5@5: Campbell's gets in the VC game with $125M fund | Annie's returns to the cereal aisle

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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.

Campbell Soup joins the venture capital craze

The food maker (which announced in January it would voluntarily label GMOs) has put aside $125 million to invest in food startups. The fund, Acre Venture Partners, is being managed by outside partners. Read more at Fortune...


General Mills unveils line of Annie's branded cereals

Before being acquired by GM, Annie's had a line of cereals but discontinued it in 2012. Now, the brand is trying again with three varieties available at Whole Foods in April and other channels this summer. Read more at StarTribune...

Cosmetics safety bill gains support from industry and advocates

Major manufacturers and organizations are supporting the bipartisan Personal Care Products Safety Act, which would strengthen federal regulations for the $60 billion cosmetics industry. Read more at EWG...


Walmart to create hundreds of fresh food manager roles

Hundreds of managers will be hired over the next three years in the retailer's effort to improve the fresh food offerings in stores, sources say. Read more at Reuters...


Colorado debates organic labels for marijuana

On Friday, Colorado lawmakers will debate whether it should become the first state to regulate the organic label for the drug. Read more at Associated Press...

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