It happens nearly every day: you’ve eaten lunch, dinner isn’t for another three hours and your stomach starts rumbling. Time to grab a quick snack! But looking at the vending machine in your office, all you see are potato chips fried in genetically modified oils and candy bars that are just chocolate-covered sugar with a side of artificial flavorings. If you and your shoppers are like millions of others today, these options just aren’t good enough anymore. You’re hungry for something healthy.

Sophie’s Kitchen has three new items: Breaded Vegan Coconut Shrimp, Breaded Vegan Fish’less’ Sticks and Vegan Smoked Salmon. All products are made with konjac root, an Asian superfood low in calories and high in fiber.

Raw Foods International now offers an all-natural Mango Guarana RAAW Juice that provides an effective, healthy stimulant in the form of a juice. The Mango Guarana juice is a fresh blend of fruits and vegetables with no added sugars or preservatives. Guarana has about twice the concentration of caffeine found in coffee beans, and is known to increase endurance and reduce fatigue.

Little Me Tea’s kid-friendly fruit tea line of the same name has no added sugar and no caffeine. Made from a blend of white, rooibos, chamomile and hibiscus teas, Little Me Teas are sweetened with fruit and vegetable juices from apples, sweet potatoes, mangoes, grapes and more. The 25-calorie boxes are 6.75 oz and currently come in two flavors: Julia’s Tropical Tea and Zane’s Grape Tea.

News from industry food companies.

Chicago, IL—A whopping 65% of consumers who have tried gluten-free foods said they did so in part because they thought they were healthier, according to new research from Mintel. Perhaps more interesting are the 27% of consumers who responded that they eat gluten free as part of their efforts to lose weight.

London—Although about 70% of the work done in agriculture is performed by women, their contributions often go unrecognized and underpaid, according to a new report collaborated on by the ethical trade group Twin and the Fairtrade Foundation, both based here. Empowering Women Farmers in Agricultural Value Chains details the glass ceiling women farmers face in the food industry, and what can be done to improve their status.

Election Day on November 5 brought a setback to the GMO labeling movement, as the state of Washington’s ballot Initiative 522 was voted down. The vote as of November 7 was 54% No to 46% Yes, though votes were still being counted. Earlier polls had staked the initiative to a sizable lead, but the gap closed as the election neared and many voters minds apparently changed. The initiative would have required foods containing genetically modified ingredients to convey that fact on the label.

Even with its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeming imminent, genetically-engineered (GE) AquAdvantage salmon has been dealt a major blow. Several large national retailers made commitments to deny AquAdvantage, produced by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies, entrance into their stores.