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General Mills invests in organic to boost sales, ‘do the right thing’

General Mills’ splashy commitment last year to double the number of organic acres it sources from by 2019 not only is a strategic business move to boost sales, but part of a larger effort to “do the right thing,” according to the company’s organic ambassador. 

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Interactive Shopping: Baldor Forager and Whole Foods connect curious consumers to exotic produce

Blurring the lines between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar, Baldor Specialty and Whole Foods are testing the waters for Baldor Forager—a touchscreen catalogue in the produce section where home cooks can order hard-to-get ingredients like mangosteen, finger limes, or passion fruit.

AquaBall maker raises $3.6m to fuel its expansion plans

True Drinks Holdings – the firm behind kids’ flavored water brand AquaBall – has raised $3.6m to help it expand its reach into mainstream grocery and convenience store channels.

Where next for stevia? From designer glycoside blends to fermentation and enzyme modification

If high purity Reb A used to be the only game in town when it comes to stevia, the game has become a lot more sophisticated in the past couple of years as suppliers compete to provide the best-tasting combinations of steviol glycosides, and products become more application-specific, says Sweet...

Draft guidance on using juice as color additives reopened for comments after transparency complaints

FDA is reopening the comment period for its draft guidance on the use of fruit and vegetable juice as color additives after several industry stakeholders complained about a lack of transparency into the basis of the guidance. 

General Mills joins cage-free egg commitment

General Mills is the latest in a growing list of global companies to commit to exclusively sourcing cage-free eggs for its global operations by 2025.

Gain from grain: Kids nutrient and diet quality show improvement from grain foods

An increase in nutrient intake, including those that children are considered deficient in, could be achieved by adding more grain-based foods, a study has concluded.

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