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USDA to permanently boost food stamp benefits by 25 percent

16-Aug-2021

The Biden administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food stamp assistance available to needy families_the largest single increase in the program's history. Starting in October, average benefits for food stamps (officially known as the SNAP program) will ...

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Israel vows to 'act aggressively' against Ben & Jerry's

22-Jul-2021

Israel's prime minister vowed Tuesday to "act aggressively'' against the decision by Ben & Jerry's to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, as the country's ambassador to the U.S. urged dozens of state governors to punish the company under anti-boycott laws.The strong ...

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Fighting childhood obesity: London restricts TV advertising

28-Jun-2021

In the fight against childhood obesity, the British government is tightening the rules for TV and online advertising. From 2023 onwards it will no longer be allowed to advertise foods with high fat, salt and sugar content on television between 9 p.m. and 5.30 a.m. and companies will no longer be ...

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Sesame Labeling Becomes Law

Bill introduced, passed and signed into law within the Biden-Harris Administration's first 100 days

27-Apr-2021

President Joseph R. Biden today signed into law a monumental new food allergy bill requiring that sesame – to which nearly 1.6 million Americans are allergic – be labeled on all packaged foods beginning January 1, 2023 and that food allergy research be given greater priority by the federal ...

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Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into possible trade restrictions by Mondelēz

02-Feb-2021

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Mondelēz has restricted competition in a range of national markets for chocolate, biscuits and coffee by hindering the cross-border trade of these products between EU Member States, which would be in breach of ...

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The veggie burger gets to keep its name

EU Parliament rejects ban on meat names for veggie products

26-Oct-2020

It was about the veggie sausage: According to the will of the European Parliament, vegetable meat substitutes should continue to be allowed to bear designations such as "steak", "burger" or other animal-like names. The EU Parliament rejected a corresponding bill on Friday. A compromise draft, ...

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Now it's about the veggie sausage

Veggie products: EU Parliament decides on ban on labelling

23-Oct-2020

On Friday, the European Parliament will vote on a draft law that would ban the use of animal-sounding names for plant-based foods. The possibility for manufacturers to call their meat substitutes soya schnitzel or tofu burgers would be a thing of the past - but the project is viewed with ...

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Key GOP senator backs food stamp boost in virus relief bill

05-Aug-2020

A key Senate Republican said Tuesday that he supports an increase in the food stamp benefit as part of a huge coronavirus relief bill, adding that an agreement on that issue could lead to further overall progress on the legislation, which remains stalled despite days of Capitol ...

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Nestlé joins over 150 corporations to call for a net-zero recovery from COVID-19

From a grey to a green economy

20-May-2020

Nestlé today joined over 150 major multinationals in urging governments around the world to align their COVID-19 economic aid and recovery efforts with the latest climate science. By signing this statement, supportive companies reaffirm their own science-based commitments to achieving net-zero ...

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US wine tariffs alarm German winegrowers

18-Oct-2019

The long arm of US President Donald Trump reaches as far as the Moselle and Saar: "The punitive tariffs on wine hit us particularly hard," says winegrower Florian Lauer in Ayl (Trier-Saarburg district). In the steep slopes along the Moselle and Saar rivers, the production costs are so high that ...

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