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US corn yields per acre predicted to be lowest since 1995, warns USDA

US corn yields per acre predicted to be lowest since 1995, warns USDA

By Elaine WATSON

US corn production is forecast at 10.7bn bushels, down slightly from the September forecast and down 13% from 2011, according to a new crop report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The decline represents the lowest production in the US since...

General Mills, ConAgra: Processed food is not the enemy

General Mills, ConAgra: Processed food is not the enemy

By Elaine WATSON

Telling consumers - many of whom do not have the time, inclination or money to prepare meals from scratch - that they should steer clear of ‘processed’ foods and eat only ‘wholefoods’ instead, is unrealistic and unhelpful, according to dietitians at General...

Professor Dr. David Dausey. Picture courtesy of Mercyhurst University

Americans playing food safety lottery, says professor

By Joe Whitworth

The founding director of the Mercyhurst Institute for Health has said that Americans are playing a ‘food lottery’ with the current food safety system and called for more stringent regulation.

CPS announce food safety funding projects

Food safety projects receive funding boost

By Joe Whitworth

Ten projects aimed at answering critical food safety questions have been selected for grants by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University of California, Davis.

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