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Court Ruling on Whaling Gave Japan's Gov't a Convenient Escape

April 11, 2014 10:25 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

The international court ruling against Japanese whaling may have given the government a convenient political out. The Antarctic program was nearly bankrupt, but if the government had overhauled it on its own, it would have incurred the wrath of a strong anti-whaling lobby.

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Oregon Gov. Hopes to Frame GMO Laws with Panel

April 11, 2014 10:22 am | by STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber does not expect his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture to produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session. Instead, he wants the group to frame the issue of GMOs for legislators.

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Subway’s Phase-Out of ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical Nears Completion

April 11, 2014 10:17 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat" chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. The disclosure comes as Subway has suffered from an onslaught of bad publicity since a food blogger petitioned the chain to remove the ingredient.

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Photo of the Day: Frozen Food Industry to Air First Nat'l TV Ads in PR Push

April 11, 2014 10:12 am

With frozen food sales slipping, the industry is preparing a public relations campaign to defend the nutritional reputation of its products. The push will include what are said to be the first national TV ads on behalf of the entire industry, as well as social media and in-store promotions.

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Frozen Food Industry Plans Massive PR Campaign as Sales Slip

April 11, 2014 10:09 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

With frozen food sales slipping, the industry is preparing a public relations campaign to defend the nutritional reputation of its products. The push will include what are said to be the first national TV ads on behalf of the entire industry, as well as social media and in-store promotions.

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Oscar Mayer Expands Deli Fresh Line of Lunch Meats

April 10, 2014 12:15 pm

Oscar Mayer has expanded its Deli Fresh line by introducing new Deli Fresh BOLD flavors. The new lunch meats are available in four flavor varieties, including Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast, Cajun Style Turkey Breast, Maple Honey Ham and Chipotle Seasoned Chicken Breast.

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Ky. Distillery Expands Visitor Center

April 10, 2014 12:11 pm

The Woodford Reserve Distillery is greeting tourists with an expanded and renovated visitor center in central Kentucky. Brown-Forman Corp., owner of Woodford Reserve bourbon, invested more than $1.9 million into the 7,500-square-foot visitor center near Versailles.

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Consumer Trends: Beef Industry Driven by Strong Global Demand

April 10, 2014 12:00 pm

The global beef industry is experiencing strong demand led by the Chinese market, according to Rabobank. Beef market fundamentals remain positive, with prices driven up across the globe by firm demand and a tightening supply due to drought and extreme weather.

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Dieters Drop Calorie Counting, Opt for Less Processed Foods

April 10, 2014 11:58 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling. Part of the problem: "Low-calorie" foods make people feel deprived. Now, people want to lose weight while still feeling satisfied. And they want to do it without foods they consider processed.

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524 Sickened as Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Continues

April 10, 2014 11:52 am

Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken that has been going on since March 2013 isn't over. The outbreak has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico. The CDC says the outbreak strains have been resistant to many antibiotics.

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Wal-Mart, Wild Oats Partner to Sell Cheaper Organic Foods

April 10, 2014 11:43 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Wal-Mart has joined Wild Oats to sell a new line of organic foods that is at least 25 percent cheaper than the national organic brands it carries. The retailer is unveiling nearly 100 pantry items under the Wild Oats label over the next several months.

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Reducing Food Waste Boosts Consumer Welfare

April 10, 2014 10:04 am

If private households and the retail sector in the EU reduce food waste by 40 percent in 2020, this will result in savings that can be used on other items, increasing public welfare, according to a study charged by the European Commission.

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Calorie Control Council Disputes Research on Diet Soda

April 10, 2014 9:59 am

A study suggesting the potential association of post-menopausal female diet soda intake and risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, is flawed and does not support existing evidence on the topic, according to the Calorie Control Council.

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IDFA Supports Bill to Establish Voluntary GMO Labeling Standard

April 10, 2014 9:54 am

The International Dairy Foods Association supports the introduction of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, which would establish a federal standard for voluntary labeling of products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).

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EU: Russia’s Pork Import Ban Is Illegal

April 10, 2014 9:51 am

The EU is opening a case against Russia to protest a pork import ban that it calls disproportionate and illegal. Russia banned EU pork imports in January following four cases of African swine fever found in boar on the Lithuanian and Polish borders with Belarus.

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Irwindale Declares Sriracha Factory a Public Nuisance

April 10, 2014 9:48 am

Irwindale, Calif., declared on Wednesday that Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods' production plant is a public nuisance. The Irwindale City Council's action gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from residents last fall.

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Photos of the Day: USDA Projects Lowest Florida Orange Crop in 24 Years

April 10, 2014 9:44 am

This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that's infecting the trees is to blame. The USDA's 2013-2014 orange forecast is 110 million boxes, down 18 percent from last season's final production figure.

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Deadly Bacteria Decimates Florida Orange Production

April 10, 2014 9:40 am | by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that's infecting the trees is to blame. The USDA's 2013-2014 orange forecast is 110 million boxes, down 18 percent from last season's final production figure.

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NRDC: GRAS Process May Allow Dangerous Chemicals into Food

April 10, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

The Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) review process of chemicals used as food additives is “woefully inadequate and may be putting the health of Americans at risk,” according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

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Lightning Kills More Than 60 Dairy Cows in Chile

April 9, 2014 12:32 pm

Ranchers in southern Chile say that a series of lightning strikes has killed more than 60 of their dairy cows, costing the cattle owners thousands of dollars. Storms erupted on Sunday, spawning the lightning strikes in south-central Chile.

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