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An organic check off campaign could bring more farmers into the fold, clarify claims, OTA says

Demand for organic in the U.S. is soaring with more than 80% of families buying some organic products, pushing sales up to an expected $40 billion last year, according to the Organic Trade Association.

Nut milk ‘melloream’ case a cautionary tale in product identity

A New York law initially created for regulating nondairy coffee whiteners resurfaced last year for a Brooklyn-based nut milk manufacturer when it learned it could no longer operate under a regular food-processing permit.

McCormick sales grow with innovation, marketing and retail leadership

Flavor and spice leader McCormick & Company is on track to meet its ambitious goal of increasing sales 4% to 6% in local currency in 2015, thanks in part to initiatives in North America to drive growth through innovation, marketing and leadership at retail, executives said. 

‘State-of-the art’ warehouse for Blue Diamond's US almond plant

California-based almond agricultural co-operative, Blue Diamond Growers, is struggling to cope with increasing throughput at its processing plants and will expand warehouse facilities by 33% to absorb the impact, according to the group.

Mediterranean diet: Not just healthier but also better for the environment?

While the health benefits of following a Mediterranean-style diet are well-known, new research has also suggested that the dietary pattern also leaves less of a carbon footprint than other options.

Heat-resistant beans are 'front-line defence' to global warming

Thirty varieties of heat resistant beans will be able to survive rising temperatures and keep feeding millions, say scientists.

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Perfect Bar sales grow 120% in 2014 says CEO Bill Keith

Bars get fresh! Perfect Bar founder on bootstrapping, refusing to quit, and creating a completely new snacking category

While it’s taken a while to convince retail buyers that stocking protein bars next to kombucha in...

GMO Arctic apples and Simplot low-acrylamide potatoes safe, says FDA

GMO update: Non-browning Arctic apples and Innate low-acrylamide potatoes are safe, says FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says two high-profile genetically engineered foods - Simplot's low acrylamide...

Judge tosses ‘no refined sugars’ case vs KIND Healthy Snacks

Judge tosses ‘no refined sugars’ case vs KIND Healthy Snacks, but attorney says it had a lucky escape

A judge in Illinois has thrown out a class action lawsuit against KIND LLC over “no refined...

Grocers rearrange stores to better position healthy foods, FMI survey

Grocers rearrange stores to better position healthy foods, FMI survey finds

As consumers’ understanding of food as a health management tool expands, retailers nationwide are changing how they...

NPA lobbies to protect definition of organic to include non-GMO

NPA lobbies legislators to protect definition of organic to include non-GMO

Consumer confusion about organic verses non-GMO claims abounds, and the Natural Product Association wants to set the...

Dave's Killer Bread takes on the carb-bashers at Expo West

Bread is back! Dave's Killer Bread takes on the carb-bashers at Expo West

While retail sales of packaged bread have been pretty sluggish in recent years, one company that’s bucking...

One out of 13 children has food allergies, Enjoy Life Foods

Enjoy Life Foods at Expo West: One out of 13 children in North America has food allergies

One out of 13 children in North America has food allergies today compared with one in 50...

Tiny Farms: Edible insects will be be mainstream in future

Tiny Farms: Edible insects are a novelty today, but they’ll be mainstream tomorrow

Two or three years ago, you could count the number of US firms using cricket flour in...

Kraft & Heinz merge to accelerate growth, expand distribution globally

Kraft & Heinz merge to accelerate growth and expand distribution globally

The mega-merger between Kraft Food Group and H.J. Heinz Company announced March 25 will allow the U.S....

Sales of indulgent snacks outpace healthy options, IRI data shows

Sales of indulgent snacks outpace healthy options, IRI data shows

Consumers may be seeking more healthy and fresh foods in general, but when it comes to snacks,...