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Proposed added sugar label seen confusing consumers
Food Business News
The percentage of consumers unable to correctly identify how much sugar is in a packaged food product will quintuple with a proposed update to the Food and Drug Administration Nutrition Facts Panel, according to International Food Information Council data.
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Battle over GMO labeling shifts to Senate
Agri-Pulse
The food industry's campaign to stop states from requiring labels on genetically engineered products faces an uncertain future in the Senate following a landmark, bipartisan victory in the House.
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Cap and trade: Is California a leader or a loner?
CALmatters
Under California's two-year-old cap and trade system, the state sets a limit on how much greenhouse gases businesses can emit, and reduces the amount each year. Companies decide how to stay below the cap: They can buy permits to pollute through the auction, change operations to use energy more efficiently or pay for "offsets."
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Measure to ease U.S. port congestion passes key committee
USAgNet
A bill to help address congestion at U.S. ports was included in transportation legislation approved by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
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How food industry pay varies by gender
Food Processing
Women are a growing part of the workforce in food and beverage processing, a fact reflected in participation rates in Food Processing's annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey. In this year's survey, one-third of the 700-plus respondents were women, up several percentage points from two years ago.
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Push for $15 minimum wage gathers steam
The Dallas Morning News
The movement to make $15-per-hour the mandatory minimum over the next several years has seen success in a number of cities and is starting to spill over to statehouses and public universities.
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On 4 continents, historic droughts wreak havoc
USA Today
California's historic drought appears to be matched by severe dry spells on three other continents. Brazil, North Korea and South Africa are bearing the brunt of much lower-than-average precipitation, wreaking havoc on millions of peoples' lives and livelihoods.
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A new taste has been added to the human palate
TIME
Say hello to the taste of pure fat. It's called oleogustus, and it's the unique taste of fat, says Richard D. Mattes, distinguished professor of nutrition science at Purdue University and one of the authors of the study.
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Amazon wants to build drive-up grocery stores
engadget
Silicon Valley Business Journal understands that Amazon is working on a drive-up grocery store in Sunnyvale, California ) that will rely solely on internet orders — you'd schedule pickups instead of wandering aisles. Think of it as an AmazonFresh depot that could save you shipping costs while adapting to your schedule.
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