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Democrats launch food labeling overhaul
The Hill
A group of congressional Democrats want clearer labels on the foods stocking the shelves in the nation’s grocery stores. The lawmakers say the new labels, which would be the first major refurbishing of food labeling requirements since 1990, are necessary to combat obesity and give Americans information they need to make healthy choices.
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Michelle Obama plays referee in the food tug-of-war
The Washington Post
Michelle Obama used the pull of the White House to convene a meeting on food marketing to children, stepping directly into the tug-of-war between health advocates and manufacturers of processed food.
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Updates from 20th International Congress of Nutrition
Nutra Ingredients
A weeklong event known as the Nutrition Olympics kicked off in Spain, with 5,000 nutritionists, food scientists, global policymakers and food industry members debating the world's nutrition status and its relation to human and environmental health.
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Processing school combats industry 'brain drain'
Food Production Daily
A specialized education center is training the next generation of food processing talent, helping manufacturers keep up evolving technology.
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Edible coatings revolutionizing the ready to eat fruit and vegetable sector
Food Processing
Minimally processed fruits and vegetables currently account for about 10 percent of all produce sales, with sales exceeding $10 billion annually, according to the International Fresh-cut Produce Association. This large, and growing, market share has been made possible by the development of invisible, colorless, odorless, tasteless, edible coatings.
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Democrats launch food labeling overhaul
The Hill
A group of congressional Democrats want clearer labels on the foods stocking the shelves in the nation’s grocery stores. The lawmakers say the new labels, which would be the first major refurbishing of food labeling requirements since 1990, are necessary to combat obesity and give Americans information they need to make healthy choices.

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Healthier food, by stealth
Chemical & Engineering News
Food manufacturers are responding to pressure to remake their products with less added sodium and sugar. But they are doing it quietly. In fact, the industry's name for the strategy is stealth reduction.

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University's software aims to help identify food safety issues sooner
The Omaha World Herald
Food safety regulations already mandate that companies in the food industry check daily for contaminants. But in the age of big data, merely logging the information on a spreadsheet isn't good enough, say a couple of University of Nebraska-Lincoln food safety scientists.

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Pesticide alternatives for strawberries
AG Week
For decades, California strawberry growers like Rod Koda injected the potent pesticide methyl bromide into soil to kill bugs, weeds and plant diseases before planting strawberries. Now, California regulators have proposed stricter rules to protect the public from a third fumigant that Koda and other conventional berry growers use to sanitize their fields. The restrictions are pushing California's $2.3 billion strawberry industry toward developing nonchemical alternatives to pesticides.
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Organic industry watchdog: FDA food safety rules threaten to crush the good food movement
Food Safety News
American consumers need USDA "on station" to inspect chicken processing as it occurs in China, and a "labeling gap" is putting U.S. food safety at risk, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown suggests in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
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