5@5: CA school district embraces non-GMO | A downside to proposed nutrition label changes?

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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.

Nation's first school district to serve 100% organic, non-GMO meals

Expanding a successful pilot that began two years ago at one of its elementary schools, the Sausalito Marin City School District in California will serve organic, sustainably sourced meals through the Conscious Kitchen program starting this school year. Read more at Eco Watch


Do the new FDA nutrition labels encourage gluttony?

Proposed changes that call for the nutrition facts panel on packaged foods to reflect more realistic serving sizes may have a downside. New research suggests consumers misinterpret serving size information and believe it refers to how much they can or should be eating. Read more at Pacific Standard...

The fight for local food arrives at the University of Maine

As the university nears the end of its contract with a major food service vendor, various groups working together under the banner of Maine Food for the UMaine System are pressing the university to commit to purchasing more locally produced foods. Read more at Modern Farmer...


Drug maker's operations halted by federal judge

Iowa Select Herbs LLC is prohibited from distributing unapproved and misbranded drugs, and adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements after an FDA audit found the company was marketing its products for unapproved uses and violating GMP regulations. Read more at Pharmacy Times...


New hybrid grocer seeking chance to take root in Pittsburgh market

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, with its aggressive growth plan, is reportedly looking for locations in Pittsburgh. The retailer makes produce the centerpiece of its stores and offers organic and conventional produce at competitive prices along with a mix of complementary groceries. Read more at Pittsburgh Business Times...

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