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NEWS IN BRIEF

GMOs 101: FDA launches GMO consumer education initiative

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The FDA, USDA and EPA have launched ‘Feed Your Mind’, a new Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative that aims to increase consumer awareness and understanding of genetically engineered foods (GMOs).

The free office pizza is piling up the calories for many Americans, says the CDC. Pic: ©GettyImages/Ivanko_Brynjakovic

Freebie office snacks full of empty promises, says CDC report

By Gill Hyslop

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that free snacks at work make up a weighty amount of the – empty – calories daily consumed by approximately 140 million working Americans.

AHDB analyst: 'It is one thing having a large wheat crop around the world, but the other thing is quality'

COMMODITY REPORTS: USDA

USDA forecasts record global wheat crop

By Kacey Culliney

The USDA has said global wheat supplies for 2014/15 will hit record highs, which is good news for stability but quality will be critical for industry, says an analyst.

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