The Senate voted Thursday to override President George W. Bush's farm-bill veto. The legislation includes a five-year framework that supports broad measures such as food assistance and land conservation.
NCA has partnered with two other trade groups to conduct a study that will help increase sales and profits of confectionery products in convenience stores. The results of the study will be unveiled in September.
Unilever mayonnaise brand Hellmann's will produce a second season of its online show, "Real Food Summer School," starring celebrity chef Bobby Flay. A reported 1 million viewers visited the show site in season one, and in excess of 5,000 visitors volunteered to join a "Real Food" online community.
Just Born plans to launch a number of new confections for holidays later this year and in 2009. For Halloween, it is planning a sugar-free version of Peeps Pumpkins, and for Valentine's Day it will unveil a number of flavored Peeps.
Eating too little salt may result in an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers questioned past studies that claim too much salt is unhealthy and said they do not believe that high sodium intake can independently lead to a higher risk of heart disease.