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Sysco set to merge with biggest rival in billion-dollar deal
New York Post
Sysco, the country's biggest food distributor, is closing in on a deal to win regulatory approval for its $3.5 billion acquisition/merger with closest rival US Foods, The Post has learned.
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Americans buy organic, non-GMO without knowing what it means
Medical Daily
A survey conducted by brand consultancy BFG found nearly 70 percent of people were buying organic food, but only 20 percent of those buyers were able to define what "organic" actually meant.
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The market for frozen foods is heating up
CBS News
Enter this unusual little market in New York City, and you just might get cold feet. It's a frozen food grocery store, Babeth's Feast, where every single item is frozen.
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DNA barcodes track the food, not the package
Food Quality News
Food producers will be able to spray unique DNA barcodes directly onto food to improve traceability, when DNATrax becomes commercially available next year.
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Farmers urge Congress to legalize agriculture workers
The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama took executive action Friday to temporarily legalize millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, though the program doesn't specifically address agriculture. The move will help only a fraction of the undocumented immigrants toiling in the nation's fields, say farmers who are urging more direct action.
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Food safety issues making their way to 2015 legislative agendas
Food Safety News
Legislators and the rest of the policy crowd that hang out in the state capitols are again coming in for the unsolicited advice from the national editorial writers who want to influence processes on a variety of topics, including food safety.
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Oregon GMO measure may be headed for recount
The Associated Press via The Washington Times
An Oregon ballot measure that would require labels for genetically engineered foods may be heading for an automatic recount. The measure was rejected, but results released Thursday by Multnomah County pushed the margin of defeat to a mere 0.1 percent — inside the 0.2 percent threshold that triggers an automatic recount.
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