September 13, 1999 |
Tortilla production is considered the fastest-growing segment of the baking industry, and more than 75 vendors of equipment and services used to make tortillas are expected to participate in the 10th annual Tortilla Industry Assn. convention this week in Anaheim. Along with a trade expo, the two-day gathering beginning Wednesday at the Disneyland Hotel will feature discussions and seminars on business certification, organic products, Internet markets, waste-water disposal and product marketing.
July 6, 1993
Deutrel Laboratories Inc., a Palmdale maker of fertilizers and other agricultural compounds, said it agreed to sell its organic-fertilizer manufacturing subsidiary to a British investor for cash and stock options. Deutrel did not release the name of the investor or terms of the agreement. But Deutrel said the sale of its subsidiary, Revive Organic Products Co., will provide about $500,000 in cash to Deutrel Laboratories, enabling it to expand its research and move to a larger facility.
March 11, 2011 |
ANAHEIM -- Baby food is no longer just mushy, creamy, bland stuff in little jars. That couldn't be more apparent at the Natural Products Expo. Manufacturers are now promoting baby food enhanced with probiotics, vitamins and minerals and "hidden" vegetables. One maker of premier, healthy baby foods -- Happy Baby -- has grown from being in five stores three years ago to 5,000 today. Gerber, that old standby, has a line of certified-organic products such as organic brown rice.
October 14, 1990 |
SIMPLY PURE FOODS baby products are so pure that tiny diners can eat everything but the container (even the label is nontoxic). And the wide-mouth, screw-top glass jar is definitely a plus for mommies and daddies. Simply Pure Foods, headquartered in Bangor, Me., is heading into its fourth year, not coincidentally, the same age as founder Sarah Redfield's son, Alexander. Redfield, a Harvard Law School graduate, had become concerned that youngsters under 5 are at high risk from pesticide residues.
September 4, 2000 |
Are organic food products really better? That question was at the heart of a controversy involving ABC News "20/20" correspondent John Stossel, who last month issued an embarrassing on-air apology for inaccuracies in a Feb. 4 report that questioned the safety of organic food. Stossel conceded that contrary to his report, ABC had no evidence that organic produce was unsafe. In fact, he said, organics are "remarkably safe"--and just as safe as conventional produce.
June 14, 2007
HOW DOES A retailer that controls about 10% of a market and is competing with much larger players become a monopolistic threat? That's a question the Federal Trade Commission needs to answer before it blocks the proposed merger of Whole Foods Market and the struggling Wild Oats Markets natural foods chain. The FTC warns that the deal, which aims to create a company with sales of $6.8 billion a year, would "tend to create a monopoly in the operation of premium natural and organic supermarkets."
November 7, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - Despite Tuesday's loss at the polls, proponents of labeling genetically engineered foods vowed to press ahead for tougher regulation nationwide of food with genetically manipulated ingredients. By 53.1% to 46.9%, voters defeated Proposition 37, a ballot measure that would have made California the first state in the nation to require such labels on some fresh produce and processed foods, such as corn, soybeans and beet sugar, whose DNA has been altered by scientists. The measure fell victim to a media blitz bankrolled by $46 million in campaign contributions from big biotech companies, including Monsanto Co., grocery manufacturers and agricultural firms.
November 15, 2006 |
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been selling non-organic food products that were misrepresented as organic, according to a legal complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Cornucopia Institute alleges that Wal-Mart has been using "in-store signage" to misidentify conventional produce and dairy products as organic. Wal-Mart said the charges, coming from a group that has opposed Wal-Mart in the past, shouldn't be taken seriously.
March 30, 2008 |
My bathroom is a key area in my crude-reduction quest. All manner of petroleum- and natural gas-derived soaps, lotions, perfumes, medicine, plastic bottles and instruments of hygiene (nail files, toothbrushes, etc.) cycle through there regularly. "The extent to which oil and gas is involved in everything is breathtaking," Post-Carbon Institute President Julian Darley said. I find that especially true in my bathroom. Let's consider aspirin.