Oxfam has called on the three biggest chocolate manufacturers to conduct independent audits on conditions for women on cocoa farms supplying their factories after finding evidence of unequal pay, discrimination and hunger.
The shining star of Greek yogurt, Chobani, has figured out the ‘four screen world’ of teenagers and Millenials, giving food and beverage marketers a case study on how to connect with these key demographics, says a marketing expert.
By rights, perilla seeds should be the first choice for firms looking for good sources of the omega-3 fatty acid Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) ahead of chia and flaxseed, because they are cheaper, have higher concentrations of ALA and a better taste profile,...
A major new player in the flour milling industry will emerge later this year following the merger of ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling (a joint venture between Cargill and CHS) to create a new company called Ardent Mills.
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is facing court over allegations that it manipulated trading in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Cheese Spot and Milk Futures markets to drive up the price of dairy products across the US.
Health Canada has approved Ingredion’s NUTRAFLORA prebiotic fiber as a source of dietary fiber under its revised Fiber Policy for Labeling and Advertising of Dietary Fiber-Containing Food Products, introduced in February 2012.
Big interview: Ingrid Hirstin Lazcano, CEO, Andean Dream
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) says that independent tests funded by CNN prove that Budweiser beer alcohol content complies with US law, despite results showing lower ABV levels than listed on labels.
The first products containing the steviol glycoside Reb D - which has “one of the best sweetness profiles of any steviol glycoside from the stevia leaf” - will be introduced in the US in the second half of this year, says PureCircle.
Tucking in to lots of junk food during pregnancy might help to ease those pregnancy pangs, but consumption of an unhealthy diet can pre-program unborn children’s preference for junk food in later life, warn researchers.