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Trade accord, once blocked, nears passage
The New York Times
President Obama's ambitious trade push is back on track, after several near-death moments, in large measure because top Republicans stood by him. The Senate narrowly voted to end debate on legislation granting Obama enhanced negotiating powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord, virtually assuring final passage of Obama's top legislative priority in his final years in office.
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House panel's review of Pompeo GMO labeling bill largely positive
Agri-Pulse
Most lawmakers present at a House hearing on labeling of biotech foods today expressed support for a bill that would codify a national, voluntary standard for labeling such foods and preempt state GMO [genetically modified organism] labeling laws.
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House appropriations gives FSMA $41.5 million increase
Food Safety News
The House Appropriations Committee has allocated a $41.5 million increase for the Food and Drug Administration's food safety activities for fiscal year 2016, but it's less than half of what President Obama's budget requested.
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Smart sensor to help farmers save water in a drought
Wired
California's water woes aren't easing up, and it's far from the only state facing severe drought. A new ag-tech company called CropX says it has part of the answer.
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Trucking industry pleads with Congress to raise gas taxes
Huffington Post
There's an easy solution to stop the federal highway fund from going broke at the end of July, the head of the American Trucking Associations told Congress — raise the gas tax.
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Why biofuels can't replace oil
Forbes
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007's Renewable Fuel Standard orders the use of at least 36 billion gallons of transport biofuels by 2022, up from about 15 billion gallons of output today.
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CDC foundation's new business pulse issue focuses on food safety
Food Safety News
The focus of the latest issue of CDC Foundation's Business Pulse web series is food safety. Business Pulse: Food Safety describes how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fights foodborne diseases to protect American consumers and businesses from contaminated foods.
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Fortune 500 CEO: The non-GMO trend is an 'emotional' issue
Fortune Magazine
Ilene Gordon, CEO of Ingredion, said the non-GMO movement was driven more by consumer sentiment than hard scientific evidence.
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