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Vermont GMO labeling bill heads to governor's desk. But can it withstand a First Amendment challenge?

A bill requiring foods produced with genetic engineering be labeled in Vermont has passed the house and the senate, and now just needs Governor Peter Shumlin’s signature to be signed into law. However, legal experts say a First Amendment challenge could be tough to defend.

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Chobani secures $750m investment to fund expansion, innovation plans

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750m investment from private equity firm TPG Capital and its dedicated credit platform TPG Opportunities Partners to help fund its expansion and innovation plans.

Exclusive interview: Pat Crowley, director and founder of Chapul

Chapul cricket bars founder: ‘Our marketing approach has been absolute, utter optimism’

As one of the forerunners of the commercialization of edible insects in the US, Chapul, makes its first big push into the national market with its cricket protein bars, founder Pat Crowley caught up with FoodNavigator-USA on the enviable efficiency of insect rearing and the importance of optimism when pioneering...

'I was astonished by this line of questioning.' More reaction to POM v Coke at the Supreme Court

The questions posed by Supreme Court Justices during oral arguments in a false advertising case brought by POM Wonderful against Coca Cola were nothing short of “astonishing”, according to one food law attorney that has been closely following the case.

Carbonated soft drinks sales in free fall, says Nielsen data

Dollar sales of diet soda plunged 9.5% in the four weeks to April 12, while sales of regular soda fared hardly any better (- 2.4%), as Americans sought out other options from energy drinks (+8.9%) to sparkling water (+24.5%), according to the latest Nielsen data.

Judge throws out lawsuit alleging HFCS caused girl’s type 2 diabetes

A product liability lawsuit alleging high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is to blame for a teenage girl’s type 2 diabetes has been dismissed by a federal judge in New York.

Single serve pods account for 41.2% of dollar sales of ground coffee in the US

More than four out of every 10 dollars spent on ground coffee in the US is now spent on single-serve pods such as K-Cups, according to the latest Nielsen data.

General Mills apologizes and backtracks on consumer legal policy

General Mills has reverted back to its old online legal terms following backlash and media outcry over its arbitration clause.

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FDA names foods program veteran as acting director of Division of Dietary Supplement Programs from NutraIngredients-USA.com

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that Mr William Correll will serve as Acting Director of its Division of Dietary Supplement Programs following the departure of Dr Daniel Fabricant to the Natural Products Association.

NBTY launches line of non GMO supplements from NutraIngredients-USA.com

NBTY is introducing a line of non-GMO supplements, the Long Island-based manufacturing giant announced yesterday. The line, called Nature’s Origin, also features a gluten- and irradiation-free positioning.

Kellogg: Increased fiber intake can slash health care costs from BakeryAndSnacks.com

A Kellogg-commissioned study has suggested that $12.7bn in US healthcare costs could be saved if consumers ate more fiber.

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The organic food industry has been engaged in a 'multi-decade public disinformation campaign', claims report
Special edition: Organic & Non-GMO

The organic food industry has been engaged in a 'multi-decade public disinformation campaign', claims report

Consumers have spent years paying over the odds for organic foods based on the erroneous belief -...

Hard and crunchy = fewer calories?

Hard and crunchy = fewer calories?

Consumers perceive foods that are either hard or have a rough texture as having fewer calories, says...

Chobani takes on oatmeal, ice cream and snacks with new summer launches

Chobani takes on oatmeal, ice cream and snacks with new summer launches

Chobani has unveiled a raft of new products that will start hitting shelves this summer, including Chobani...

Two weeks to go! Register for FoodNavigator-USA’s Gluten-free in Perspective Forum

Two weeks to go! Register for FoodNavigator-USA’s Gluten-free in Perspective Forum

There are just two weeks to go until FoodNavigator’s live (and hopefully very lively) online debate on...

Quaker looks to patent lower cost soluble oat fiber

Quaker looks to patent lower cost soluble oat fiber

Oatmeal boasts a long list of health benefits, though this fiber-rich ingredient isn’t traditionally associated with the...

Quirky, cult-like, aspirational, but affordable: The rise and rise of Trader Joe’s

Quirky, cult-like, aspirational, but affordable: The rise and rise of Trader Joe’s

If you want to see what success looks like in US grocery retailing, look no further than...

The slow death of the microwave and the rise of the Crock-Pot: Can food be too convenient?

The slow death of the microwave and the rise of the Crock-Pot: Can food be too convenient?

Can food be too convenient? Just ask General Mills, which saw sales of its Betty Crocker instant...

Is Big Food the new tobacco?
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Is Big Food the new tobacco?

As the class-action lawsuits pile up amid growing public health concerns over obesity and ongoing labeling debates,...

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