The prepared meals category gained more than 7,500 new products between 2000 and 2003, according to Mintel. The new varieties and range extensions are fueled by ethnic flavors and low-fat, low-calorie meals.
Saying discount pharmacies are illegal, the Florida Board of Pharmacy is asking local law enforcement agencies to shut them down. The chair of the board alleges that these stores are practicing pharmacy without a license.
The International Council for Science says biotech foods currently on the market are safe to eat with no adverse effects reported and that there is no evidence the current varieties have caused environmental damage. The council's report also shows new regulatory systems for food and environmental safety are needed for new and more complex varieties of biotech crops.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick is working to meet a 2005 deadline for a Free Trade Area of the Americas zone that would span from Canada to Chile. The pact would encompass 800 million people and a $13 trillion economy.
Marketers are courting Hispanic consumers by carefully considering their products and the groups they target. Instead of focusing on Hispanics en-masse, marketers are targeting consumers who identify themselves as Hispanic.