Jenna Blumenfeld

Senior Food Editor,
New Hope Natural Media
Unboxed: 11 new natural teas, granolas and more
Unboxed, Edition 11: Every week we review new natural foods and beverages and identify natural product trends.
New love for ancient grains 

Ancient grains are crossing over. In January, General Mills will launch Cheerios + Ancient Grains, which contain oats, quinoa, Kamut wheat and spelt (and, ahem, 4 grams more sugar than Original Cheerios). Kashi will soon debut new Sprouted Grains, an addition to the brand’s Organic Promise line. These are just two examples of the hundreds, if not thousands, of new products coming out as ancient grains mature from the bulk bins of hippie co-ops to the ingredient labels of mainstream packaged goods.

Will FDA's new menu labeling rules help stem obesity?
New FDA regulations will require calorie posting in chain restaurants, movie theaters and vending machines. But will they actually change consumer buying patterns?
Oregon set to recount votes for GMO labeling bill
With just 812 votes separating Oregon from mandatory GMO labeling, a recount is in order.
A closer look at 2014 Expo East NEXTY Food & Beverage Award winner Radicle Salads
Radicle Salads receives a Natural Products Expo East NEXTY Award (Editors' Choice) for its packaged living salads that could potentially cut food waste and encourage home harvesting.
Unboxed: 11 new natural waters, snacks and more 2
This week in Unboxed: Edition 10, we review new natural products that exemplify consumer tastes for simple ingredients that can be prepared with little time or thought, from frozen gluten-free meals to plant-based waters.
17 natural food & beverage staples we can't live without 1
Regardless of the hottest natural food and beverage trends, there are products that continue to show up in our shopping carts week after week. Here, from organic sriracha to non-GMO kombucha to gluten-free pizza crust, find the best natural product staples that we can't live without.
After Colorado's defeat, natural industry weighs next steps for GMO labeling 1
With Colorado's failed Proposition 105, and the verdict on Oregon's Measure 92 too close to officially call, natural industry thought leaders share next steps for GMO labeling.
New documentary highlights food waste
Just Eat It, a new documentary by Peg Leg Films, illuminates the prevalence of food waste by exploring why it occurs in the first place.
Unboxed: 9 new oils, breakfasts, coffees and more
Unboxed, Edition 9: This week in unboxed, we found new products that help make our lives healthier, more productive, and tastier.
Hey, hot stuff! 5 sauces your customers will love 
Hot peppers mingle with sweet fruits, ethnic spices and more to fuel American’s obsession for fiery condiments. According to IBIS World, hot sauce production increased 3.6 percent in the United States from 2009 to 2014. Here are five to heat up your sales.
Spicy sauces gain traction with natural customers 
Both hot sauces and spiced condiments are experiencing solid growth. In 2013, sales surpassed $129 million, a 16.6 percent increase over 2012, according to Nutrition Business Journal. We explore why they're hot and which ones you might want to stock.
Jimmy Kimmel reveals how confused people really are about GMOs 1
Research shows that 92 percent of Americans want genetically modified organisms labeled in food products. But do consumers truly know what they are? Or why they're controversial?
When conventional brands adopt natural industry values 5
When conventional brands like McDonald's and Cheerios adopt natural industry values and morals, inauthenticity ensues.
Which food rating system is best?
In light of the Environmental Working Group's recently launched food scoring system, we wonder: How does it stack up against existing food ratings? Here, find the pros and cons of food labeling systems that have been voluntarily adopted by manufacturers and retailers over the years.
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