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Food trends point to higher prices, more meals at home
Packaging Digest
A continued desire to save money will lead more Americans to eat at home in the coming year, and consumers will rely even more on technology to shop for bargains and make community connections, predicted Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert. More
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Dr. Oz touts best frozen foods for weight loss
EmaxHealth
Contrary to current views that food must be fresh in order to be healthy, Dr. Oz presents his choice of the best frozen foods for losing weight. More
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International frozen potato market booming
Quick Frozen Foods International
Global demand for frozen potato products (mostly french fries) for July 2011 through June 2012 is forecast to increase 5 percent to nearly 2.5 billion tons, according to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. More
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Poll watcher: Unemployment drop no salve for Obama
The Washington Post
Just longer than a week after the unemployment rate dropped from 9 percent to 8.6 percent, fewer Americans are hearing negative news about the economy, but there's no apparent benefit for broader views of the U.S. economy — or for President Barack Obama. More
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Romney steps up attacks on Gingrich
The Washington Post
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney escalated his rivalry with Newt Gingrich Monday with a series of pointed, personal attacks, signaling a more aggressive and negative shift in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. More
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The South is up for grabs
POLITICO
In the geographic heart of the Republican Party, the contest for the allegiance of Southern conservatives in the 2012 race is as wide-open as ever. More
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Resurgent Republicans close gap in key states
USA Today
President Barack Obama is moving to energize the Democratic base for his re-election campaign, but in the case of a dozen battleground states, he'll have to work harder than four years ago to find it. More
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Lawmakers call for repeal of ethanol subsidies
The Wall Street Journal
A bipartisan group of House members is calling for the elimination of ethanol subsidies as a deadline for renewing the tax credit looms at the end of the month.

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    Graham: Boeing withdrawal 'hard to celebrate,' vows to continue NLRB holds
    The Hill
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Friday it was "hard to celebrate" the National Labor Relations Board's decision to withdraw its case against airplane manufacturer Boeing because it "never should have happened." And he promised to continue blocking nominations to the controversial panel. More
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    School board could ease ban on junk food
    The Seattle Times
    The Seattle school board is considering relaxing its ban on unhealthful food in high schools amid complaints from student governments that the policy has cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars in vending machine profits. More
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    New EU labeling rules could cost millions
    Food Manufacture
    The cost of complying with new EU labeling rules could run into six figures, food and drink manufacturers have been warned. More
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    GAO pushes for more oversight of interagency programs
    Federal News Radio
    Interagency programs would benefit from more Congressional oversight, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. More
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    Canadian, US agencies partner to modernize food safety
    FDA Transparency Blog
    The FDA's deputy commissioner for Foods shares details of a recent delegation's meeting with officials from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada. More
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    Banning toys in Happy Meals won't change childhood obesity
    USA Today
    The city council in San Francisco recently banned restaurants such as McDonald's from including toy giveaways in Happy Meal-type children's menu items, in an attempt to thwart the rise of childhood obesity. Nice try, but this policy isn't likely to have much of an effect. More
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    Ports are slowed, not shut
    The Wall Street Journal
    Protests aimed at shutting West Coast ports, the latest action from the Occupy movement, appeared to slow business at several harbors on Monday but fell short of a large-scale shutdown. More
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    Customer-driven: Food industry outlook
    Supermarket News
    Shoppers' preferences and behavior will dictate changes in food retailing in the coming years, according to these industry observers. More
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    US chicken industry coping with new reality
    MeatPoultry.com
    The U.S. chicken industry is encountering permanent — rather than cyclical — challenges that will require significant changes in how the industry operates in the future, according to Rabobank International's new report, "This Is Not Your Grandfather's Chicken Industry." More
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    Western Beef, Supervalu expand partnership
    Refrigerated Transporter
    Western Beef and Supervalu Inc. have announced an expansion of their partnership to include 22 more of Western Beef's conventional stores and five of its limited-assortment stores in New York and New Jersey. More
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    Scientists urge manufacturers to make raw cookie dough ready-to-eat amid E. coli fears
    BakeryAndSnacks.com
    Cookie dough manufacturers should reformulate ready-to-bake products to make them as safe as a ready-to-eat product, according to a study that has linked raw dough to an E. coli outbreak in 2009. More
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    US Foods cuts energy use by 2 million kilowatt-hours
    FoodBev
    US Foods is saving more than 2 million kilowatt-hours in 2011 by retrofitting lighting throughout the company. More
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    Summit explores de-commoditizing food ingredients
    Food Ingredients First
    De-commoditizing food ingredients through sustainable development is a major focus of the Sustainable Foods Summit taking place in San Francisco Jan. 17-18. More
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    3M Food Safety unveils molecular detection of pathogens
    Business Wire via MarketWatch
    3M Food Safety has developed the 3M™ Molecular Detection System to offer a fast, accurate and easy way to detect dangerous foodborne pathogens. More
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