Entrepreneurs and environmentalists alike have been scratching their heads for years, trying to think up ways to help the planet that are economically viable at the same time. The utility bill from a regional electricity provider might be the last place we’d think to look for an answer, but that’s just where you can find a new, effective green trend taking root these days.

 Among the aisles of gourmet cheeses, jams and chocolates at the Winter Fancy Food Show, held January 16–18 at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center, there were identifiable trends, gems and innovations. 

Do "made with organic..." labels confuse you?  Sometimes it is hard to decipher exactly how organic a food product is.  Now, the USDA is trying to change that.

 Do you buy store brand or name brand items?  Is there a difference?  Many grocers say there isn't a huge difference, and store brand items are becoming more popular.

Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity work, certifications, company news and more.

 Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

Are you eating a well balanced diet?  Or are you eating too much or too little of certain nutrients?  Find out by reading the USDA's new dietary guidelines for 2010.

 Members of the natural products industry who are interested in furthering their education may have a new source of funding.

A new generation of eco-friendly applications and Web solutions is arriving on the scene.