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Waltrip on nurturing grower relationships:

60-second interview: the day job

What do you do? Blake Waltrip, CEO of Ancient Harvest

By Maggie Hennessy

In the latest iteration of FoodNavigator-USA’s What do you do interview series, we talk with the boss of organic ancient grain specialist Ancient Harvest about the challenges of long-distance (work) relationships, his move from banking to CPGs and what...

Fiberstar is eyeing domestic and international growth on the heels of a $10 mn facility expansion: “There isn’t anything more frustrating than having to restrict your product from a market that wants it,

60 seconds with Fiberstar’s new CEO John Haen

The future of functional ingredients? Collaboration, Fiberstar says

By Maggie Hennessy

Last month, longtime CPG executive John Haen took the reins as the new CEO and president of Fiberstar, replacing Dale Lindquist, who will now head up sustainable new business development at the River Falls, WI-based supplier of functional fiber ingredients. Three...

What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

Road to the top: What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

By Elaine Watson

What does it take to get to the top of a leading food and beverage company? Can you still make it from the shop-floor to the boardroom? Is an MBA essential? And do operations managers or R&D directors ever get to lead Fortune 500 companies, or do...

GUEST ARTICLE: Phantom menace of GMOs keeps organic industry off target

Guest article: Mischa Popoff, author, Is it Organic?

GUEST ARTICLE: Phantom menace of GMOs keeps organic industry off target

By Mischa Popoff

I worked for five years as a USDA-contract organic inspector after growing up on an organic grain farm in Saskatchewan. I had the pleasure of inspecting over 500 organic farms and processors, but I began questioning this career path when I realized the...

Craig Lieberman:

Big interview: Craig Lieberman, founder & CEO, 34 Degrees

34° Crisps founder: We want to reinvent what people think about crackers

By Elaine WATSON

When Craig Lieberman flew to Sydney to study for a Master’s Degree in International Relations in the mid-1990s, his goal was to be a diplomat. But not long after he arrived, the idea for another, very different, career started to take shape.

Lisa Young: “What this measure is trying to do is shift the norms. It’s not about if you can go back and buy more. It’s not a ban. It’s about how much is considered a reasonable amount of food or to drink to consume at one time.

The RD's perspective: Lisa Young, NYU

With current soda sizes, we’re not really giving consumers a choice, RD says

By Maggie Hennessy

Ahead of the June 4 vote on whether New York City delis and restaurants should be allowed to serve large sugary beverages, FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Lisa Young, RD, PhD of New York University on the importance of more radical approaches to curbing...

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