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Poll: Americans favor farmers and food during drought
The Associated Press via San Jose Mercury News
When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. The national survey provides a glimpse into how Americans think water should be managed at a time when abnormally dry weather has afflicted swaths of the country, and water shortages in some states have led to conflict over who should get water and how much.
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California legislators jockey to find water solution
Fresno Bee
Publicly and privately, California lawmakers are pushing to get a big water bill off its current glacial pace. But history cautions that California legislation this ambitious always takes time, and plenty of it. Eight years passed between the introduction of California desert protection legislation and its final approval in 1994.
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Kerry hails progress toward Trans-Pacific Trade Pact, despite delays
The New York Times
Days after negotiators failed to wrap up an Asia trade agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed confidence that the pact would be completed, calling it vital for the economic well-being of the region. "We made progress, good progress, in our negotiations toward one of the most significant trade agreements in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership," Kerry said.
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For new dietary guidelines, U.S. panel looks at the whole plate
Los Angeles Times
When it comes to a healthful diet, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That's the new approach a nutritional advisory committee has taken in its recommendations to the federal government for the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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Hartman: 'Local' could topple 'organic' and 'natural' on labels
Food Navigator-USA
Foods and beverages carrying a 'local' label appear poised to become the leading symbol of trust and transparency to consumers as the authenticity halo of such terms as "organic" and "natural" lose momentum, claims market analyst The Hartman Group.
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More men are now primary grocery shoppers: Study
Progressive Grocer
Mom isn't the only one taking responsibility for groceries these days, new research shows. As shifting dynamics change the way Americans shop for groceries, one of the most notable trends is the diversification of the primary store shopper, according to Rockville, Maryland-based market research publisher Packaged Facts.
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Novel tech predicted to have significant impact on food safety
Food Quality News
Opportunities for food safety technologies are expected in the next five to six years in smartphone mobile applications, rapid pathogen detector sensors, hands-free wearable devices, and nanocomposite packaging, according to Frost & Sullivan.
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The new 365 store format is going to have 'very, very competitive prices,' says Whole Foods
Food Navigator-USA
The new 365 by Whole Foods Market smaller format stores will have "very, very competitive prices" and "open up a whole new set of customers who, so far, have for various reasons, have not liked Whole Foods Market," co-CEO John Mackey told analysts after unveiling a disappointing set of third quarter results.
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Why are companies hiding their sustainable credentials?
Food Navigator
A sustainable logo is known to add value to a brand — so why are so many manufacturers not showing their Fairtrade, organic or sustainable credentials?
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Companies have found something to give their workers instead of raises
The Washington Post
Once a staple of the American workplace, the annual raise is turning into a relic of the pre-crisis economy as companies turn to creative — and cheaper — ways to compensate their employees. More businesses are upping their spending on benefits such as one-time bonuses, health care and paid time off, according to recent survey data.
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