Organic product developers showcase R&D prowess in beverage, candy and meal categories
August 16, 2023
“Here at GoodPop we’re enabling families to make better and healthier choices by cleaning up and innovating in categories that typically have lots of sugar ― from ice cream and freezer pops to now beverages,” said Daniel Goetz, CEO and founder of GoodPop, in a statement. “Not only do our Mini Cans have much less sugar than the juice boxes and sodas we're used to seeing in lunch boxes and coolers, we’re proud that they are more sustainable by coming in a recyclable can format.”
The FDA considers the term “natural” to mean that nothing artificial or synthetic (including all color additives regardless of source) has been included in, or has been added to, a food that would not normally be expected to be in that food.
The FDA is in the process of developing a draft guidance to address the labeling and naming of other plant-based alternative products
February 24, 2023
"Today's draft guidance was developed to help address the significant increase in plant-based milk alternative products that we have seen become available in the marketplace over the past decade," said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D.
Gwendolyn Wyard of the Organic Trade Association helps to define regenerative agriculture and how it differs from organic farming
January 12, 2023
Unlike other label claims, such as “natural” or “regenerative,” “USDA Organic” is the only federally defined and enforced eco-label in the marketplace. It is backed by third-party certification and provides traceability from the farm to the consumer.
Extending the shelf life of food and beverage products—and communicating this to consumers—could be one way to reduce food waste. In fact, according to the Innova Packaging Survey 2022, 40% of consumers surveyed globally from 11 countries agree that shelf life has a strong influence on their purchasing decisions.
Consumer research conducted by Innova Market Insights consistently shows that consumer definitions of natural and of clean label are very similar. Furthermore, many consumers believe that natural products also are organic.
Natural and organic food brands, retailers, and consumers are in danger of finding unregulated and unlabelled GMOs in their shopping carts
February 5, 2021
In an article published on Jan.28, 2021 in Nutrition Business Journal, synthetic biology ("synbio") was identified as a major threat to the North American supply of food and supplements at grocery stores. In particular, natural and organic food brands, retailers, and consumers are in danger of finding these unregulated and unlabelled GMOs in their shopping carts.
With growing demand for environmental improvement, food companies seek to improve supply chain sustainability from the farmer to the consumer
January 19, 2021
From January 19 through March 19, the United Soybean Board (USB) is teaming up with partners from Soylent and DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) that will be participating in a pilot program to market their products and ingredients as being made with Sustainably Grown US Soy.