Going non-GMO

Attorney: “Ultimately, the court’s ruling suggests the government could mandate disclosure of any ‘fact’ that consumers express an interest in knowing about with respect to food products. This is a low bar.”

Attorney: This case could end up in the Supreme Court

What does the ruling in Vermont mean for GMO labeling?

By Elaine Watson

While opponents of Vermont’s GMO labeling Act 120 suffered a major setback this week after a federal judge rejected many of their arguments, some attorneys predict the case could ultimately end up in the Supreme Court to settle a long-running debate over...

Congress should strengthen FDA’s oversight of GMOs, CSPI leader says

Organic and non-gmo trends

Congress should strengthen FDA’s oversight of GMOs, CSPI leader says

By Elizabeth Crawford

Congress needs to strengthen FDA’s oversight of genetically modified organisms before foreign countries, with potentially lower safety standards, begin genetically engineering crops used in finished products that are imported to the U.S., argues an executive...

NutraIngredients-USA forum to examine going non GMO in supplements

NutraIngredients-USA forum to examine going non GMO in supplements

By Hank Schultz

Non GMO positioning is becoming an ever hotter topic within the supplement realm.  NutraIngredients-USA will examine the topic in an online forum on Feb. 26 with an expert panel drawn from trade organizations, manufacturers and retailers.

UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015

Guest article

UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015

By Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance

On the cusp of its 30th anniversary, there’s been a lot of talk about the look forward provided by the 1985 movie, Back to the Future. A similar look back at the natural health products industry to see the future is not such a far-fetched idea. A number...

Supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite acquires FoodState

Supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite acquires FoodState

By Hank Schultz

Dietary supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite LLC has made a big move into natural channel supplements with its acquisition of whole food supplement manufacturer FoodState Inc. Pharmavite acquired the company from the private equity firm 2X Consumer...

The NutraIngredients-USA Business Leaders’ Forum: One day to go!

The NutraIngredients-USA Business Leaders’ Forum: One day to go!

By Stephen Daniells

The media, sports nutrition, DSHEA at 20, gummies, and stalled innovation - just some of the topics that will be discussed at tomorrow's NutraIngredients-USA Business Leaders’ Forum 2014. Senior executives from Twinlab, SmartyPants, NOW Foods, and...

Going non GMO in supplements is worth the effort, sources say

Going non GMO in supplements is worth the effort, sources say

By Hank Schultz

The November elections draw nearer featuring numerous state ballot initiatives requiring the mandatory labeing of genetically modified ingredients.  While this is an issue with clear fault lines in the food realm, the question of non GMO positioning is...

Non-GMO not necessarily organic, and other GMO myths busted: OTA

Non-GMO not necessarily organic, and other GMO myths busted: OTA

By Maggie Hennessy

With all the attention GMOs have received in recent months—good and bad—confusion in the marketplace has inevitably followed, as consumers scramble to make sense of the pro- and anti-camps’ arguments and product manufactures scramble to keep track of...

Voters in rural Oregon ban GMO crops

Voters in rural Oregon ban GMO crops

By Maggie Hennessy

Residents of a southwestern Oregon county voted emphatically on Tuesday to ban the planting of most genetically engineered crops.

GMOs are not the answer, just because organic isn’t perfect

Guest article: Steven Hoffman, managing director, Compass Natural

GUEST ARTICLE: GMOs are not the answer, just because organic isn’t perfect

By Steven Hoffman

Pointing out problems and flaws in organic farming and certification is constructive in that they need to be addressed. But using the imperfections of the organic production system to defend why GMOs are a preferred way to produce food - as Mischa Popoff...

GUEST ARTICLE: Phantom menace of GMOs keeps organic industry off target

Guest article: Mischa Popoff, author, Is it Organic?

GUEST ARTICLE: Phantom menace of GMOs keeps organic industry off target

By Mischa Popoff

I worked for five years as a USDA-contract organic inspector after growing up on an organic grain farm in Saskatchewan. I had the pleasure of inspecting over 500 organic farms and processors, but I began questioning this career path when I realized the...

NBTY launches line of non GMO supplements

NBTY launches line of non GMO supplements

By Hank Schultz

NBTY is introducing a line of non-GMO supplements, the Long Island-based manufacturing giant announced yesterday. The line, called Nature’s Origin, also features a gluten- and irradiation-free positioning.

Applied Food Sciences sources its guayusa leaves at several locations in South America.

Company to debut 'natural' energy ingredients in Anaheim

By Hank Schultz

A company that got its start fighting cancer has moved into the natural area with the launch of three energy ingredients. Applied Food Sciences Inc. will unveil the ingredients at the Next Innovation Summit this week held in conjunction with the Natural...

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