The safe and accurate food labeling act (If you feel like it)

The safe and accurate food labeling act (If you feel like it)

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The House of Representatives has passed HR 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, another one of those legislative titles that are the opposite of what the substance of the bill actually proposes. The Act, which still needs Senate approval and a presidential signature-neither of which are guaranteed-would establish uniform ...


First school district with 100% organic, non-GMO meals makes the grade

First school district with 100% organic, non-GMO meals makes the grade

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“What’s quinoa?” It’s a question that’s conceivably crossed the mind of just about any American consumer who has either shopped at Whole Foods in the past few years or who has adopted a healthier lifestyle comp...


New directions for key areas of the U.S. functional food & beverage market

New directions for key areas of the U.S. functional food & beverage market

What do the latest trends in functional foods and beverages targeting weight management and satiety, sports nutrition and energy have in common? All three are benefitting from a shift to products made with more natural and whole food ingredients that are non-GMO and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Protein is particularly important to all three, with meat playing a more important role than in the past in delivering this nutritional benefit. According to the Packaged Facts ...


Annie’s GMO conundrum

Annie’s GMO conundrum

In September 2014, cereal king General Mills Inc. (GM) announced it was acquiring Annie’s Homegrown Inc. for approximately $820 million. Known for its macaroni and cheese and its bunny logo, Annie’s is a well-known natural and organic food producer, and very much conveys the feeling of a small environmentally-oriented company even with $204 million in sales reported for fiscal year 2013, according to Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in Canada by Packaged Facts.

The deal saw General Mill...


South American foods help innovators tap ancient, global flavors for beverage success

South American foods help innovators tap ancient, global flavors for beverage success

In recent years, the beverages industry has been transformed by the innovation of once routine thirst-appeasing liquids into exciting, energizing, sometimes better-for-you products. Consumers are looking for beverages that satisfy a number of needs in their daily lives beyond satiating thirst, and these include energy, weight loss, illness mitigation, nutrient replacement, sugar and caffeine cravings and protein intake. Beverages are taking cues from exotic flavors, fruits and even ancient foods...


Food avoidance heaven

Food avoidance heaven

I’m holding in my hands a package of chips that carries the following information on it: “Certified Organic, Certified Gluten-Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, No Synthetic Pesticides or Chemical Fertilizers, No Trans Fats or High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives.”

I’m in food avoidance heaven.

The product is from the gourmet snack foods section of my supermarket. I’m guessing your supermarket has a similar section. Of course, if you don’t s...