Goodbye NuVal… and good riddance?

Goodbye NuVal… and good riddance?

By Elaine Watson

The NuVal shelf tag program – which assigned products a score of 1-100 based on their nutritional value – has been phased out. Good riddance, or do we need a system that attempts to provides consumers with at-a-glance information that helps them rapidly...

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Dr Richardson: 'Strategic plans empower entrepreneurs to say ‘no’ to the wrong opportunities'

GUEST ARTICLE: Why entrepreneurs need a strategic plan

By Dr James Richardson, founder, Premium Growth Solutions

With retailers increasingly open to stocking premium products from emerging brands, and Amazon offering a great platform to help entrepreneurs reach a nationwide audience, it might seem like there's never been a better time to start a food &...

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The Amazon effect: How will we shop for food in 2030?

By Elaine Watson

“Future generations may wonder why we took an iron trolley through cold aisles, dropped heavy boxes of soap powder into them, lifted them on conveyor belts, and then lifted them into the trunk of our car, every week!” says a new Bernstein report. But...

Sandy Douglas: 'We believe commonsense will prevail'

Coca Cola EVP: Soda taxes ‘a complete disaster’

By Elaine Watson

Soda taxes in Philadelphia and other cities have “materially reduced our business,” Coca Cola EVP and president, North America Sandy Douglas, told delegates at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference in Boston this week: “It’s a complete disaster.”

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Five myths about natural food colors

By Elaine Watson

Natural food colors: expensive, unstable, muted, and weird-tasting, right? Wrong, says Sensient Food Colors, which caught up with FoodNavigator-USA to address some common concerns about natural colors and highlight growth opportunities, from caramel color...

GMA: GMO labels should apply to highly refined oils, sweeteners

GMA: GMO labeling should apply to highly refined oils, sweeteners

By Elaine Watson

If consumers are to believe that the food industry is serious about transparency, highly refined oils and sweeteners derived from GM crops must be included in the new bioengineered food standard (the federal GMO labeling law), even if they are indistinguishable...

Consumers are encouraged to share examples of 'fear mongering’ food labels on twitter: “Take a photo and share it on Twitter using #PeelBackTheLabel!”

NMPF: There's no consumer benefit to going Non-GMO, and dairy brands know it

NMPF spars with Dannon, Dean Foods, over ‘rampant fear-based marketing’ on GMOs

By Elaine Watson

"Rampant fear-based food marketing" – most notably from brands touting their non-GMO credentials - is damaging consumer trust and “jeopardizing the safe, sustainable farming practices that have enhanced farm productivity over the last 20 years”...

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Dr William Dietz, director, the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, George Washington University

60-second interview: Are kids' diets getting better?

By Elaine Watson

First, some sobering statistics* from the CDC: Almost one in five (17%) of Americans aged 2-19 are dealing with obesity, which affects 8.9% of 2-5-year-olds, 17.5% of 6-11-year-olds and 20.5% of 12-19-year-olds, and continues to disproportionately impact...

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