A petition calling for food manufacturers to state on labels whether their products contain genetically engineered ingredients has attracted more than 850,000 comments, claim organizers of the Just Label It campaign.
DuPont Nutrition & Health has launched a blend of plant extracts to protect against oxidation in high-lipid foods and offer a natural alternative to the industry’s traditional synthetic chelator, EDTA.
February 2012: Job cuts at PepsiCo and ADM, Pringles to go to Kellogg, volumes dive at Smucker, Kellogg and Campbell Soup unveil a wave of new products, and battle lines are drawn in the sodium reduction debate.
Canadian plant protein specialist Burcon NutraScience says it remains confident of finding a new partner to commercialize its canola proteins after it emerged that ADM will not now be taking the proteins to market – after eight years of talks.
Attempts to link ‘all-natural’ clean-labeling policies with the healthy eating agenda have been so successful that research now shows shoppers equate ‘healthy’ with ‘natural’ or ‘minimally processed’ foods.
Processing has become a dirty word, but we are going to need more processing, not less, in order to feed a growing population, according to professor and head of food science at Penn State University John Floros.
Food safety experts need to do a better job of communicating the consumer’s role in keeping food safe, by using personalized messages and the example of kitchen role models, says a consumer food marketing specialist.