News from industry food companies.

Broomfield, CO—Ending a process that began in late 2012 with an IPO that raised $368 million, WhiteWave Foods Company has finished its spin-off from parent company Dean Foods. WhiteWave is itself owner of the brands Silk Soymilk, Horizon Organic, International Delight and Alpro, among others.

Hartford, CT—Lawmakers in Connecticut overwhelmingly passed a bill on June 3 that would require foods with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled with the words “Produced with Genetic Engineering.” It became the first state to pass such a law, but there is a multiple part catch. The law will only go into effect if and when any four states not including Connecticut, including at least one bordering Connecticut, and including states in the Northeast region with a combined population of at least 20 million, pass similar GMO labeling laws.

Within the ever evolving tale of organics, there are many sub-narratives. Some are topics that prove contentious, some complex and some confounding. But they are always intriguing, and to those who care deeply about the organic food industry and its future, they are all highly important stories to tell.

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Vitalicious recently launched a low-calorie and nutrient-rich pizza called VitaPizza. The all-natural pizza contains 15 vitamins and minerals, over 8 g of whole grains and 190 calories. With two flavors, Cheese & Tomato and Meatless Pepperoni Supreme, the thin crust, vegetarian pizza is good for calorie counters.

Pamela’s now has new cookie mixes (Oatmeal Cookie Mix and Sugar Cookie Mix) and an Artisan Flour Blend. The cookie mixes create moist gluten-free cookies with some basic add-ins. The Artisan Flour Blend is a multipurpose, whole-grain flour free of wheat, gluten, dairy, soy and corn.

Tandoor Chef recently added the Jalapeno Naan Pizza to its line of all-natural frozen Indian Cuisine. The  company says its Jalapeno Naan Pizza delivers one-of-a-kind flavor thanks to its unique combination of buffalo milk mozarella and jalapenos. The pizza is vegetarian friendly.

Washington, D.C.—In the case of Bowman v. Monsanto, the Supreme Court has ruled that farmers cannot legally save patented genetically modified seeds for replanting. Monsanto had sued Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman for replanting pesticide-resistant Roundup Ready soybeans, and he now owes $84,456 in damages.