Oct 21, 2011 • By

News Bites – October 21, 2011

Every Friday on “A Taste of General Mills” we recap a few recent news articles and blog posts related to the food industry, General Mills and our blog categories. We also highlight content from other General Mills blogs and websites.

“Group urges Energy Star-like labels for U.S. food” – Reuters

*Martinne Geller writes about a proposal for a new nutrition rating system from the Institute of Medicine.

“New label highlights recyclability of sustainable packaging” – SmartPlanet

*Heather Clancy writes about the Packaging Recovery Label System from sustainability organization GreenBlue and its Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

“UK: Online shoppers more brand loyal, says Unilever” – just-food

*Dean Best recaps remarks by Unilever e-commerce director Andy Houghton at the IGD Online Grocery Retailing conference in London on Tuesday.

“Shop ‘n Save Supports Updated Navigation App” – Supermarket News

*A story from Michael Garry says Shop ‘n Save, a 45-store division of Supervalu, has begun supporting the latest version of the free aisle411 iPhone product-locator app.

“Young generation behind baking renaissance, says study” – FoodBev.com

*Rebecca Prescott shares a study from the UK and Ireland that 16–24 year olds surveyed there are six times more likely to bake something from scratch every day compared with any other age group.

Notable posts from various General Mills communities:

“Celebrate the Farmer” – The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition blog

*Marianne Smith Edge, a dietitian who grew up on a farm, reflects on the importance of farming. (It’s a repost from the Food Insight blog.)

“Sharing the soil: A beginner’s guide to community gardens” – Valley Report (Green Giant)

*This post provides a summary of some basic steps to start up a community garden.

“Monster Cereal Candy Bars” – Tablespoon

*For you food fans out there, two of our Monster Cereals, Franken Berry and Boo Berry, are the stars of this creative recipe from Tablespoon contributor “TheFoodinmyBeard” of Boston (TheFoodinmyBeard.com).

Editor’s note: Is there a blog we should be reading, and including on this weekly list?

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