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USDA's GMO move may block mandatory labels

The labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products is a massive hot potato in the US. Not least because states like Ver...

Sustainability Watch: The US packaging challenge

The degree to which structural factors are inhibiting food companies from making faster progress on using recycled material in packaging and...

Why US Dietary Guidelines report deserves praise

With a call for nutrient taxes and linking the impact of diet on the environment, the advisory committee's recommendations for the 2015 Diet...

Comment: Vermont puts spotlight back on GMOs

The GMO debate has again taken centre stage in the US, with Vermont becoming the first state to require the labelling of genetically modifie...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.


Sustainability Watch - Meghan Stasz, GMA 29 Feb 2012

Ben Cooper

The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents US food companies, has just published a report highlighting achievements in environmental sustainability by its members. Ben Cooper spoke with GMA sustainability director Meghan Stasz about the initiatives and the potential for further progress.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week: Dean Foods, Wessanen 11 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Kellogg reported its first-quarter results and, despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. Elsewhere, Mondelez International took steps to bolster its e-commerce efforts, announcing a tie-up with technology firm ChannelSight. Dean Foods announced it was bringing its 31 milk brands under one label, a move we analysed to find out whether it could put the dairy maker back on the road to recovery after a string of loss-making quarters. Here is the week in quotes.


US court backs Vermont GMO labelling act 28 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

A US federal court has denied a motion from the Grocery Manufacturers Association to block the implementation of GMO labelling laws in Vermont.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 23 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week shares dipped in both Premier Foods and ConAgra Foods after the firms said they were likely to miss earnings forecasts for their respective quarters. Elsewhere, PepsiCo and Mondelez both showed their commitment to R&D through the opening of new facilities. Danone debuted its desserts range in the US, but in the UK was in hot water with the advertising watchdog who claimed its Nutricia Growing Up Milk ad implied the health of kids that didn't consume the product would suffer. Here is the week in quotes


Industry sues Vermont over GMO labelling law 16 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US food industry groups have filed a lawsuit in Vermont in a bid to overturn a new law requiring manufacturers to label products made using genetically modified ingredients.


US label plans target added sugars, serving sizes 27 Feb 2014

Dean Best

The US government today (27 February) set out plans to change the Nutrition Facts labels on food and beverages sold in the country.

Latest blogs

US food industry takes aim at new nutrition app 28 Oct 2014

Dean Best

A mobile app that claims to be the "most comprehensive food-rating database available" to US consumers has raised the hackles of the country's food manufacturers.


B&G jumps on GMO-free bandwagon 16 Apr 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US food manufacture B&G Foods has joined the campaign for non-GMO by relaunching a non-GMO version of its spreadable fruit Polaner All Fruit.

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