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).
With the recently released 2016 OTA report about the size of the organic industry, we saw growth of U.S organic food sales from 2015 to 2016 of 8.4%, down from 11% from the year before. We take a look at what caused this slowdown.
What has transpired in the organic industry over the last month is cause for serious concern and should force all of us to acknowledge that we need to start doing things differently. While consumer demand for organic has never been stronger, the underpinnings of our industry are fraying at the seams. Here is what has taken place and what I think...