Organic Food

General Mills' added Annie's to its US natural and organic brands portfolio in 2014. Pic: Annie's

General Mill’s Annie’s organic chief resigns

By Gill Hyslop

John Foraker, president of General Mills’ organic foods unit Annie’s, announced on LinkedIn late last week he is leaving at the end of August, but denies it’s due to the food giant’s embittered sales results.

Pure Growth Organic plans to expand distribution and develop new snacks next year.  Pic: Pure Growth Organic

Company's president Sabrina Peterson: Hydroponics would create a larger supply of organic ingredients, which, in turn, would lower the cost and make organic more accessible.

Pure Growth Organic’s president supports hydroponics

By Douglas Yu

Co-founder and president of Pure Growth Organic, Sabrina Peterson, recently told BakerysandSnacks that she thinks “there is a lot of good” in hydroponics. 

“We’re finding for retail, the things that are happening more and the things we’re getting asked for are the free-from range – is it dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, is it suitable for vegans?

Free-from in demand in UAE, says Lootah GM

By Eliot Beer

Free-from and organic products are in increasing demand from UAE retailers, in a significant shift over the last two years, according to Lootah Premium Foods’ general manager.

Dave’s Killer Bread co-founder Glen Dahl (left) and CEO John Tucker at the Portland Farmers Market. Photo credit: Dave's Killer Bread

60-second interview: Dave's Killer Bread CEO John Tucker

By Elaine Watson

Will Dave's Killer Bread retain its edgy appeal without its co-founder and namesake? FoodNavigator-USA (FNU) caught up with CEO John Tucker after bakery giant Flowers Foods coughed up a cool $275m in cash to buy the organic baker from the founding...

Bar maker-turned co-packer BumbleBar furthers organic mission

Bar maker-turned co-packer BumbleBar furthers organic mission

By Maggie Hennessy

Long before “gluten-free,” “sustainable” and “organic” held the marketing sway they do now, Liz Ward wanted to channel her passion for organic agriculture and social justice into a naturally nutritionally dense food product by creating BumbleBar, an all...

One Degree Organic: like CPGs from the farmers’ market

Special edition: Organic & non-GMO

One Degree Organic: like CPGs from the farmers’ market

By Maggie Hennessy

The founders of Canadian bakery products manufacturer One Degree Organic Foods think the current packaged food landscape has distanced consumers far too much from Mother Nature. They’re looking to narrow the gap between food producers and the end consumer...

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Tetra Pak debuts coiled mono-tube heat exchanger

By Jenny Eagle

Tetra Pak has launched a next generation heat exchanger that can process thick and sticky products such as puddings, purees or soups and products that contain solids such, as casseroles, baby food and ready meals.

Sales of organic foods, such as the private-label offerings on Whole Foods shelves, are growing in the US.

Organic food market growing strong in US

By Jenni Spinner

Increased consumer interest in eating well and supporting sustainability is fueling continued growth in the market for organic foods.

Organics slump in UK amid global upturn - innovation and investment needed across the board says Soil Association

UK organics sees “disappointing” slump amid global upturn

By Kacey Culliney

Sales of UK organics dropped by 3.7% in 2011 amid a global market upturn, exasperated by difficult trading conditions but caused by a lack of investment and innovation in this sector, according to a report by the Soil Association.

Study reveals the ‘health halo’ of organic foods

Study reveals the ‘health halo’ of organic foods

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Consumers may consider organic cookies, yogurt and potato chips to be tastier, healthier and lower in calories because they carry an organic label, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Cornell.


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