GMO Labeling

Trust is one of the most influential factors when making a food purchase and big food companies are scrambling to regain it. ©GettyImages/Goran13

Rabobank: What can big food companies do to rebuild consumer trust?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Big food manufacturers have increasingly recognized that their scale and robust supply chains aren’t enough to stay competitive and turn around years of little to no growth, and are refocusing their efforts on restoring consumer trust, says Rabobank.

Manufactured by Australian company Freedom Foods, Messy Monkeys is set to make its US launch.

Messy Monkeys balances nutrition with affordability for US launch

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Finding nutrient-dense snacks becomes more of a challenge for moms once they exit the baby aisle and right around the time 'picky-eater syndrome' sets in. To fill this gap, Messy Monkeys is positioning itself as an affordable and healthy snack...

Organic players consider new options to promote their industry after USDA cans checkoff proposal

Organic players consider options after USDA cans checkoff proposal

By Elizabeth Crawford

Organic stakeholders are considering how they can promote their industry and raise funds for organic agriculture research and extension efforts after the US Department of Agriculture “blindsided” them by terminating the check-off program that many worked...

Manufacturers are responding to consumers' shifting definitions of clean label which can vary greatly.  ©GettyImages/Ridofranz

Flavorchem on clean label: 'People's definitions are all over the place'

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Clean label seems to be as commonplace of a term as the contentious ‘natural’ moniker with many food and beverages retooling their ingredient formulations to conform to this vague industry expectation. According to Flavorchem, one thing is very clear,...

Ancient grains such khorasan wheat could serve as an alternative to those with general wheat sensitivities, Kamut International-funded study claims. ©GettyImages/stevanovicigor

All wheat is not created equal: A case for ancient khorasan wheat

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Can we as a society eat our way to health by consuming fewer high-yield, mass-produced foods such as modern wheat? That’s the position taken by Bob Quinn, Ph.D., an organic farmer and founder of Kamut International – a producer of the ancient grain, khorasan...

The proposed rule does not mention foods produced via techniques such as gene editing. Picture: istockphoto, vchal

USDA proposed rule on GMO labeling raises more questions than answers

By Elaine Watson

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a long-awaited proposed rule to establish GMO labeling standards (the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard), but still leaves most of the key questions – including how to interpret its...

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