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Is Team Organic outspending Team Big Ag in GMO label fight?
Mother Jones
As California's Proposition 37 vote draws near, advocates and opponents are blanketing the state in efforts to prevail. Millions of dollars have been raised — and spent — in the process. Preliminary numbers from July suggest that Big Ag and Big Food are in fact on the verge of swamping the ballot fight with their cash. More

Study: Nano-filtration may aid recovery of phenols from fruit waste
Nutra Ingredients
The use of nano-filtering technology could help in the recovery and purification of bioactive ingredients such as phenolic compounds from fruit wastes, say researchers. More

Local food is trendy, but is it really more eco-friendly?
USA Today
Local food, hip among urbanites and touted at the White House, is stirring more debate as new research suggests its benefits have been oversold. Two new books say local food necessarily isn't more eco-friendly, even though it travels fewer miles. More

Study finds eco-labels overwhelming for firms and customers
Food Ingredients First
Joint research by the International Institute for Management Development and the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne suggest the eco-labeling process has become so fragmented that the current industry perception is dominated by wide-ranging reappraisal. More

CARB steps up diesel truck enforcement in August
The California Air Resources Board has designated August "Gear Up for Clean Truck Month" to remind diesel users that the rules are in effect and being vigorously enforced. CARB says in August, outreach and enforcement teams will conduct several highly visible events throughout California to ensure full compliance with diesel regulations. More

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SLIPS breakthrough could stop biofilm formation
Food Production Daily
Harvard scientists have developed a coating to prevent biofilms forming in food processing machinery and on surfaces by tricking bacteria into thinking there is nowhere for it to attach and grow. More

Tax incentives for food manufacturers
Food Manufacturing
Dealing with ever-increasing pressures to improve profitability and return on investments, companies across all industries intently are battling economic hardships. To combat these challenges, many companies have started investigating the availability of tax credits and incentives as a means of enhancing their competitiveness in the industry as well as fostering internal growth. More

Standards, technologies converge for food safety conformance
Plant Engineering
In a perfect storm for safety, several safety standards in the food and beverage industries are emerging and converging: the Food Safety Modernization Act, harmonization of U.S. and EU machine safety regulations under IEC 13849 and ISO 62061, networked safety standards exemplified by openSAFETY, as well as PackSafety from the OMAC Packaging Workgroup. More

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