CharmedBar is a new natural fruit and nut bar that is free of gluten, grains, soy, dairy, eggs and refined sugar. CharmedBar comes in three flavors: Almond Butter Cran-dipity, Peanut Butter Cherry-licious, and Cashew Butter Apple-rageous.

Zemas Madhouse Foods offers gluten-free baking mixes. The mixes include ancient whole grains (teff, quinoa flakes, millet) and a “superseed trio” (chia, hemp, flax meal) with built-in omega-3s, fiber and protein. The easy-to-make mixes are available in seven varieties. SRP: $7.95 per box.

Vegenaise by Follow Your Heart is now available in a PET plastic squeeze bottle. The 18-oz. bottle includes a flip-top cap with a spout for easy portion control. The varieties of the vegan mayonnaise available in the PET bottle include Original and Reduced Fat. MSRP: $4.99.

MELT Organic Spreads added Chocolate MELT to its butter replacement line. Dairy-, gluten-, soy- and nut-free, Chocolate MELT is made with coconut and flaxseed oil, organic wildflower honey and cocoa powder. It contains an ideal balance of omega 3s and 6s, according to the company.

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Thanksgiving Starters      

As the several year-old drought in California wears on with no end in sight, the state’s agriculture industry is scrambling for answers. Perhaps the hardest hit sector is organic dairy, where regulations make it harder to maintain business as usual through a severe lack of rainfall.

Louisville, KY—The chia seed boom is in full swing, as consumers nationwide are seeking it out due to its growing reputation as a nutritious and versatile addition to the diet.

Denver, CO; Salem, OR—Two state ballot initiatives that would have required the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food to be called out on labels failed to pass on Election Day. The vote on Colorado’s Proposition 105 was not close, as voters shot it down 66% to 34%. Oregon’s Measure 92 came up short by less than one percentage point, or about 10,000 votes.

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