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GMO labeling laws keep failing. Here's why we can expect more
Grist
After efforts to label genetically engineered foods failed in Oregon and Colorado, Politico’s Jenny Hopkinson tweeted, "For those keeping score: the food and biotech industries are now 4-0 on GMO labeling ballot initiatives." First California, then Washington last year, now Oregon and Colorado.
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Frozen food market is expected to reach 31.3 billion by volume and USD 156.4 billion by value, globally in 2020
Release Wire
According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research "Global Market Study on Frozen Food: Frozen Ready Meals to be the Largest Segment by 2020," the global Frozen Food market was valued at USD 122.1 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.6 percent from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated value of USD 156.4 billion in 2020.
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Frozen food: Study shows it can lead to better health
University of Utah Health Care
A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that people who regularly ate frozen meals consumed 253 fewer calories and 2.6 less grams of saturated fat per day than people who ate fast food. Additionally, adults who ate frozen meals had higher daily intakes of important nutrients such as protein, fiber and potassium.
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The future of food processing plants
Refrigerated & Frozen Food
From wastewater management to LED lighting to enhanced refrigerant management, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods uncovers the latest in green technologies for today’s cold storage distribution and processing plants. When it comes to green construction, food processing facilities can never be too environmentally friendly. From wastewater management to LED lighting to enhanced refrigerant management, all roads lead into a more environmentally-friendly way of producing cold food products.
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USDA approves genetically modified potato
Wired
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday approved a genetically modified potato for commercial planting and use in the United States.
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Study suggests front of pack symbols do not indicate healthier foods
Food Navigator
Products that display front-of-pack "health" symbols do not have better nutrient profiles than those that do not, a study has suggested.
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Why the frozen food industry should consider LEED certification
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
The frozen food industry is battling a public perception problem. Even though advertisers increasingly use the word "fresh" to entice consumers, sales still continue to slip. Meanwhile, frozen foods suffer from a branding problem, as buyers assume they are processed and bad for their health.
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Food industry faces increased social media risk
Food Science
The law firm's latest Social Media at Work Survey revealed that seven in 10 businesses had some form of social media presence, but 43 percent had no policy on how to use it. Members of the Fresh Produce Consortium, The Food and Drink Forum, the British Frozen Food Federation, the Artisan Food Trail and Tastes of Anglia were canvassed for the survey.
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Frozen peas: Taste good and good for you
Yahoo
The Frozen Food Foundation and the University of California-Davis released a study last week showing that the nutrient content of certain fruits and vegetables is better preserved in the freezer than in the refrigerator. This is good news for those who rely on their stocked freezers, and even better for those living in areas where the fresh stuff isn't readily available.
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