News from industry food companies.

Yonkers, NY—Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in April that it would seek to restrict the use of antibiotics in agricultural production, there has been more movement on this controversial front. Critics claim that overuse of antibiotics in livestock feed, done to promote animal growth and prevent disease, can create drug-resistant strains of diseases, making antibiotics less effective for humans.

The debate goes back and forth, but chalk one up for the “organic is better for you” side. A study conducted at the University of Barcelona (UB) found that tomatoes grown under organic conditions contained higher levels of healthful phenolic compounds than conventional tomatoes.

Whiting, IN—The coupon-clipping public has spoken: 72% of U.S. adults would be more inclined to buy organic food items if they were less expensive than their conventionally produced counterparts. This is according to a new survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin.com, which polled more than 2,000 participants aged 18 and over.

Nothing says “summer” like a great cookout. Hands-on, creative retailers can help shoppers put two and two together to create ideas for a green and healthy meal. Here are some tips for how.

A new candy bar flavor is available from Justin’s Nut Butter. Milk Chocolate Almond, with an almond center sandwiched between layers of nougat and caramel and covered in milk chocolate, has been added alongside existing Dark Chocolate Peanut and Milk Chocolate Peanut. The candy bars are certified gluten-free.

Happytot Plus fruit/veggie pouches are packed with fiber, antioxi dants, vitamins, minerals and choline to aid in brain development. Fortified with Salba for omega-3s, the line is free of gluten, GMOs, artificial colors, flavoring agents and preservatives. Flavors include Kale, Apple & Mango; Blueberry, Apple & Purple Carrot; and Strawberry, Kiwi, Beet & Pear. 

Life Extension offers Rich Rewards Breakfast Blend and Decaf Roast ground antioxidant cof fees. According to the company, the coffees yield “greater chlorogenic acid levels, an antioxidant naturally found in unroasted coffee, than other premium brands.” They have up to 254% more chlorogenic acid and let coffee drinkers get the benefits of heavy coffee drinking in half the number of cups.

Alpina presents Revive greek yogurts accompanied by gluten-free granolas. Flavors include Artemis’ Vitality (plain yogurt with a superfood granola), Hera’s Calm (honey yogurt with a chai granola), Aphrodite’s Youth (blueberry yogurt with antioxidant granola) and Athena’s Focus (mango yogurt with tropical chai granola). The yogurt is all natural and low in sugar.