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As Legality Spreads, Cannabis-Based Cooking, Baking Is On The Rise

November 15, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
According to a report from Seattle-based marijuana research firm Headset Inc., one of the fastest-growing ways consumers use marijuana is to infuse into meals and baked goods at home. In Washington and California, as many as 15-25 percent of cannabis users incorporated the plant into home-cooked meals: double the percentage reported in 2015. Cooking with cannabis at home can be fun, but it requires meticulous attention to detail because marijuana can’t be infused into food from its raw, flowery form. The cannabinoids and terpenes must be activated via a heating process called decarboxylation. A key skill for marijuana chefs and bakers to learn is preparation of a key cooking ingredient:  cannabutter, whose butter to decarboxylated cannabis ratio is 16:1. [Image Credit: © Headset Inc. Cannabis Intelligence]
Chris Kudialis, "Cooking with cannabis: Bake, baste and blend your way to marijuana eats", Las Vegas Weekly, November 15, 2018, © Las Vegas Weekly
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Coca-Cola Switches Emphasis From Marketing To “Growth”

November 14, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Coca-Cola’s head of creative Rodolfo Echeverria has broadened the vision of the marketing department from product awareness and award-winning advertising to growth – by better satisfying consumer beverage needs. In March 2017 the company replaced the chief marketing officer position with the chief growth officer position to execute the basic strategy of becoming a “total beverage company.” The idea is to launch and acquired beverage products that consumers around the globe really want. Diversification has been a challenge, Echevarria admits, mainly because it is necessary to preserve a strong identity for each product, “an edge, a differentiating point that is relevant to the people or relates to that brand.” Meeting the challenge has benefited marketing, however, by “forcing” employees to be more curious.
Molly Fleming , "How getting rid of the CMO ‘broadened’ Coca-Cola’s marketing approach", Marketing Week, November 14, 2018, © Centaur Communications Ltd (a member of the Centaur Media plc group)
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Coca-Cola Resets Social Media Platforms With Happier, More Positive Content

November 14, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Coca-Cola recently relaunched its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts after deleting all content in favor of a more unified voice, point of view, and attitude – namely, greater optimism. The “holistic reset,” which took place on World Kindness Day (November 18), “an appropriate day and moment to kick off messages of positivity, but also when you look at Coke and what Coke stands for,” according to social media chief Sarah Traverso. For example, the company uploaded 99 posts on Instagram with the intention of flooding people’s feeds with happy, positive messages.
Katie Richards, "Coca-Cola Wiped Its Social Media Accounts, Then Relaunched With a Positive, Happy New Look", Adweek, November 14, 2018, © Adweek
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Start-Ups Targeting Food Waste Get $125M So Far In 2018

November 14, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
ReFED, a nonprofit organization devoted to solving food waste problems, has issued a report revealing that $125 million has been invested by the private sector in food waste start-ups since the beginning of 2018. Investment firms like Andreessen Horowitz, S2G Ventures, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, and DBL Partners obviously see great potential in the fact that an estimated $218 billion of food is wasted annually. Apeel Sciences ($70 million) produces a natural second skin to extend the shelf life of produce; Food Maven and Full Harvest ($8.5 million each) create B2B marketplaces for excess or wonky food; Spoiler Alert helps businesses better manage unsold food; ReGrained makes a flour out of spent distiller grains; and Goodr offers an on-demand food rescue service. [Image Credit: © ReFED]
Dana Gunders, "More Than $125 Million Poured Into Food Waste Startups In 2018", Forbes.com, November 14, 2018, © Forbes Media LLC
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Kellogg Plans To Back Out Of The Cookie Business

November 13, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Kellogg Company plans to sell its cookie and snack fruit businesses to concentrate on its core product lines. On the auction block will be Keebler, Famous Amos, and Mother's and Murray cookie brands along with the Stretch Island fruit snack brand. In January 2019, the company will begin to revamp its organizational structure to improve core product market share. Kellogg hopes the move will provide “top-line growth” for the company. The structural changes will include consolidation of its morning foods, snacks, and frozen food businesses – representing about 80 percent of U.S. revenue – into single product categories. The company is also: placing a new emphasis on e-commerce; reorganizing its sales teams and making changes in its supply chain.[Image Credit: © Kellogg NA Co]
Dawn Geske, "Kellogg Company Looks To Sell Keebler, Famous Amos Cookie Brands", International Business Times News, November 13, 2018, © IBT Media Inc.
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Waitrose Has Accelerated Its Work To Eradicate Single-Use Plastic In Own-Label Packaging

November 13, 2018: 12:00 AM EST

Upmarket UK grocery retailer Waitrose has accelerated its commitment to making own-brand packaging more recyclable, reusable or compostable, bringing forward its 100 per cent target from 2015 to 2023. It has hit the 70 per cent level already and expects to reach 80 per cent by 2020. It says it is also close to taking all its own-label fruit, vegetables, meat and fish out of black plastic by the end of 2018, and will stop selling its own-label products in black plastic after the end of next year. [Image Credit: © Waitrose]
Marianne Calnan , "Waitrose brings recyclable packaging commitment forward", The Grocer UK, November 13, 2018, © William Reed Business Media
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Some Very Popular Breads Feature Candy-Like Levels Of Added Sugar

November 9, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Added sugars should account for no more than ten percent of the average daily calorie count – about 2,000 – for Americans. It’s easy to consume those 200 sugar calories, however, if you eat bread made by companies like Martin’s, Dave’s Killer Bread, Vermont Bread, Wonder Bread, the Cheesecake Factory, Udi, Pepperidge Farm, Arnold, and others. Two slices of Martin’s Potato Bread, for example, deliver more sugar (six grams versus 4.7 grams) than a Twizzler. A slice of Dave's Killer Bread’s Raisin' the Roof has six grams of sugar. The Cheesecake Factory's "Famous 'Brown Bread” has about the same amount of sugar as a nibble of its cheesecake. A sandwich made with Freihofer's 100 percent Whole Wheat Bread has the same amount of sugar as a Jolly Rancher. And so on. [Image Credit: © Sornram Srithong]
Allie Lembo , "12 breads that have more sugar than candy", Business Insider, November 09, 2018, © Insider Inc.
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Common Farm Insecticides Increase Risk For Neurodevelopment Disorders

November 9, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
A scientific review of earlier studies has found sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. Published in the journal PLoS Medicine, the study by public health experts urges governments to ban the chemicals from the food chain. Organophosphates, used to control insects at farms, golf courses, shopping malls, and schools, kill pests by blocking nerve signaling. In addition to recommending that the pesticides be removed from agricultural and non-agricultural uses and products, the researchers urged greater medical and nursing education on organophosphates to improve treatment for and patient education on avoiding exposures.[Image Credit: © Milesl from Pixabay]
Irva Hertz-Picciotto, et al, "Leading researchers call for a ban on widely used insecticides", Science Daily, November 09, 2018, © Irva Hertz-Picciotto, et al
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“Clean Label” Appearing More And More On Foods, Despite Lack Of Standard

November 8, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Though there is still no firm definition of the term, the “clean label” claim is joining other food marketing words and phrases like “natural” and “artisanal” on packaging. As the phenomenon grows, organizations have appeared claiming to test and certify food products and award a "clean label" seal of approval. The Denver-based Clean Label Project, for example, tests products for 130 harmful environmental and industrial contaminants and toxins, including heavy metals, pesticides, BPA, BPS, acrylamide, and melamine and its analogs. But “clean label” can mean other things as well – no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no preservatives, and no high-fructose corn syrup – depending on the product. What may be needed is for regulators to nail down the definition of clean label so it can have some universal application.[Image Credit: © Clean Label Project]
Khalil Akhtar, "'Clean label' joins 'all natural' and 'artisanal' as the next big food marketing claim", CBC News, November 08, 2018, © CBC/Radio-Canada
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Nonprofit Certifies Food Trucks For Green Disposal Practices

November 8, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
North Carolina-based nonprofit Don’t Waste Durham has developed a green food truck certification program to help vendors – who crank out hundreds to a thousand or so meals a day and mega volumes of wasted food and packaging – reduce their carbon footprint. Businesses are checked on use of reusable service ware or compostable materials, and serving on recyclable supplies when reusable and compostable are not options. Vendors learn of local foodservice suppliers, are hooked up with compost haulers and taught how to cut costs and waste. They get discounts for supplies, affordable pickup service and priority bookings at venues.[Image Credit: © Don't Waste Durham]
Arlene Karidis , "Small Wave of Food Trucks Go Green", Waste360, November 08, 2018, © Informa USA, Inc.
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Bunge Debuts High-Protein, Clean Label Lentil Flour As Starch Substitute

November 7, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Food ingredient company Bunge North America (Chesterfield, Mo.) has added a non-GMO lentil flour to its portfolio that manufacturers can use as a functional “clean label” substitute for modified starches in ingredient lists. Bunge’s lentil flour is made using non-GMO lentils, water, and heat. Unlike modified starches, Bunge’s lentil flour boosts protein content. It also offers the nutrition of other pulse-based flours, including fiber, vitamins, and minerals, with a more neutral flavor profile suitable for both sweet and savory applications. [Image Credit: © Bunge North America, Inc.]
Mary Ellen Shoup , "Bunge unveils functional lentil flour for clean label formulations", FoodNavigator-USA.com, November 07, 2018, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Lonza Now Offers Clean-Label Colors For Its Vegetarian Supplement Capsules

November 7, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Greenwood, S.C.-based pharmaceutical and biotech ingredient supplier Lonza is now offering diet supplement manufacturers its plant-based Capsugel Vcaps Plus in a range of clean label colors. The vegetarian capsules have been around for a while, but coloring the shell has previously required an E-number. The new food-colored capsules, labeled as natural colorants in the U.S., allow manufacturers to create bright-colored supplements that also appeal to consumers looking for supply chain transparency and a “natural” claim. The capsule shell is made using plant-based hypromellose (HPMC) and water only, without any preservatives. The first of Lonza’s clean label solutions is the Vcaps Plus Purple Carrot capsule, following the successful introduction of the Vcaps Plus Blue Spirulina capsule in Europe earlier this year. [Image Credit: © Lonza]
"Lonza Adds Color to the Clean-Label Experience ", Lonza, November 07, 2018, © Lonza
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Healthy – And Delicious – Coffee Is Key Marketing Proposition of Pop & Bottle

November 6, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
San Francisco’s Pop & Bottle, launched as an organic latte business, capitalizes on three trends: health, convenience, and America’s love of coffee. According to its transplanted Londoner founders, the company helps coffee lovers “replace their dirty coffee habit with a drink that’s healthy, clean, convenient and – most importantly – really delicious.” They realized that drinking coffee and coffee products everyday “wasn’t doing wonders for our health,” thanks mainly to added sugars. They used the $20,000 they raised to pay for use of a commercial kitchen, ingredients, packaging, and a website. Launched with three flavors – cacao, vanilla bean, and classic coffee – the line delivers 120 mg of coffee, and 130 to 150 calories per 11-ounce bottle. Pop & Bottle is now available in 1,000 stores including select Whole Foods and Target stores across the country and on Amazon. The company has seen double digit growth since launch.
Jeanette Settembre, "This plant-based latte is the new frapuccino", Moneyish, November 06, 2018, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Blockchain Technology Improves Walmart’s Food Safety, Reduces Food Loss

November 6, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart is using blockchain technology to help track and manage the chaotic and decentralized food supply system comprising producers, suppliers, and intermediaries such as processors that change constantly. Blockchain technology, like the food system, is based on a decentralized and distributed model that fits the modern food system perfectly. Each player in the network can update data, but also stops them from entering false data or making false changes. The speed with which blockchain enables companies to trace products and problems back to the source means improved food safety and less economic loss, and reduced food waste. It quickly and accurately identifies the source of a problem so that only impacted products are recalled or removed, rather than everything in the category.[Image Credit: © Tumisu from Pixabay]
Elizabeth Crawford , "From 7 days to 2 seconds: Blockchain can help speed trace-back, improve food safety & reduce waste", FoodNavigator-USA.com, November 06, 2018, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Consumer Food Choices Change As Perceptions Of What’s Healthful Change

November 1, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Technomic’s 2018 Healthy Eating Consumer Trend Report finds that consumers are increasingly taking on a more personalized, holistic view of health, making food and beverage choices – e.g., natural, organic, high-protein, functional – based on their personal definition of health. But they may still reconsider restaurant orders if they think an item has too many calories. These views have implications for restaurants, especially as some are now required to post calorie counts and consumers increasingly rely on foodservice for meals. Other key findings: 40 percent of consumers say their definition of health has changed over the past two years; 66 percent look for calorie counts on restaurant menus; and 34 percent are likely to order dishes made with vegetables instead of carb-rich items.[Image Credit: © Winsight, LLC.]
"Consumers increasingly making food choices based on personal definition of health ", PRNewswire, November 01, 2018, © PR Newswire Association LLC
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Celebrity Chef Teaches Whirlpool Employees How To Cut Down On Food Waste

November 1, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Joel Gamoran, a national chef with Sur La Table and the host of a cooking show called "Scraps," recently gave a cooking demonstration for employees at the global headquarters of Whirlpool Corp. Michigan. His mission was to show his audience how common household foods normally tossed in a garbage disposal can be used to create nutritious meals. He pointed out that Americans waste $319 billion worth of food every year while one out of eight people go to bed hungry. For his TV shows he partners with food waste champions around the U.S. to celebrate the local cuisine and create a delicious meal with food items many consider to be waste, like banana peels, shrimp shells, chicken bones, and carrot stems. The program is sponsored by Whirlpool’s KitchenAid brand, so he uses the brand's stand mixers, food processors, and blenders throughout his travels.[Image Credit: © Whirlpool Corporation]
Tony Wittkowski , "Eliminating food waste: Whirlpool hosts celebrity chef for cooking demo", The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph, Michigan), November 01, 2018, © The Herald-Palladium
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Does A Sandwich Have To Include Bread? Jimmy Dean Says, “Heck No”

November 1, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Breakfast sausage and sandwich maker Jimmy Dean (Tyson Foods) is intrigued by America’s growing tendency to eat sandwiches without bread. A third of Americans are swearing off bread in the coming year, and half have eaten breadless sandwiches. To celebrate National Sandwich Day earlier this month, as well as the debut of its Jimmy Dean Delights Egg'wich sandwich, the brand is asking Americans, probably tongue-in-cheek, to sign a petition to change the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of a sandwich to include those made with – and without – bread. Why must a sandwich, the company asks, be defined by bread? So it’s not too surprising that the new Egg’wich is made with sausage and cheese packed between two egg frittatas rather than bread slices. The sandwich contains 13-14 g of protein per serving with no artificial colors or flavors.[Image Credit: © Tyson Foods, Inc.]
"Jimmy Dean Brand Petitions Merriam-Webster To Change The Definition Of Sandwich", PR Newswire, November 01, 2018, © PR Newswire Association LLC
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Frozen Meal Maker In The UK Shifts To Cardboard Trays

October 31, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Cook, a UK manufacturer of frozen ready meals, is to start transitioning its products away from black plastic and into cardboard-based recyclable trays. Its aim is to use more sustainable packaging for the entire range by end-2020. It is beginning the move with its kids range, because those products are best-suited to the new tray, and because it will be kids that will be most affected by the plastics issue. The board in the new trays comes from sustainable sources.[Image Credit: © COOK Trading Ltd]
Andrew Don , "Cook to switch frozen meal plastic to recyclable trays", The Grocer, October 31, 2018, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Coca-Cola’s Top “People Officer” Dons Global Ventures Hat

October 31, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Coca-Cola’s recent acquisition spree led to the creation last month of the Global Ventures group to make sure acquisitions, investments, and partnerships are connected and globally scaled. Heading up the new unit is Jennifer Mann, the company’s “chief people officer,” who has been vice-president and general manager of Coca-Cola Freestyle and chief of staff. In announcing the change, CEO James Quincey said Mann’s unit “will focus on ensuring we get the maximum value from acquisitions and investments” and will also “partner with colleagues around the world to identify and nurture the next series of fast-growing opportunities.”
Jeff Gelski, "Coke creates Global Ventures group to handle recent acquisitions", Food Business News, October 31, 2018, © Sosland Publishing Company
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Food Distributor’s Program Moves Ugly Produce To Restaurants Rather Than Landfills

October 31, 2018: 12:00 AM EST

One of America’s largest fresh food distributors is showing chefs and restaurants that “imperfect” produce – fruits and vegetables that don’t meet aesthetics and size requirements – has real value. Baldor Specialty Foods’ Imperfect Produce program allows farmers sell these commodities to chefs, and directly to the public through community-supported agriculture (CSA) models. An estimated 24.7 percent of on-farm produce waste occurs because of disposal of imperfect produce.[Image Credit: © Baldor Specialty Foods]
Arlene Karidis, "Imperfect Produce Gets a Market Boost", waste360.com, October 31, 2018, © Informa USA, Inc.
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“Certified Transitional” Label Is Slow To Catch On

October 31, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
The “Certified Transitional” label launched in 2016 through a partnership between Quality Assurance International (QAI) and natural cereal brand Kashi was created to help increase the supply and availability of USDA organic products as would-be organic farmers weathered the 36-month transition from conventional to organic farming methods. However, roadblocks have impeded the success of the label. The USDA, for example, initially approved a National Certified Transitional Program in 2017 that would have set up a national standard but not a label for the end product, as QAI's certification currently does. The USDA withdrew support for the program due to internal roadblocks and disagreement. According to the department, the significant challenges to creating a national standard for transitional production convinced it to not move forward with ongoing certification. [Image Credit: © Kashi Company]
Ariel Knoebel, "Is Certified Transitional The New Organic?", Forbes.com, October 31, 2018, © Forbes Media LLC
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“Old World” Bread Bakery To Open Retail Shop At New Location In New Orleans

October 29, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
New Orleans bakery Bellegarde, known for its in-house stone mill and use of organic grains, has stayed out of the limelight for five years, content to supply the city’s restaurants and markets with “Old World” breads. All that is changing, however, as Bellgarde, plans to leave its home in a shabby strip mall for a new location west of the French Quarter. It will have its own retail bakery for the first time, while also expanding the line of baked goods it produces. The location may be changing, but the bakery’s approach will not. The new facility will be a more accessible space to showcase how Bellegarde works. The stone mill turns organic grains into the fresh flour used for dark-crusted, aromatic baguettes, ciabatta, country loaves and other breads that have won the small bakery a wide following in New Orleans. [Image Credit: © Bellegarde Bakery]
Ian Mcnulty, "Bellegarde, game-changer for New Orleans bread, will expand, open its first retail bakery ", The New Orleans Advocate, October 29, 2018, © The Advocate
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Global Companies Join The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

October 29, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Nearly 300 organizations have has joined a global initiative to eliminate plastic waste. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment signatories include recycling companies, packaging producers and  retailers. It was announced at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s 'Our Ocean' conference in Bali, and was launched in collaboration with UN Environment. The initiative has three main aims: eradicate unnecessary plastic and move away from single-use packaging; work towards 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025; and to circulate plastic by increasing the volume of plastics that can be converted into new products or packaging. CPG companies that have signed up include Johnson & Johnson, SC Johnson, Danone, L’Oréal, Mars, PepsiCo, Unilever and Coca-Cola. Other signatories include Walmart, Target, Carrefour, Metro AG, Lidl, Ahold Delhaize, H&M, Amcor and Novamont.  [Image Credit: © New Plastics Economy]
Beth Wright , "Inditex, M&S, Target join pledge to end plastic waste ", Just-style.com, October 29, 2018, © Just-style.com
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PepsiCo Strengthens Its Commitment To Using Recycled Material In Packaging

October 29, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
PepsiCo has pledged to use 25 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging by 2025, building on its 2016 ‘Performance with Purpose’ sustainability initiative that aims to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable, biodegradable or compostable by 2025. The company says that its work with partners will ensure PET beverage bottles will incorporate 33 per cent recycled PET material by 2025. In the EU, it is aiming for a 50% target. The new target also builds on its commitment to Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s  New Plastic Economy initiative. PepsiCo has also announced it had entered a multi-year supply agreement with Loop Industries, Inc., which develops sustainable plastic. PepsiCo will start to use Loop™ PET plastic, which contains 100 per cent recycled material, in its product packaging by early 2020. [Image Credit: © New Plastics Economy]
Matt Mace, "PepsiCo to use 25% recycled content in plastics packaging by 2025", edie newsroom, October 29, 2018, © Faversham House Ltd
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FDA Ponders Adding Sesame Seeds To List Of Allergens That Need Labeling

October 29, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
The U.S. has yet to add sesame seeds to the list of major food allergens, but is now exploring whether it should require sesame seed warnings on foods.  FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb acknowledged that evidence is mounting that sesame seeds are a major food allergen, and is asking for comments about a possible change. In the U.S., the major allergens are milk, eggs, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. They accounted for 90 percent of the serious food allergic reactions in 2004 when the law was passed. About 300,000 people in the U.S. have sesame seed allergies, nearly as many as those with allergies to soybeans or fish. The European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada already list sesame as a major allergen that requires food labeling.[Image Credit: © PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay]
"FDA mulls requiring sesame seeds be disclosed as food allergy on labels", The Examiner (Washington, DC), October 29, 2018, © Washington Examiner
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Nestlé China Doubles Pace Of New Product Launches

October 26, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Nestlé China has launched several innovation projects this year, twice the number launched in 2017, tailored specifically for Chinese consumers. China’s nutrition, health, and wellness market is Nestlé’s second largest globally. The company’s innovation team is pursuing more than 100 ongoing projects that will deliver “more choices through a variety of healthy products over the next two years.” Nestlé has launched the second generation of its “AI family nutrition assistant” XiaoAi with more than 300,000 pieces of new nutrition, health and wellness interactive content, including personalized recipe recommendations, calorie calculation, and voice ordering. The company also launched its MyNutrition App, Nescafé Shop in Office, and BabyNes’ Smart Milk Powder Leveling Kettle.
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Two Global Companies Partner To Develop Plastics Recycling Technologies

October 25, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever is teaming up with Veolia, a waste management company, to develop technology to increase plastics recycling. The partnership will first focus on India and Indonesia, on collecting and recycling  waste and re-using recycled material. As a founding member of the UK Plastics Pact, Unilever is also working on the Pact’s 2025 targets, such as ensuring 70 per cent of all packaging is either recycled or reprocessed, and that all packaging has 30 per cent recycled content. Veolia, in partnership with RECOUP, a plastics recycler, produced a study that found consumers might pay extra more to increase the amount of their products that contain recycled material. It also found, however, that the infrastructure required to achieve this in the UK needs to be improved considerably. [Image Credit: © tkremmel from Pixabay]
Kate Dickinson, "Veolia and Unilever team up to tackle plastic waste", Resource.co, October 25, 2018, © Resource Media Limited
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Snap Kitchen Shifts To Eco-Friendly Food Trays

October 24, 2018: 12:00 AM EST


US fresh food retailer Snap Kitchen has introduced compostable packaging materials in 35 locations. It expects to cut its use of plastic by 227 tonnes annually. It has partnered with World Centric, which manufactures compostable products. Snap Kitchen said that the eco-friendly packaging uses much less energy: five of the new trays can be produced using the same amount of energy as one petroleum-based plastic tray. The packaging is microwave- and oven-safe.[Image Credit: © Snap Kitchen, LLC.]
Ben Messenger, "Snap Kitchen Moves to Compostable Plant Based Packaging", Waste Management World, October 24, 2018, © WEKA Industrie Medien GmbH
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Using, Rather Than Tossing, Surplus Foods Saves A Lot Of Money For Family Of Four

October 24, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
A Boston globe writer who decided earlier this year to spend more time with her children says she needed to trim grocery costs to make up for lost income.  By cutting food waste – using instead of throwing away things like wilted celery and cherry jar syrup – she got her monthly grocery bill down to about $420. That’s considerably less than a “liberal” grocery budget of $1,016, and $100 less than what the USDA calls a “thrifty” plan of $520 for a four-person family with young kids. At a time when the average American family wastes about $1,600 in food a year, Elspeth Hay says preventing food waste wasn’t really a chore this summer: “frugality tasted more like freedom.”[Image Credit: © Esther Merbt from Pixabay]
Elspeth Hay, "How to reduce food waste and live frugally", The Boston Globe, October 24, 2018, © Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
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No Longer Discarded, Experimental Spuds Head To Oregon’s Food Banks

October 23, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Until recently, the batches of experimental potato varieties grown at an Oregon agricultural research facility were deemed unsuitable for commercial sale and carted off to landfills. But thanks to a partnership between the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the Walchli Farms potato processors, most of the potatoes will go now to the Oregon Food Bank to be distributed to community food pantries across the state. The endeavor involves many hands: donated labor and equipment to harvest the potatoes; trucks provided by a trucking company; donated processing, washing, and packaging; and storage provided by a local farmer. The total haul surpassed 100,000 pounds of potatoes.[Image Credit: © Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay]
"Local partnership sends surplus potatoes to food banks", Capital Press, October 23, 2018, © Capital Press
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German Airport Foodservice Company Tests Surplus Food Distribution App

October 22, 2018: 12:00 AM EST

The foodservice subsidiary of Munich Airport is testing an app that lets airport visitors, passengers, and employees order surplus food from the airport’s eateries at discount prices. The food is available for pickup between 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm every day. The first restaurant at Munich Airport to join the Allresto pilot project is Surf & Turf in the Munich Airport Center (MAC). A Danish start-up created the "Too Good To Go" app – its goal is to avoid food waste, save money, and foster sustainability – which is now running in nine European countries.[Image Credit: © Too Good To Go]
Tatiana Rokou, "Munich Airport announces partnership with "Too Good To Go"", Travel Daily News, October 22, 2018, © TravelDailyNews Media Network
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Large 4-Year Study Finds Reduced Risk Of Cancer Among Eaters Of Organic Foods

October 22, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
French government scientists have published a study demonstrating that the risk of cancer declines significantly when people eat organic foods, especially those free from pesticides. The scientists tracked the diets of nearly 69,000 people over four years. Those who consumed the most organic foods were 25 percent less likely to develop cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, all lymphomas, and postmenopausal breast cancer. Pesticides linked to cancer include the weed killer glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, and the organophosphate pesticides malathion and diazinon. The scientists focused on 16 organic food and beverage products, including fruits and vegetables, soy-based foods, eggs, dairy, grains, meat and fish, among others. The study was published in a journal of the American Medical Association.[Image Credit: © Environmental Working Group]
"Massive Study Finds Eating Organic Slashes Cancer Risks", Environmental Working Group, October 22, 2018, © Environmental Working Group
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Third Starbucks Princi Bakery Opens In Manhattan

October 22, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Starbucks opened its version of the Milan-based bakery created by famed Italian baker Rocco Princi this month in New York City. The location provides consumers with a boutique bakery and café. It is the third bakery in the United States, following openings in Seattle and Chicago. The Starbucks Princi resembles Princis original Milan bakery, with natural materials, earth-colored stone, hand-blown glass and a 20-foot wall of curated ingredients to create a feast for the senses. The store is located in 40-story skyscraper in the city’s Theater District, not far from Times Square. [Image Credit: © Starbucks Corporation DBA Princi]
"N.Y. Starbucks Princi Opens This Week", QSR Magazine, October 22, 2018, © NACS
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Big Food Adjusts The Portfolio To Lure Big Spending Millennials, Gen Z-ers

October 22, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Big food makers, including J.M. Smucker, General Mills, and ConAgra Brands, are looking to shed low- or no-growth businesses and refocus toward foods that will increase revenue among high-spending Millennials and Gen Z-ers. Smucker is selling its U.S. baking unit, including Pillsbury, to boost innovation in coffee, peanut butter, and snacks that can be touted as healthful. General Mills wants to divest five percent of its portfolio to pursue growth in cereals and yogurt with less sugar, among other things. Young execs at Mondelez International and Hershey realize that they need to market to younger consumers who have no loyalty to established brands. With Millennials embracing cheaper and more convenient frozen meals, ConAgra, which in June agreed to buy Pinnacle Foods to expand in the freezer aisle with brands such as Birds Eye and the Gardein line of vegetarian products. But it is likely to jettison some Pinnacle brands that don’t fit the strategy.[Image Credit: © The J.M. Smucker Company]
Shruti Singh , Kiel Porter , and Leslie Patton, "Selling a Legacy: Food Companies Seek to Boot Their Dated Brands", Bloomberg, October 22, 2018, © Bloomberg LP
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Target Is Testing App That Highlights Foods Nearing “Best Used By” Dates That Sell At A Discount

October 21, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
A Canadian start-up that developed a food waste app is being tested at select Target stores in the Midwest and with the Loblaw (Canada) grocery chain. The Flashfood app pinpoints food close to the "best used by" or expiration dates so that users can pay via the app and then pick up the deeply discounted food at the store. Flashfood takes a cut of each sale. Stores benefit by selling food that would otherwise be tossed into the dumpster, and consumers benefit by getting lower-priced food that is still perfectly edible. Target’s goal is to reduce overall retail waste by 70 percent by 2020, and is moving forward with strategies that include waste-stream audits and an in-store tracking program to prevent wasted food at some of their stores,[Image Credit: © flashfood]
Catherine Roberts, "App aimed at cutting food waste wins pilot at select Target stores", Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), October 21, 2018, © StarTribune
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Sodexo’s North American Unit Is To Cut Single-Use Plastic Dramatically

October 20, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Sodexo North America plans to significantly reduce single-use plastics. The food service company’s North American Single-Use Plastics Reduction Plan targets the end of 2019 to stop using single-use plastic bags and stirrers, with 2025 the cut-off date for expanded polystyrene packaging. The company has stopped short of committing to complete elimination of single-use plastic. It will adopt a "by request" policy for plastic drinking straws, for example. John Hocevar, Greenpeace Oceans Campaign Director, applauded Sodexo's initiative but urged other food service companies, such as Sysco and Compass Group, to act on reducing single-use plastics. [Image Credit: © Sodexo 2016]
Jim Johnson, "Sodexo to reduce single-use plastics in food service", Plastics News, October 20, 2018, © Crain Communications, Inc.
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Cold Plasma Technology: Future Food Could Easily Be Made Mold-Free

October 19, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Plant scientists in Australia are testing the use of cold lightning plasma technology to extend the life of fruits and vegetables by keeping them mold-free. Food passes under a cold “flame” plasma, similar to lightning in a storm, that kills bacterial, fungal and viral contaminations. Plant scientist Kirsty Bayliss says the technology could result in a higher yield, greater revenue, and a chemical-free product that is more attractive to buyers. She has worked extensively with strawberry and avocado growers, treating mold and extending shelf life. "We've had avocados that are three weeks after harvest and are still fresh," she says, adding that the next major step for the technology is to create a company and garner investment.[Image Credit: © Murdoch University]
"Cold lightning keeps food fresh", Daily Business Alerts (Australia), October 19, 2018, © Business News
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Global Drinks Makers Seek To Dilute EU Plastics Legislation

October 19, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Some large beverage companies are reportedly trying to limit European Union legislation on plastics reduction. A letter signed by Danone, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo urges EU states to postpone proposals that would force companies to ensure bottle caps can’t be detached. The EU is considering plans for tethered caps to be mandatory by 2025. The four signatories of the leaked letter counter-propose a commitment to recycle 90 per cent of plastic bottles by 2025. Some of these companies have been identified as the heaviest contributors to plastic pollution. The companies argue that tethered caps shouldn’t be compulsory unless 2021 recycling targets aren’t met, but critics say the EU’s aims aren’t difficult to achieve and the companies are just using classic delaying tactics. [Image Credit: © goranmx from Pixabay]
Ben Chapman, "Coca Cola, Pepsi and Nestle attempt to water down new plastics laws, leaked letter reveals", The Independent, October 19, 2018, © Evening Standard Ltd
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Coke CEO Sheds Day-To-Day Duties To Focus On The Big Picture

October 18, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey is handing over day-to-day management duties to newly-named chief operating officer and 21-year Coke veteran Brian Smith, 62. He will also take on the title of president, which is held by Quincey. The promotion will take effect in January. The company also named new chief financial officer John Murphy, Asia-Pacific president, who will replace Kathy Waller, 60, in March. The management moves will permit Quincey to focus on the company’s overall strategic direction as more consumers shun sugary soft drinks. Chief Technical Officer Ed Hays, who is retiring in March, will be replaced by Nancy Quan, who holds the same post for Coke’s North America division.
Alistair Gray in New York , "Coca-Cola makes new appointments in management shake-up", The Financial Times , October 18, 2018, © The Financial Times Limited
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Smartphone Technology Zips Midnight Cookie Company’s Treats To The Consumer

October 18, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Seattle-based Midnight Cookie Co. has several physical locations in Washington state, but it really thrives on delivering its treats to smartphone customers in the region. The company offers 13 varieties of cookies, everything from chocolate chip to s'mores, a seasonal chef's special, and vegan, that range between $1.75 and $1.95 each. It’s expensive, especially considering the delivery service charge, and a tip the person who brought you the goods. In return you get convenience, simple ingredients, and a sizable cookie. Also available for delivery are Full Tilt Ice Cream pints, Lighthouse Roasters coffee, 2 percent, chocolate, skim and whole milk, Coca-Cola products, and munchies such as Hawaiian Chips.[Image Credit: © Midnight Cookie Co. LLC]
"Cookies delivered to your door, even late, in Edmonds, Everett", The Daily Herald (Everett, Washington), October 18, 2018, © Everett Herald and Sound Publishing, Inc.
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Heirloom Wheat Seeds Are The Holy Grail For This Illinois Baker

October 17, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
An Illinois entrepreneur intrigued by the heirloom grains once commonly grown in the U.S. but long disappeared, decided to open a bakery that would make the breads she craved. Five years ago Ellen King opened Hewn Bakery in Evanston. She partnered with a local farmer and with a Washington State scientist and wheat breeder. King was advised to research old wheat varieties – there were 10,000 in 1900 – such as Rouge de Bordeaux, Turkey Red, and Marquis. Numerous queries found a college professor with 2.2 pounds of Marquis wheat seeds. King planted them to produce 30 pounds the first year. They hope eventually to have 3,000 seeds, which would yield enough to make bread and save seeds.[Image Credit: © Hewn]
Jane Ammeson, "Rediscovering heritage wheat with Ellen King", The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph, Michigan), October 17, 2018, © The Herald-Palladium
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Ahold Delhaize Unit Commits To Removing Artificial Ingredients From House Brands

October 17, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Salisbury, N.C.-based Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA subsidiary, announced a commitment to making its house brands cleaner and more natural by 2025. The company promised to remove from its foods: synthetic colors; artificial flavors, preservatives, and sweeteners; MSGs; and high fructose corn syrup. It also plans to reduce salt and sugar, advance transparency and sustainable chemistry practices used in products and packaging, and reduce plastic and packaging waste. The company also promised to produce more allergen-free products. Retail Business Services, LLC, serves six East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin's, Hannaford, Stop & Shop, and online grocery retailer Peapod.[Image Credit: © United States Retail Business Services, LLC]
"Retail Business Services Commits to Removing Artificial Ingredients from All Private Brand Products for Consumers by 2025", Globe Newswire, October 17, 2018, © GlobeNewswire, Inc
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Panera Hopes To Convince Consumers That Bread – Especially Its Bread – Is Good For You

October 17, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
A company with the word “bread” in its name has a ready-made problem in the era of low-carb eating: how to convince consumers that bread is not only not harmful, it’s actually good for you. Panera Bread CEO Blaine Hurst, noting that consumers need to know that bread is definitely not a problem, says his company is rolling out a whole-grain policy and a streaming television show that highlights how healthful bread can be. Panera announced it has begun labeling its bread to list whole grain content per slice, roll, or bagel, and on breads made with more than 50 percent whole grains. The company wants to make things more straightforward, both setting itself apart from the competition and educating customers. Its original series ("Food Interrupted," streaming online and on the chain's Facebook page) rarely mentions Panera, instead focusing on different types of foods. It kicks off with a grain-centric episode starring New York City chef Marcus Samuelsson.[Image Credit: © Panera Bread]
"Panera is reinventing bread as 'healthy' as sandwich chains like Quiznos and Subways struggle to survive", Kate Taylor, October 17, 2018, © Business Insider
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Fairlife Debuts RTD Milk-Based Smart Snacks

October 17, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Dairy milk beverage producer Fairlife has launched a line of RTD between-meal smart snacks made with Fairlife ultra-filtered milk. The milk is cold-filtered to remove lactose, but provides 50 percent more protein and 50 percent less sugar than regular milk. The milk snacks, available in chocolate, French vanilla, and creamy strawberry, contain calcium plus 15 grams of protein and five grams of dietary fiber in an eight-ounce (8-oz) bottle. No artificial preservatives, artificial flavors, and no artificial colors fare used. Smart snacks are available in select Walmart stores, on Amazon.com, and with limited distribution nationwide. The suggested retail price is $2.29 for a single serve eight-ounce bottle and $24.99 for a multipack of 12. In partnership with The Coca-Cola company, Fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed in the U.S. and Canada.
"Fairlife Satisfies Snack Cravings with Launch of Fairlife smart snacks", PR Newswire, October 17, 2018, © PR Newswire Association LLC
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Loliware Introduces Edible Straws Made From Seaweed

October 17, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
As pressure intensifies on single-use plastics, one bioplastics company claims to have the answer to eliminating plastic straws. Loliware has developed the LOLISTRAW, made from a bio-degradable and marine-degradable material sourced from seaweed. They come in different colors, last for a day in a beverage, become soil in around 60 days, and are edible - flavors include “citrus” and “vanilla dust”. One variant – “air” – is clear and has no flavor. The straws follow the company’s edible cups, which it pitched to the Shark Tank reality investor TV program in the US in 2015.[Image Credit: © LOLIWARE]
Mia Mercado, "LOLIWARE's Edible Straws Could Be A Solution To The Plastic Straw Problem", Bustle, October 17, 2018, © Bustle
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After Some Genetic Manipulation, Cottonseed-Based Foods May Soon Find Their Way To Market

October 17, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Now that the USDA has opened the door to farmers who want to grow a cotton plant genetically modified to make the cottonseed edible for people, consumers may soon have available a protein-packed food source that could help raise the economic prospects of cotton-growing countries beset with malnutrition. The FDA needs to approve the seeds as food for humans and animals, But once approved, high-protein cottonseed meal – what remains after the oil is removed – could be turned into flour for use in breads, tortillas, and protein bars. Roasted and salted whole cottonseed kernels can be consumed as a snack or used to make a peanut butter type of paste, Ordinary cottonseed is unfit for humans and many animals to eat because it contains a toxic chemical. But Texas scientists used so-called RNAi, or RNA interference, technology to “silence” a gene, virtually eliminating the toxic compound from the cottonseed.[Image Credit: © Jan Haerer from Pixabay.com]
"Could Cotton be the next superfood? Regulators give go ahead to 'protein packed' cottonseed (and say it tastes like a chickpea)", MailOnline, October 17, 2018, © Associated Newspapers Ltd.
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How Europe’s Wheat Farmers Can Plan For Climate Change-Induced Drought

October 16, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Climate change in Europe is likely to bring frequent heat waves and drought, both of which will challenge production of wheat and maize, according to scientists at Denmark’s Aarhus University. Drought in particular will cause crops, especially those sewn in spring, to wither and die as they did in this past summer. The researchers wondered which was the bigger problem in the long run for winter wheat and maize: heat or drought. It is important to differentiate because the defense mechanisms of plants against drought are different from those used to protect against heat stress. Wheat and maize under climate change will be most affected by drought, less so by heat. Knowing this will help farmers and plant breeders develop suitable crop varieties and management systems. [Image Credit: © minka2507]
"Climate changes require better adaptation to drought", Science Daily, October 16, 2018, © Science Daily
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UK’s Ocado Will Soon Stop Using Non-Recyclable Polystyrene And PVC In Own-Label Items

October 16, 2018: 12:00 AM EST


UK online supermarket Ocado says it will stop using non-recyclable PVC and polystyrene from its own-label products before Christmas and will remove black plastic by next spring. Ocado signed the UK Plastics Pact earlier this year, which is a commitment to stop using “problematic and unnecessary” single-use plastic packaging by 2025. Ocado’s website includes ‘low plastic’ and ‘recyclable’ categories, and has also added a ‘widely recycled’ category.[Image Credit: © Ocado Retail Limited]
Steve Farrell , "Ocado pledges further cuts to its single-use plastic packaging", The Grocer UK, October 16, 2018, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Kiwi Scientists Figure Out How To Convert Fermented Plant Pulp Into Flour

October 16, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
New Zealand scientists have developed a technology that transforms pinot noir grape – and other plant – fermentation by-products into zero-waste, gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, low-fat, fiber- and nutrient-rich flour. Greenspot Technologies has successfully created flour from pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, apple, beetroot, orange, carrot and parsnip pulp. The sophisticated fermentation process was developed in the research labs of the University of Auckland. The key to the process is the conversion of sugars in the pulp into nutritious protein. The flours can be used to make bread, snack bars, protein bars, biscuits, vegan products, pasta, pizza, or as a dietary supplement. The start-up is using an investment of $782,700 to spread the word in France.[Image Credit: © BY GREEN SPOT TECHNOLOGIES]
Cecile Meier, "Could this zero waste, gluten-free, vegan, low-carb NZ pinot noir flour be the next superfood?", Stuff.co.nz, October 16, 2018, © Stuff Limited
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U.K. To Finally Act On Folic Acid Fortification Of Flour

October 15, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
British Prime Minister Theresa May is backing a plan to add folate supplement to bread flour to stem the tide of neural tube defects occurring in early stage fetuses: at least two pregnancies a week are terminated because of the defect, which leads to conditions like spina bifida. The U.K. has one of the highest rates of neural tube defects in Europe; folic acid fortification could help alleviate the problem. The Royal College of Midwives has urged the government to introduce mandatory fortification “as soon as possible.” Senior British government sources suggest the change could be made a reality within weeks. [Image Credit: © Hanjörg Scherzer from Pixabay]
Alex Matthews-King , "Folic acid 'to be added to flour' to reduce serious birth defects in U.K.", independent.co.uk, October 15, 2018, © independent.co.uk
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