Biotech giant Monsanto is to develop new versions of its reduced
trans-fat Vistive soybean with the aim of improving shelf life and
flavor of soy oil, lowering saturated fat content and enhancing the
bean with Omega-3.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will allow
extra sugar imports into the country in an effort to prevent market
shortages after hurricane damage to sugarcane crops, delayed sugar
beet harvests, disruptions...
US cranberry co-operative Ocean Spray is launching a low sugar,
high fiber sweetened dry cranberry product designed for use in a
variety of health positioned food applications including baked
goods and cereals.
A petition filed by General Mills requesting the development of
definitions for 'excellent source,' 'good source' and 'made with'
whole grains has been denied by the Food and Drug Administration
Sales of full-calorie soft drinks in schools have fallen in recent
years, said the American Beverage Asociation (ABA) in a new study,
published as soda companies face a possible threat of legal action
for selling soft drinks in schools.
The organic industry is set to enjoy good growth over the next
twenty years, according to a new study by the nation's Organic
Trade Association (OTA), which forecasts that by 2025 organic
products will be considered "commonplace."