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California drought transforms global food market
Bloomberg
Ongoing, pervasive crop switching is one sign of a sweeping transformation going on in California — the nation's biggest agricultural state by value — driven by a three-year drought that climate scientists say is a glimpse of a drier future.
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The latest food packaging trends
Food Engineering
Chris Cornyn, president of DINE marketing, discusses the ways consumers are driving innovations in the packaging industry.
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US: Kremlin's sanctions will hurt Russians
The Hill
Russia will restrict its own citizens' access to food with its new retaliatory ban on imports of U.S. meats, fruits and vegetables, the White House said Aug.7. Calling it a "cruel irony," U.S. officials said Russia was imposing a sanction that would hurt its own people more than the U.S.
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Move to rescind COOL gains momentum
USAgNet
House lawmakers recently urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to rescind the U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling law if the World Trade Organization rules that it violates international trade obligations.
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NSF survey finds consumers confused about food expiration dates
NSF International via Food Safety Magazine
Expiration date labeling on food products is a source of confusion for consumers, according to a new survey from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization. The survey found that people are confused about how to interpret dates on food packaging such as expiration, "best used by" and "sell by" dates, causing many to keep some food dangerously long or prematurely throw away good food.
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Global microbe genome database represents 'some exciting science'
Food Safety News
If the world's food safety scientists act now, they have the opportunity to create a global network of microbial data that will dramatically improve the ability to track and combat disease outbreaks of all sorts, including foodborne illness outbreaks, significantly tackling the spread of disease worldwide
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FDA creates network to track and attack outbreaks of foodborne disease
Healthline
Each year, a number of fruits and vegetables are contaminated with dangerous bacteria and companies are forced to recall them. The Food and Drug Administration has created the new CORE network to keep tabs on these foodborne disease outbreaks and prevent them from happening in the future.
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World food prices hit six-month low in July
Reuters
Global food prices hit a six-month low in July led mainly by sharp declines in grains, oilseeds and dairy, which balanced out rising meat and firm sugar prices, the United Nations food agency said on Aug. 7.
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Connecticut Democrats want front-of-package food labeling
The Hill
A pair of Connecticut Democrats is pushing the Food and Drug Administration to require labels on the front of food packaging to display ingredients more prominently. In a recent a letter to the FDA, Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, asked the agency to tighten its regulations on food marketing.
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