New to the Crunchies line of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables is a Grapes variety. These grab-and-go packets of crunchy, red, seedless grapes have no sugar added. Other flavors from Crunchies include Blueberries, Mango and Strawberry Banana. Crunchies are non-GMO, wheat-free and gluten-free.

Lundberg Family Farms introduced a line of gluten-free Multigrain Rice Chips. The vegan, non-GMO chips are made with whole grains such as millet and quinoa, as well as chia, flax seeds and garbanzo beans. The chips come in four flavors: Mendocino Tomato & Herb, Mojave Jalepeño, Redwood Smoky BBQ and Shasta Chipotle Lime.

Simple Squares, distributed by Simplified Foods, are 100% organic, raw and paleo-friendly snack bars with a savory-sweet taste. The bars are infused with honey and herbs and are made with five whole-food ingredients. Varieties include cinna-clove, coconut, coffee, ginger, rosemary and sage.

Mumbai, India—Enzymes manufactured by Advanced Enzymes in Mumbai, India, are the source of what may be the most widespread product recall ever.

Several noteworthy events involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food have come down the pike recently.

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The healthy, delicious and varied world of mushrooms is growing ever more popular, both in the natural and gourmet markets. With so many types to choose from, from fruity chanterelles, to meaty portobellos, to the most expensive truffles in the world, the mushroom market has something for everyone. This month, our Gourmet Guru, co-founder and owner of FungusAmongUs Lynn Monroe, talks with WholeFoods about the many benefits of mushrooms, both in culinary applications and in health.

South Plainfield, NJ—The Natural Products Association, based in Washington, D.C., has selected Howard Wainer, president of WholeFoods Magazine, as the winner of its 2014 President’s Award. This annual award is given to a natural products industry member who has made long-term and significant contributions to the industry.

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