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Bill Gates-Backed Food Startup Hampton Creek Begins To Come Out Of Shell, Make Money

In one of the last times Forbes caught up with Josh Tetrick, the Hampton Creek Foods CEO was pushing free samples of his company’s plant-based mayonnaise into the face of anyone who dared to wander by his company’s booth at a newly-opened Whole Foods in San Francisco. These days, selling has become …

Organic Food Sales on the Rise

American consumers are increasingly going organic.<p>Sales of the additive-free offerings surged 11.5% in 2013, to $35.1 billion, according to the …

Agriculture

The U.S. Now Drinks More Wine Than France

Hold onto your berets, folks. For the first time ever, France is now the world’s second largest consumer of wine, ceding the heavyweight title to the …

France

Panera goes to high-tech ordering

Panera Bread may be on the brink of changing the way customers order fast food.<p>The trend-setting dining chain is combining several technologies -- from store kiosks to online and mobile ordering -- that will cut the number of cash registers at most stores when the changeover is complete in late …

Two Food Labeling Suits Settle After Judge Certified Narrowed Classes

Last November, while assessing several losses by plaintiffs in “all natural” food labeling class actions, we discussed two opinions issued by the same Southern District of California judge (Marilyn Huff) on the same day (July 30, 2013). Both opinions certified far narrower classes of plaintiffs …