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Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers

5 myths about wheat and whole grains dispelled

The ideas that wheat is genetically modified, bred to have more gluten, is addictive and causes inflammation are “myths” that the Whole Grains Council wants to bust.

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From Bulgarian yogurt and ‘other bean hummus’ to coffee leaf tea

They're selling everything from coffee leaf tea to maple water, banana-based snacks and hummus (minus the chickpeas). Here's FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market.

Professor: 'Congratulations to the FDA for putting public health first'

Menu labeling rules: A quick guide, plus industry reaction

The FDA released its much-anticipated final rules on calorie information on menus and vending machines today as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Sodium reduction

AHA education campaign pressures food manufacturers to reduce sodium

The American Heart Association says its recently launched consumer education campaign encouraging Americans to “break up with excess salt” seeks to “build an army of passionate and willing supporters” to pressure food manufacturers to reduce sodium in packaged foods. 

Double-the-price US premium Fairlife milk brand will ‘rain money’: Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is confident its premium Fairlife milk brand, due to launch across the US next month, will "rain money" once established in the market.

Sprouting for ‘superior’ gluten-free bread: Study

Sprouted brown rice flour can increase the protein, lipid and antioxidant activity in gluten-free breads, finds research.

Sales of loose and bagged tea up 5.9% in 2013, hitting $1.8 billion, ABC report finds

Sales of herbal and other teas increased by 5.9% in  the United States in 2013, capping off a decade of solid growth, according to a market report by the American Botanical Council.  It was ABC’s first such report on the tea sector.

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Wize Monkey’s coffee leaf tea ambitions
Coffee leaf tea has got the 'body and full flavor of black tea without the bitterness'

Coffee: The next big thing in tea? Wize Monkey prepares to unveil coffee leaf tea

By unlocking the potential of the coffee fruit, enterprising companies from Bai Brands and KonaRed (beverages) to...

Is the high-protein craze backed by sound science?

Does the high-protein craze make sense from a nutritional perspective?

Protein is hot - and big brands are piling more of it into everything from breakfast cereal...

Elevation Brands: More gluten-free entrees, decadent desserts needed

The gluten-free category still has room to grow in entrees & decadent desserts, Elevation Brands CEO says

Even though Ian’s Natural Foods specializes in gluten-free foods, the CEO of Elevation Brands is not worried...

General Mills settles ‘100% natural’ Nature Valley lawsuit

General Mills settles ‘100% natural’ Nature Valley lawsuit; does not admit liability

General Mills has agreed that it will not use the term ‘100% natural’ to describe Nature Valley...

Latest data on US yogurt, Greek yogurt, Chobani, Dannon

Sales growth in US yogurt category will likely ‘venture into negative territory in 2015’

Three years ago, Greek yogurt was on fire. Today, as the category has matured, its growth has...

Keurig Green Mountain will launch Keurig Cold next fall

Keurig Green Mountain expects quick consumer uptake when Keurig Cold launches next fall

Keurig Green Mountain is “well on target” to expand beyond hot drinks into the much larger cold...

Sprouted flours are ‘the next big thing” Baker Peter Reinhart predicts
Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Sprouted flours are ‘the next big thing,” baker Peter Reinhart predicts

Sprouted grain flour is gaining traction with food manufacturers and consumers alike thanks to its sweeter taste,...

Tate & Lyle Q2: Sucralose prices still completely unrealistic

Tate & Lyle: We cannot see how we - or frankly anyone else - can make any money out of sucralose at these prices

Up until relatively recently, sucralose was a key profit driver at Tate & Lyle. But as the...

Trade spending, the elephant in the boardroom?

Trade spending: The elephant in the boardroom?

Tune into an earnings call from a big consumer packaged goods (CPG) company, and you’ll likely hear...

Rhythm Superfood CEO worries if kale will jump shark in natural stores

Will kale jump the shark? Rhythm Superfoods CEO says no, but expects “shaking out”

While kale chips have a lot of growth potential in conventional food stores, Rhythm Superfoods CEO Scott...

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