Articles Tagged with ''organic''

General Mills completes acquisition of Annie’s

A month after the initial announcement in September, General Mills has completed its acquisition of Annie’s, Inc. to expand its organic portfolio.

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Natural and organic acquisitions heighten profitability

Industry leaders are investing in natural and organic brands to diversify their portfolios

US retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages experienced a 53 percent sales growth over five years.

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USDA supports organic growth, local food economies with grants

USDA will award more than $52 million to support the growth of the organic industry in addition to local and regional food systems through the use of five department grant programs.

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Organic industry thriving, but faces challenges

The state of the organic industry is filled with opportunities, but equally plagued with a host of challenges, according to Laura Batcha, Organic Trade Association executive director and CEO who spoke at the Natural Products Expo East trade show last week.

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General Mills to purchase Annie’s

General Mills Inc. will soon expand its natural and organic portfolio by adding Annie’s Inc. to its products lineup.

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Organic industry talks to Congress on efforts to fight citrus greening

As citrus greening continues to threaten America’s citrus production, representatives of the organic industry sat down with staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices Tuesday to brief them on the proposed organic efforts being sought to fight the disease.

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Study says it has evidence on the benefits of organic

A new study from the UK’s The Organic Center is claiming researchers have found evidence that organic crops, and food made from them, are nutritionally superior to alternatives

Researchers report organic crops and crop-based foods contain up to 60 percent more antioxidants than conventional foods.

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Cornucopia Institute seeks transparency with organic board nominations

The Cornucopia Institute is calling for transparency on candidates being considered for appointment to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

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Organic Center launches study to fight citrus greening

With citrus greening threatening the production of citrus in America, the Organic Center announced the launch of a multi-year study and fundraising campaign to combat the bacterial disease.

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US and Korea streamline trade of organic products

Organic processed products certified in the US or Korea are now able to carry an organic label in either country after an arrangement between the two countries went into effect July 1.

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