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GMO Corn Spreads Reach Domestically; Is India Next?

March 3, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Genetically modified corn is steadily gaining prominence in the U.S. grain market, while China has lifted one of its ban on imports of modified seeds. Now, agribusiness companies also have high hopes for introducing modified corn in India.

NY Farmers Lobby Congress For Immigration Reform, Food Rules

March 2, 2015 10:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers in New York state are asking Congress to push for immigration reform and changes to new...

Oklahoma's Controversial State Vegetable: The Watermelon

February 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Oklahoma lawmakers are facing some difficult decisions this year: healthcare, public school...

Wisconsin Moves Closer to 'Right-to-Work' Status

February 27, 2015 9:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Wisconsin state Senate passed "right-to-work" legislation late Wednesday, moving the state...

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Agriculture Secretary: Smartphones Could End Debate Over GMO Labeling

February 26, 2015 8:05 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.

#ThanksMichelleObama: How US School Meals Compare to Those Around the World

February 25, 2015 1:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Photos of school lunches from around the world are going viral. There's only one problem: the photo of the U.S. meal doesn't even come close to comparing to those in Italy, Brazil, South Korea and others around the globe.

Lawsuit Claims Purina Brand is Killing Dogs

February 25, 2015 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company's dry dog food. The suit alleges the food contains an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze and a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains.

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Utah Governor Wants to Leave Liquor Laws Untouched

February 25, 2015 9:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Gary Herbert says state lawmakers should back off efforts to change Utah's liquor laws this year, including a proposal to repeal a requirement that some restaurants mix and prepare drinks out of customers' view. 

Calif. Lawmakers Consider Soft Drink Warning Label

February 24, 2015 1:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A prominent California lawmaker will again seek to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort.

Liquor Privatization Bill Clears State House Panel Hurdle

February 23, 2015 2:05 pm | by MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to sell off most of Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor system and its wholesale distribution network moved ahead with a vote on the Legislature on Monday, although its prospects to become law remain uncertain.

Attack on Sugars, Caffeine Has Beverage Makers Upset With Dietary Committee

February 20, 2015 9:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The American Beverage Association is not so keen on some of the recommended restrictions from the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee. The Committee is considering putting limitations on added sugars for the first time.

FTC Moves to Block Sysco's $3.5B Purchase of US Foods

February 20, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Antitrust regulators are challenging the $3.5 billion sale of US Foods to Sysco, saying the deal would hurt customers by reducing competition between food supply companies. Sysco Corp. agreed to buy US Foods in December 2013, saying they would create a company with $65 billion in annual revenue.

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Apples Move to Forefront of GMO Labeling Debate

February 19, 2015 9:00 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The National Co+op Grocers on Wednesday expressed a continued objection to the lack of mandatory federally enforced labeling of genetically modified organisms in light of the deregulation announcement last week for Arctic apple varieties developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits.

Anheuser-Busch vs. Craft Brewers: Ky. Beer Distribution Bill Advances

February 12, 2015 12:40 pm | by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch owns two distributors in Kentucky and is attempting to buy more. But independent brewers worry they would be frozen out of the market if the beverage giant were to control more of the state's distribution system, arguing it would have no incentive to market any products but its own.

Maine Lawmaker Wants to Outlaw 'Cheater Pint Glasses' of Beer

February 12, 2015 8:00 am | by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine's State Sen. John Patrick is pressing for a bill that would require each pint of beer sold in the state to be 16 ounces. He said some bars and restaurants that advertise draft beers as pints are actually serving 14-ounce glasses, causing drinkers to lose out on those last tasty sips.

How Far is 'Too Far' When it Comes to School Nutrition Rules?

February 11, 2015 2:10 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Who doesn't love grandma's homemade double chocolate chip brownies? Sharing — and showing off — your family's recipes was always the highlight of my fundraising experiences. But not so fast: new government rules requiring healthier options at schools may mean saying goodbye to the days of bake sale fundraisers.

Burger King Released From Lawsuit Claiming Needles in Burger

February 11, 2015 12:40 pm | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A retired soldier who filed a lawsuit saying there were needles in his Burger King sandwich has reached a settlement with the fast food chain, his lawyer said. A retired Army sergeant filed the lawsuit claiming one needle pierced his tongue when he bit into his Triple Stacker sandwich and another lodged in his small intestine, requiring hospitalization.

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OSHA Proposes $51K Fine Against Seaboard Foods

February 11, 2015 12:10 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing a $51,000 fine against Seaboard Foods LLC for allegedly exposing workers at a plant in Guymon to anhydrous ammonia.

Consumer Health Group Finds Toxic Chocolate Valentine Surprise

February 11, 2015 11:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

A consumer health protection organization, As You Sow, filed legal actions today against Hershey's, See's Candies and Mars for allegedly violating California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. The consumer health group says the confectioners have failed to warn its consumers of the toxic chemical cadmium in the companies' chocolate products.

Panel Could Lift Limits on Dietary Cholesterol

February 11, 2015 10:30 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

An advisory committee's recommendations for the nation's dietary patterns are due soon, and some advice may be changing. The committee is expected to downplay the importance of lowering cholesterol intake and may put less emphasis on eating lean meats.

Why Should Manufacturers Care About Net Neutrality?

February 10, 2015 8:00 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Last week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed redefining broadband internet as a telecommunications service rather than an information service. This change will present massive implications for individual internet users and businesses alike. 

Red Bull Challenges Va. Craft Brewery Over Use of 'Ox' in Name

February 9, 2015 12:40 pm | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The maker of Red Bull energy drinks is challenging a Virginia craft brewery's use of the word "ox" in its brand name. Red Bull has filed an opposition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office against trademark applications from Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, Virginia.

First Lady: 'Cheese Dust is Not Food'

February 9, 2015 8:55 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an interview in the March issue of Cooking Light magazine, Mrs. Obama says Sam Kass, the family's former personal chef, had taken a stand against the boxed variety, which includes processed cheese powder among the ingredients.   

Arizona Lawmakers Sponsor Clashing Beer-Production Bills

February 9, 2015 8:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Competing beer-production bills will be up for a vote before an Arizona Senate committee today, but lawmakers are nudging the two sides to work things out. The Senate will hear legislation that has come out of conflict between breweries and wholesale alcohol distributors.

Farmers File More Than 360 Corn Lawsuits Against Syngenta

February 6, 2015 2:15 pm | by David Pitt, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers and farm businesses in 20 states have now filed more than 360 lawsuits against agricultural chemicals-maker Syngenta, and hundreds more may be coming as a federal judge organizes the complex case so they can move forward.     

Burger King Needle Lawsuit Heads to Trial

February 6, 2015 9:15 am | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Army veteran Clark Bartholomew sued the fast-food chain after he said needles pierced his tongue and another got lodged in his small intestine after biting into a Triple Stacker. The lawsuit is headed to trial after another attempt at a settlement failed.

First Lady Steps Up Fight Against Childhood Obesity

February 6, 2015 8:25 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The First Lady visited a school on Manhattan's Upper West Side to announce a $500 million donation funding the fight against childhood obesity. The initiative encourages educators to serve healthier food and urges manufacturers to produce quality food.

Think Twice Before Putting That Word on Your Product's Label

February 5, 2015 2:55 pm | by Jennifer L. Naeger | Articles | Comments

It may be tempting for food and beverage manufacturers to play up the best qualities of their products on the labeling, but if manufacturers let one small word slip onto a label, the consequences could be very costly.         

US Beer Industry Welcomes Reform of Federal Beer Tax

February 5, 2015 1:10 pm | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

The American beer industry welcomed bipartisan legislation introduced today to comprehensively reform the federal beer tax imposed on brewers and beer importers. The bill would remove barriers to growth in the industry, encouraging capital and workforce investment.

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