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Meal kit provider Purple Carrot teams with Whole Foods to build brand awareness, offer added convenience

Brick and mortar grocery stores and ecommerce-based subscription meal kit delivery services may directly compete at many levels, but a new partnership between plant-based meal kit provider Purple Carrot and Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic region show the two can share a mutually beneficial “symbiotic relationship,” according to Purple Carrot...

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FDA should ‘expedite evaluation’ of NuTek potassium salt petition, says GMA

GMA to FDA: Sodium reduction guidance must be re-worded or industry will face a tidal wave of 'frivolous litigation'

Two years isn’t enough time for food manufacturers to make the kind of reductions in sodium that the FDA is asking for, says the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which also urges the agency to tweak the wording of its guidance in order to avoid “a wave of frivolous litigation.”

Campbell Soup bets big on personalized nutrition with $32m investment in Habit

Campbell Soup is investing $32m in Habit, a personalized nutrition and meal delivery company led by Plum Organics founder Neil Grimmer set to launch in 2017. 

Not all calories are the same: Those from excessive omega-6s more damaging than omega-3s

When it comes to weight management not all calories are created equally – especially when they come from omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, according to an editorial in the online journal Open Heart. 

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Cargill believes it has passed stevia taste test just in time for new nutrition labels

Consumer research leads Cargill to believe that it has finally rounded the stevia taste bend, just in time for the revamp of nutrition labeling phases in over the next several years.


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