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• The Chicago Tribune reports that a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has tossed out a $2.3 million judgement against Dole Foods, saying that the company had been the victim of “massive fraud.” The original case charged the company with exposing six workers at a Dole plantation in Nicaragua to pesticides that made them sterile; the LA court said that witness tampering and faked tests made it impossible to know what actually happened there.

• The Department of Defense has awarded Food Lion with its 2010 Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for outstanding support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. Food Lion supports military employees through providing numerous benefits policies, adopting colleague families who have been called into active duty, donating food and volunteering during community military events, and establishing a Veteran's and Military Business Resource Group.

Marketing Daily reports that Target “is running a new promotion with Kraft Foods and Procter & Gamble, which will generate $800,000 for Feeding America ... Running until Aug. 14, 5% of sales of select Kraft Foods and Procter & Gamble products will go straight to the Minneapolis-based retailer's Meals for Minds program, a school food pantry initiative program that brings food to schools to help feed children and families in need. The program donation is part of Target's $3.5 million total 2010 commitment to Feeding America and local food banks nationwide.”
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