Research Triangle Park, NC—A new study shows that soda fanatics, iced tea lovers and fruit punch aficionados are at a higher risk of developing depression than those who don’t drink sweetened beverages.

San Francisco, CA—2013 food trends just don’t drop out from thin air; they burst triumphant from the Fancy Food show.

Nancy Trent explains the health trends from the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

 

Our biggest survey ever just got even better.

Tune in to hear expanded analysis and merchandising tips from the

2012 WholeFoods Retailer Survey,

Washington, D.C.—A pair of proposed rules has been introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both of which are aimed at the prevention of foodborne illness. One requires a formal plan from foreign and domestic food facilities for protecting their products from foodborne illnesses. The other involves enforceable, science- and risk-based standards for the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables.

Last month, WholeFoods reported on what the American Medical Association had to say about the safety of energy drinks; since then, there has been yet another update in the energy drink world.

Rockville, MD—A genetically modified salmon would have “would not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment in the United States.” So said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its May 2012 Draft Environmental Assessment for AquAdvantage Salmon, as it opened a comment period on the document in December.

Washington, D.C.—A coalition called “GMO Inside” is calling on Kellogg’s and General Mills to label genetically engineered (GE) ingredients or eliminate them in their products.

South Plainfield, NJ—Industry now has a whole new way to find information about companies and products. WholeFoods Magazine launched its Source Book Online, a companion to its popular May Source Directory and November Who’s Who print issues.