cage-free

The movement to make egg production go cage-free has seen continued growth in the last number of years. In response, quite a few large restaurants, bakery chains and food suppliers have promised to switch to solely cage-free eggs.

crn

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is now requiring all member companies to submit product labels to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD).

state ags

Silver Spring, MD; Salt Lake City, UT-Two industry trade groups are teaming up in a joint effort to improve relationships with state attorneys general (AGs).

What If?

What if I could share two words with you that can make a real difference in your life? What if by using these two words in our thought processes, we discover that it can change everything? Don't like the way some things are going with work? Change them. Don't like the way a relationship is moving forward? Do something different. I’m not advocating quitting our jobs or breaking up or getting a divorce. What I am stating, pure and simply is, make different choices.

Dietary Guidelines

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Jan. 7.

Before I get to what’s wrong with the new USDA Dietary Guidelines, let’s talk for a minute about a bigger issue. Why the heck are we taking nutritional guidance from the government in the first place?
 

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.

Campbell Soup

Camden, NJ—The New York Times reported yesterday that Campbell Soup will become the first major food company to disclose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in its products. Other than its soups, the company is also the maker of brands such as Pepperidge Farms, Prego, Plum Organics and V8. The labeling changes are expected to take 12–18 months.

arctic apples gmo

In 2015, Canadian-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) announced the introduction of genetically engineered Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious apples into the U.S. market, as a result of a $41-million dollar merger with Intrexon, a Maryland-based synthetic biology company with interests in the genetically engineered salmon and livestock industry. The two new varieties use controversial gene silencing to prohibit browning.