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THE NEWS WEEKLY OF GRAIN-BASED FOODS JULY 12, 2011 / EDUCATION AND RESEARCH NEWS FEATURE Bioengineered crop area grows, regulatory updates needed A Intensive focus on food security in G20 farm minister declaration Story on Page 12 USDAgov LATE NEWS Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sandwich bread goes national NORWALK, CONN. — Pepperidge Farm has announced the nationwide launch of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sandwich bread. The crust-free bread has 3 grams of fiber per serving, plus essential vitamins and minerals. The new bread is available in three varieties: Soft White, Soft 100% Whole Wheat and Soft Honey Whole Wheat. The Soft 100% Whole Wheat and Soft Honey Whole Wheat varieties are made with 18 grams of whole grain, while the Soft White variety is a good source of calcium. “We are excited to offer kids and the young at heart a fun Continued on Page 8 s area planted to bioengineered crops in the United States and around the world continues to increase, it appears such crops and the food from them are becoming more accepted by consumers. Still, outdated regulations may be holding back even more progress, although concerns about environmental impact and food safety remain. Proponents see bioengineered crops as a key solution to increasing food production to feed the planet’s growing population and to reduce world hunger in a sustainable manner that reduces costs to producers and uses resources more efficiently. “Biotechnology crops have improved the ability of producers to meet market demand, both domestic and international, while supporting their rural economies,” Chuck Conner, president and chief executive officer of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, told the House Committee on Agriculture’s subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Continued on Page 21 NAMA finds E.P.A. proposed actions on sulfuryl fluoride ‘troublesome’ WASHINGTON — Actions outlined by the Environmental Protection Agency that would begin a phaseddown withdrawal of the pesticide sulfuryl fluoride are contrary to earlier advice provided by the E.P.A. and are “especially troublesome,” according to comments submitted by the North American Millers’ Association to the Office of Pesticide Programs on July 1. Sulfuryl fluoride is currently registered for the control of insect pests in stored grains, dried fruits, tree nuts, coffee and cocoa beans, and for use in food handling and processing facilities. It also is an important replacement for methyl bromide, which has been phased-out in developed countries under the Montreal Protocol. Despite acknowledging that NAMA members have few alternatives to sulfuryl fluoride and methyl bromide when it comes to fumigating facilities, the E.P.A. has concluded that the tolerance (legal residue limits on food) no longer meets the safety standard under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the tolerances for sulfuryl fluoride should be withdrawn. The E.P.A. has proposed a phase out of sulfuryl fluoride over a period of three years. Among its reasons for the phase out Continued on Page 16

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Milling & Baking News - July 12, 2011
LATE NEWS - Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sandwich bread goes national
NEWS FEATURE - Bioengineered crop area grows, regulatory updates needed
NAMA fi nds E.P.A. proposed actions on sulfuryl fluoride ‘troublesome’
Wheat has lead role in actions taken by G20
Editorial - Reliable crop estimates as powerful force
Late News - Broader input mandated
Late News - New tool measuring price variability launched
Late News - Beatrice Bakery files for Chapter 11
Late News - Cindy Bay promoted at Krispy Kreme
Business - Crumbs parent company begins trading on NASDAQ exchange
Business - Cargill, Louis Dreyfus to end joint venture in Pacific Northwest
Business - Fitch affirms Flowers ratings, outlook
Business - Bayer in $750 million settlement in case with U.S. rice growers
Business - Pizza Stuffers, FundaMiddles among General Mills’ new items for 2012
Business - CHS donating $1.1 million to flood relief efforts
Business - Dawn completes purchase of Unifine from Royal Cosun
Business - AarhusKarlshamn acquires Golden Foods/Golden Brands
Business - Premium Ingredients changes name to Prinova
Business - DSM acquiring C5 Yeast from Cosun
Education and Research - Intensive focus on food security in G20 farm minister declaration
People - Several at Bay State Milling to new executive assignments
People - Daniel Myers to join Kraft as executive v.p. of supply chain
People - Bob Stone dies at 95; career in feed trading spans decades
Education and Research - Soy maintains healthy image in survey
Washington - NAMA fi nds E.P.A. proposed actions on sulfuryl fl uoride ‘troublesome’
Export and Trade Issues - World fl our exports expected to rebound after slip in ‘10-11
Industry Activities - In electric market environment, purchasing executives meet in Kansas City
International - Bayer CropScience in partnership with French winter wheat breeder
International - Premier Foods unveils several line extensions
Data - Wheat carryover in 2011 pegged at 861 million bus
International - CSM sees raw material costs near €240 million in ’11
International - Muhlenchemie opens plant, laboratory in China
Ingredient Market Trends - Black Sea wheat back in the world market
Ingredient Week
Supplier Innovations - Cargill extends high-oleic oil line
Supplier Innovations - Tortilla pellet comes in crinkle shape
Supplier Innovations - New container may hold two compatible products
Supplier Innovations - PureCircle launches flavor modifi er
Supplier Innovations - New margarine products use canola oil
Marketplace Business Network
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Milling & Baking News - July 12, 2011