5@5: Faux 'farm-to-table' claims? | Wegmans dethrones Trader Joe's as America's favorite grocery chain

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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

'Farm to fable?' Tampa probe finds many restaurants lie about sourcing

A Tampa Bay Times food critic spent two months investigating the sourcing practices of the city's supposed farm-to-table restaurants—calling farms, doing DNA testing—and found that not everything is always as it seems. Read more at NPR...


Wegmans is officially America's favorite grocery store

Trader Joe's has been dethroned from Market Foce's annual survey of shoppers' favorite grocery stores. Publix jumped to number two. Where did Whole Foods rank? Read more at Huffington Post...

Animal welfare rule exposes cracks in organic egg industry

The USDA's recently proposed changes to organic poultry standards have brought light to the lack of clarity around certain definitions and requirements in place—like whether producers being required to allow hens access to the outdoors includes porches. Read more at National Geographic...


Maya Rudolf riffs on the horrors of non-natural soaps in fun ads for Seventh Generation

"How does a blue goo get whites whiter?" The Saturday Night Live alum disses unnatural colors, fragrances and other ingredients in a series of ads for the natural household product brand. Read more at AdWeek...


Syngenta within reach, China signals speed on GMOs

China, which doesn't allow commercial production of GMO staple crops on its soil, may be prepared to change its ways. Its agriculture ministry this week said one of its top priorities was strengthening research on cotton and corn and promoting industrialized processes for pest-resistant commodity crops. Read more at The Wall Street Journal...

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