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Monsanto, DuPont spending millions to oppose California's GMO labeling law
Forbes
This November, California voters will make a decision that could have broad implications for food producers throughout the country: whether or not to require labeling of genetically modified organisms in food. Other states have tried to pass similar measures and failed, but California is taking the issue directly to voters, who have largely been in favor of labeling. More



California considers farmworker overtime bill
The Associated Press via CNBC
California farmworkers would be paid overtime after working an eight-hour day or 40 hours in a week, the same as other nonmanagement employees, under a bill approved by the state Senate over the objections of Republican lawmakers. More

Study: Relaxing ethanol rules could cut corn prices 20 percent
The Washington Post
A new study from three agricultural economists at Purdue University in Indiana finds that even a partial relaxation of the renewable fuels mandate could reduce corn prices by up to 20 percent next year. More

Forecast for 2013 food-price rise of 3 to 4 percent in US unchanged
Bloomberg
U.S. consumers may pay 3 to 4 percent more for food next year, and less for meat in 2012 than previously forecast, as the country's worst drought since the 1950s works its way onto store shelves, the USDA said. More

Bioenergy a boon for California, if it works
East Bay Express
Waste equals food. At least that's what we were taught in ecology class. In the eyes of California's Bioenergy Interagency Working Group, organic waste equals something a bit more 21st-century: low-carbon biofuels, biogas and renewable electricity. More


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What is sustainable food?
Stratos
The changing landscape of food supply and demand is driving collaborative approaches that span food value chains and is changing practices from farms to homes across the globe. A Stratos study examines sustainable practices that can help the food sector improve performance. More

Food safety audits: How to improve your program
Food Logistics
While the food supply chain is arguably safer now than at any other time in history, the pressure to maintain and improve food safety has never been more demanding. The passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act is largely responsible for driving this awareness, but so too are increasing imports of food products, recall and contamination events and supply chain complexities that include multiple suppliers and distribution points. More

Fast-changing food industry a challenge for asset-based lenders
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee
From the rise of farmers markets and organic-only "foodies" to the attacks on sugar and trans fat, the food industry is evolving right along with consumers' tastes and preferences. This means those who appraise assets for lenders in the food manufacturing, retailing and food service sectors need to be sure their analytics are in step with the times, write two Tiger Group experts in the July/August issue of ABF Journal. More
 

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