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What's next with GMO labeling?
Food Logistics
Just recently, California voted on whether to approve Proposition 37, which would require all food manufacturers, distributors and retailers to add labels that identify genetically modified organisms. Proposition 37 has been defeated by 53.7 percent of voters against the mandatory labeling of GMO's, but the campaign is far from over. More

Organic food inspections lacking, former inspector says
Delta Farm Press
Mischa Popoff grew up on an organic grain farm and spent some of his early working career as an organic crop inspector in British Columbia. So when Popoff, currently a policy adviser for the Heartland Institute, says the current system for certifying organic foods is flawed, he's not just another conventional-agriculture advocate complaining about expensive organic food. More

Struck Hostess brands to liquidate
Food Processing
On Nov. 16, Hostess Brands, the iconic 92-year-old baker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Donettes, said it would liquidate when unionized employees refused to return to work and face salary and benefit cuts. The wind down means the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores throughout the U.S. More

How food companies are innovating to beat the financial crisis
Food Navigator
The financial crisis also has led to a consumer crisis of confidence — but nearly 9 out of 10 French shoppers see the economic slump as an opportunity to revise consumption habits, according to Nutrimarketing's Sophie de Reynal. More

Frozen food body commits to ongoing health pledge
The British Frozen Food Federation has been named 1 of only 16 founding signatories to the Department of Health Responsibility Deal's new Fruit & Vegetables Pledge, as part of the ongoing work it undertakes to support government public health initiatives. More

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Active, intelligent and smart packaging sales trends
Increasing health awareness, rising food and safety concerns and improved purchasing power in emerging economies will drive growth in the global active, intelligent and smart food and drink packaging market. More

FSMA: A legislative mandate
Business Excellence
Left to their own devices, food manufacturers would rather handle safety challenges in a reactive manner. There is an inherent integrity that food manufacturers express; after all, people could die if the food is contaminated. Michele Southall, an implementation director at the standards organization GS1 US, recently explained how the Food Safety Modernization Act is driving traceability and helping to increase food safety in all areas of the foodservice industry. More

US food, drink industry takes steps toward healthier living
The Guardian
Under pressure from public agencies and consumers, manufacturers are helping to reduce diet-related diseases. More

Sustainable logistics, profitability go hand in hand
The Telegraph
Mention sustainability, and people are more likely to think of organic vegetables and independent cafés than global brands and supermarkets. However, Procter & Gamble has paid more than lip service to the notion of delivering the same goods with far fewer resources. More

Make it Square, Make it Efficient

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Will brazzein make the natural sweeteners premier league?
The entrepreneur behind Cweet — a natural high-intensity sweetener from a protein called brazzein — says he expects to secure regulatory approval to sell it in the U.S. in one to two years. More

FSMA implementation is coming, refrigerated transporter warns
Fleet Equipment
The Food Safety Modernization Act, which changes the way the U.S. regulates the safety of its food supply, will have an enormous impact on the refrigerated transport industry starting in 2013. According to Bud Rodowick, manager of fleet performance for Thermo King, "Refrigerated fleet operators need to understand FSMA and prepare to help their food producer and processor customers meet its requirements or risk falling behind their competitors once FSMA is fully implemented." More

Optimizing machines using programmable drives
Food Manufacturing
Programmable drives are becoming more sophisticated and capable, enabling controls engineers to drastically reduce project costs. On a new design, some integrators and OEMs reach for an elaborate multi-axis PLC system to solve a relatively simple application. This happens as designers work under compressed schedules, and choosing a familiar solution seems like the right thing to do. More

Biodiesel for trucks: Not necessarily green
Greener Ideal
Biofuel is a big trend in the transportation industry right now. Biodiesel makes it easy for trucking companies to institute big changes in their business practices because many engines can run on biodiesel with little to no modification. In most cases, biofuel does burn cleaner than its more widely used counterpart. There are advantages, especially in an industry like commercial trucking that uses a ton of gas. The thing is that people view biodiesel with so many happy little rainbows clouding their eyes that they don't realize the other inherent environmental implications it carries. More


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