5@5: Food waste in the Shark Tank | Legal battle emerges in the yogurt 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.

Ugly fruit is ripe for a close-up, as 'Shark Tank' takes on food waste

One shark took the bait when Hungry Harvest appeared on Friday's episode of Shark Tank. Hungry Harvest rescues apples, potatoes and other crops that might go to waste, and sells them to subscribers at a discounted rate. Read more at NPR...


Chobani ads shift a battle out of the yogurt aisle and into the courts

Competitors are calling out Chobani's ad campaign for its Simply 100, calling it misleading and deceptive. The ads cast a negative light on the artificial sweetener sucralose and the preservative posassium sorbate, used in Dannon's and Yoplait's low-calorie yogurts, respectively. Read more at The New York Times...

Americans are still consuming too much sodium

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that nine in 10 children and adults in the U.S. consume more than the recommended daily allowance of sodium. Read more at Digital Journal...


Can echinacea melt winter's colds and flu?

A study from 2015 found the herb to be as effective as Tamiflu in some cases; another from 2012 found that it cut down on the number of days that a cold lasted. Read more at The Wall Street Journal...


The NLRB finds Whole Foods' no-recording policy unlawful

Prohibiting employees from recording conversations in the workplace violates their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, according to a decision from the National Labor Relations Board. Read more at JDSupra Business Advisor...

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