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Issues on the horizon for Chinese food safety law in 2015
Forbes
Now that both new years have passed, it seems appropriate to discuss what is on the horizon for food safety regulatory reform in 2015 in China. There could be some important developments ahead.
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New GM potato gets US approval
Grainews
French fry giant J.R. Simplot's petition for "non-regulated status" for its proprietary biotechnology potato called Innate has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture. The potato is modified to be less vulnerable to blight and bruise less easily.
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Texas federal judge leaves block on Obama immigration plan in place
Reuters
A federal judge in Texas on Monday declined to lift a block of the White House's immigration plan for at least 10 more days, court records show.
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American consumers gobble healthy foods at unprecedented rate
Triple Pundit
The big news from the 2015 Natural Products Expo West is that the American consumer is buying healthy foods at volumes never seen before. Health and wellness products are achieving three times the sales growth as conventional food products.
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Presidential candidates discuss GMO food label requirements
KCCI-TV
In an informal question-and-answer format, some big-name Republicans and possible 2016 presidential candidates discussed issues affecting the agriculture industry at the Iowa Ag Summit.
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FAO: World food prices continue to fall
Reuters
Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency said.
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Another study shows kids eating more healthy food, throwing less away
USDA
A new study published in Childhood Obesity has again confirmed that students are consuming healthier food at school as a result of the updated meal standards. The study further demonstrates that, contrary to anecdotal reports, the new standards are not contributing to an increase in plate waste.
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Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice
Food Navigator
Academics have welcomed the WHO's recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10 percent of calories — but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.
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Supply chain analytics empowers warehouse software
Food Logistics
With technology offering new ways to make warehouse operations more efficient, the warehouse can become a competitive advantage for a company that manages food and beverage inventory.
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