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A study released on January 6 from researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business examined consumer behavior before and after calorie counts were posted on menus, finding that calorie postings led to a six percent reduction in calories per transaction in New York City in 2008.

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Los Angeles, CA—The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), based here, has launched a Web site, www.nonGMOShoppingGuide.com, aimed at taking the guesswork out of avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in products.

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Washington, D.C.—On January 25, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Elisabeth Hagen, M.D., as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Food Safety, a post that has remained vacant for over a year.

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

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The National Toxicology Program (NTP) Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) convened an expert panel on December 16–18, 2009 in Alexandria, VA to evaluate available scientific data on soy infant formula, which often is used as a supplement or replacement for human or cow milk.

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ethnic food

Chicago, IL—According to market research firm, Mintel, sales in the ethnic food sector have climbed steadily since 2004, setting a record high of $2.2 billion in 2009...

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Alexandria, VA—The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals by certifying their humane treatment, the use of the certification mark, “Certified Humane.”

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

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cheese

Last year, the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements went into effect, mandating country of origin labeling of meats, produce and nuts. Now, these regulations may extend into the dairy sector as well...

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soybeans

Broomfield, CO—WhiteWave Foods, which operates under Dallas, TX-based Dean Foods, has been under the microscope lately about the transition of its Silk soymilk from organic to non-organic.

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