October is Non-GMO Month

October is non gmo month

The Natural and Organic industry promotes ideologies and practices that hearken back to the days of yore – heirloom varieties, crop rotation, non-persistent pesticides & herbicides, and complete exclusion of GMO seed to name a few. Today, innovative brands are providing health and wellness options by merging these traditions with renewed understanding of relationships between … Read moreOctober is Non-GMO Month

Plant-Based Nutrition

SPINS trend watch - plant-based nutrition

Plant-based nutrition is a key pillar of the natural and organic industry. Mismanagement of the food system, namely livestock agriculture, has led to the rise of vegetarians and an ever more devout vegan subset. However, simply removing meat and dairy from packaged foods doesn’t nip high-sugar, fat, or sodium intake in the bud – existing … Read morePlant-Based Nutrition

Trendwatch: Whole Grains

SPINS trend watch - whole grains

Many studies have shown the health benefits of whole grains, but grain labels often lack clear guidance on whole grain content and at times can even be misleading. How much is enough? Which foods pack the biggest whole grain punch? Are there whole grain options for those who prefer to avoid gluten? The Whole Grains … Read moreTrendwatch: Whole Grains

SPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

spins trend watch - 2016 trend predictions

SPINS’ Content Development team reflects on the industry to address broader industry trends as well as areas ripe for innovation. Our 2016 predictions feature an array of budding prospects to reach consumers’ progressing tastes and standards, including a fresh take on the local food movement, up and coming specialty flavors, and exciting developments in functional … Read moreSPINS 2016 Trend Predictions

Expo West 2015 Recap

SPINS 2015 Expo West Trend watch

Though innovation was plentiful at Expo West, our team was encouraged to find that it’s not just about the latest ingredient (or the latest lack thereof!) – it’s about the holistic experience of good people making great things, and doing good along the way. Check out our recap highlighting some of our show favorites this … Read moreExpo West 2015 Recap