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LECICO’s CSR initiatives pay off with coveted Platinum EcoVadis certification 

Leading international supplier of lecithin and phospholipids for the food ingredients market, LECICO, recently received a Platinum medal by independent sustainability assessor EcoVadis in recognition of its Corporate Social Responsibility achievements. The company was awarded the prestigious Platinum Medal for its commitment to supporting and advancing sustainability throughout the business. The award puts LECICO in the […]

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Natural Products Expo West returns as in-person event

Largest event in $274 billion industry attracts 57,000 attendees Informa Markets’ Natural Products Expo West, part of the New Hope Network family of brands, recently hosted the in-person return of the industry’s largest trade show March 8-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Now in its 41st year, the event gathered over 2,700 exhibitors […]

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What a year it was for organic grains; 2021 year in review

By David Becker, Fast Markets/The Jacobsen The twists and turns of organic grain prices were extraordinary in 2021. While organic corn prices saw sizeable gains, organic soybeans and byproducts made the headlines. It would be hard to write a script that mirrored reality. The first stone to drop was a ban of the largest certifiers from the U.S.’s most […]

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Organic soybeans remain a hot topic in early 2022 prompting interest in alternatives

With continually rising organic soybean prices remaining a key point of market concern, the question for many becomes which alternative source of organic protein makes the most sense in the current market? This month we explore supply, pricing, and potential substitutes for organic proteins in the Mercaris Monthly Market Update. Soybeans remain a primary source […]

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Farmers filing claims against Pipeline Foods face Jan. 4 deadline

Pipeline Foods, organic and non-GMO grain supplier, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2021. Farmers who haven’t yet been paid for their grain, or who had grain stored at a Pipeline Foods facility, can submit a bond claim with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for reimbursement. A $500,000 bond was held by Pipeline to […]

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