5@5: Study IDs potential biomarker for gluten sensitivity | KRAVE founder has a new CPG brand incubator

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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.

A protein in the gut may explain why some can't stomach gluten

The lack of biological proof of what causes non-celiac gluten sensitivity has led to many to believe that gluten-free eating is a fad, not a necessity, for most people. New research from Italy may point at a potential biomarker for gluten sensitivity in the form of high levels of a molecule called zonulin that is linked to inflammation. Read more at Colorado Public Radio...


KRAVE Jerky founder to depart Hershey in New Year and launch incubator to foster new CPG brands

After seeing KRAVE through its transition to Hershey, Jon Sebastiani is stepping out on his own to incubate and invest in promising young companies. He's "only interested in things that are completely new, that stretch the boundaries of better-for-you foods." Read more at Food Navigator...

A healthier and more sustainable shrimp--made with algae instead of shrimp

There's veggie burgers and eggless "eggs," but New Wave Foods saw a gap in the vegetarian market for seafood alternatives that mimic the taste and texture of the real thing. Its current prototype uses a strain of algae that shrimp eat, as well as other plant proteins. Read more at Fast Company...


As more Israelis go vegan, their military adjusts its menu

An estimated 5 percent of Israel's population is vegan, so as a country where military service is compulsory for most people, that means there are a lot of vegans in uniform. Upon request from soldiers, the military offers alternatives to leather and wool clothing, and is working on creating a complete meal plan for vegan soldiers. Read more at NPR...


Capitals embrace new dietary supplements to improve performance

At a time when supplements are under intense scrutiny, this hockey team is talking them up. Each player has undergone blood tests to identify nutrient deficiencies, and the team's chef helps each player meet personal nutrition goals through food and supplements. Read more at The Washington Post...

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