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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.

Hampton Creek ran undercover project to buy up its own vegan mayo

Before a 2014 funding round, Hampton Creek executives undertook a large-scale operation to buy back the company's own eggless mayo, which made the product appear more popular than it was. Founder and CEO Josh Tetrick says the purchases were made to check the product's quality. Read more at Bloomberg ...

Study: Consumers unlikely to scan codes for GMOs

A July survey found that 59 percent of Americans say it's somewhat or highly unlikely they’d use their smartphone or an in-store scanner to find out if a product contains genetically modified ingredients. Read more at The Hill ...

Whipped, kicked, beaten: Illinois workers describe abuse of hogs

Despite complaints from workers about animal abuse in Illinois' hog-confinement facilities, the Illinois Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare has not found any welfare infractions of violations in the past five years. Read more at Chicago Tribune ...

When food firms cut the salt, what do they put in instead?

Reducing sodium in food has become a priority for the rest of the food industry. The Food and Drug Administration has drafted targets to reduce Americans' average daily salt consumption. But finding an acceptable substitute is difficult. Read more at National Public Radio ...

Fate of farm pesticide rule far from settled

In late 2014, the EPA proposed changes to existing rules that protect farm workers who are certified to apply “restricted use pesticides,” dangerous chemicals that require training for safe use. Of the 1,323 public comments received, 55 percent supported farm workers' rights, while many others accused the government agency of overreach. Read more at National Geographic ...

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