Keeping “The Real Thing” Local Across the Globe
Walmart customers have an unspoken expectation that the products they buy will be safe, and Walmart’s Vice President of Food Safety Frank Yiannas drives fulfillment of that expectation through a culture of food safety throughout its stores—and its supply chain.
The WhiteWave Foods Company announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of So Delicious Dairy Free (formerly Turtle Mountain) for approximately $195 million in cash. WhiteWave funded the acquisition through existing cash balances and available credit.
In Ancient Greece and Rome, black pepper was used as a form of currency; in the fifth century its offering to conquerors twice spared the city of Rome; in the Middle Ages it was so valued, it was sold by the single peppercorn. And in the late 1800s, McCormick & Company, Inc., became a part of this rich history.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are developed for a number of different reasons - to fight disease, enhance flavor, resist pests, improve nutrition, survive drought - but around the world, communities are fighting the cultivation of genetically engineered crops, concerned about their impact on the environment and human safety. In last week's elections, measures to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food products were on the ballots in two states (Colorado and Oregon), but failed to pass in both cases. On December 3, award-winning debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) will take on these issues with a debate on the motion "Genetically Modify Food."