The farming industry is pushing back against two new regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which are aimed at food safety but could be costly to both farmers and consumers.
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The world's largest single-day food drive was Saturday, and Vancouver letter carrier Jeff Lovell was part of the action. When Lovell made his Saturday morning mail rounds on the west side of town, he also collected residents' food donations for the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. Since the annual food drive began in 1993, it has brought in over 1 billion...
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SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's largest baby food makers face a lawsuit by an environmental group aimed at forcing them to alert consumers that some products contains low amounts of lead.The case scheduled for trial Monday will determine whether they should put warning labels on such products sold in California.
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Biggest annual drive hopes to hit goal this yearSOUTH BEND - Kevin Strebinger can just taste it: 200,000 pounds of food. The letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service has been trying to get the people of St. Joseph County to donate that much food on the single largest food drive of the year.
(13 days ago)
LONGMONT -- Community Food Share is preparing to launch its 25th annual Hunger Hurts the Whole Community Food Drive on Wednesday, which could be the last drive hosted from their Niwot location.
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Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics blog, The British (and now Europe-wide) scandal of corporations selling horse meat as beef is emblematic of many of the problems with big, unwieldy systems. The similarity between horse meat and subprime have already been noted in a Financial Times editorial: The food industry has long known that processed meat is susceptible to fraud....
(3 months ago)
Owen Paterson says farmers can rebuild consumer confidence in high-value British produce and trustworthy supply chainThe horsemeat scandal has "shaken confidence" among British consumers in their food, the environment secretary has said, pledging that UK farmers should not be tarnished by the affair.Speaking at the annual conference of the National Farmers Union Owen...
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Did American consumers suddenly get rich, or just get sick of using coupons? Not likely. Did the number of coupons issued shrink last year? No again. Then why did the number of redeemed coupons decrease dramatically? According to NCH Marketing Services, manufacturers sent 305 billion coupons into circulation in the U.S. last year. That’s roughly the same total as 2011....
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The Second annual Hancock County Food Drive has reached a milestone. There are collection boxes at more than 100 businesses, schools and churches around the county. This is the time of year when food pantries typically have the hardest time getting donations and keeping the shelves stocked. The food drive ...
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Supermarkets insist they are keeping consumers up to speed after days of animosity between retailers and politiciansSupermarkets expect to complete the "vast majority" of tests for horsemeat on their products by Friday, retailers said after a meeting with the environment secretary, Owen Paterson, on Monday.The supermarkets insisted they were doing all they could "to engage...
(3 months and 1 day ago)
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