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Organic Baby Food Maker Takes On Equity Partner

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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

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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 …

Driscoll’s Expands Organic Strawberry Nursery Plant Production

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WATSONVILLE, CA -- On the heels of news of recent investments in organic farming by companies like Clif Bar & Co. and General Mills, premium berry cooperative Driscoll's, says it plans to expand production of organic strawberry nursery plants for its independent, USDA certified organic farmers. “Since our first sales of organic berries in the …