UK’s organic oils maker Groovy Food releases turmeric-infused coconut oil

UK - The Groovy Food Company, an organic oils maker, has expanded its range of organic oils by introducing a new turmeric-infused virgin coconut oil product for the UK market. According to FoodBev, the new Groovy Food Company’s organic virgin coconut oil infused with turmeric can be used as a healthy alternative to cooking oils.…

Ingredion launches new certified, clean label organic starches in North America

USA - The Illinois ingredient provider, Ingredion has launched two new certified, organic starches, an addition to its clean-label range for the US and Canada. The starches, Novation Prima 309 and 609 boast of superior eating experiences suitable for organic products that undergo harsh process conditions and require high freeze/thaw stability, such as organic savory…

Arla Foods acquires milk, butter and cheese brands from Yeo Valley to grow organics line

UK – Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods Limited is acquiring Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group Limited, as it seeks to grow its line of organic milk products in the key UK market. The transaction will give the farmer-owned dairy cooperative the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in…

France to end support for organic farming despite protests

FRANCE – France has made a decision to cut off support to organic farmers by 2018, despite the growth of the organic agriculture - a decision that could weaken the sector, as it did in the UK and Netherlands. In France, organic agriculture accounts for 7.3% of farmed land and 10.8% of agricultural employment, with…