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GMO labels won’t affect supermarket prices, study says

GMO labels won’t affect supermarket prices, study says

By Maggie Hennessy

Requiring food manufacturers to label products containing ingredients from genetically engineered (GE) crops would not mean higher food prices for shoppers, according to an independent study released yesterday by the Just Label It coalition.

WhiteWave seeks to patent ‘light milk’

WhiteWave seeks to patent ‘light milk’

By Maggie Hennessy

WhiteWave Services Inc. has filed a patent application for ‘light milk,’ a lower-calorie alternative to skim milk without a watered-down flavor and mouthfeel.

Sen. Warren to FDA: Standardize GMO labeling

Sen. Warren to FDA: Standardize GMO labeling

By Maggie Hennessy

Eleven years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first issued draft guidance on labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) are urging the agency to finalize its policies on labeling GMOs...

The snacks, breads/cereals/grains and frozen/refrigerated prepared foods gluten-free categories led 2012 sales, totaling $335 million.

Canada’s gluten-free market surges: Packaged Facts

By Maggie Hennessy

Riding the wave of continued strong consumer demand for gluten-free food options, Canada’s gluten-free market reached $458.9 million in 2012, according to a recent report from Packaged Facts entitled 'Gluten-Free Foods in Canada'.

Stevia First is working on methods of high yield, mechanized production of stevia in California.

Special Edition: Sweeteners

Stevia First bets on US-based production, technical innovation

By Hank Schultz

Stevia First, an early stage company based in Yuba City, CA, has built its business model on bringing stevia production onshore in the US.  Supply chain transparency and technical innovation are the two pillars on which the company is built, said CEO...

Haze from the fires engulfed Singapore - and much of Southeast Asia - earlier this year

Greenpeace and RSPO clash over forest fires

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Food companies that only use certified sustainable palm oil have been accused of “certifying destruction”, according to a Greenpeace report released to coincide with the first European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) summit in Berlin this week.

Dairy Farmers of America acquires Dairy Maid

Dairy Farmers of America acquires Dairy Maid

By Maggie Hennessy

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the nation’s largest dairy farmer-owned milk marketing cooperative, has purchased milk, juice and fruit drink processor Dairy Maid Dairy.

Free lunch programs don't reach kids during the summer, so a pilot program tested the idea of giving money directly to parents.

Summertime program boosts poor kids' food security, nutritional intake

By Hank Schultz

A US government demonstration program to provide school-age children from low-income households with meals and snacks during the summer months showed a 33% decrease in the rate of very low food security among children in the demonstration’s second year,...

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