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No Evil Foods' mock meats marry plant-based and clean-label trends

No Evil Foods' mock meats marry plant-based and clean-label trends

By Elizabeth Crawford

Plant-based meats and clean-label are two of the most influential trends in food currently, but often they run counter to each other with many mock-meats made from highly-processed ingredients and protein isolates that most consumers would never find...

ColorKitchen extends the shelf life and vibrancy of natural colors

ColorKitchen extends the shelf life and vibrancy of natural colors

By Elizabeth Crawford

Thousands of anecdotal reports collected by the Center For Science in the Public Interest and others correlating artificial dyes, such as Red 40, with behavior problems have prompted some parents to seek naturally colored products – many of which fall...

Origin Almond tackles cold-pressed juice pain points: sugar & food waste

Origin Almond tackles cold-pressed juice pain points: sugar & food waste

By Elizabeth Crawford

For all the enthusiasm surrounding cold-pressed juice, the category faces significant challenges, including high sugar content and a substantial amount of food waste generated during production – two problems that startup Origin Almond says its new line...

Organic stakeholders test pilot to root out fraud

Organic stakeholders test pilot to root out fraud

By Elizabeth Crawford

Starting next month, a small but diverse group of organic stakeholders from across the supply chain will test-drive a rigorous set of fraud prevention, detection and mitigation strategies that once fine-tuned will become subject to the annual inspection...

Truth Bar balances convenience, function and flavor

Expo West 2018

Truth Bar balances convenience, function and flavor

By Elizabeth Crawford

Americans are snacking more than ever, but not just any bag of chips or candy bar will do. Rather, they want products that are both convenient and nutritious – two boxes that the makers of Truth Bar check with their line of functional nutrition bars.

Bare Snacks CEO: Consumers want simple ingredients, clean labels and no added sugar

Bare Snacks unveils new carrot, beet, and sweet potato veggie chips

Bare Snacks CEO: Consumers want simple ingredients, clean labels and no added sugar

By Elaine Watson

Bare Snacks – best known for its apple, banana and coconut chips – has expanded into the veggie snacking arena with a new line of carrot, beet, and sweet potato chips. FoodNavigator-USA caught up with CEO Santosh Padiki at the Natural Products Expo West...

Spindrift raises $20m in Series B-2 round led by VMG Partners

Spindrift raises $20m in Series B-2 round led by VMG Partners

By Elaine Watson

Spindrift - which has carved a unique niche in the beverage aisle by using just two ingredients: lightly carbonated filtered water and freshly squeezed fruit juice (no sweeteners, no flavors) – has raised $20m in a Series B-2 round.

Dr Robert Lustig: 'Processed food is an experiment that failed. The food industry is getting rich, and it’s killing us...'

‘All of these people yelling at each other…the vegans vs the Paleos vs the ketogenic people, this is insane…’

Dr Robert Lustig: 'Processed food is an experiment that failed. The food industry is getting rich, and it’s killing us...'

By Elaine Watson

A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong, argues pediatrician, sugar-nemesis and author of best-selling book ‘Fat Chance’, Dr Robert Lustig, who caught up with FoodNavigator-USA at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim last week.

Dr David Katz: “Saturated fat has never been exonerated.

Is saturated fat really 'back?' In short, no, argue experts at ICVN 2018

By Elaine Watson

“So the ketogenic diet, sure, it will cause you to lose weight in the short term. So would cholera, or a cocaine binge, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea,” observed Dr David Katz at the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (ICVN) this...

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