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Does China pose threat to global food security? It says no
The Wall Street Journal
Twenty years ago, environmental advocate Lester Brown got in hot water with Beijing for writing a book called "Who Will Feed China?" Recently, China's agriculture ministry again criticized Brown, saying it is unhappy with the notion it's being blamed for sharpening global competition for food.
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US sees more than $8.4 billion in grassroots spending for food projects
Marketwired
Industrial Info is tracking more than $8.4 billion in active food and beverage grassroots spending projects across the U.S., with price tags ranging from $1 million to $252 million.
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40 percent of global food and drink launches in 2013 focused on health
FoodBev.com
Nearly 40 percent of the global launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in 2013 were positioned on a health platform of some kind.
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New ways to heat up sales in frozen foods
Supermarket Guru
If retailers and brands shattered the mold of how frozen foods are presented today and began anew, consumers could find shopping more convenient, logical and satisfying. Minimize physical distractions to help shoppers focus on the desirable aspects of frozen foods.
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Ask the experts: How evil is sugar?
The Journal News
While the film "Fed Up" blames excess sugar for Americans' rising rates of obesity and diabetes, experts say it's not that simple.
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FDA delays $150 million food safety rule
The Hill
The Food and Drug Administration is delaying an estimated $150 million food safety rule intended to prevent contamination during transit. The FDA announced the rule in February, but said recently it is extending the comment period through July 30 to give the industry more time to consider the proposed rule.
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Does China pose threat to global food security? It says no
The Wall Street Journal
Twenty years ago, environmental advocate Lester Brown got in hot water with Beijing for writing a book called "Who Will Feed China?" Recently, China's agriculture ministry again criticized Brown, saying it is unhappy with the notion it's being blamed for sharpening global competition for food.

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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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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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Michelle's meals turn off the children
The Hill
More than 1 million kids confronted by healthier school lunches are turning up their noses, leaving the cafeteria and heading out to get a burger instead. The difficulty in getting students to eat lower-fat, lower-sodium meals is at the center of a food fight between House Republicans and first lady Michelle Obama that erupted recently.
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Consumers say proposed nutrition labels more effective than current labels
Food Navigator-USA
In line with the goals set forth by FDA's proposed Nutrition Facts updates, consumers find proposed labels easier to read in less time and perceive food and beverage products with larger serving sizes to be less healthy, according to a study from the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research.
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Cornell: GMO labels would add $800 per year to family grocery bill
Food Navigator-USA
The cost of New York state adopting labeling of GMO ingredient in food products could increase the cost of food for a family of four by $800 per year, says a new economic study from Cornell University. The results have been described as "out of line and improbable" by a leading food policy expert.
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EFSA invites comments on draft allergy evaluation
Food Navigator
The European Food Safety Authority is inviting comments on a draft scientific opinion for the evaluation of allergenic foods and food ingredients for labeling purposes.
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