- Iconic energy bar brand PowerBar launched a new line of plant-derived protein bars, debuting at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, earlier this month.
NMPF takes on plant-based â€˜milkâ€™ at House Ag committee hearing: â€˜Itâ€™s a battle and we intend to winâ€™While the FDA’s radio silence on plant ‘milk’ labeling implies to some that it's comfortable with terms such as ‘almondmilk,’ the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) says the agency has a legal duty to enforce federal standards of identity for milk (which limit it to the lacteal secretions of cows).
- Sports nutrition specialist Science in Sport grew its UK grocery sales by 25% last year as the category receives more shelf space in the traditional supermarkets.
- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) is expanding beyond biopesticides and crop protection and into the biostimulant market by commercially launching Haven Anti-transpirant for use in a broad range of fruit, nut and vegetable crops, in addition to corn, wheat and turf.
Anti-transpirants are compounds applied to the leaves of plants to reduce transpiration, the evaporation of water from plant leaves to cool plants, according to MBI. In stressful environments, such as intense sunlight or drought, excess
- Cabbage maggots (Delia radicum) overwinter as brown, hardened pupa in the first few inches of the soil surface. The first adult flies begin to emerge at 300 degree-days (base 43 degrees Fahrenheit); lilacs and yellow rockets are often blooming at this point. Peak flight and egglaying for this first generation is around 565 degree-days. Adult flies resemble houseflies, differentiated by their preference to fly close to the soil in fields where cole crops have been planted. Identifying this pest o
- The course will train suppliers on how to better understand the decisions of Tesco’s commercial teams
- Albert Pieri, one of Ocean Mist Farms’ original founders, died at the age of 90. He was a dedicated employee of nearly fifty years, according to a statement issued by Ocean Mist Farms.
Pieri was a pioneer in the early days of California Artichoke and Vegetable Growers, renamed Ocean Mist Farms in 1995. He was honored with the UnitedAg Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 for his service to the industry, along with recognition to the Pieri family for nine generations of agriculture leadership
- When it comes to being among the world’s top agriculture & forestry colleges, consistency counts. This comes to mind when scanning the newly released 2017 QS World University Ranking by Subject report.
Presented by Britain-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the yearly ranking uses data based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact from 300 of the top universities in the world covering 46 individual subjects.
According to QS, each of the subject ran
- Backed by a TV ad, the promotion encourages shoppers to find golden crisps in their packs
- Premium mixer brand Fever-Tree is targeting winning market share from the North American soft drinks giants as it looks to build the US into its largest market.
- Plan will create 370 new jobs in food & drink sector and safeguard 2,000, says Welsh government
- The event, hosted by UKHarvest and Jamie Oliver, highlighted the problem of obesity, malnutrition and food waste
- The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation launched a national cover crop initiative during a special press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The $6.6 million research initiative, made possible by a $2.2 million grant from FFAR, will promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the United States.
The initiative will bring together many collaborators, including representatives from t
- Produce wholesalers and distributors now have a new tool to develop food safety plans that comply with FDA regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The “How to Build a Food Safety Plan” publication is now available on the United Fresh website for $100 for United Fresh members and $300 for non-members.
“Wholesalers face many of the same food safety regulatory challenges that other members of the produce supply chain do under FSMA, but the unique nature of
- Syngenta Crop Protection has added summer squash and strawberry to the Dual Magnum (S-metolachlor) Michigan 24c SLN label. Dual Magnum is a pre-emergence herbicide that provides suppression of several annual grasses and broadleaves, and also suppresses yellow nutsedge. Dual Magnum is widely used in field crop production and is labeled for use on many fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. Dual Magnum is a very long chain fatty acid synthesis inhibitor (Group 15 K3), which prevents seed embryos f
- Wright has been a key figure in the success of Tesco’s Project Reset strategy
- The Campaign for Better Hospital Food found half of hospitals in London are failing to meet basic standards for food
- Aero Heavenly will be sold in chocolate and salted caramel flavours in 170g pots
- Tickets are already on sale for the Leadership Symposium, which returns for the third time in 2017
- The brand became embroiled in a media frenzy earlier this month
- It’s a claim that will raise a few eyebrows: researchers working for Mars can identify with 75% accuracy whether or not an advert will deliver a big sales uplift by studying facial expressions.
- 2 Sisters Food Group owner Boparan has reported a £2.5m loss in the second quarter to 28 January despite a rise in like-for-like sales. Also Science in Sport’s brand investment boosts sales but hits profits, consumer stocks fall and all the rest of the latest news from the City.
- Rising inflation has sent household confidence into a decline that threatens to drag down the economy, separate surveys have warned.
NMPF challenge plant-based â€˜milkâ€™ at House Ag committee hearing: â€˜Itâ€™s a battle and we intend to winâ€™While the FDA’s radio silence on plant ‘milk’ labeling implies to some that it's comfortable with terms such as ‘almondmilk,’ the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) says the agency has a legal duty to enforce federal standards of identity for milk (which limit it to the lacteal secretions of cows).
- New ways to make and enjoy coffee and tea continue to flood the market with companies at Natural Product Expo West offering twists on pour over, cold brew and iced coffee, nitro-infused tea and coffee and plant-based creamers. There were even options for eating instead of drinking tea and coffee.
- Today’s consumers want products that are natural, sustainable and environmentally friendly, but manufacturers hoping to appeal to these values face significant threats from lawsuits alleging greenwashing and evolving regulations and enforcement efforts by FDA and FTC.
- Coca-Cola European Partners set to pour the soda into a twisted plastic bottle
- Whether it’s a corn maze, a zip line, a hayride or a pick-your-own operation, Ohio farm operators who offer agritourism attractions must be properly insured and have warning signs posted at each activity notifying visitors that the operator is not liable for any injuries related to those inherent risks.
That’s just a few of the provisions found in an Ohio law signed in 2016 regarding agritourism. The law, which took effect last August, not only defines what agritourism is, but also o
- Local is as popular of a call-out for food as non-GMO, organic, or ‘free from.’ But there’s no legal definition of what local means (50-mile radius? 150-mile radius?), and it definitely doesn’t always mean better.
- BrightFarms plans to build a 160,000 square-foot greenhouse in Wilmington, Ohio, creating 30 permanent green collar jobs. Slated for completion in late 2017, it will provide 1,000,000 pounds of fresh salad greens, herbs and tomatoes per year for the surrounding region, according to the company.
“It will significantly reduce food miles and improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain,” said Paul Lightfood, CEO of BrightFarms, about the new facility.
The Ohio greenhouse wi
- The platform debunks common myths about alcohol and tests users’ knowledge
- A sweet corn GE research project succeeded in engineering sweet corn that blocks corn from developing aflatoxin, which has been shown to cause liver damage and to stunt childhood growth.
And like many similar research projects involving genetic engineering before it, its success did not guarantee continued funding.
A lot of things go into deciding which projects get funding for secondary research. Generally speaking, there are fewer slots available for that deeper level of research pro
- International ratings agency Moody’s has moved Morrisons’ credit rating from stable to positive in a sign the supermarket’s trading recovery could lead to ratings upgrades.
- The Florida-based small brand Kitchen Crafted recently launched a line of two savory spreads, called SPRD, flavored Marinara Mia and Creole Mayo Spread. It just struck a deal with its first bigger chain grocer (Lucky’s Market in Florida), and founder Niroo Kamdar says its product positioning is key in attracting distributors and buyers.
- With contributions from Josette Lewis.
For the past few years, you’ve probably heard from a lot of companies touting technological advances that promise to help you do your job more efficiently and effectively.
And you’re forgiven if you’re taking a “wait-and-see” attitude about the whole thing. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the 20th new way to use drones. But if you take a step back, and look at what all those researchers are introducing through
- Growing greenhouse vegetables is one of the most exacting and intensive forms of all agricultural enterprises. It needs high technology and is capital intensive and highly productive.
For success, a grower must have a clear understanding of the selected growing media.
In the past few years, soilless media and liquid media has overtaken growing in soil, which has been the standard method worldwide. Why? It comes down to control: control to reduce soil-borne diseases, control of mineral nutrition,
- Tesco says the changes “better reflect the way customers shop”
- Investing in efficient irrigation systems usually requires significant capital. As with other capital-intensive investments, doing it would only make economic sense if the benefits exceed the costs. Each farmer can estimate the cost of switching their system to a high-efficiency system. But what about the benefits? What do they depend on? And will those factors they depend on change in the future? We used a model to play out some “what if” scenarios to address these questions in Wash
- Retailer has acquired 220,000 extra cauliflowers after good growing conditions led to increased yields
- Swoope, currently live in Birmingham, is working with independent bars and food-to-go retailers like Costa Coffee
- The Ham and Colman’s Mustard flavoured crackling is available now in 50g foil packs and 300g reusable gift jars…
- Produced in partnership with two top French cidre makers in Normandy, the 6 Somewhere lineup contains 100% apples…
- Brewmaster Ciaran Giblin had his DNA tested and analysed by genetic testing company 23 and Me
- Retailer plans to launch a new member-inspired white wine in October
- Commitment means all 38 Welsh Aldi stores now stock year-round fresh Welsh lamb
- If freeze-dried fruit conjures up images of space food, or brightly colored soggy bits floating in your breakfast cereal, you should buy a bag of Crunchies, and reassess, says CEO Scott Jacobson, who says that when it comes to fruit & veggie snacks, his freeze-dried wares beat air dried and baked options hands down in the nutritional stakes.
- Ellett will be responsible for leading the IT, programme management office, and innovation functions…
- News that inflation hit its highest level since 2013 dominates the business pages this morning. Plus, Fever-Tree eyes new markets after sales and profits fizz in 2016.
- Sales plunged 5% to $3.8bn at General Mills in the third quarter as the US food giant struggled to adapt to changing consumer tastes.
- Impossible Foods – which claims to have created a plant-based burger that precisely replicates the taste and texture of meat - will be able to produce one million pounds of Impossible Burgers a month when its first commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Oakland is firing on all cylinders later this year: enough to supply 1,000 restaurants, up from 11 today.
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