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FDA to start testing for glyphosate in food

A year after after a high-profile study reported that the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup was probably carcinogenic, the FDA has decided to begin testing certain foods like corn and soybeans for residue of the herbicide. Both the FDA and the USDA routinely test levels of pesticide residue on foods but have thus far avoided testing for glyphosate. Read more at Time...


Nomva raises Series A for nomming on the go

Launched last October, this brand makes organic fruit and vegetable blends with added probiotics and packages them in convenient grab-and-go pouches. Evolution Media Partners (Evolution) and Taylor Fresh Foods (Taylor Farms) were the lead investors in the round. Zico Coconut Water founders Mark and Maura Rampolla and Suja Juice CEO Jeff Church were investors in the company's seed round. Read more at L.A. Biz...

Newest VCs: 7-Eleven, Vitamin Shoppe, JetBlue Airways launch venture operations

Corporate venture investment reached its highest levels in 15 years last year, and even non-high-tech companies are getting in the game. Read more at San Jose Mercury News...


First vegan supermarket chain to open in Portland

Veganz plans to open its grocery store in Portland later this year, followed by a shoe and clothing store and restaurant. There are currently 10 stores in Europe. Read more at EcoWatch...


Supplement maker DSM's Q4 earnings rise, nutrition sales growth helps

Core earnings for the company rose in its fourth quarter, thanks to strong sales in its nutrition division and stabilization of vitamin E prices. Read more at Reuters...


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