Airline food study gives Virgin America top marks in healthy eating options

A new study from NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College and DietDetective.com ranks Virgin America as one of the top airlines offering healthy food options. "This year Virgin America wins the top spot again with the "healthiest" food choices in the sky with Delta and Air Canada tied for second," said Charles Platkin, PhD, …

Organic food demand expected to grow global market over 14% annually for next 5 years

The global organic food market is poised for dramatic growth over the next five years, according to the "Global Organic Food Market - Forecast and Opportunities, 2011-2021" report from Research and Markets. The global market for organic food is projected to grow at an annual rate of over 14% during 2016-2021, due largely to the …

Organic Baby Food Maker Takes On Equity Partner

Sprout organic baby food

DULUTH, GA -- Organic baby food maker Sprout Organic Foods recently sold controlling interest in its firm to Greenwich, CT-based investment firm North Castle Partners, according to published reports. Alison Minter, North Castle managing director, who was quoted in BakingBusiness.com, pointed to the potential growth opportunities in the organic baby food market as one reason …

Packaged Food Giant Buys Plant-Based Nutrition Product Maker Vega

Vega, vegan, plant-based nutrition

DENVER, CO -- Consumer foods giant WhiteWave Foods Co. has agreed to buy Vega, maker of plant-based natural health and performance nutrition products, for approximately $550 million. “Vega’s plant-based nutrition products complement our plant-based foods and beverages portfolio. With its strong brand, high-quality products, and commitment to innovation and sustainability, Vega is a perfect fit for WhiteWave,” said Gregg Engles, Chairman …

Nevada Organic Farmers Consider Private Certification Programs

NEVADA -- With the Nevada Department of Agriculture board of directors voting to end the state's organic certification program on June 30, 2016, local organic farmers are reviewing their options. According to the Nevada Appeal: On June 16, a gathering of growers, producers and sellers discussed the feasibility of a private certification program and whether …