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Center for Food Safety’s Petition Denied; This Year’s Thanksgiving Day Meal Cost is Up

The Food and Drug Administration has denied a petition from the Center for Food Safety for mandatory labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients...

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Robots to Have Big Impact in AG; ConAgra Foods Become Two Companies

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report says robots are expected to transform agriculture. The report expects the agricultural robot market to grow to $16...

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Monsanto Considering Again Buying Syngenta; WTO Wants to End Ag Export Subsidies

Monsanto is apparently considering another attempt to acquire Syngenta. Reports say Monsanto is discussing internally the merits of making an offer...

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House Hearing Held On 2015 Dietary Guidelines For Americans
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Things Heating Up in Dietary Guildlines; Oil Supply Outpacing Demand

House and Senate lawmakers should ax any appropriations riders that would restrict the science considered for inclusion in the Dietary Guidelines, according to 60 public health advocacy groups...

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Does Glyphosate Cause Cancer?; US Trade Goal to Expand Exports to Africa

The European Food Safety Authority says glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Monsanto weed killer, likely doesn’t cause cancer in humans...

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We all know eating too much and moving too little can add a little extra around the waist. But can your personality lead to weight gain too?
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U.S. Obesity Rate is Climbing; EPA Researching Herbicide’s Health Effects

A new CDC study that says America's obesity rates are actually climbing was something of a gut punch for health advocates and for anyone concerned about the country's long-term health care costs...

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TPP a Winner for US Workers?; Troubles With Antibiotic Resistance in Animals

President Obama as touting the benefits of the recent Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Obama said the 12-nation agreement would be a win for American workers, businesses, and the middle class...

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Forest Service Study Shows Over 12 Million Trees In CA's Nat'l Forest Have Died Due To State's Drought
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Ag Secretary Visiting Cuba; Forest Restoration to Expand

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Cuba leading a delegation of U.S. government officials there through Saturday. Vilsack said the trip would "be an opportunity to support the administration’s commitment to normalizing relations and empowering the Cuban people through bilateral agricultural engagement...

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TWB Claims Climate Change Disrupting World Economy; USDA Investing in Water Conservation

The World Bank over the weekend claimed that climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting agriculture and fueling the spread of diseases...

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South Africa Trying to Avert Trade Suspension; Syngenta Talking With Dupont

Following a suspension notice by the White House, South Africa is holding urgent discussions in an attempt to avert a U.S. suspension of part of a trade agreement between the two countries...

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