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In this week’s summary of food news:
- Pink Slime Defended: Beef Products Inc. suspends operations at three of its four plants and mounts a defense of the controversial filler, but is it enough to convince consumers their product is nutritious?
- Starbucks Cochineal Extract: Starbuck’s use of a food coloring made from insects raises the question of what consumers have a right to know before buying when eating out.
- Diluted Lemon Juice Claim: A study finds four popular brands of lemon juice heavily diluted with water; asks FDA to investigate.
- Food Coloring and ADHD: The link between artificial food colors and ADHD symptoms is the subject of a new study.
- Bees and Pesticides: Two researchers focus on the role a controversial pesticide is playing in the decline of bees.
- Canadian Beef Recall: The Canadian recall of beef, which has been expanded eight times since February, now may affect US imports from the affected facility.
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