general mills

Minneapolis, MN — General Mills will become the second major United States food manufacturer to disclose GMOs in its products, since Campbell Soup took the initiative in January. This decision appears to be more practical than passionate.

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2015 CRN Consumer Survey Results

Washington, D.C.—Americans remain consistent and happy with their dietary supplements, according to new data from the Council of Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The firm recently released a new website with new data from the 2015 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements at http://www.crnusa.org/CRNconsumersurvey/2015/index.html.

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Dr. Murray, Free Wellness Summit

Dr. Michael Murray, author of more 30 books about natural health and director of product science and innovation at Natural Factors, will host one of the largest online summits from March 14 through March 22. Registration for the "Natural Medicine, Healting and Wellness Summit" is free at http://naturalmedicinesummit.com.

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natural sunscreen products, NPA, FDA

In two recent public filings, the Natural Products Association (NPA) encouraged FDA to adopt standards that would result in the availability of more natural ingredients in sunscreen for consumers.

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salmonella garden of life recall

Palm Beach Gardens, FL—Garden of Life LLC is asking retailers to take certain lots of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal off shleves due to possible Salmonella virchow contamination. Four flavors—Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai—are affected by the recall.

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Ardents Mills

Denver, CO.—Ardent Mills, a premier flour milling and ingredient company, will host a series of growers meetings as a way for farmers to learn more about their Organic Initiative 2019, which Ardent Mills announced in Mid-December. The goal of the initiative is to help U.S. wheat farmers double their organic wheat acres by 2019.

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Minneapolis, MN—General Mills, Inc. announced that it has acquired EPIC Provisions, a meat snacks company based in Austin, TX. 
 
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MATS food sterilization

Canned and jarred goods might be a staple in our pantries and lives now, but emerging technology may soon alter the way we preserve our food. The technology in question is Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS) from 915 Labs, a new approach to shelf-stable food which is clean-eating friendly.

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According to a report by the Associated Press, members of the food industry opposed to the mandatory labeling of GMOs are lobbying heavily for Congress to include a voluntary labeling provision in a massive year-end spending bill that Republicans and Democrats hope to finish this week.

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Following years of debate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today the approval of the first genetically engineered animal intended for food, the AquAdvantage Salmon.

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