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Can the world keep up with soaring global food demand?
CBS MoneyWatch
A global, and potentially historic, campaign aims to increase the world's food supplies. Launched with little fanfare during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Global Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture was created to ensure food security around the world as the planet's climate changes.
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USDA earmarks $31.5 million for local, organic food programs
Agri-Pulse
USDA officials announced more than $83 million in funding for several programs designed to encourage healthy, local food options in farmers markets and in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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Food facility biennial registration renewal opens today
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Food facilities required to register with FDA must renew their food facility registrations this year during the period running Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. FDA encourages food facilities to renew their registrations early on in the three-month renewal period.
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Commodities continue to hit new price lows
Reuters
Chicago corn was little changed on Monday around a five-year low while soybeans dropped to their lowest since early 2010 as ideal weather across key U.S. growing regions allowed farmers to rapidly harvest record crops.
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Almost 98 percent of General Mills shareholders reject GMO ban
Los Angeles Times
General Mills Inc. has made strong commitments this year to natural and organic foods. But when the industrial food behemoth's shareholders were presented with a proposal to dump all genetically modified ingredients from the company's vast lineup of brands, they responded with a resounding "No."
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Major food brands go after a once-ignored customer: Men
The Washington Post
In the race to attract consumers, major American food companies are tweaking their playbooks to go after a once-ignored group: men.
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Putting food safety first
American Frozen Food Institute
Food safety was the topic of numerous discussions during AFFI's Government Action Summit in Washington, D.C. That seems only appropriate since September was National Food Safety Education Month. Of course, in the frozen food community, we put food safety first every day of every month.
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FDA preps long-awaited guidelines to reduce salt in food
The Associated Press via Pocono Record
Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.
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