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October 1, 2015 Will China's new food safety rules work?

Source: BBC

The harvest has come early to a small organic farm just outside Beijing. Workers can only manage a brief smile and a glance upwards as they place vegetables into boxes bound for market.

September 28, 2015 New Era for Food Safety: What Companies Must Do

Food Safety News - In addition, several other groups, such as university Extension offices, consultants, and associations such as the î??Grocery Manufacturers Associationî??, are launching comprehensive education and...

September 24, 2015 Push to label genetically modified foods gains momentum

Worcester Business Journal - Jean Halloran, the food policy initiatives director at î??Consumers Unionî??, referred to a poll conducted by her group that found 92 percent of consumers want food labels to indicate...

September 23, 2015 Government Favors And Subsidies To Organic Agriculture: Follow The Money

Source: Forbes

Scores of millions of dollars is spent each year by organic interests to influence legislators and government agencies, pass state and federal anti-genetic engineering labeling initiatives and fund the political campaigns of...

September 22, 2015 How America's Wealth Gap Shows Up On Our Dinner Plates

OPB - But they consumed fewer fruits and vegetables and whole grains and more added sugars, says Tatiana Andreyeva, the studyâ??s lead author and a researcher with the î??Rudd Center for Food Policy and...

September 22, 2015 Germany must cut waste to set global example for sustainable development

Source: Reuters

Germany may have won an international reputation for being environmentally aware and a leader in clean energy, but the world's fourth largest economy faces challenges in establishing a sustainable way of life at home.

September 22, 2015 Former peanut company CEO sentenced to 28 years for salmonella outbreak

Source: Reuters

The former owner of a peanut company in Georgia was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Monday for his role in a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds, a rare instance of jail time in a food...

September 21, 2015 Who eats fast food most? Not exactly who you think

Source: The Bulletin

There’s a popular narrative about poor families and fast food: They eat more of it than anybody else. It’s dangled as evidence for the high rate of obesity among poorer Americans — and talked about even by some of the country’s...

September 21, 2015 McDonald’s investor wants it to cut antibiotics in all meats

Source: Reuters

A McDonald’s Corp shareholder group is renewing its call for the fast-food chain to stop buying any meat from animals raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections.

September 18, 2015 France bolsters ban on genetically modified crops

Source: Reuters

France is to use a new European opt-out scheme to ensure a ban on the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the country remains in place, it said on Thursday.

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