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GMO food fight hits House floor
The Hill
A bill to impose voluntary labeling standards on foods made with genetically engineered ingredients — and block mandatory rules — is headed to the House floor, setting the stage for a showdown with implications for consumers and the biotechnology industry.
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House approves California drought bill
The Hill
The House moved Thursday to provide relief to the most parched areas of drought-plagued California with a bill to increase water flows through federal infrastructure.
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El Niño likely coming, but will it make a difference?
Sacramento Bee
The El Niño weather pattern often brings deluges to California, quickly dropping inches of rain in what climatologists liken to turning on a fire hose. Except when it doesn’t. Except when it brings no extra rain.
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Future food: Big data, better stories, and the importance of how 8-year-olds think
Food Navigator
"If you can understand how an 8-year-old thinks, you are a long way toward understanding a transformative change in consumer behavior," says futurist Mike Walsh, who gave the keynote address at IFT in Chicago.
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Why transparency should matter to food and beverage companies
Forbes
Consumers are increasingly concerned about the health and safety of America's food supply chain — and it’s not just a problem unique to the United States; it's a global thing. "Clean label" is a relatively new food industry term, but characteristics within that term may appeal to an older demographic market.
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Boredom and energy cravings the key drivers for millenial snackers, says Mintel
Food Navigator-USA
Research from Mintel suggests millenials snack around four times a day, mostly for an energy boost, because they are bored or want to reduce stress levels.
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Unhealthy fixation
Slate Magazine
The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud. Labeling them will not make you safer.
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How the tools of venture capital are revolutionizing food
Forbes
What we eat is changing dramatically. Grocery stores devote aisles to organic merchandise, farmers’ markets spill into the streets and restaurants list the producers that supply their menus. People have become suspicious of Big Food, a catchall term that has come to mean anything processed or fake.
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