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December 21, 2010 - 12:45pm

After more than a year and a half of debate, Congress's food safety bill will become law, The Washington Post reports. Despite having passing both houses of Congress, it had seemed all but dead because of a constitutional error—at least until a stunning, eleventh-hour deal struck late this weekend:

A bill that would overhaul the nation's food-safety laws for the first time since the Great Depression came roaring back to life Sunday as Senate Democrats struck a deal with Republicans that helped overcome a technical mistake made three weeks ago and a filibuster threat that...
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December 13, 2010 - 1:28pm
By John Hendel in EatingWell Blogs

The House of Representatives has passed the $4.5 billion Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, the Associated Press reports, by a margin of 264-157. The Senate passed a version in August, and the final version should be arriving on President Barack Obama's desk to be signed into law before long. Democrats had been especially worried about passing the Child Nutrition Act in recent weeks, and held events featuring the likes of Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio to encourage supporters. First Lady Michelle Obama has campaigned on behalf of...

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