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August 19, 2014

Non-GMO labels make initiative unneeded

Instead of waiting for state initiatives to pass or for Congress to adopt a law addressing the labeling of foods that have genetically modified ingredients, some forward-thinking companies are taking the issue into their own hands.
August 19, 2014

New nursery sprayer could be "game changer"

BORING, Ore.—An “intelligent” sprayer that uses a laser sensor to determine where and what to spray has shown it can cut pesticide in half and greatly reduce drift.
August 15, 2014

Sugar producer-user tussle continues

STOWE, VT.—The continued tussle between sugar producers seeking limited imports and a safety net for producers and sugar users seeking reforms to the sugar program were obvious in speeches at the International Sweetener Symposium.
August 14, 2014

What foods are consumers avoiding?

WASHINGTON—Carbohydrates and carbonated soft drinks have taken a dive in American diets, according to a recent poll by Gallup. Nearly two-thirds of consumers say they avoid soda, and almost a third are cutting carbs. Additionally, more than half of consum
August 14, 2014

ISO sees global sugar balanced in 2014-15

STOWE, Vt.— Global sugar supply and demand may come into balance next year (2014-15) after four years of oversupply, Jose Orive, executive director of the International Sugar Organization, said at the International Sweetener Symposium on Aug. 4.
August 13, 2014

Speaker says USDA lost control of sugar market

STOWE, VT.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture lost its ability to control the U.S. sugar market in the past two years because of the inability to limit imports of sugar from Mexico, Frank Jenkins, president of JSG Commodities, said at the International Sw
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