Product of the Week: Small Planet Organic Tofu

We eat a lot of soy in our household. Soy milk, tofu, tempe, soy “ice cream,” soy yogurt… So when we say that Small Planet Organic Tofu is our favorite brand, you can see that we’ve done our comparison shopping!
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New Biobased Label Approved by USDA

The USDA has launched a voluntary labeling program that will allow manufacturers and distributors to use a USDA Certified Biobased Product label on qualifying products that meet or exceed the amount of biobased content required for certification. The content level varies according to the type of product certified.
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Global Soy Foods Market to Reach $42.3 Billion by 2015

In a new market report by Global Industry Analysts (GIA), the global market for soy foods is forecast to reach US$42.3 billion by 2015. Good news for soybean growers and processors; is it good news for consumers? Consumers need to be aware of a solvent called hexane used to extract the oil from soybeans.
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Human and Other Genes Not Patentable

Reversing a longstanding policy, the federal government said on Friday that human and other genes should not be eligible for patents because they are part of nature. The new position could have a huge impact on medicine and on the biotechnology industry.
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