Sustainability

The Organic & Non-GMO Supply Chain

The Organic & Non-GMO Supply Chain

February 16, 2017–Global Food Forums, Inc. — The following is an excerpt from the “2016 Clean Label Conference Summary,” sponsored by Givaudan, RiceBran Technologies, TIC Gums, Blue Pacific Flavors, World Technology Ingredients, Inc. and IOI Loders Croklaan. Grounding...

‘Free-From’ Labeling Trends

‘Free-From’ Labeling Trends

February 1, 2017 - “In a retail environment, whether it’s in-store or online, ‘free-from’ is a promise increasingly seen on labels—whether it’s gluten-free, allergen-free, dairy-free, hormone-free, or free from artificial flavors or GMOs,” said Carl Jorgensen, MSc,...

Carrageenan and Social Sustainability

Carrageenan, Sustainability and the Concept of "Employment Factor" IMR International has developed a concept of "Employment Factor" for hydrocolloids. Biopolymers are produced by few people in highly automated production facilities. In the case of agricultural and...

A Food Scientist’s Approach to Organics

A Food Scientist’s Approach to Organics

November 21, 2014 -  Sharon Herzog, Director of R&D, Country Choice Organics, possesses a unique Product Development Toolbox for organic products addressed regulatory compliance, knowledge of ingredients, and their functionality processing and packaging....

Enzyme & Oat Trends from 2012 NPEE

Enzyme & Oat Trends from 2012 NPEE

I hadn’t attended the Natural Product Expo East (NPEE) for some four years but checked up on this year’s event on September 25-28, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Although significantly smaller than its West Coast sibling (NPEW), it nevertheless is a great place to...

10 Food Top Trends Lists for 2012

I always like sitting back as trend predictions for the coming year roll in.  While each one can be insightful, when they are considered together (especially if from unrelated sources), larger themes emerge. Below you'll find 10 Food Top Trends Lists for 2012. A few...

Are You Working for a Sustainable World?

Are You Working for a Sustainable World?

Are you working for a sustainable world? I just put in a fence around one section of my garden to keep out turtles; the rest of the garden is protected by a high fence to keep out deer. Those are the primary pests I have to deal with and I simply don’t grow crops that...