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Recent lapses in global food safety worry North American consumers
Food Safety News
Stomachs in China have been turning after a recent food scandal at the processing plant of a major supplier of Chinese fast-food restaurants. The exposé showed workers at the processing plant picking up meat from the floor and mixing expired meat with fresh meat.
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Food fight builds as US regulators weigh 'added sugar' label
Reuters via The Chicago Tribune
In Washington, a pivotal battle over sugar is heating up. One small corner of the wider culture war over public health and sweeteners, this fight isn't about how much sugar should be in your food, but how much you should know about it.
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Jiminy cricket! Bugs could be next food craze
The New York Times
A 2013 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization that extolled insects' potential to help stabilize the global food supply, in fact, helped propel the edible-insect industry forward. After the report came out, "all of a sudden there were a ton of people who were super interested in edible bugs," says Kevin Bachhuber, who in May started Big Cricket Farms in Youngstown, Ohio.
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Food fight: Russia responds to EU and US sanctions with food import bans
Food Navigator
Russia has responded to increased sanctions from the EU and U.S. with by prohibiting certain foods entering the country, including bans on fruit and vegetables from Poland and poultry and dairy products from the U.S. and Ukraine.
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Packaging to become more 'theatrical'
Food Production Daily
Heineken's Ignite bottles which illuminate when clinked with another bottle, and Ballantine's graphic equalizer, which adjusts its lighting with loud music, are some of the ways brands have added "theatrical" technology to products.
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Making workers' rights a civil right
The Hill
This week Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and the very same John Lewis, D-Ga., introduced a bill that will give employees who are fired for union organizing the right to sue in federal court — providing them the same legal protections as enjoyed by minorities who suffer discrimination based on race.
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Why do 85 percent of new CPG products fail within two years?
Food Navigator-USA
How many consumer packaged goods that launch in the U.S. today will still be around in two years' time? The answer is a miserable 15 percent, according to Nielsen data.
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Report: Organic food industry grew 12 percent in past year
PRWeb via Digital Journal
Sales in the U.S. organic food industry grew 12 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to radio talk show host Sharon Kleyne, setting a record in an industry that has been experiencing rapid growth since 1990.
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Food industry lobbying spikes amid GMO fight
Reuters
U.S. food companies spent almost as much lobbying Congress in the first quarter of 2014 as they did in the full year in 2013, a sign the industry may have intensified its fight against state labeling requirements for genetically engineered foods, according to a report.
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Corporate vs. decentralized procurement
Food Production Daily
The food and beverage industry today is faced with the question of whether corporate procurement is more effective than decentralized procurement. While its challenges set it apart from other industries, F&B organizations share common procurement practices with those in other industry sectors.
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GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts
Reuters
One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U.S. companies that develop GMOs have further committed to a multimillion-dollar campaign to defeat attempts to add GMO labels to such foods.
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