News from industry food companies.

Washington, DC—Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are working together to support and pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011.

We all know that fussy child who has refused to eat anything but chicken nuggets for weeks on end. “It’s a phase,” her parents say. “She’ll grow out of it soon.” They’re right to a certain extent. All children go through some amount of “stranger danger” with foods, not wanting to eat anything but a few familiar items. Too many kids—from the very young to teenagers—never learn to eat a balanced diet, however.

Sun Chlorella has introduced Infuse Your Mood Tea, a natural stress reliever and mood booster. The tea is natural, caffeine free, and is made of 100% eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus), an adaptogenic herb. Says the company, “It adapts to current stress levels, and helps counter the damaging effects of stress on your body.”

Now available from NextFoods are two new flavors of probiotic juice drinks in a family-friendly quart size. Pink Grapefruit and Tropical Orange are the newest additions to the line of juices said to promote digestive health with 20 billion live and active Lp299v cultures.

 

Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread from Food for Life is rolled in organic flax seeds to offer omega-3 and -6. The bread combines wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans and spelt that parallels the protein found in milk and eggs. The flourless bread offers 18 amino acids and is diabetic friendly.

Sophie’s Kitchen has two new products available in its vegan seafood line: Vegan Crabcakes and Breaded Vegan Scallops. Both products are gluten free, soy free and perfect for vegans, vegetarians, anyone allergic to seafood or those looking to add more vegetables to their diets. The products combine seaweed with Konjac, a traditional Asian superfood that is low in calories and high in fiber.

Moms looking for a little help with lactation have a new option; milkmakers’ Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are baked with ingredients said to help boost milk production in breastfeeding women. These include oats, brewer’s yeast and flax seed, all used in traditional methods of increasing milk production, and semi-sweet chocolate added for a little sweetness. Recommended serving size is one or two cookies per day.

Saskatoon, SK, Canada—A Canadian study found little link between beverage drinking habits and cases of overweight and obesity in children. Using data from a national health survey, the researchers analyzed over 10,000 Canadian children aged 2–18.