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What rising US sweet potato consumption means for manufacturers

July 21, 2016

Sweet potato consumption has doubled in the United States since 2002, from 3.7 pounds per consumer in 2002 to 7.5 pounds in 2015, according to USDA data. Once primarily thought of as a holiday casserole dish, sweet potatoes are now appearing in everything from dog food to vodka and desserts. Full story

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Kellogg, Mars Join Food Makers Labeling GMOs

March 23, 2016

On the heels of General Mills’ March 18 announcement that it will begin nationwide labeling of all of its products that contain genetically modified ingredients, Mars and Kellogg have announced the same. Full story

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R&D efforts help food companies grow, keep pace with consumer trends

November 3, 2015

Food companies are investing in research and development to keep up with rapidly changing trends and consumer demands, particularly snacking and clean labels. Several major brands have stepped up the pace of new product rollouts, and companies including Diamond Foods and Nestle have recently unveiled new R&D centers. Full story

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