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American Consumers Gobble Healthy Foods at Unprecedented Rate

The big news from the 2015 Natural Products Expo West was that American consumers are now buying healthy foods at a rate three…
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Coalition Files Lawsuit to Stay EPA Decision on New Herbicide Combo

A coalition of environmental groups and farmers are trying to stay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s October 2014 decision to approve Enlist Duo,…
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Business Sustainability Prompted by Activism in 2014

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently posted a “top 10” list of the most important sustainable business stories of 2014. For health and…
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Report: Shoppers Love Organic Food – Even If They Can’t Tell What It Is

A survey by BFG Consulting suggests that the organic food industry has some education to do. The majority of those quizzed purchase organic…
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Big Food Battles Vermont Over GMO-Labeling Law

'Big Food' -- as four food manufacturing associations are being called -- has launched a lawsuit against Vermont in an effort to stop…
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The Quick & Dirty: You Can’t Lead from the Middle

We've seen trust in business continue to drop radically. Yes, it seems unfair that business gets targeted, but is it really that unfair?…
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Unilever Brewing ‘Future-Proof’ Tea Crops Through Genomic Selection in Kenya

Unilever pairs up with genomics research company to create "future-proof" tea crops.
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Natural Food Expo: Consumers Demand Healthy Convenience

The food industry’s revenue growth is now being driven by a consumer mega-shift from fast foods to healthy convenience food.
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Organic and Enviro Groups Call for GMO Labeling by Feds

That pesky GMO topic just won't go away ... Organic and environmental groups are the latest in a growing list to pen their…
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GMO Labeling Now Law in Connecticut (Well, Sort Of)

Last week, Connecticut became the first state to require labeling on all foods containing GMO ingredients. But there are a few curious caveats…
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Hawaii Council Passes Bill to Ban GMO Cultivation

The Hawaii County Council, the governing council for Hawaii Island, voted 6 to 3 for a bill that bans genetically modified organisms (GMO)…
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Very Little Soy is Actually Sustainably Produced

Only three percent of the world's soy production is certified sustainable.
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Food Companies Face Class Action Lawsuit Over “Natural” Labels

An increasing number of consumers feel that using language that suggests foods are “natural” and wholesome is no longer good enough. Campbell's Soup,…
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Ben & Jerry’s Commits to Phasing Out GMOs

Although Ben & Jerry’s was sold to the British-Dutch conglomerate Unilever in 2000, their recent step towards manufacturing with GMO-free ingredients solidifies their…
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No Surprise: Monsanto Beats Farmer in Supreme Court Patent Case

The court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto, concluding that patent exhaustion does not apply to this case and that Vernon Hugh Bowman…