NEW YORK —The Midwest drought, “pink slime” controversy and genetically modified organisms were the most influential food stories for consumers in 2012, according to a survey by Hunter Public Relations. The firm’s annual Food News Study, conducted by Digital Research, Inc., polled 1,000 Americans about their perceptions on the year’s top food stories and how those news items impacted their behavior. The Midwest drought was ranked the top story by 43% ...

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