Chicago, IL—While 71% of Americans say organic products are healthier than their conventional counterparts, there is still a high percentage of people (51%) who believe the organic tag is an excuse for brands to charge more for the product, according to research conducted by Mintel (Organic Food and Beverage Shoppers - US, March 2015).
Washington, D.C. – According to a press release, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced Tuesday that they are petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enable a vote to “implement a research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry.”
Washington, D.C.-The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create definition for "non-GMO" foods and a voluntary program for "non-GMO" labeling.
Glendale, CA –A California-based company has been temporarily terminated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly using several deceptive methods of marketing and advertising, according to a press release.
Oslo, Norway—One of the global leaders in using krill-based products to produce other materials has launched an Open Innovation program in search of new partners to research and develop different krill innovations.
Nepal–In the wake of a 7.8 earthquake devastating Nepal on April 25, several industry organizations have stepped in to help with supplies, food and money to aid in the relief effort. At least 7,250 were killed in the disaster, 14,122 were injured, and thousands more are without basic living essentials.