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Decision to remove artificial ingredients a challenge, says researcher
Medical Xpress
Several major food companies have announced plans to remove artificial ingredients, such as color and flavor, from their products within the next few years. It's a move driven by consumer demand and one that will be a challenge for the industry, says Lester Wilson, University Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.
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Consumer spending in U.S. shows biggest gain in almost 6 years
Bloomberg
Household spending climbed in May by the most in almost six years, buoyed by gains in incomes as the U.S. job market strengthened.
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GOP sharpens ax for regulations
The Hill
Republicans are using funding legislation for the government to try and unravel federal regulations that they say go too far. From the new dietary guidelines that favor a vegan-like diet to regulations imposed on power plants to reduce their carbon footprint, Republicans are using the appropriations process to either delay rules or block funding for their implementation.
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State legislatures pass on adopting GMO-labeling policies this year
Food Safety News
U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-KS, may want to send some thank-you letters out to state legislative leaders who shut down efforts to get in his way this year. Pompeo is the GOP’s point man in Congress on federal policy to preempt the states from writing their own laws requiring the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms.
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Top consumer brands pledge to halve food waste by 2025
Reuters
The world's top food and drink companies have promised to halve the food they waste by 2025, seeking to preempt government regulation prompted by concern about the environmental, economic and social costs of such inefficiency.
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Millennials' values are driving what we'll all be eating
Consumer Affairs
When the U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers, the news was significant for a number of industries that now must adjust their marketing approaches.
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Senators file $275 billion highway bill
The Hill
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation that would spend $275 billion over the next six years on the nation's roads, as lawmakers scramble to prevent an interruption in federal infrastructure spending next month.
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Just one-third of consumers claim to have a healthy diet
Food Navigator
More than half of consumers (56 percent) have not changed their eating habits despite media coverage of high sugar content in many foods and drinks, according to a market research report.
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Amazon rolls out its version of a food truck
TIME
Amazon is introducing something called the Treasure Truck. It’s a basically a standard delivery truck tricked out to look like a typical Amazon package which will offer a single item for sale. The goods will run the gamut of merchandise sold by Amazon.
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