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“For the past decade, consumers have been advised to reduce their intake of added sugars, and the proposed percent daily value for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label is intended to help consumers follow that advice,” said Susan Mayne, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.


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FILE - In this April 16, 2013, file photo, a customer shops for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt. Companies would not have to disclose whether their food products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

“The reality is, biotechnology has time and time again proved safe,” the bill’s sponsor, Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo, said as debate began. “We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists.”


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In this July 2, 2015 photo, Joseph Petit poses in his food automat store in Paris, France. Petit employs no staff at his two Paris stores. Both called Au Bout du Champ - "at the end of the field" - the small spaces are stacked with metal lockers containing just-picked strawberries, hours-old eggs, and neat bunches of carrots or spring onions, depending on the season. Customers simply choose the box that contains the food they want to buy, then pay at a console to open the door. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

“We have some of the best farmers in the world,” the 31-year old Parisian said outside one of his two shops. “But unfortunately, we consume many of our products from abroad. They aren’t necessarily the best, they aren’t necessarily fresh, and we don’t really know who cultivated them.”


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An egg is cooked in a frying pan at the Waveland Cafe, Friday, June 19, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a shortage brought about by a bird flu virus that wiped out millions of chickens on commercial farms this spring.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

OMAHA, Neb. | Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more — if it’s even on the menu. Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a […]


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In this Tuesday, June 2, 2015 photo, CEO Matthew Sade looks over the racks in the soft fresh aging room at the Kite Hill Creamery in Hayward, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

You’re not going to believe this, but there’s finally a vegan cheese that doesn’t suck. Seriously. In fact, Kite Hill’s dairy-free “cheeses” taste so authentic, Whole Foods Markets actually sells them alongside its real deal Parmesans and cheddars. The cheeses are the work of celebrity vegan chef Tal Ronnen, until now better known for orchestrating […]


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A Bistro French Onion Soup Bread Bowl is seen at a Panera bread restaurant, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New York. New York City could become the first city in the U.S. to require a warning label on high-sodium menu items at chain restaurants, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. A Bistro French Onion Soup Bread Bowl contains more sodium than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams, which is equal to about 1 teaspoon of salt.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK | New York City’s Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt. The department voted on Wednesday to consider the proposal at a meeting of the Board of Health that all chain restaurants add a salt-shaker-like symbol on menus next to products that contain more than […]


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