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GMOs 101: FDA launches GMO consumer education initiative

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The FDA, USDA and EPA have launched ‘Feed Your Mind’, a new Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative that aims to increase consumer awareness and understanding of genetically engineered foods (GMOs).

‘Snack delivery’ searches have increased by 83%, mirroring the increased needs of those working from home and in isolation. Pics: GettyImages/choochart choochaikupt/Polyudova_Yulia

Guest article

Gauging the online ‘snacking’ search trends during coronavirus

By Gill Hyslop

Under ‘normal’ conditions, consumer habits shift at a rapid pace, but factor in a global pandemic and things change really quickly. Keeping on top of these changes is a challenging conundrum for brands to solve. Rhys Owen-Johnson, a marketer at Salience,...

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interpack 2020

Industry leaders hail interpack’s postponement to 2021

By Gill Hyslop

Messe Düsseldorf has rescheduled the interpack international trade fair for February 25-March 3, 2021, following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to mitigate the risk of further spreading coronavirus.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

By Elaine Watson

The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA's) Summer Fancy Food Show, scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York (which has recently been turned into a makeshift hospital), is the latest major food show to be canceled due to the coronavirus...

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