2016-04-29 |

More major food companies switch to non-GMO ingredients

Del Monte, Nestlé, and Dannon join a growing list of major food companies to ditch genetically modified ingredients

Del Monte Foods, Nestlé, and Dannon recently became the latest major food companies to replace genetically modified ingredients with non-GMO alternatives. Del Monte, one of the nation’s largest producers of branded food products, announced plans for an increase in non-GMO product offerings and conversion to non-BPA packaging. Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream, the largest ice cream maker in the world, announced that it would remove GMO ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial colors and flavors in its ice cream products, including Dreyer’s, Häagen-Dazs®, Outshine®, Skinny Cow®, Nestlé® Ice Cream and Nestlé® Drumstick®. Dannon, the U.S.’s leading yogurt maker, pledged to using more non-GMO ingredients in its products, transitioning to non-GMO feed for its dairy cows, and labeling products containing GMO ingredients.

2016-04-27 |

Nestlé Dreyer's Ice Cream Pulls GMOs, Artificial Ingredients

In a move that demonstrates a major shift in the nation’s food supply, Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream, the largest ice cream maker in the world, announced yesterday that it would be removing artificial colors and flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and genetically modified ingredients from its line of more than 100 ice cream products. It’s also switching to rBST-free milk.

Brands affected by this change include Nestlé Dreyer’s bestsellers Edy’s®1, Häagen-Dazs®, Outshine®, Skinny Cow®, Nestlé® Ice Cream, and Nestlé® Drumstick®. The newly reformulated products have already begun appearing in stores across the country.

“Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream understands that consumers want to know what’s in their food, where those ingredients come from and how the food products they purchase are made,” Robert Kilmer, president, Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream, said in a statement. “We are the industry leader when it comes to innovation and, as consumer demand centers on transparency and choice, we are responding with new ways to make ice cream even better. Using simpler ingredients that our consumers can recognize, and removing those that don’t belong, is a natural next step for our brands.”

2016-04-26 |

Double Digit Growth For GMO-Free Food in Italy

Sales of GMO-free products in Italy have seen double digit growth in 2015, making it the most dynamic segment of the otherwise stagnant food retail sector.

Sales of gluten-free products were also up 50 per cent, while Italians bought 20 per cent more organic food last year.

According to Italian farmers’ association Coldiretti, these figures are due consumers giving increased the attention to wellness, fitness and health, as well as the growing prevalence of food intolerances.

It also found that 70 per cent of Italians are willing to pay more for "fully natural" food, while 65 per cent would pay more for guaranteed GMO-free food, and 62 per cent would pay a premium for organic products.

2016-04-25 |

Australia update

Information about Australia is updated.

2016-04-24 |

Germany update

Information about GMO-free Labeling in Germany is updated.

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