Genetic engineering (GE) is the science of changing the genetic structure of organisms through techniques such as recombinant DNA. This topic discusses GE as it relates to plant and animal foods, ingredients and flavors (i.e., cloning food, biotechnology in food, recombinant DNA in food) and the current crops and agricultural trends of genetically modified food.

  • Consumer Demand Driving the ‘Free From’ Food Sector
    Whether you call it clean label, natural, wholesome or gluten-free, consumer demand for “naturalness" is driving the “free-from" food market and causing food and beverage makers to rethink how they formulate these products to appeal to health-conscious ...More
    April 14, 2014 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal
  • Pompeo Moves to Block Mandatory State Labeling of Food GMOs
    Food activists who have been advocating for mandatory labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) immediately pounced on the legislation, dubbing it the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know Act (DARK Act)." ...More
    April 9, 2014 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • Consumer Activism Surrounds Ingredients, Food Processing
    More and more, Americans have trust issues with "big food"—myriad recalls, the banning of trans fats and studies linking the role food plays in disease have put consumers on alert. Labeling laws, the transparency the Internet provides and the platform for ...More
    April 8, 2014 Posted in News, Colors
  • New Method To Detect Changes in GMO Foods
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) are as safe as conventional food, yet critics of GMOs question their safety and impact on the environment. A recent study published in the journal The Plant Genome demonstrates a ...More
    April 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • News Desk: NMI's Molyneaux Talks Consumer Trends
    During Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, March 6-9, Food Product Design spoke with  Maryellen Molyneaux, president and managing partner, Natural Marketing Institute, on the topic of consumer trends, and how these trends will affect the food industry and food ...More
    March 28, 2014 Posted in Videos, Bakery / Cereal
  • FPD Exclusive: Consumer Attitudes About Food Science, Innovation
    Consumers attitudes about food science
    Nicole Patterson, principal analyst at Leatherhead Food Research, will present findings from new research into consumer attitudes to science in food and innovation at Vitafoods South America on April 9 in São Paulo, Brazil. Food Product Design had the opportunity to ...More
    March 27, 2014 Posted in Articles
  • Heinz Sued Over ‘All Natural’ Vinegar
    A California woman, Debbie Banafsheha, has sued Heinz, contending its distilled white vinegar is not "all natural" because the product is made with genetically modified crops, namely corn. ...More
    March 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Colorado Could Vote on GMO Labeling Initiative in November
    Right to Know Colorado plans to begin circulating petitions for signatures to place an initiative that would require labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs) on food packaging on the November 2014 ballot. ...More
    March 19, 2014 By Josh Long Posted in News
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