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Study: Americans favor food safety rules, regardless of politics
Food Navigator-USA
Most Americans across the political spectrum would like to see more government regulation of food safety and food quality, suggests a new study published in the journal Food Policy. Jayson Lusk of Oklahoma State University's Department of Agricultural Economics examined data from a survey of more than 700 Americans. More



Food fight in Congress: Fresh vs. frozen produce in schools
The Washington Post
Are canned pears the nutritional equivalent of a juicy fruit off the tree? House Republicans seem to think so. And their proposal to tinker with a program that serves fresh fruit and vegetables to children in select schools has touched off the ultimate food fight. More

Food industry raises millions to oppose Prop 37 on GMO labeling
Food Navigator-USA
The food industry is digging deep to oppose California's Proposition 37, which would mandate labeling of foods that contain ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms. So far, the Grocery Manufacturers Association has contributed $375,000 to the campaign opposing labeling GMOs, while individual food companies have brought the total investment in the anti-Prop 37 campaign to about two million dollars. More

More than one-third of House urge EPA to waive ethanol mandate
USAgNet
As the worst drought in a half century continues, a bipartisan group of 156 members of Congress is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to act immediately to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard mandate to account for the severe anticipated corn shortage. More


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Hurdle: Technology?
Quality Assurance & Food Safety
Many food safety professionals are examining how technology might be used to help meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The answer, however, generally requires an individual focus on the needs of the company: How can you improve your business and the safety and quality of your products, thereby protecting your brand? More

Natural food colors may get boost from red cabbage breakthrough
Food Navigator
Scientists have found a way to extract purer and more stable anthocyanins from red cabbage, according to a study published in the journal Food and Bioproducts Processing. The news will be welcomed by the European food industry, for which there has been high demand for natural colors to enable manufacturers to make all-natural claims for their products. More

House passes drought, disaster aid
Politico
With its five-year farm bill relegated to the back pasture, the House headed home for August after narrowly approving a stopgap $383 million disaster aid package to help tide over cattle and sheep operations affected by this summer's severe drought. The hastily assembled livestock bill — adopted 223-197 — promises some political cover for Republican candidates in farm states. More

Thermo Fisher Scientific unveils food testing library
Food Product Design
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., published its new Applied Food Testing Library, an online repository of more than 230 application notes, case studies, validated methods, webinars and technical posters by industry experts designed to help food science professionals master routine and special challenges. More
 

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