Hodo Soy Beanery, maker of organic soy milk, tofu and ready-to-eat soy products, has tapped John Scharffenberger as CEO. The co-founder of Scharffen Berger Chocolates was an adviser and board director at Hodo, and plans to expand distribution.
Kleinpeter Farms Dairy in Louisiana began selling ice cream in 2007, making it one of only five dairies in the nation to process and package its own milk and ice cream. Company President Jeff Kleinpeter said ice cream is less perishable than milk and helps him make ends meet.
Katraj Dairy has hired schoolchildren to help with a survey that will provide ideas for new marketing and products. "We want to take stock of things and better our position in the market," Chairman Ramesh Bhujbal said.
The differences between organic, grass-fed and free-range beef have minimal effect on nutrition, though grass-fed beef may have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Under new legislation that closes for public comment next week, grass-fed beef must come from animals that have eaten grass for 99% of their lifetimes and not fattened on grains.