5@5: Researchers use Instagram to study food deserts | Fair Trade label gaining recognition

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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.

People in food deserts eat much differently than the rest of America

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology turned to Instagram to get a glimpse at how food choices differ in communities with limited access to fresh food. After analyzing 3 million geo-tagged posts, they discovered that people in food deserts seem to be eating food higher in fat, cholesterol and sugar, and fewer fruits and vegetables, compared to those in non-food deserts area. Their study also broke down the top photographed foods in various regions. Read more at Georgia Tech...


Fair Trade label gains recognition as sustainability becomes 'non-negotiable' for confectionary shoppers

Nearly three in five U.S. consumer recognize the Fair Trade Certified label, according to a survey by the National Marketing Institute and Fair Trade USA. Millennials are especially likely to recognize the label and buy products with social claims, they found. Read more at Confectionary News...

In Boulder County and beyond, GMOs are a pawn in a much larger food fight

Boulder County, Colorado, manages more than 20,000 acres of agriculture land, and now county commissioners are debating whether to pull genetically modified corn and sugar beet crops off of that publicly owned land. Read more at KUNC...


Firms team up to launch supplement

Envirosmart and Vitavet have launched a new range of dog food complements that provide additional omega-3s to canines' diets. Read more at Pet Business World...


Amazon to stock Morrisons food products under new wholesale deal

In the next few months, UK supermarket chain Morrisons will begin supplying the Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry business with fresh and frozen food. Read more at Bakery and Snacks...

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