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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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FOOD INSECURE

USDA says that 14% of U.S. households were food insecure in 2014 – meaning that they had difficulty at some point during the year getting adequate nutrition. Despite the improving economy, there was no meaningful decline in household food insecurity again this year.

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McDONALD’S ALL-DAY BREAKFAST

McDonald’s plan to sell breakfast sandwiches throughout the day has delighted many customers, but the move risks exacerbating egg-supply woes in the U.S.  Crain’s Chicago reports restaurants and other food companies have already been struggling to get enough eggs following the worst outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history.

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FOOD & AG HUB

The Food & Agriculture RoadMap (FARM) for Illinois, wants to have a new Illinois Council on Food & Agriculture in place by the end of next month, project director Leland Strom told farm, business, academic leaders and others at a briefing held Monday by the Economic Development Council in Bloomington-Normal.

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GMO Perceptions

More than half (57%) of U.S. adults believe that GM foods are generally unsafe to eat, while 37% say these foods are safe, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Women are more likely than men to view GM foods as unsafe (65% vs. 49%).

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SPICY FOODS

A new study finds those who had spicy food six or seven times a week were found to have a 14% lower mortality risk than those who rarely consumed such foods.

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NEW JOBS AHEAD

There will be 57,900 annual job openings in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and environment fields between 2015 and 2020, according to new data from the USDA.

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U.S. ADULTS STILL SKIMP ON FRUIT, VEGGIES

Most U.S. adults still aren’t eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables. In a large national survey, only 13% said they ate the recommended amount of fruit each day and only 9% ate enough vegetables.

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CALORIES ON MENUS

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is giving restaurants and other food purveyors an additional year to comply with new rules that require calorie counts on menus. The new deadline in December 2016.

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