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McDonald's seeks help wooing millennials
The Wall Street Journal
McDonald's has reached out to several ad agencies and media companies looking for ideas on which type of charitable partnership it could strike that would help it better connect with millennials, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Steak sticker shock: Beef gets pricey as cost skyrockets
Rapid City Journal
Record cattle prices have put more money in the pockets of ranchers, but they also helped push up the price of ground beef and steak at grocery stores in western South Dakota and across the nation to record levels.
Area school cafeterias offering nutritional lunches
Congress on Thursday approved a spending plan that allows schools more time to comply with new federal standards requiring that they cut down on sodium and boost the amount of whole grains in school lunches.
Related: School cafeterias try haute cuisine (The Wall Street Journal)
Democrats divided on their path to 2016
The Washington Post
In the six weeks since their repudiation in the midterms, Democrats have seen the opening of fissures within their once-disciplined ranks, marking the start of an internal struggle between now and the 2016 election over the ideological identity and tactical direction of the party.
The Democratic Party debates its soul (Politico Magazine)
Senate's spending vote seen as litmus test for 2016 (Bloomberg)
What does Warren want?
She has a spot in Democratic leadership, a swelling alliance of liberals in Congress and a rabid following in the Democratic Party. The question is: What does Elizabeth Warren want to do with all that power?
Related: Warren insists she's not running for White House (The Hill)
Harry Reid lands a late punch before bowing out as majority leader
The Washington Post
Just weeks away from relinquishing his power as Senate majority leader after a humiliating midterm election for Democrats, Sen. Harry M. Reid has positioned himself to end a historically unproductive Congress on an unexpectedly high note.
Congress to nutritionists: Don't talk about the environment
A government-appointed group of top nutrition experts, assigned to lay the scientific groundwork for a new version of the nation's dietary guidelines, decided earlier this year to collect data on the environmental implication of different food choices. Congress now has slapped them down.
EU seeks to end misleading food labels
EU shoppers and restaurant-goers should know more about what they are eating under EU labeling law that took effect Saturday to protect allergy-sufferers, promote healthier eating and give consumers an informed choice.
Related: New food labeling regulations in effect (The Poultry Site)
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Vilsack says USDA 'stuck' on COOL revisions
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said it will take congressional action to revise country-of-origin labeling law, according to a report by Chuck Abbott for the Food & Environment Reporting Network.
Manufacturers face tough new laws to cut acrylamide levels in food
Manufacturers face tougher legal restrictions on the levels of the carcinogen acrylamide permitted in food, after the failure of many parts of the industry to cut them by voluntary measures.
FDA sends warning letters to food processors
Food Safety News
The most recent batch of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were sent to a dairy in Ohio, a juice manufacturer, an acidified foods facility and a seafood processor.
Russia says will react if US imposes new sanctions
Russia will take counter measures if Washington imposes new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Saturday.
Bob Evans CEO resigns as part of board revamp
Bob Evans Farms Inc. said Chief Executive Steve Davis has resigned by mutual agreement effective immediately as its board steps up efforts to revamp the restaurant and packaged food company following a proxy fight.
US egg market disrupted as cages get roomier
Eggs are about to get more expensive, as California moves to make sure hen houses are roomy enough to allow the birds to lay down, stand up, extend their wings and dance around.
China accuses ex-Bright Food chair of embezzling $31 million
A court in eastern China has accused the former chairman of state-owned Bright Food Group Co. Ltd. of embezzling some $31 million and of accepting bribes, state media reported.
Euromonitor reveals 'Top 50 Billionaire Brands' in food industry
The top 50 Billionaire Brands list for packaged food in 2014 revealed the longstanding top players such as Danone, Campbell's and Barilla are starting to lose shares.
Gomes is named president, CEO of Tree Top
The Seattle Times
Keith Gomes was hired as president and CEO of Tree Top, an agricultural cooperative based in Selah, Washington.
City considers buying former Hostess bakery
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
The city of Waterloo, Iowa, is preparing to buy the shuttered downtown Wonder Bread bakery. Waterloo City Council members are expected to vote Monday on whether to buy the building at 325 Commercial St. from Flowers Baking Co.
Potato extract may help control obesity
Take a look in your pantry: The miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.
Taking a global view of manufacturing
Manufacturers overseas are taking it upon themselves to tackle the challenges of implementing sustainability as a core business model, but this is just the first step along a much longer path.
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