Lawsuit Challenges U.S.D.A. Rule Change on Organic Farming

A coalition of grocers, seed growers and consumer and environmental advocates filed suit on Tuesday against the Department of Agriculture over a change it made to the process used to determine which substances may be used in organic farming. In the suit, filed in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California, the group[…]

As 3G digests Kraft deal, rivals will focus on organic firms

(Reuters) – The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods Group (KRFT.O) and H.J. Heinz Co may prove a boon to the far smaller natural and organic food companies that have seized market share as consumers shift away from processed foods, bankers and portfolio managers said. Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital Partners and Warren[…]

How Going Green Can Transform a Struggling McDonald’s

The leader of the fast food revolution, McDonald’s, is in full crisis mode after disappointing sales in the last six months. After their CEO reported last month the restaurant chain has “lost some of our customer relevance,” McDonald’s is running around like the Ham-Burglar searching for the next big thing. The biggest complaints from consumers[…]