5@5: KIND petitions FDA to update regs on 'healthy' labels | Climate change threatens food supply

[email protected]: KIND petitions FDA to update regs on 'healthy' labels | Climate change threatens food supply

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.

A KIND and timely nudge to the FDA on food labeling

The FDA sent KIND a warning letter earlier this year, saying that the company's fruit and nut bars did not meet its standards for having "healthy" on their label because of their high fat content, despite the fact that nuts are widely regarded as a form of healthy fats. David Katz, now senior nutrition advisor for the company, says KIND has submitted a citizen petition to the FDA, asking the agency to revisit its regulations related to fat content and labeling a food "healthy." Such a petition, he says, could help get the issue higher on the agency's priority list. Read more at US News & World Report...


As Big Food feels threat of climate change, companies speak up

Climate affects crops, and for companies like Mars that buy shiploads of food from all over the world, climate change is threatening their supply chains. That's why companies are coming up with ways to reduce their impact on the planet and help farmers adapt to changing climates. Read more at NPR...

Tell consumers what they are eating

In an editorial today, The New York Times calls on Congress to overturn the FDA's decision to approve AquaBounty Technologies' genetically modified salmon. Read more at The New York Times...


Cascara 'tea': A tasty infusion made from coffee waste

When a fifth-generation coffee grower got curious about the husks from recently milled coffee, she accidentally created a refreshing, caffeinated brewed drink that's finding a spot on coffee house menus across the country. Read more at NPR...


This meat snack was formulated to prevent hangovers

A craft meat company in London (with a smart marketing strategy) has created a high-protein meat snack bar with ingredients, like chili and ginger, that are thought to ease next-day nausea. Read more at Munchies...

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