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    CBD producers push back against ‘devastating’ farm bill amendment

    The proposal would prevent the sale of synthetic THC-infused products made from hemp delta-9 that are not derived from the cannabis plant.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Deforestation-free soybean

    Bunge is joining forces with a CP Foods subsidiary to reach zero-deforestation in soybean meal production.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly and the actions companies take this year are likely to play a major role in defining their future. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    Green Boy’s impact report sheds light on food supply chain emissions

    Catalyzing transparency: Global plant-based ingredient supplier openly shares emissions data.

    June 10, 2024
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    Bird flu in dairy cattle reported for first time in Iowa, Minnesota as outbreak spreads

    Cases have now been detected in herds across 11 states as public health officials scramble to scale biosecurity measures on farms.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Updated June 6, 2024
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    Opinion

    The seafood industry must recognize that healthy seas require safeguarding human rights

    On World Oceans Day, a fun spotlight is often put on the need to safeguard our ecosystems. Behind the festivities is a sobering reality check that goes beyond the health of our waters.

    By Ryan Bigelow • June 7, 2024
  • Diversifying country of origin is key for vanilla, say suppliers

    While the flavoring's supply constraints are not expected to last long, growers warn of a potential cost problem.

    By Jennifer Lawinski • June 6, 2024
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    Opinion

    Can agile supply chains ease pressures for FMCGs?

    To best navigate the fallout of geopolitical conflicts, inflation and unpredictable demand, CPGs should look toward cultivating an adaptable strategy.

    By Katy Gallagher • June 5, 2024
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    Cultivated meat becomes part of the culture wars in the US

    Two separate bills signed in Alabama and Florida this month make it unlawful to manufacture, sell and distribute products made from animal cells.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Snickers owner Mars commits $47M to slash dairy emissions

    The CPG giant is testing seaweed feed supplements and plans to open three "net zero" farms as it looks to halve its carbon footprint by 2030.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • May 9, 2024
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    How reclassifying marijuana could benefit beverages

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is set to reclassify the drug as Schedule III, which experts say could help companies in the space increase their cash flow and innovation because of looser taxation.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Constellation Brands distances itself from cannabis company Canopy Growth

    The Modelo brewer is converting its shares and withdrawing from the cannabis producer’s board, its latest move to distance itself from its failed $4 billion investment.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Congress needs to up funding for food safety oversight, FDA official says

    Deputy Commissioner Jim Jones said more money is key to supporting new initiatives including food safety, supply chain resiliency and modernizing its infrastructure and facilities.

    By Updated April 11, 2024
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    Opinion

    What’s in your beer? Brewers lead the way in nutritional transparency

    Nutrition and ingredient disclosures not only help consumers make good decisions about what they drink but also highlight the real differences between beer, wine and liquor, writes the president and CEO of the Beer Institute.

    By Brian Crawford • April 10, 2024
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    Debate surrounding state food additive bans heats up

    Food industry executives argue the proposals lack scientific standing and could wreak havoc on the industry, while opponents link consumption of the food substances to serious health problems.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Tech tool Yuka gives transparency to complicated ingredient lists

    The app aims to help consumers decipher food product labels, empowering them to make informed shopping decisions and hold CPGs accountable for their "healthy" claims.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Cooks Venture tried to raise chickens better. Then 1M birds were killed.

    Arkansas farmers were left to pick up the pieces following the unexpected closure of a poultry company known for its free-range chickens. 

    By Nathan Owens • April 2, 2024
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    Eggland’s Best sued for claiming eggs contain less saturated fat

    Complaints allege the company deceived consumers by falsely advertising its products' nutritional benefits.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • March 28, 2024
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    Constellation wins hard seltzer battle over AB InBev

    An appeals court affirmed a 2023 decision that ruled Constellation did not infringe on the trademarks of AB InBev’s Grupo Modelo by selling seltzer products under that brand.

    By March 27, 2024
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    Avian influenza found in US dairy cattle

    As birds begin to enter spring migration, experts say cattle and swine producers should start taking biosecurity measures.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • March 26, 2024
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    Opinion

    A ban on FDA-approved food additives should come from experts

    John Downs, the CEO of the National Confectioners Association, said more studies should be done before banning Red 3 dye and titanium dioxide.

    By John Downs • March 25, 2024
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    Food companies tackling Scope 3 emissions despite weak SEC rule: expert

    Businesses will continue working to lower their indirect emissions because of pressure from retailers and state governments, according to a sustainability tech executive.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Opinion

    Fact, fad and hyperbole: What’s the deal with ultra-processed foods?

    A popular change in nomenclature is obscuring strides the industry has made with the nutritional value of its products in recent years, argues Sean McBride of DSM Communications.  

    By Sean McBride • March 5, 2024
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    Consumer group urges Treasury secretary to require nutrition labeling on alcohol

    The National Consumers League is asking Janet Yellen to force the bureau that governs the industry to enact rules for nutrition and serving size labeling on alcoholic products by June.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Opinion

    How a new recipe can help food win in an Ozempic world

    Weight loss drugs pose a real threat to the industry. But GLP-1 medications also create opportunities for producers to expand in the food-as-medicine space.

    By Scott Bowman and Wiles Kase • Feb. 26, 2024
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    USDA Organic changes are coming. What will it mean for farmers and consumers?

    Large amendments aimed at enhancing recordkeeping and defining outdoor rules for livestock and poultry will take effect in March.

    By Lydia Noyes • Feb. 7, 2024