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Soom Foods hopes consumers will use date syrup as a substitute for maple syrup, honey, and agave. Photo: Soom Foods

Soom Foods sees bright future for date syrup in the US market

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Soom Foods spent over five years educating American consumers on the versatility of tahini (sesame paste) that can be used in anything from milkshakes and smoothies to a popcorn topping and as a salad dressing. The company’s next conquest is silan, a...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Cargill: ‘Generation Yum’ seeks closer connection to agriculture

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Young consumers (18- to 34-years-old) or ‘Generation Yum’ (a term coined by food author Eve Turow) are growing increasingly interested in learning where their food comes from and care more about animal welfare than older generations, recent research by...

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Study: What kind of impact does food labeling have on consumption?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

To what extent do food labels encourage healthier eating? A study led by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University assessed the effectiveness of different types of food labels on consumers’ eating behaviors....

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Q&A WITH EWG

What food companies should keep in mind for social responsibility in 2019

By Adi Menayang

Food industry communications agency Eat Well Global (EWG) announced this week that it received B Corporation certification. We sat down with EWG managing partner Erin Boyd Kappelhof to pick her brain about how food companies should approach social responsibility...

Flow Water gets functional with new CBD-infused line

Flow Alkaline Spring Water gets functional with new CBD-infused line

By Mary Ellen Shoup

When Flow Alkaline Spring Water was looking to launch its next big idea in bottled water – a functional water infused with CBD (cannabidiol) and other botanical ingredients – it went to directly to the source: its four million US customers that the Canadian...

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