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Overcoming more myths of food industry inspection standards
Food Quality News
The standards governing the food industry are changing all the time as manufacturing processes rapidly evolve, according to Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection.
Proposed US food label changes fall short, says former FDA head
A proposal to overhaul nutrition labels on packaged foods sold in the United States does not go far enough to influence consumer choices and reduce obesity, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner said.
Opinion: Big food is not the enemy
Chef Linton Hopkins serves 24 handcrafted, locally sourced burgers each night at his pub in Atlanta. Last year, after partnering with Aramark and Turner Field, he started serving 1,200-2,000 burgers at every Braves home game. There are no additives. He uses the same high-quality ingredients. Hopkins found a way to scale up his production without compromising the quality of his product or increasing the price.
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Bill will aim to make union organizing a civil right
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison plans to unveil legislation that would make unionization into a legally protected civil right, the congressman said Saturday.
Lempert: Let science lead the GMO debate
The debate over GMOs is a hot issue and, according to David Ropeik, consultant and author on risk perception and communication, nothing will be achieved if we don't separate science from emotion.
Arcadia Biosciences receives US patent for extended shelf life tomatoes
Food Business Review
Arcadia Biosciences, an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, on Friday announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company a key technology patent for extended shelf life tomatoes.
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Fighting food: Consumers revolt online
The petition against pink slime was one of the early examples of social media dramatically influencing the food system and, ultimately, food policy. But now these online consumer revolts are a norm that's upending the power dynamic between corporations and consumers.
The highs and lows of organics: How to stimulate repeat and cross-purchases
Low-cost organic products are more likely to be repurchased but a high-price strategy could prove more effective in encouraging cross-purchasing across ranges, finds research.
Inside the dubious-sounding 'Internet of Food'
Fast Company's Co.Labs
Big food companies believe sensors can make our food safer, cheaper and easier to ship. But do people want them?
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