The European Union said extra checks of U.S. imports of corn gluten for animal feed and grain for brewers are no longer necessary to prevent introduction of the Bt10 strain of biotech corn. The European Commission said Syngenta SA, which developed the strain, has taken steps to ensure the unapproved strain "is no longer propagated."
KidFresh, a new Manhattan grocery store and deli offering natural, organic prepared meals for kids, plans to open three more stores in New York in the next 18 months. "If it's beyond parents' capabilities or time to cook, they go to a place like Whole Foods for themselves. Their kids deserve the same level of quality," said Matt Cohen, the entrepreneur who invented KidFresh.
Food scientists are working to improve the humble potato, including developing potatoes with less acrylamide and increased levels of antioxidants and folic acid. SunLite, the first low-carb potato, hit grocery stores in 2005.