B&G Foods is the latest firm to be hit with a class action lawsuit accusing it of misleading shoppers by labeling products containing ingredients that are “highly processed” or/and derived from genetically engineered crops as ‘all-natural’.
GM farming pressure in Tasmania, Uzbekistan harvests record grain levels, Cargill invests in southern US grain facility, GrainCorp buys stake in Five Star mill, and Doves Farm launches gluten-free flours.
Dutch Spices claims to have become the first company in Europe to offer a range of dry spice blends, marinades and sauces that are free from the 24 allergens on the Dutch food allergen database (Levensmiddelendatabank).
A fund-raising campaign established by a consortium of international crop researchers aims to raise US$100m in five years to support development projects to increase global wheat production by 50% over the next 20 years.
The Ardent Mills deal is near to fruition, the US corn industry has been hit hard by China rejections, Ukraine is set to benefit from duty-free imports and Nigeria is close to achieving flour self-sufficiency.
Suntava - the Minnesota-based firm promoting anthocyanin-packed purple-corn ingredients - has gone through the Non-GMO Project verification process to reassure customers and consumers that the corn from which they are derived is not genetically engineered.