Slovenian firm Vitiva has received US organic certification for its rosemary extract lines AquaRox and Inolens, which are used in foods, supplements and cosmetics products for their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Whole Foods Market has partnered with the Non-GMO Project to test for the presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients in its private label products in order to independently verify them as GM-free.
A nationwide coupon-book initiative that aims to engage natural product consumers with childhood nutrition is in its final stages of set-up, with interested manufacturers able to apply for participation until July 15.
Organic has an image problem. As some consumers fear they are, quite literally, priced out of the farmers market, it’s time to stir up more debate about organic as a set of principals, not as a status symbol.
Organic food has been one of the biggest trends in the food sector in recent years. FoodNavigator is seeking your views on whether organics have staying power, or whether consumers will lose interest over time.
In recent years organic confectionery products have become
increasingly popular but are consumers willing to stick by their
principals in the face of rising food prices or will they turn
towards a cheaper alternative?
The FDA's scientific conclusion that meat and milk from cloned
cows, pigs and goats and their offspring is safe has elicited a
flurry of responses from both sides of the fence, raising issues
such as financial gain, trade opportunities,...
'Kosher' was the most frequently used claim on new products
launched in the US during 2007, while 'All Natural' and 'No
Additives or Preservatives' were amongst the other most popular
claims used on new...
Manufacturers of organic products need to find innovative ways
to keep their share of the supply chain as the squeeze of market
consolidation begins, says Organic Monitor in the closing article
of an exclusive FoodNavigator-USA.com...
European agriculture ministers yesterday reached agreement over new
organic regulation and labelling that will simplify the sector for
farmers and consumers and is expected to help drive further
California-based Nexgen Pharma announced one of its facilities has
been given organic certification, thereby giving the manufacturer
one more advantage in an environment where consumers are looking
for increasingly value-oriented...
Selling organic products in different markets is becoming a
mounting challenge for organic producers, as global demand
continues to soar but different national standards impede
international trade, according to a new report.
Leading US organic dairy firm Stonyfield Farm and Danone have
joined forces to create a European subsidiary, which the groups
hope will duplicate Stonyfield's US success in Europe's organic
With the US organic market on a sharp uphill path, and the nation's
organic farmers unable to keep up with demand, the CEO of leading
dairy firm Stonyfield Farm tells FoodNavigator-USA how he is
dealing with the lack of supply.
Chinese health ingredients supplier Fenchem has been awarded
organic certification in the EU, US and Japan for its plant oils
and green tea extracts, and expects this will boost sales by as
much as 20 per cent.
A new report rating the nation's organic dairy brands according to
ethical farming practices has sparked fierce debate in the industry
as it accuses a number of market leaders of "shortchanging
The US organic market growth is being stunted by undersupply,
resulting in shelves remaining empty, companies withdrawing from
the market and others looking internationally to supplement supply
needs, says consultancy firm Organic...