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Expect the unexpected: Why food safety depends on staying one step ahead
Nestle via Food Processing
"I don't think most people are aware of the amount of work that goes into ensuring that the food they eat is safe," said John O'Brien, head of the Food Safety and Integrity Research Program at Nestle's international research centre. "It's only when something goes wrong that they sit up and take notice."
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World food prices hit lowest in nearly 5 years last month
Reuters
Global food prices fell in March to their lowest in almost five years as supplies for most commodities, including cereals and meat, remained robust, the United Nations food agency said Thursday.
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California governor: Restricting farms' water 'not needed' yet
The Hill
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended the state's new mandatory water limits, which have drawn criticism for largely leaving out agriculture, the state's biggest water consumer.
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Would GMO labeling requirement cost $500 more in groceries per family a year?
The Washington Post
Discussion about GMOs is picking up steam on a national level as Congress debates a bill that would trump states' decisions to mandate GMO labeling. The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food is one of the bill's proponents, which include many food industry groups, who want to see a voluntary labeling system.
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Growth seen rebounding along with jobs after U.S. hits soft spot
Bloomberg
The U.S. economy looks set to come out of its soft patch just as the labor market entered one of its own. Warming weather, confident consumers and a healthier housing market all argue for a rebound in growth and hiring after a harsh and frigid winter rocked the economy in the first three months of the year, economists said.
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USDA makes $19 million available for food safety research
Food Quality News
Funding totaling almost $19 million has been awarded in the form of 36 food safety grants by the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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PLMA study: Grocery shoppers remain loyal to favorite stores
CPGmatters
Consumers in the all-important 25 to 45-year-old age group are increasingly demonstrating loyalty to only two stores they use for household grocery purchases, says a new national study from the Private Label Manufacturers Association.
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Study highlights benefits of frozen food
Horticulture Week
Greater use of frozen vegetables and other frozen foods would help reduce waste and even make healthy foods more affordable, according to a Cranfield University report.
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US job growth weakest since 2013; unemployment rate steady
Reuters
U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in more than a year in March amid signs the economy was starting to take strain from a strong dollar and lower oil prices, which could delay an anticipated interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve.
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Private eyes in the grocery aisles
The New York Times
Civilian shoppers see food when they go to the market. Mansour Samadpour, the chief executive of IEH Laboratories (short for Institute for Environmental Health), sees mystery, if not downright fraud.
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    GMO bill intensifies federal food fight (The Hill)
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