Posting Calories May Lower Caloric Intake

A study released on January 6 from researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business examined consumer behavior before and after calorie counts were...

FDA Approves Second Generation Innate Potatoes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate Russet Burbank potatoes are not materially different in...

Stores Call on Hershey to Commit to Ethically-Sourced Cocoa

Hershey, PA—A coalition of independent natural food stores and co-ops, along with several human rights and consumer groups, has sent an open letter to...

Organic Milk Supply Falling Short of Demand

Grocery store prices for organic milk were facing heavy upward pressure, as consumer demand was outpacing supply in many regions of the country at...

Arsenic in Organic Report Stirs Concern, Industry Response

The findings of Dartmouth researchers that some products contain arsenic at worrisome levels, including toddler formula, spurred a call for additional federal regulation. The research...

Grocery Briefs: June 2011

At this year’s North American Tea Championship, in the Hot Tea Class/Fall Tea evaluation, Rishi Tea, Milwaukee, WI, won four first place awards and...

Judge Defers to FDA on GMOs in “Natural”

A federal judge put the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the spot recently, asking the agency to decide whether genetically modified organisms...

USDA Mandates Nutrition Labels on Meat and Poultry

Packaging for many ground or chopped meat and poultry products will now feature nutrition facts panels, according to a new rule established by the...

Supreme Court Sides with Monsanto in GMO Seed Case

Washington, D.C.—In the case of Bowman v. Monsanto, the Supreme Court has ruled that farmers cannot legally save patented genetically modified seeds for replanting....

Organic Coffee Sales Soar above Competition

At the fifth annual coffee-tasting event hosted in New York, NY by the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a market study was released showing that organic...

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