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Congress eases whole grain and sodium requirements in school meals

12/16/2014 - Changes part of omnibus spending package passed last week.

Food industry coalition seeks balanced dietary guidance

12/12/2014 - A survey finds agreement for a diet of moderation, including items high in sugar and fat 'only once in a while.'

F.D.A. issues ‘no objection’ letter for luo han guo extract

12/10/2014 - GLG Life Tech's sweetener, also known as monk fruit, now has Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status.
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