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Obama wins more time to twist arms on trade bill
The Washington Post
The House voted to give congressional leaders and the White House more time time to resolve the impasse over legislation that would give the president fast-track authorities the administration says will help it finalize pending international trade deals.
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Facing consumer pressure, companies start to seek safe alternatives to BPA
The New York Times
For consumers, figuring out which canned foods and plastics contain the controversial chemical known as BPA can be nearly impossible. But determining whether newer alternatives are any safer may be even more difficult.
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US bans trans fat
Bloomberg
Artificial trans fat will be removed from the U.S. food supply over the next three years under a ruling by regulators that the products pose health risks that contribute to heart disease.
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Consumer group asks lawmakers to kill revised GMO labeling bill
The Hill
The Center for Food Safety is calling on lawmakers to throw out a Republican-backed bill that keeps states from regulating food with genetically modified ingredients. The consumer group is upset over new revisions to Rep. Mike Pompeo’s, R-Kan., genetically engineered food labeling bill.
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Breaking consumer ties with junk food brands could backfire
Food Navigator
Consumers' affinity with beloved junk food brands can be strong — but trying to weaken it may be counter-productive by reducing preferences for healthy foods, say scientists.
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FDA moves to finalize food safety rules
The Hill
The Food and Drug Administration is getting ready to finalize new rules to protect people and animals from foodborne illnesses. The agency sent two rules to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review. They will force manufactures of food for both animals and people to implement preventive controls to minimize the risk of contaminating food when it's manufactured, processed, packed or held by a facility.
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Food guidelines are broken. Why aren't they being fixed?
Newsweek
Every five years, the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture release new dietary guidelines that set the agenda for what Americans should eat to maintain a healthy weight, prevent disease and sustain overall wellness.
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How the 'internet of things' will impact food safety
Food Safety News
This is the year that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration begins rolling out key components of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the sweeping law meant to modernize the U.S. food safety system. And, as part of that legislation, FDA is requiring significantly more detailed monitoring and record-keeping on the part of food producers.
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Millennials might not be the trendsetters marketers think, CivicScience research shows
Food Navigator-USA
Targeting millennials in an effort to reach adventurous, trendsetting consumers who will adopt and evangelize new products early will only get marketers a third of the way to their goal, recent research from CivicScience suggests.
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People more concerned with nutrients than actual foods
TIME
Here's a nutritional inkblot test: When you look at an orange and consider its healthfulness, do you think about it as a whole food or do you think about its vitamin C? A creative new study published in the Journal of Health Psychology suggests that most of us think of the latter, and that even though looking at nutrients instead of foods is common, it's also problematic.
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