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Consumers are looking at certain specialty grains such as wheat in a new light, according to Trouba. ©GettyImages/Radu79

IFT 2018: Ardent Mills takes ancient grains into modern era

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Leveraging its established capabilities and market presence in flour milling, Ardent Mills is betting big on ancient grains with a new bolt-on business unit dubbed The Annex focused on scaling its supply of specialty grains for broader industry use.

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...

USDA outlines three prong plan to detect and prevent fraud in organic

USDA outlines three prong plan to detect and prevent fraud in organic

By Elizabeth Crawford

The US Department of Agriculture has launched a comprehensive and aggressive three-prong approach to detect and prevent fraud in the organic industry, after the discovery last year that some imports from Eastern Europe were falsely labeled as organic,...

Organic stakeholders test pilot to root out fraud

Organic stakeholders test pilot to root out fraud

By Elizabeth Crawford

Starting next month, a small but diverse group of organic stakeholders from across the supply chain will test-drive a rigorous set of fraud prevention, detection and mitigation strategies that once fine-tuned will become subject to the annual inspection...

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