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House ag committee approves bill that would ban state GMO labeling laws
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
The House Agriculture Committee pushed a ban on mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods a step closer to law. With Minnesota Democratic Reps. Collin Peterson and Tim Walz supporting and Rick Nolan opposing, the committee sent to the House floor a bill to prohibit states from forcing food companies to note the presence of genetically modified organisms — GMOs — in their products.
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2015 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey: Happier paydays
Food Processing
Wage stagnation continues to challenge most U.S. households, but not those with a professional working in food or beverage processing. Average compensation increases of 3 percent over 2014 were reported by respondents to Food Processing's ninth annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey, well above the 12-month inflation rate and only slightly off from the prior year's 3.16 percent bump.
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World food prices fall further in June: U.N. FAO
Reuters
Global food prices fell in June, continuing an almost uninterrupted slide since April 2014, led by falling dairy and sugar prices, the United Nations food agency said.
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Can the White House convince Americans that GMOs are safe?
National Journal
The White House has a message for America: There's nothing dangerous about genetically modified food that makes it to your dinner plate.
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Trucking industry faces stricter fuel efficiency standards
Roll Call
Medium- and heavy-duty fleet trucks would have to meet stricter fuel efficiency standards under a proposal by federal environmental and highway regulators, part of the Obama administration’s effort to reduce climate-warming pollution across the economy.
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The food industry needs to learn to fail fast, like the IT industry
Food Navigator-USA
New web-based tools are democratizing the concept testing process and enabling everyone from brand managers at large CPG companies to start-ups to get rapid feedback on new product concepts, packaging, pricing or marketing campaigns at a fraction of the cost of traditional market research, says the boss of one leading analytics firm.
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Marketing to millennials: Mass-produced food with a personal touch
Food Navigator
The food industry has evolved to mass produce food in complex supply chains — so how can it appeal to millennials' desire for personalized, authentic and artisanal food?
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Online grocery shoppers are upping their spending online
Food Navigator-USA
More than half (54 percent) of online grocery shoppers say they have upped their spending over the past year, although some are still reluctant to buy fresh foods online, according to a new survey.
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Americans' shifting tastes are rattling the food industry
Money Talk News
A growing number of Americans are shifting their food dollars to purchase organic products. And it's driving a seismic shift in the food industry, market research expert Susan Schwallie of NPD Group told The Charleston Post and Courier.
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    Food industry already moving past trans fats (Consumer Affairs)
Artisanal foods increase in popularity (Food Processing)
FDA outlines when firms do not need to label major food allergens (FoodNavigator-USA.com)
Milk surplus hurting dairy prices (Manufacturing Business Technology)
White House orders review of rules for genetically modified crops (The New York Times)

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