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Growers lobby for immigration bill
The Desert Sun
Farm groups in California, the nation's top agricultural producer, are lobbying for the Senate's immigration bill, which proposes bringing in thousands of new migrant workers and allowing undocumented employees already in the U.S. to become legal, permanent residents in about 10 years.
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Labels sought for genetically modified food
USA Today
From Maine to Washington, a growing number of states are taking on the issue of genetically engineered foods, fanning the flames of a decades-old debate about whether the products are dangerous to human health.
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How does the organic industry regulate processing aids?
Food Safety News
The crunch of a good organic apple. The taste of a sun-warmed organic tomato. The welcome chunk of an organic potato in a potato salad. Without a doubt, fresh organic foods are a popular mainstay in grocery stores and at farmers markets across the nation. But what about processed organic foods such as applesauce or juice, tomato sauce, frozen meals, potato chips and sausages? Not to mention organic ice creams and desserts? How are they processed and what "processing aids" are used to make them? Which ones are allowed and which ones are prohibited?
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Food industry upgrades include freezers that detect expiration dates
Forbes
IBM has used its RFID technology to create a smart freezer that can identify items nearing their expiration dates and alert staff when inventory is low on a particular item.
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Judge: 'Gaping hole' in regulatory landscape for 'natural' claims, GMOs
FoodNavigator-USA.com
A federal judge handling a lawsuit filed in California over "all-natural" claims on Mission tortilla chips has recommended the case be put on hold for six months to give the FDA time to determine whether products containing GMOs should be labeled "natural."
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Mintel: Aging consumer market a 'massive opportunity' for industry
NutraIngredients.com
With the global population of "senior" consumers set to grow by almost 150 million in the next two years, there are massive opportunities for the food industry to target the older consumer, says Laura Jones of Mintel.
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Industry groups refute latest anti-BPA study
FoodProductionDaily.com
Industry associations on both sides of the Atlantic are refuting a study that links food-contact packaging containing bisphenol-A with obesity in preteen girls.
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Safety, convenience and quality drive barrier packaging trends
By Don Rosato
With an increasingly global food retailing customer base, food packaging must meet longer shelf-life requirements and adherence to international food safety/quality standards.
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GOP bill would cut renewable energy spending in half
The Hill
House appropriators revealed that they plan to cut Energy Department spending on renewable energy in half in 2014 as part of their plan to cope with automatic sequestration cuts in fiscal 2014.
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Truckers say regulations will lead to higher prices at stores
WPSD-TV
Fighting driver fatigue: New federal rules for truckers go into effect soon, but could they be a costly mistake? Effective July 1, truckers are only allowed to drive 70 hours a week and will be forced to rest at certain times. "I'm all for safe highways. I spend a lot of time out there, so I'm all for it. But the way they went about it is it just doesn't seem to work right for the driver," said truck driver Clifton Buchanan. He said regulations will lead to higher prices on whatever big rigs are hauling — including groceries.
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Cleaner than clean: When 'natural' is not enough
FoodNavigator.com
Despite widespread demand for all things natural, some "natural" ingredients still aren't acceptable to consumers — so when does "clean label" need to go further than naturalness alone?

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Processing aids: What's not on the label, and why?
Food Safety News
What parts of food production get labeled and which don't — and why not? There's an entire category of substances used in food production that don't ever make their way onto the label for a number of reasons.

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Combat soldiers benefit from fruit, vegetable-infused rations
Southeast Farm Press via Fresh Plaza
North Carolina State University has gained support from the U.S. Army to create functional food ingredients from fruits and vegetables that will be used to develop healthier, more portable combat rations for soldiers.

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