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Getting the supply chain in sync
Food Business News
The changes taking place in the marketplace are having dramatic effects on both food manufacturers and retailers.
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Food irrigated with fracking water may require labels In California
The Huffington Post
A new bill proposed in California would require all produce irrigated with fracking wastewater to come with warning labels. The bill, which Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D) introduced on Monday, would require any crops grown with water that had previously been injected into rock formations to free oil and gas reserves and sold to consumers in the state to be labeled.
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California passes olive oil labeling law
Olive Oil Times
In an industry fraught with counterfeits and misinformation, and in an age where the labeling of food (and food-like) products has come under intense scrutiny, the state of California's Senator Lois Wolk, chair of the state's Agriculture Subcommittee on Olive Oil Production and Emerging Products, has stepped up to address truth in labeling.
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Scientist: 'Vilification' of biotechnology risks food security
Agri-Pulse
One of the most distinguished scientists in the public policy sphere is warning that "the increasing vilification of GM foods as a marketing tool by the organic food industry" may be "the most counterproductive development" in the effort to increase food production to meet the needs of a population projected to approach 10 billion in 35 years.
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Recalls of organic food on the rise, study finds
The Boston Globe
New data shows a sharp jump in the number of recalls of organic food products. Such products accounted for 7 percent of all food units recalled so far this year, compared with 2 percent of those recalled last year, according to data from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture.
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Food in Target's bull's-eye
Food Business News
The key ingredient for higher sales at Target is food, according to the company’s executives. The retail giant is in the process of repositioning its food offering with an eye to consumer trends and insights.
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The big business behind the local food
Fortune Magazine
Grocery chains and big box retailers are aggressively expanding their locally grown offerings. But there are real concerns about what consumers are getting when they buy "local."
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Food fraud a bigger problem than many realize, experts say
Food Safety News
Pick up any item in the supermarket and read through the ingredient labeling. Nearly all of the ingredients listed have the potential to be vulnerable to food fraud, according to food fraud investigator Mitchell Weinberg.
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0.7 percent of shoppers drive 80 percent of volumes of new food and beverage products, reveals Catalina study
Food Navigator-USA
We've all heard of the 80:20 rule, but new research from digital marketing expert Catalina shows that just 0.7 percent of shoppers are driving 80 percent of the volumes of new food and beverage products, while just 11 percent of shoppers that try a new product are still buying it a year later.
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GMOs are becoming a proxy for bigger concerns about the food system
NPR
GMO has become a buzzword, says Laurie Demeritt, CEO of The Hartman Group, which does research for food companies. Consumers' desire for them falls under what the industry calls the "health halo" — the perception that a food is healthy, she says.
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