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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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CA soda warning label: commonsense or red-tape nightmare?

Earlier this month, a California Senate committee approved a bill to mandate warning labels on sugary beverages. As SB 1000 awaits votes in the Senate Committee on Appropriations later this month before a full Senate floor vote, the question of public health versus consumer choice is the focus of the...

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.

'WE'LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HAWAIIAN PUNCH' - CEO LARRY YOUNG ROARS

‘It seems like Hawaiian Punch is sort of dying’: Analyst delivers Dr Pepper punchline

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) CEO Larry Young insists his firm will ‘never give up’ on Hawaiian Punch after one financial analyst suggested that the brand might be a busted flush.

Unilever hints at offloading Ragu and SlimFast brands as food sales fall short

Food and consumer goods giant Unilever has hinted at the sale of brands including Ragu and SlimFast as growth from its food business struggles to compete with better-than-expected Q1 results in other divisions.

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Special edition: Sports nutrition

Former steroids seller finds scant integrity in supplements marketplace from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Kirk Radomski came through the fire of the performance enhancing drug scandal of Major League Baseball to a new life as the founder of a supplement company specializing in sports nutrition. The experience has given him a unique perspective on the business, and it hasn’t always left a good taste...

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Are food companies getting social media right? In a word, 'no' from FoodNavigator.com

Fear is a major roadblock to many food companies getting it right when it comes to social media, according to business mentor and entrepreneur Mike Greene.

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Caliwater cactus drink founder: ‘We’re where Zico was 10 years ago’
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Caliwater cactus drink founder: ‘We’re where Zico was 10 years ago’

Longtime friends and film and television industry colleagues Matt McKee and Melissa Reed’s plans for a locally...

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

POM v Coke at the Supreme Court: Who came out on top?

POM v Coke at the Supreme Court: Who came out on top?

POM Wonderful and Coca-Cola both got a grilling at the Supreme Court on Monday as they traded...

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

'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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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