CBD pricing steady month on month

As of Oct. 21, average U.S. CBD isolate pricing was steady month on month, remaining 3 percent below prices seen in early August and 13 percent below the calendar-year high in January. To better understand public health issues around CBD and other cannabinoids, FDA [...]

NYMEX decline provides timely hedging opportunity

As winter descends across the country, lower temperatures typically support energy pricing. Natural gas markets corrected to 12-month lows on seasonally mild conditions last month, however. The outlook for 2021 is improving as we start to see the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations across Europe [...]

CBD prices continue to drop, favoring consumers

Since March’s onset of shelter-in-place orders, an uptick in consumption may be supporting CBD prices.  In a Brightfield Group survey of 5,000 CBD consumers, nearly 40 percent reported increased use during the pandemic. However, higher consumption seems unable to keep up with the growing [...]

Can we halve food waste by 2030?

Last year, USDA, FDA, and EPA set a goal to cut food waste loss (FWL) in half by 2030. Yet a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found limited progress by these three agencies. National Resource Defense Council 2017 data showed that [...]

USDA decides no mandatory GMO labeling for beet sugar, HFCS

The long-awaited USDA regulations for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) have been released. USDA presented its decision as founded on extensive scientific research and precedents established by FDA. Perhaps the most notable part of the rule is that refined ingredients with undetectable [...]

Updated nutrition labels highlight added sugars

FDA has changed the guidelines for nutrition labels on packaged goods to more clearly present the information that is more accurate and nutritionally valuable to consumers—at least theoretically. The new labels will make the number of servings per package and the serving size more [...]

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