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Would a ‘traffic light’ label help prioritize your nutrition?

Would a ‘traffic light’ label help prioritize your nutrition?

A new food label, Nutri-Score, is driving transparency and a commitment to health among major food retailers across Europe. This stoplight-like label helps shoppers determine the overall nutrition of various food products. How will U.S. food producers react?

Health

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Will more ethanol fight inflation…or fuel it? 

Will more ethanol fight inflation…or fuel it? 

Prices for gasoline, food and most other staples of life continue to rise and rise and rise. The latest idea from Washington to ease high gas prices calls for energy initiatives grown on U.S. land: an increase in the amount of ethanol allowed in our gas tanks. But will this combat inflationary gas prices? Or just increase food prices for consumers?

Food Regulations and Policy, Food Trade

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Goodbye “GMO”, Hello “Bioengineered”

Goodbye “GMO”, Hello “Bioengineered”

Have you seen the new GMO labels? As of January 1st, the USDA requires food companies to label products as “bioengineered” if any ingredients are genetically modified. What will this mean for GMOs and consumer acceptance?    

Food Regulations and Policy, Health

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Ukraine Conflict Clouds Outlook for Global Food System

Ukraine Conflict Clouds Outlook for Global Food System

Ukrainians are needlessly suffering from this invasion. But tragically, more suffering will follow as Putin’s aggression triggers a disrupted food system, higher food costs and, even worse, food insecurity for our most vulnerable.

Food Security

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Is Ag the Key to Future U.S.-China Relations?

Is Ag the Key to Future U.S.-China Relations?

Tariffs on Chinese goods have become the quiet political rage in Washington. But can a successful trade relationship in agriculture and food products help teach us another way of thinking about what’s best for both countries?

Food Regulations and Policy

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