Burlington, VT— As expected, Vermont’s passage of a law requiring genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food to be labeled has been followed by a lawsuit. The Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA), the Snack Food Association, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Association of Manufacturers have collectively sued the state in federal court, alleging that the new law is unconstitutional.

What’s old has become new with ancient grains capturing the attention of shoppers nationwide. From freekeh to millet, Americans see the value of ancient grains in their diets, and manufacturers are responding with exciting offerings.

Not long ago, access to natural dietary supplements, gluten-free foods and organic produce in the Midwestern United States was extremely limited. It was here, in an area mainly barren of these options for health and wellness, where Barbara Hoffmann and her husband, John, decided to build an oasis for natural products shoppers.

Glutino is expanding its breakfast line and now offers a gluten-free, instant pancake mix. The mix is contained in a portable bottle and once opened, may be used for four days. The “just add water” concept alleviates contamination risks for gluten-free eaters. SRP: $5.29

Tea

Pukka launched three new wellness teas: Three Cinnamon; Elderberry & Echinacea; and Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey. Their teas are blended by the company’s Master Herbalist to get their signature organic leaf tea taste. Made in England, each box contains 20 tea sachets, in addition to two extra free teas inside.