5@5: Oregon farmers push for local GMO regulation | Strawberries' pesticide problem

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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.

Oregon farmers battle over GMO control

Contamination from nearby genetically engineered crops is causing real problems for organic growers in Oregon. More than two dozen people testified at a hearing last week for a bill that would repeal three-year-old legislation that prohibits local governments from regulating crops. Read more at Statesman Journal...


Strawberries + pesticides: How California's farmers are looking for new solutions

Organic strawberries comprise only 9 percent of strawberry production in the U.S. While some strawberry farmers have found success keeping pests away with long-term crop rotations, researchers  are working on new alternatives to pesticides—like a method called anaerobic soil decomposition. Read more at Modern Farmer...

Functional becomes fashionable—and why manufacturers are paying attention

Functional food and beverage manufacturers and marketers must proceed with caution when making claims, but that hasn't stopped the category from becoming one with huge growth potential. Read more at Food Dive...


These are the brands Americans trust the most

The results of an annual survey by BrandSpark International are out, and Kellogg's, Kraft and other big CPGs came out on top. The agency surveyed 38,000 people with open-ended questions about 101 categories of products. Read more at Fortune...


Cleveland native launches national grass-fed beef company

PRE Brands sources from around the world but uses a 15-point consideration process that focuses on identifying animals raised without use of GMOs or hormones. Read more at Scene...

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