Danone has taken a minority stake in organic baby food maker Yooji via its investment arm Danone Manifesto Ventures (DMV). FoodNavigator catches up with Yooji and DMV to find out what benefits the tie-up brings.
French botanical ingredient giant Naturex has launched two new ingredients - ThinkBlue and Turmipure – produced in compliance with its Pathfinder program, a 360° approach to traceability, transparency and trust.
Europeans are consuming dozens of pesticides on a daily basis, say the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), which today marked 12 years of "inaction and failure" in the EU’s attempts to reduce pesticide levels in food.
Wessanen has consolidated its position in Europe's sustainable, organic food market with the acquisition of Spanish firm Biogran. Does this mean the Dutch firm itself is looking increasingly attractive to investors?
Armed with a successful New Dietary Ingredient notification and good results on production development, Canadian company Solarvest BioEnergy said it is ready to launch its organic algal DHA product into the market.
A partnership between Ribus and Biogrund has surmounted one the chief hurdles on the way to a 100% organic supplement. The pair says its new ingredient, Nu-Rice Extra Lube, can eliminate the need for noncompliant lubrication excipients.
Organic logos and claims generally have positive effects on consumers, but even the most positive supporter has negative inferences towards organic products when they are judged on functional health benefits, suggest researchers.
Yesterday a large scale scientific review revealed that organic produce may not be more nutritious than ‘conventionally’ produced goods. But since that isn’t the main reason people buy them, does it really even matter?
Are organic foods healthier? The sad truth is that nearly 100,000 studies later, we just don't know. Meanwhile, this lack of certainty presents major business opportunities for the organic food industry.
A new review of studies on the nutritional content of organic and conventional produce has broadly concluded that there are no differences – but the investigators raise big concerns over standard of the science.
French supplier Tournay Biotechnologies is reacting to rising demand for organics by increasing its organic offerings despite premiums over non-organic versions that can rise to 250 per cent in some cases.
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.
National Starch is extending its range of Novation functional
native starches to include two new starches from waxy maize that
are suitable for use in products geared towards the certified
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,...
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
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.