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May 22, 2015

USDA offers summer food safety tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food.
May 21, 2015
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GMO ban fails in Oregon’s Benton County

A proposed ban on biotech crops in Oregon’s Benton County has failed by a strong margin.
May 21, 2015
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Former anti-GMO crusader speaks about his conversion

BOISE—British environmentalist Mark Lynas explained to several hundred people in Boise May 19 how he switched from being a pie-throwing, anti-GMO activist to a supporter of genetically engineered crops.
May 21, 2015
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Japanese file suit against TPP

More than 1,000 plaintiffs have filed suit in Japan seeking to halt their country’s involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
May 21, 2015
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USDA reminds growers to certify conservation compliance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds growers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1.
May 21, 2015
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McDonald's pressured to promote sound science

At today's annual shareholder meeting of McDonald's in Oak Brook, Ill., the National Center for Public Policy Research presented a shareholder resolution urging the worldwide burger chain to increase its efforts to educate consumers about the safety and b
May 21, 2015
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Great Western to expand Pocatello malt plant

POCATELLO, Idaho—Great Western Malting Co. has announced plans to expand its plant here, more than doubling production capacity to accommodate steady growth in the craft beer sector.
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