Articles by Shane O'Halloran

Walmart joins Florida tomato grower fair pay initiative

The company will join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, which will require Florida suppliers to pay higher wages and provide other worker protections.
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American adults eating healthier, says Economic Research Service

Researchers say adults are using Nutrition Facts panels more often.
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Researchers say adults are using Nutrition Facts panels more often.
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European Commission study urges reduction of food waste for economic improvement

The study concludes that reducing EU food waste by 40% in 2020 will result in annual savings of € 123 per person.
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The study concludes that reducing EU food waste by 40% in 2020 will result in annual savings of € 123 per person.
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As agriculture booms in Oregon, farmers fear food safety regulations

According to comments made at the Northwest Food Processors Association expo, many farmers are worried about new irrigation water rules.
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According to comments made at the Northwest Food Processors Association expo, many farmers are worried about new irrigation water rules.
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Yum Brands sales on the rebound in China

The company says a key sales figure was up two percent in December.
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The company says a key sales figure was up two percent in December.
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FDA releases proposed FSMA rule on intentional adulteration of food

The proposed rule would require the largest food businesses to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of products.
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A public meeting will be held on February 20 to receive input on the rule.


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Smithfield to suppliers: Ditch gestational crates

The pork processor is encouraging suppliers to switch to group houses by 2022.
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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.
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The fast food giant will begin to source sustainable beef in 2016.


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Cheerios will be GM-No

The new formulation will be on store shelves soon.
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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.
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Energy use and efficiency also benefit from building information modeling.


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