Teatulia, Denver, CO, was given an award in the category “Focus on the Future” at the 8th annual Naturally Boulder Autumn Awards Party, which is held to honor and identify achievements in the natural products industry. The award is given to a company with a sustainability initiative that incorporates profitability, sustainability, transparency and health enhancement. Teatulia grows its organic teas in its own garden in the Teatulia region of Northern Bangladesh, where its Teatulia Cooperative creates sustainable prosperity for Bangladeshis through education, entrepreneurship, health and cattle-lending programs.

Diamond Foods, Inc., announced that Kettle Brand, Salem, OR, was one of 24 recipients of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 12th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, which recognize achievement in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

InBalance Health of Wayland, MI, announced that the first retail store orders for INBar, a gluten-free snack bar for those with prediabetes and type-2 diabetes, have been signed. In addition, Palko Distributing Co., Inc., serving four Midwest states, will serve as the first wholesale distributor for INBar.

Fair trade and sustainable food provider Alter Eco, San Francisco, CA, announced that it has received Non-GMO Project verification for its entire line of products.

Effingham, IL-based Hodgson Mill, Inc. is set to begin manufacturing its line of whole wheat pastas in-house. The all-natural, whole wheat, gluten-free food manufacturer recently expanded its production facility by adding 40,000 square feet. It also installed two Italian-made, automated pasta lines for the production of its whole wheat pasta.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2012