5@5: Context matters for organic purchases | Gwyneth Paltrow unveils organic makeup line

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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.

Consumer perception of organic foods affected by food type and where they're sold

Researchers at the University of Illinois studied the context in which more than 600 consumers purchased different kinds of organic foods. “[The] results suggest that the purchase of organic virtue foods like strawberries may be based more on taste considerations, but organic vice foods like cookies may be purchased based on nutrition considerations,” lead researcher Brenna Ellison said. Read more from the University of Illinois College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences...


Gwyneth Paltrow, Karen Behnke and Juice Beauty launch organic makeup line

The line of "high-performance, nontoxic beauty products" includes mascara, lip color, foundation and blush, which will range in price from $20 to $48. Read more at Forbes...

USDA avoids analyzing glyphosate residues on food for annual report

Upon the USDA's issuance of its annual pesticide residue report, consumer group U.S. Right to Know is calling out the agency for not measuring residue levels of glyphosate, a common herbicide that's been linked to cancer. Read more at U.S. Right to Know...


FDA nominee sails through Senate committee, but could a fish stand in his way?

Robert Califf, nominated by the president to become the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner, is expected to win Senate approval for his nomination. But a senator from Alaska is already pushing him on recently approved genetically engineered salmon, saying: "Voluntarily labeling is not adequate. I’m going to be pushing for further conversations with Dr. Califf on this." Read more The Washington Post...


Why big brands are offering big funds to small businesses

Whole Foods is just one of the companies that offers low-interest loans to help some budding brands scale their products. FedEx and Martha Stewart Living also give grants. Read more at Entrepreneur...

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