Casa Visco Finer Foods now offers gluten-, allergen- and fat-free pizza and pasta sauces. The sauces also are said to be all natural, without added sugar or salt. Jars are available in 32 and 16 ounces. Says the firm, “Casa Visco Sauces are made using only the finest, all natural ingredients.” All sauces are made using slow-cooking, small-batch techniques without added sweeteners or starches.

Teeccino introduces the new single-serve Tee- Bags, a convenient way to enjoy a Teeccino coffee alternative on the go. The individually wrapped filter bags make caffeine-free and low-acidity Teeccino easy to brew anywhere. Flavors include the dark roast Maya flavors (organic) in French Roast and Maya Chocolate, and the medium Mediterranean roasts (75% organic) in Vani l la Nut and Hazelnut.

A genetically modified (GM) strain of alfalfa, engineered to survive the application of Roundup herbicide, has been fully deregulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In a separate move one week later, USDA allowed farmers to plant GM sugar beets while it finishes working on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for that crop.

Austin, TX—Whole Foods Market Inc. will now feature animal welfare ratings on meat products in all of its stores. The rating system, created by the nonprofit Global Animal Partnership (GAP), is designed to let shoppers learn more about how animals are treated by a manufacturer.

A genetically modified (GM) strain of alfalfa, engineered to survive the application of Roundup herbicide, has been fully deregulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In a separate move one week later, USDA allowed farmers to plant GM sugar beets while it finishes working on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for that crop.

Austin, TX—Whole Foods Market Inc. will now feature animal welfare ratings on meat products in all of its stores. The rating system, created by the nonprofit Global Animal Partnership (GAP), is designed to let shoppers learn more about how animals are treated by a manufacturer.

Entrepreneurs and environmentalists alike have been scratching their heads for years, trying to think up ways to help the planet that are economically viable at the same time. The utility bill from a regional electricity provider might be the last place we’d think to look for an answer, but that’s just where you can find a new, effective green trend taking root these days.

 Among the aisles of gourmet cheeses, jams and chocolates at the Winter Fancy Food Show, held January 16–18 at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center, there were identifiable trends, gems and innovations. 

Are you eating a well balanced diet?  Or are you eating too much or too little of certain nutrients?  Find out by reading the USDA's new dietary guidelines for 2010.