Earth Island introduces Follow Your Heart Vegenaise Gourmet, a line of heart-healthy and soy-free dipping sauces and spreads. The line includes exotic flavors such as roasted garlic, pesto, chipotle and barbecue. Also new are two classic sauces, horseradish and tartar, remixed with vegan style. All products are gluten free, kosher parve, cholesterol free, dairy free and non-GMO with no preservatives or trans-fats.

FungusAmongUs presents a line of 0.5-oz dried mushrooms, which includes mushroom medley, porcini, shiitake, maitake, crimini, black trumpet, chanterelle, portabello and oyster. These mushrooms are both low carb and certified organic, and can be used as flavor enhancers in numerous recipes.

1-2-3 Gluten Free has come out with Olivia’s Outstanding Multi-Purpose Flour Mix. The all-natural, gluten-free flour is made in a facility free of wheat, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, egg and soy. This fortified flour mix is also corn free, GMO free and made in the USA.

Little Duck Organics has a new Tiny Fruits flavor. Little Duck’s Pineapple & Mango Tiny Fruits is made with organic freeze-dried pineapple and mango, perfect for little hands. Little Duck’s mission is to distribute the highest quality, best-tasting organic kids’ snacks.

In need of an all-natural juice infused with exotic and healthy flavors? Look no further than RAAW and its natural juice blends from Raw Foods International, LLC. The RAAW family now includes Strawberry Purple Carrot, Very Berry Wheatgrass and Mango Guarana. All juices include fruits and vegetables, with no added flavors, sugar or preservatives. They are gluten free, vegan, kosher and Non-GMO Project verified.

The Spice Hunter Quick & All Natural Soups are an ideal meal solution in a just-add-water container. The Spice Hunter Quick & All Natural Soups are certified gluten-free, and varieties include Chicken Vegetable, Chipotle Black Bean, Curry Lentil, Green Chile & White Bean, Split Pea and the following Reduced Sodium Cups: Chipotle Black Bean, Curry Lentil, and Split Pea. Also available are kosher-certified soup bowls.

Forward momentum for the U.S. farm bill, the agricultural policy legislation up for renewal in 2012 after its latest five-year run, has stalled in the House of Representatives. After the Senate passed its version of the bill in June, the House Agriculture Committee submitted its proposal to the House. But disagreement over key elements related to farm subsidies and food stamps saw legislators focus instead on providing immediate economic assistance to farmers hit hard by recent drought conditions.

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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.