The raw foods category has enjoyed popularity in the natural products industry for quite some time, but some of its most prominent companies are coming together to take it in an exciting new direction, working together to create a set of uniform standards and trade association.
Montpelier, VT—Vermont attorney general Bill Sorrell has formally adopted regulations implementing a state law requiring labels for genetically modified foods, following the passing of the bill by state lawmakers in 2014 after months of outreach and grassroots support.
Seattle, WA—Consumers of organic produce are exposed to less organophosphate pesticide (OP) than those who eat conventional produce, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. Previous studies have relied on urinary biomarkers to determine OP exposure, but this study also looked at dietary intake in its analysis.
The beginning of 2015 saw the debut of a new nonprofit organization focused on exposing “what the food industry doesn’t want us to know.” The first major effort of the group, called U.S. Right to Know, is the publication of a report titled Seedy Business: What Big Food is Hiding with its Slick PR Campaign on GMOs.
Those in the frozen food sector probably wish that their sales were frozen as well. According to a new market report from Packaged Facts, not only are sales not growing, they aren’t even remaining stable, as they fell by around 1% in 2013. However, natural and organic frozen food products are providing some hope that consumers will come back to the category.