Archives for Food and consumer products
With the California drought hyper-politicized, there is an opening for food companies to take leadership on this explosive challenge.
Last month’s announcement that Heinz will acquire Kraft Foods opens a bevy of questions for a company that as a combined force will have annual sales of at least US$28 billion--especially when it comes to palm oil.
Lowe’s has committed to phase out all products containing bee-killing neonicotinoids by the spring of 2019.
A farmworkers’ union in Washington State has recently called for a consumer boycott of the Driscoll’s berries, citing unfair working conditions.
The parent company of KFC and Taco Bell, Yum! Brands, says it will instruct palm oil suppliers meet guidelines set by the RSPO.
A recent Oceana study revealed that almost 40 percent of Maryland crab cakes revealed DNA evidence of fraud within the crab industry.
Union of Concerned Scientists released its 2nd annual palm oil report, which tracks 40 large companies sourcing huge amounts of palm oil within its supply chains.
Food and commodities giant ADM announced it will develop a no-deforestation policy in a move to source soy and palm oil more responsibly.
Monsanto has launched an attack against the World Health Organization, accusing it of selective science and bias in research that linked Roundup to cancer.
Starbucks does not shy away from social issues, and that includes the “Race Together" campaign. But so far, the effort is looking to become an epic fail.
A Canadian grocer, Loblaw, is selling misshapen fruit and potatoes at some of its outlets in Ontario and Quebec.
JetBlue has launched a program that mentors small companies and start-ups that are interested in becoming food or beverage suppliers for the airline.