5@5: Simpler food labels lead to healthier purchases, study finds | 40 years of studies show pros of organic

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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.

Would a 'nutrition score' get you to buy healthy food?

The simpler the label, the more likely people are to choose healthy foods, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and a major grocery chain used the Nutritional Value simplified scoring system, which scores products from 1 to 100 based on their nutritional attributes, and collected data on 535,000 shoppers. They found that shoppers gravitated toward products with higher nutritional scores, regardless of the price. Read more at Futurity...


Organic agriculture is key to helping feed the world sustainably

Two researchers reviewed 40 years of scientific studies comparing organic and conventional farming and concluded that organic practices "can produce sufficient yields, be profitable for farmers, protect and improve the environment, and be safer for farm workers," Washington University professor of soil science John Reganold wrote. Read more at the Union of Concerned Scientists blog...

WhiteWave commits to sustainable cocoa

The company pledges to source only certified sustainable cocoa powder for all of its Silk, So Delicious, Vega, Horizon Organic and International Delight products by the end of 2016. Read more at Baking Business...


The anti-caking agents market is expanding—with consumers driving change

Consumer demand for quality ingredients has sparked innovation in this market, according to a new report from Markets to Markets. Read more at Food Dive...


Ben & Jerry's now has vegan ice cream, and we got to taste it

Four new dairy-free flavors—Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Chunky Monkey, Coffee Caramel Fudge and P.B. & Cookies—are made with almond milk and coconut oil in place of milk and eggs. Read more at Huffington Post...

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