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JM Smucker to settle lawsuit over ‘all natural’ claims on Crisco oils made with GMOs

JM Smucker has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit accusing it of misleading shoppers by labeling selected Crisco cooking oil as ‘all natural’, according to court papers filed in...

FOOD VISION USA, the highlights: From DNA diets and mass customization via 3D printing, to 'old school' deal tactics

 If you didn't make it to Chicago last week for the inaugural Food Vision USA event, you missed a truly awesome ensemble of industry experts covering everything from our nutritional...

Cost stability, blending capabilities bode well for pea protein, supplier says

Blending is the way forward for plant based proteins in sports nutrition and their price stability can help manufacturers, says World Food Processing president Tyler Lorenzen.

Disrupting the food industry with a killer app? Food, technology, and managing expectations at Bon Appétech

Can a bunch of food-tech start-ups really ‘fix the broken food system’, feed 9bn people by 2050 and ‘disrupt’ the food industry with a killer app? Maybe, but they might...

Pro- and anti- camps square up for battle over Vermont GMO labeling law

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) will go to court on Thursday (Oct 8) in a last-ditch attempt to convince judges that a GMO labeling law due to come into effect...

Cargill: 'This opens up a new space and helps us address a market we can’t get to today from the leaf'

Next generation Reb D + M to debut at Supply Side West: 'It performs exceptionally well in diet soda'

Cargill and Evolva will introduce their hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener – produced via fermentation rather than from the stevia leaf – at the Supply Side West...

NSF's new GMO certification leverages companies' existing systems, exec says

Demand for GMO certification services has been growing faster than supply, and NSF has responded to that demand with its new True North certification program, said the scheme’s director.

20% of snack, granola, energy bars feature non-GMO claims, reveals Label Insight

Data from Label Insight* shows that one in five (21%) snack, energy or granola bars in the US now makes a non-GMO claim of some kind – making it the...

Kroger unveils new HemisFares private label line: ‘We find customers are increasingly becoming foodies’

Kroger is rolling out a new private label line called HemisFares designed to appeal to the growing numbers of ‘foodies’ in its customer base.

'Nowadays, a food crisis starts when the Food Babe is on line two'

'Pseudoscience-busting' blogger behind SciBabe talks food science for meme lovers

In an era of shorter consumer attention spans and heightened suspicion about food science, the packaged food and beverage industry can take a page from the world of pop culture...

Pompeo bill would ‘create a competing Non-GMO label with drastically lower standards’, says Non-GMO Project

While supporters of Rep. Mike Pompeo’s Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (HR1599) welcome its proposal to create a national standard for non-GMO claims, the Non-GMO Project says this would...

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Flowers Foods to acquire organic breadmaker Alpine Valley Bread Company in $120m deal

Flowers Foods – which has just snapped up Dave’s Killer Bread for $275m – has made another move into the fast-growing organic bakery category with a $120m deal to acquire...

Judge refuses to certify class in PopCorners all-natural/GMO lawsuit

A California judge has declined to certify a class of consumers in a lawsuit alleging New York-based Medora Snacks falsely used the term ‘all-natural’ on PopCorners labels because the corn-based...

Florida judge approves $3.99m deal in Kashi GMO false advertising lawsuit

 A federal judge in Florida has approved a $3.99m deal to resolve a proposed class action accusing Kashi of misleading shoppers by labeling products made with GMOs as ‘all-natural’.

Chipotle: People who eat GM foods are not themselves genetically modified. The same applies to cows fed GM feed…

Chipotle vows to fight ‘meritless’ GMO lawsuit, but case highlights legal minefield over Non-GMO claims

Chipotle says it will vigorously defend a “meritless and unfair” lawsuit accusing it of falsely advertising its wares as non-GMO. But attorneys say the case shows that firms are vulnerable...

Lux Research: Cost, speed & sustainability benefits of synthetic biology will make it a ‘permanent and growing aspect' of flavors market

Synthetic biology will become a “permanent and growing aspect of the flavors & fragrances landscape” predicts a new report from Lux Research, which says the approach is more sustainable than traditional...

87% of consumers globally think non-GMO is ‘healthier’. But where’s the evidence?

A large consumer study* from market researcher Health Focus International spanning 16 major consumer markets includes this pretty jaw-dropping statistic: 87% of consumers globally think non-GMO foods are ‘somewhat’, or...

Space... the final frontier for food science at Food Vision USA

To boldly go... where no food conference has gone before? Space food is on the menu at Food Vision USA (we've lined up NASA on day three), but we're just...

Dairy Innovation Forum highlights: Hip cottage cheese, gut-friendly milk, tarte asian yogurt and why fat is back

From the challenges of sourcing organic milk, to the threat 'alternatives' milks pose to the dairy sector and the 'scary' promotional dynamics of the yogurt category, the FoodNavigator-USA Dairy Innovation...

JULY 2015 NEWS QUIZ: From GMO labeling to added sugars, are you up to speed?

Do you know what the FDA thinks the daily value (DV) for added sugar should be… and which major food manufacturer thinks the FDA is on the right track? And...

Consumers found algae oil to have a 'cleaner taste than other cooking oils’

Solazyme makes algae oil to order: ‘We take a normal crop cycle and compress that into three days’

There are lots of pretty cool things about algae oil, from its clean flavor and stability to its striking nutritional profile (unprecedented levels of healthy monounsaturated fat, low saturates and...

GMA: 'HR 1599 protects the consumer from a costly and confusing 50 state patchwork of labeling laws'

House passes Pompeo bill that would prevent state-mandated GMO labeling

The US House of Representatives has passed the industry-backed voluntary GMO labeling bill - The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act 2015 - by 275 votes to 150, and rejected...

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House to vote on Pompeo voluntary GMO labeling bill today

The US House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 1599 – The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act 2015 – at approximately 1 p.m eastern time today.

What were the hottest - and weirdest - ingredient trends at IFT? From fermented stevia & mushroom mycelium to the world’s smallest vegetable…

Can the world’s smallest vegetable give other sources of plant protein a run for their money? Will consumers accept ‘synbio’ ingredients, and will the rare sugar allulose be a hit?...

Eight things to know about the Pompeo voluntary GMO labelling Act

There are two bills about GMO labeling floating around Congress, but the momentum appears behind the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. Here are eight things to know...

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