My recap of last week's National Organic Standards Board meeting in Minnesota. While progress is definitely being made in fighting against fraudulent organic imports, inconsistencies remain.
Caius Rommens, the inventor of the GMO potato, comes clean and discusses the hidden health dangers of this genetically-modified food.
With Halloween right around the corner, we take a look at key trends in the organic candy industry and how this sector is expected to evolve.
What the 2018 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report says about how consumers view organic should be a harsh wake-up call for the industry. Here is my interpretation of the report's findings.
An exclusive interview with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue who talks about all-things organic, including hydroponics in organic and the status of the GMO-labeling bill.
Audrey Denney is a rarity among candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. She is not only pushing an organic food agenda but a regenerative agriculture one as well.
My full recap and takeaways from Natural Products Expo East 2018 in Baltimore.
The Regenerative Organic Certification, a widely acclaimed initiative in the industry, is making very significant progress. In today's letter, I give an update on the pilot program, talk about its new executive director, and discuss when we should expect to see ROC certified products in the marketplace.
In a New York court yesterday, a judge ruled in favor of consumer advocacy group Avaaz in a fight to kill a subpoena from Monsanto.
As part of an impending glyphosate lawsuit in St. Louis, Monsanto has served a subpoena to consumer advocacy group Avaaz. The implications of this subpoena are enormous and will test the freedoms we have as individuals in society today.
Last week's Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) in New York City was another fantastic show, and I spoke with IBE's co-founder Jillian Wright to see where organic fits into this category. I also unveil the most compelling products that I discovered.
Michael Joseph, the founder of Green Chef, is a pioneer in the direct-to-consumer, organic food delivery space. In this exclusive interview, he shares some of his secrets as to marketing organic food directly to consumers online and important lessons he learned along the way.
As the world rejoiced about the $289M court ruling against Monsanto, there are serious implications for organic food brands. The question is whether they are ready to handle growing consumer awareness about glyphosate.
As the USDA is getting ready to roll out new federal GMO-labeling standards, a recent study by the International Food Information Council Foundation has shed light on just what kind of impact these proposed standards may have. Needless to say, the results are quite compelling for organic advocates.
With two recent actions out of Washington, D.C., the organic community should be very alarmed. Much deeper and aggressive involvement is needed from organic companies to protect the long-term interests of our industry.
This morning, the leading distributor of organic and natural foods, UNFI, purchased Supervalu for $2.9 billion. We discuss the possible reasons for this acquisition and why it may prove to be a very smart long-term, defensive move.
The EU's top court made a landmark decision as to how it will regulate gene-edited foods. We take a look at why this ruling was so important for human and environmental health, and how this will impact the regulatory environment in the U.S.
Created by four major food companies -- Danone North America; Mars, Incorporated; Nestlé USA; and Unilever United States -- the SFPA aims to focus on five key areas: consumer transparency, environment, food safety, nutrition, and people and communities.
Believing that its interests needed representation on Capitol Hill separate from the major chemical/GMO companies, founding member companies Danone North America, Mars Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States have formed the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA).
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is poised to hit the organic market in a very serious way, and brands do not want to be left behind. It is expected to become a $2.1 billion market by 2020.
By helping young companies become certified organic, not only will it drive demand for organic raw materials, but it will discourage them from going down the path of simply being an “all natural” or “Non-GMO” brand. The entire organic ecosystem benefits in every regard, including farmers.
The deadline to comment to the USDA about the proposed GMO-labeling standards is tonight at 11:59pm EST. The standards have many problems and are very confusing and misleading to consumers.
This week, we do a review of all of the Organic Insider newsletters from the past quarter. Topics such as fraud in organic, the changing nature of the National Organic Standards Board, and the marketing of organic products all received a tremendous amount of attention.