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AMERICANS DIVIDED ON GM FOODS

Americans are closely divided over whether GM foods are worse for one’s health than foods that are not GM. According to a new Pew Research Center report, 49 percent of U.S. adults say GM foods are worse for one’s health, while 44 percent think GM foods are neither better nor worse. Only 5 percent say… read more

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GROWING THEIR OWN

The farm-to-table concept has taken hold in American culture and chefs now want new ways to find fresher food. Some think the answer is building their own farms. Other chefs want to work more closely with existing farms to achieve their goal of fresher food faster. (Wall Street Journal)

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INVESTORS PLACE BETS ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

More big money investors are putting their money in sustainable farming practices, finding the investment appealing because it offers a broad range of investment levels and promises long-term growth. “Food and agriculture have emerged as two of the most promising areas to achieve social and environmental objectives,” said Amit Bouri, chief executive of the Global… read more

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LOOKING FOR A ‘DO OVER’ WITH CRISPR

Food industry groups are hoping for to push the reset button with consumers on the newest genetic technology, CRISPR. Trying to get ahead of the negative press that’s plagued earlier technology, like GMOs, industry groups have joined forces to form the Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture. (NPR’s The Salt)

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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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