project K four-year efficiency and effectiveness program. The most recent changes include the closing of the company's ready-to-eat cereal plant in London, Ont., by the end of 2014, and the closing of a snacks plant in Charmhaven, Australia, by late 2014.

    Related: Kellogg, Heinz plant closures renew calls for agri-food fund (Sun News)

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    Print your own 3-D food with the Foodini?
    Forbes
    Researchers working on the 3-D printer have set their sights on revolutionizing home cooking — with the launch of the first food printer.
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    Distributor buys Allen Brothers
    Meatingplace
    Specialty food product distributor The Chefs' Warehouse Inc. has acquired Chicago-based Allen Brothers Inc., a processor and distributor to nearly 400 restaurants, hotels, casinos and country clubs.
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    Flavor of the moment: Coconut?
    Food Navigator-USA
    Much of the growth of coconut food ingredients has been driven through the natural channel in years past. But now the ingredient may be reaching critical mass, with more mainstream consumers drawn to its flavor and health benefits.
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    Plastic packaging demand to rise by 33 million units in 5 years
    Food Production Daily
    High demand for lightweight plastic food packaging is driving increased production.
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    Thermo Scientific makes small work of big-item inspection
    Food Production Daily
    Thermo Scientific has launched an X-ray machine geared toward inspection of large food packages.
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