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Food fight: The debate over 'all natural'
Bloomberg TV
Jerri Graham, founder of Nothin' But Foods, and Steven Laitmon, CEO, discuss the debate over the term "all natural."
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Frugal US consumers make it tough for food companies to raise prices
Reuters
According to Deloitte's annual survey of food shoppers released recently, 94 percent agreed they would remain cautious and keep spending at the same level even if the economy improves.
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Global sourcing in food industry may expand with advanced cold storage
The Strategic Sourceror
Sourcing food from different parts of the world usually involves transporting exotic produce by aircraft. However, advances in cold storage technology has caused experts to speculate whether or not these goods could be distributed by sea.
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Legal trend pins responsibility for illnesses on produce distributors, growers
Food Safety News
When the produce distribution company Mike Dill works for began receiving indemnity agreements from corporate customers asking to guarantee that their organic produce was completely free of adulterants, he was hesitant to agree to a statement that was not physically possible to prove. Over the past five to 10 years, produce industry professionals have watched these types of guarantees maneuver into the majority of relevant contracts, despite the fact that they can't be proven.
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New freezing method makes frozen spinach look like fresh
Prevention
Scientists at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new method of freezing that can keep thawed veggies as crisp and crunchy as fresh; their technique is based on what happens in nature.
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Food fight: The debate over 'all natural'
Bloomberg TV
Jerri Graham, founder of Nothin' But Foods, and Steven Laitmon, CEO, discuss the debate over the term "all natural."

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50 shades of blue: How brands should appeal to the subconscious
AdNews
Many of the decisions people make about everything, including what brands to buy, are made subconsciously. Brands are missing a trick by not tuning into these subconscious triggers and applying them to marketing to win over customers, according to an NYU assistant professor.

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Building quality assurance throughout the food value chain
Deloitte via The Wall Street Journal
Food withdrawals, rejections and recalls together cost the food industry $7 billion annually. Yet, the majority of these costs relates to commodity loss, inventory replacement, removing goods from shelves, lost sales and public relations campaigns to repair customer confidence — not from instances of illness and lawsuits. And, increasingly, these losses are borne across the supply chain.

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NPD: Hispanics will change the future of US food culture
Voxxi
Hispanics are one of the fastest growing minority groups in the United States, and according to new data from The NPD Group, over the next five years it will be Hispanics who have one of the strongest impacts on the food culture of the nation.
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Organic Trade Association: US sales topped $35 billion in 2013
Food Navigator-USA
Thirty-five billion dollars in 2013, the strongest growth the industry has seen in five years, according to new data from the Organic Trade Association, which is predicting even higher growth of 12 percent this year.
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PMMI announces findings of retail ready packaging study
Food Engineering
Retail ready packaging markets around the world are growing according to PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, which announced its study findings at the Interpack trade fair in Germany recently.
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SAFE: Food safety needs continued emphasis in Horizon 2020
Food Quality News
Priority topics to ensure the emphasis on food safety in Horizon 2020 work programs have been laid out by the European Association for Food Safety, the SAFE consortium.
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US, EU report on joint progress against antimicrobial resistance
Food Safety Magazine
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the European Commission released the first progress report of the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance, adopting 17 recommendations for collaboration.
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Your supply chain is only as safe as the weakest link
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Do you know your suppliers' suppliers? Do you have a food defense strategy in place? Are you challenged by cargo theft, fraudulent pickups and other not-so-safe security measures?
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Genetically modified food: Why the fuss?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Virginia Phillips writes, "My sister had visitors from California. She said her friends wouldn't eat corn because they were aware almost all corn is genetically engineered and they didn't want to ingest GMOs. Discussion revealed that nobody could put their finger on what they feared."
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