More Evidence Linking Insecticides, Bee Colony Collapse

Harvard, MA—Neonicotinoids, a class of insecticide, are harmful to honey bee colonies during winter months, according to researchers from the Harvard School of Public...

USDA Will Fund Local Food Projects

Washington, D.C.—In what is being called a “historic investment,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making $78 million available annually for the development...

Organic Hits New Sales Milestones

The organic food industry achieved its fastest growth rate in five years in 2013, says a new survey from the Organic Trade Association (OTA)....

Grocery Briefs: July 2014

The Bulk is Green Council (BIG), Portland, OR, is recruiting retailers for its fourth annual National Bulk Foods Week, set for October 12–18, 2014....

Grocery Briefs: June 2014

Certified-organic and gluten-free bread company Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Boulder, CO, was purchased by the Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Lake Success, NY. Charterhouse Equity Partners...

Peanut Butter Donation Helps Spread Relief to Philippines

Nunda, NY—Over 21,000 pounds of peanut butter were donated in April to the charity Feed the Children by seed and nut butter manufacturer Once...

Less Farming Equals Healthier Soil, Study Says

Leicester, England—Soil in urban farming allotments is healthier, and therefore better for farming, than more intensively farmed soils, according to recent research. The study,...

Walmart Introduces Bargain Priced Organic Brand

In a move sure to stir up the sector, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has debuted Wild Oats, a line featuring low-cost organic food products. The...

Sales Strong in Specialty Foods Channel

Washington, D.C.—Providing the big picture and some compelling statistics for the specialty food space is a new report published by the Specialty Food Association....

Grocery Briefs: May 2014

A roundtable of nutrition experts published a recommendation on a standard definition for whole grain foods in the March issue of Advances in Nutrition....