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Idaho Asks Judge to Toss Lawsuit on ‘Ag Gag’ Law

April 8, 2014 10:24 am | by REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press

Attorneys for Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter are asking a federal judge to toss a lawsuit challenging a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities. A coalition sued Idaho last month, asking that the so-called "ag gag" law be stricken down.

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Taco Bell Continues Assault Against McDonald’s in Latest Ad

April 8, 2014 10:20 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Taco Bell will begin airing a TV spot set to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" that shows a man who has been eating Egg McMuffins since 1984. After trying Taco Bell's breakfast, the man trims his mullet, switches to tighter pants, gets a smartphone and takes down his "Loverboy" poster.

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PETA Wants to Transform Dahmer's Home into Vegan Restaurant

April 8, 2014 10:14 am

Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home in Akron, Ohio, is for sale, and PETA is interested in opening a vegan restaurant called Eat for Life: Home Cooking on the site. PETA says that opening a vegan restaurant at Dahmer's former home is "one way to turn evil into good." 

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EU Seeks Restrictions on Meat Names Like 'Bratwurst' and 'Bologna'

April 8, 2014 10:08 am

The European Union is looking to restrict the use of common meat names, such as "bologna," "bratwurst" and "black forest ham." U.S. senators sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, asking them to defend these names.

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Infographic: The Impact of Climate Change on the Future of Farming

April 8, 2014 9:59 am

According to this infographic provided by The Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, climate change in the 2030s will affect food and farming more strongly, especially small producers located in poor countries.

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Groups Strategize to Ensure Food Security amid Climate Change

April 8, 2014 9:55 am

Representatives from the research community, civil society, farmers organizations, donor agencies and the private sector gathered last week to identify actions the world must take to help farmers adapt to climate change and help deliver a more food-secure world.

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USDA Provides Funding for Pest, Disease Management

April 7, 2014 1:05 pm

The USDA has allocated $48.1 million provided by the new farm bill to projects across the country that will help to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten America's agriculture economy and the environment.

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Schreiber Foods Plans New Facility to Meet Yogurt Demand

April 7, 2014 12:55 pm

Schreiber Foods will begin construction of a distribution center this month in Richland Center, Wis., to meet the growing demand for yogurt. The dairy giant has spent more than $100 million in the last five years on its two Richland Center yogurt plants.

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Grocery Price Wars May Hurt Food Industry in Canada

April 7, 2014 12:46 pm | by Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press

The grocery price wars that have pushed a kilogram of bananas below the price of a chocolate bar may be good news for consumers' wallets, but those who watch the food industry see a race to the bottom that may leave shoppers with less selection.

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Farmers Face New Conservation Rules Under Farm Bill

April 7, 2014 12:42 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill. Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly erodible lands and protect wetlands to qualify for crop insurance subsidies.

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Infestation Forces Closure of NYC Cronut Bakery

April 7, 2014 12:37 pm

Health officials on Friday shut down New York City's Dominique Ansel Bakery, famous for serving up delicious croissant-doughnut hybrid treats called Cronuts, because of a "severe mouse infestation" that requires professional pest control.

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Consumer Trends: What Your Taste Buds Say About You

April 7, 2014 12:00 pm

Chances are, most of us have defined someone's character as plain or "vanilla." After all, these descriptions perfectly emphasize just how unexciting a person is. But, according to a study commissioned by Danio, it seems we've been mistaken all along.

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Adjusting Calcium, Acidity Levels May Improve Dressings and Sauces

April 7, 2014 10:53 am

Adjusting the calcium and acidity levels could be the key to developing better-tasting, more eye-appealing and creamier reduced-fat sauces, desserts and salad dressings that could be on the market soon, according to a study supported by ConAgra Foods.

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Federal Judges to Review COOL Ruling

April 7, 2014 10:34 am

A full federal appeals court will review meat labeling rules that would require country-of-origin information on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat. The meat industry went to court in an effort to block the government regulation, which went into effect last year.

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McDonald’s Pulls Out of Crimea

April 7, 2014 10:33 am

McDonald's has closed its three restaurants in Crimea as it evaluates the "evolving situation" on the Black Sea peninsula. The chain said Friday that the closures were "strictly a business decision which has nothing to do with politics."

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Heineken Invests $100M in Haiti Brewery

April 7, 2014 10:28 am | by TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press

Heineken is investing $100 million in its production plant in Haiti, a country where many international companies have been reluctant to spend money because of a business climate hampered by red tape, corruption allegations and a weak infrastructure.

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NLRB Seeks Injunction to End Kellogg Lockout

April 7, 2014 10:22 am

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Friday authorized its lawyers to seek an immediate injunction in U.S. Federal Court against the Kellogg Company for the food maker's role in the long-running lockout at its cereal plant in Memphis, Tenn.

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Photos of the Day: Decoding DNA to Fight Deadly Food Poisoning

April 7, 2014 10:17 am

The nation's disease detectives are launching a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target is listeria, the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning.

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Experts Fight Food Poisoning by Decoding Germ DNA

April 7, 2014 10:13 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

The nation's disease detectives are launching a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target is listeria, the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning.

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Organic Valley Sales Soar on Dairy, Produce Demand

April 4, 2014 1:58 pm

Wisconsin-based Organic Valley saw sales of butter, cheese and vegetables grow, boosting profits 8.5 percent last year. The company attributed the jump to growing consumer demand. The world's largest farmer-owned cooperative boasts 1,844 members.

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