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'Fast track' trade fight moves to House
Politico
The Senate on Friday approved a "fast track" trade promotion authority bill that will help President Barack Obama conclude a massive Asia-Pacific trade agreement and sets the stage for a fierce battle in the House when lawmakers return in June.
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FDA may give PHO decision on or before June 15
Food Business News
The Food and Drug Administration on or before June 15 expects to make a final decision on the Generally Recognized As Safe status of partially hydrogenated oils, according to a May 22 filing in the U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division.
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Millennials are driving snack sales growth and reshaping how Americans eat
Food-Navigator
Sales of snacks account for a whopping 40 percent of the $370 billion U.S. packaged food market and are set to grow 2 percent annually through 2019, thanks in large part to millennials who eat more snacks than any other group, according to analysis by Euromonitor.
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Special report: The war on big food
Fortune Magazine
Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone in 2014, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives. Can the supermarket giants win consumers back?
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China does an about-face on GMOs
Bloomberg
China's top officials are gearing up to turn their country into a GMO power. In a speech released in fall 2014, President Xi Jinping said China must "boldly research and innovate, (and) dominate the high points of GMO techniques."
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Consumers want transparency in nutrition labels
CSP Magazine
In the report "Nutritional Labeling and Clean Labels in the U.S.: Future of Food Retailing," survey data found 87 percent of Americans look at the Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods and beverages at least sometimes, while 56 percent actively seek out nutritional information and guidelines.
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Senate may put brakes on House highway plan
Politico
House Republican leaders, eager to find new money to pay for decaying highways, are eyeing a massive tax reform-transportation package that taps $2 trillion in corporate profits parked offshore as a way to cover the costs. But the plan faces a major obstacle: Senate Republicans.
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Agriculture: Job growth to boom over next 5 years
CNBC
Dire news about drought in the West and avian flu in the Midwest may lead Americans to believe farming is struggling. They'd be wrong. The industry is thriving — and hiring college grads. A new report finds there's high demand, at least for the foreseeable future, for college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs.
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