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Online grocery shopping on the rise: Survey

Online grocery shopping on the rise: Survey

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Shoppers increasingly are looking to the internet for better deals on foods and beverages, according to a new survey from the Integer group and M/A/R/C Research.

Bread contributes most sodium to US diets, finds CDC

Bread contributes most sodium to US diets, finds CDC

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nine out of ten Americans eat too much sodium, and bread and rolls are the biggest problem, rather than salty snacks, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

How to feed the world by 2050?

Dispatches from Feeding the World conference in Geneva

'It shouldn't all boil down to yield,' says food systems activist in call to action

By Shane Starling

How to tackle obesity and hunger remains a two-pronged challenge for the agri-food industry, but increasing crop yield is not the answer - instead the focus should be on boosting the nutritional value of crops, claims a sustainable food systems activist.

Non-GMO Verified sales hit $1bn

Non-GMO Verified sales hit $1bn

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Non-GMO Project Verified has become the fastest growing food eco-label in North America, as sales of certified products hit $1bn in 2011, according to findings unveiled at Organic Monitor’s Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco last month.

GMA report highlights ‘success stories’ in industry sustainability

GMA report highlights ‘success stories’ in industry sustainability

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Cargill’s reuse of methane, water-saving strategies from ConAgra and Coca-Cola, and Campbell Soup’s energy efficiency measures are among sustainability success stories highlighted in a new report from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

Walmart unveils new “Great For You” logo

Walmart unveils new “Great For You” logo

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Walmart has unveiled its new on-shelf and front-of-pack logo to highlight healthy choices among its own-brand products, including fresh and packaged fruits and vegetables.

US eating patterns see growing Hispanic influence, says NPD

US eating patterns see growing Hispanic influence, says NPD

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Hispanic influence on overall American eating habits is growing – and marketers should pay attention to US Hispanics’ dining traditions to stay ahead of the curve, according to market research organization The NPD Group.

Getting a taste of flavor chemistry

Getting a taste of flavor chemistry

By Claire Videau

From nature to the laboratory to supermarket shelves, FoodNavigator-USA takes a journey behind the scenes of flavor development. IFF flavorist Rich Dandrea tells us about his 20-year career in the industry.

IFT urges government to take a cautious approach to sodium reduction

IFT urges government to take a cautious approach to sodium reduction

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has submitted comments to government agencies suggesting that actions to reduce sodium should not go “too far, too fast”, and has raised concerns about consumer acceptance and the safety of reduced sodium foods.

January in pictures: FSMA, HFCS, orange juice and job cuts

January in pictures: FSMA, HFCS, orange juice and job cuts

By Elaine Watson

January has proved a challenging month for the food industry, which waited anxiously for more details about the Food Safety Modernization Act, grappled with an unauthorized fungicide in orange juice and unveiled plans to slash thousands of jobs to remain...

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