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U.S. sugar group says sugar not to blame for obesity
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Andrew Briscoe, the president and chief executive of the Sugar Association Inc., told Reuters linking sugar to obesity is misleading because most of the sweeteners used in the beverage industry are from high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). "There has to be a scapegoat," said Briscoe, adding elimination of physical education programs in schools shares part of the blame by keeping children inactive.
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NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company’s growth and profitability. Required Reading! Click here for our most recent Legislative Alert! More



Coffee & Water


$13 coffee worth the brew-haha?
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Times are tough, which is why most Americans are taking their coffee with two tablespoons of cheap. Inexpensive coffee is being poured by the bucketload at fast food restaurants like McDonald's, with its successful McCafe line, and Burger King, which is planning a nationwide Seattle's Best roll-out this summer. Even slightly swankier Starbucks is offering totally credible coffee that's no more than a buck and change. So what could possibly make a cup of joe worth $13? More

Bottled water war in Oregon
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Bottled water has become a four-letter word in parts of the environmental community. But in Cascade Locks, Ore., where unemployment is at 18 percent the locals see a real four-letter word—jobs. Nestle wants to build a $50 million water bottling plant near the Columbia River and take nearly 14 million gallons of water per month from a nearby spring. More

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Business / Industry


Let the air out of food packaging, food police say
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Half-empty food packages are wasteful and harming consumers and the environment, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The non-profit advocacy group is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state attorneys general to crack down on what's known as "Slack Fill." That's the extra space that is inside your Hamburger Helper or Ginger Snaps where there is no food. More

Food industry to Obama: We'll improve nutrition
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The U.S. food industry is willing to let the White House take the lead on making foods healthier in schools, but recently said it could improve what is sold on store shelves without government intervention. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Edible film can be used for wrapping food products
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Food scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have discovered an edible film can be used for wrapping ready-to-eat meat products. It will also emit a slow release of a naturally occurring antimicrobial agent capable of killing a foodborne pathogen. More

EPA gives millions to small businesses developing green solutions
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $2 million to small businesses working on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, making fuel from biomass, creating safer building products, and more. The EPA's Small Business Innovation Research Program is giving $2.38 million to 34 businesses to support the research, development and testing of various technologies.
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