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Antibiotic phase-out may have minimal impact on livestock
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
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.
China rejects more US corn amid rising trade conflict (Reuters)
Consumers still wary of GM produce (Xinhua)
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.
Poll: Can the economy rescue Obama from Obamacare?
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.
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.
GOP's private war goes public
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.
Rare split for Boehner and McConnell (The Hill)
Poll: Tea party favorability hits record low (Politico)
Entrepreneur worry: ACA really 'affordable'?
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.
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.
Horse meat scandal: Review urges UK food crime unit
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)
Fresh vs. frozen nutrition: Study considers storage conditions
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.
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)
Print your own 3-D food with the Foodini?
Researchers working on the 3-D printer have set their sights on revolutionizing home cooking — with the launch of the first food printer.
Distributor buys Allen Brothers
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.
Flavor of the moment: Coconut?
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.
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.
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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