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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.

New Dietary Guidelines spark intense debate among nutrition experts

Congress has tasked the National Academies of Sciences with reviewing the new guidelines to determine if they contain "balanced nutrition information." Meanwhile, health experts and nutritionists are at odds over their contents. Cardiologist Steve Nissen this week questioned the science behind some of the recommendations regarding saturated fat and cholesterol. Others maintain that the biggest flaw of the guidelines is that they have been tainted by politics. Read more at the Los Angeles Times...


Seventh Generation introduces recyclable, flexible SUP

Pouch packaging is traditionally hard to recycle, but now this company's isn't thanks to a partnership with The Dow Chemical Co., Accredo Packaging Inc. and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Making all of its packaging recycling is part of Seventh Generation's 2020 sustainability goals. Read more at Packaging World...

Agreement reached on school nutrition standards

An agreement between the Senate Agriculture Committee, the USDA, the White House and the School Nutrition Association would require 80 percent of grains offered with school meals to be rich in whole grains (compared to all under current regulations), and would give schools two more years to meet Target 2 sodium limits. It's set to be taken up by the Senate Agriculture Committee later this month as part of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill. Read more at Ag Week...


3 natural and organic foods stocks that cratered in 2015

Last year was the year it became clear that "Whole Foods was finally beginning to lose revenue momentum courtesy of mammoth competitors," according to one Motley Fool contributor. The Fresh Market and Hain Celestial Group also struggled to gain sales traction. Meanwhile, Kroger soared. Read more at The Motley Fool...


Superfood or super ew? Hong Kong-based startup wants mealworms to become the next health food fad

Livin Farms is trying to change the perception of mealworms as a food appropriate just for pets by creating a tabletop mealworm farm where people can grow their own. The founder thinks it will appeal first to Chinese consumers, given the country's long history of using insects in medicine and cuisine. Read more at Coconuts Hong Kong...

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