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CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS

The Campbell Soup Co. says it will start labeling its products for the presence of biotech ingredients, a landmark break from the rest of the conventional food industry. Campbell made clear that it still supported the use of genetic engineering in agriculture but said that there is a need for national labeling standards that would… read more

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REAL FOOD

To stay competitive, restaurant operators will need to satisfy the growing demand for “real” food that is fresh and wholesome, not just free of artificial ingredients, according to the NPD Group’s 2016 foodservice outlook. 

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END OF MEAT?

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. The startup company is using plant material for compounds that can help recreate meat, as reported by the Associated Press.

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GMO SUMMIT MEETING

The food industry, consumer groups and other stakeholders in the debate over how to label products containing genetically modified ingredients are expected to be summoned to the Agriculture Department early next month to try to resolve the contentious issue. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack wants to avoid “chaos in the market.”

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MCDONALD’S TESTING  MAC AND CHEESE IN NE OHIO

McDonald’s is trying out a staple of American childhoods: macaroni and cheese. The Oak Brook-based burger chain began testing mac and cheese at 18 locals in northeast Ohio last week.

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NATURAL TRIX

Food scientists at General Mills Inc. have spent years testing hundreds of combinations of fruits, vegetables and spices to replace the artificial food coloring in Trix. Still, they couldn’t find matches for the neon-green or turquoise corn puffs in the multi-hued breakfast cereal.

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FOOD RULES PROVE HARD TO SWALLOW AT TRADE TALKS

Negotiators meeting this week to forge a sweeping trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union are nearing a deal to eliminate tariffs on at least 97% of goods traded across the Atlantic, officials close to the talks say, building momentum for what would be the most ambitious trade pact in more than 20… read more

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LATEST FOOD FAD

Whole Foods Market has announced that by April of next year it will stop sourcing foods that are produced using prison labor.

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WHOLE FOODS TO SLASH 1.5K JOBS OVER 8 WEEKS

Whole Foods Market announced Monday that it was slashing 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks, a cut that will affect about 1.6 percent of its workforce. In a statement explaining the cuts, Whole Foods said the decision was part of its effort to lower prices for customers and invest in better technology, as reported… read more

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NO DIFFERENCE

So you might think that #honey is better for you. But a USDA study published this month compared the health effects of honey, cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup and found no significant differences. The researchers found that the three sweeteners basically have the same impacts on people.

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