Articles by Shane O'Halloran

TECH FLASH

Smithfield to suppliers: Ditch gestational crates

The pork processor is encouraging suppliers to switch to group houses by 2022.
January 14, 2014

The company says while the change is not required, suppliers that do not comply will be much less likely to have their contract renewed.


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McDonald's announces sustainable beef initiative

No standards for sustainable beef have been defined, but an organization has been established to do so.
January 14, 2014

The fast food giant will begin to source sustainable beef in 2016.


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TECH FLASH

Cheerios will be GM-No

The new formulation will be on store shelves soon.
January 14, 2014
General Mills has not changed its official position on the safety of bioengineered products.
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TECH FLASH

Building information modeling allows better decisions based on workflow, budget and energy costs

Three-dimensional visualization allows designers to identify potential problems early on.
January 14, 2014

Energy use and efficiency also benefit from building information modeling.


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Grocery Manufacturers Assocation to petition for national GMO labeling standards

The petition would halt state-by-state efforts to set standards.
January 14, 2014
The petition would halt state-by-state efforts to set standards.
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Tyson announces recall of 33 thousand pounds of chicken

The company says the mechanically separated chicken products may be infected with a strain of Salmonella.
January 13, 2014
The company says the mechanically separated chicken products may be infected with a strain of Salmonella.
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Carton Council praises significant 2013 expansion of carton recycling access

Currently, 56.1 percent of American households have access to carton recycling.
January 9, 2014

Currently, 56.1 percent of American households have access to carton recycling.


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Calorie reduction pledge reportedly ahead of schedule, with 6.4 million already cut from common products

The reduction averaged out to 78 calories per day per consumer.
January 9, 2014
The reduction averaged out to 78 calories per day per consumer.
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Workers questioned as investigation continues in Japanese pesticide contamination case

Food containing the pesticide malathion has sickened around 890 people.
January 8, 2014
Food containing the pesticide malathion has sickened around 890 people.
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Study finds early BPA exposure increases prostate cancer risk

The researchers found that human prostate stem cells implanted into mice were far more susceptible to cancer if BPA was included in the animal's diet.
January 8, 2014
The researchers found that human prostate stem cells implanted into mice were far more susceptible to cancer if BPA was included in the animal's diet.
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