5@5: Defining 'GMO' | Is healthy food marketing doing more harm than good?

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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.

It's practically impossible to define 'GMOs'

Amid the debate over regulating and labeling GMOs is a more fundamental question posed by food writer Nathaniel Johnson: what qualifies as one? It seems that nearly each definition one could think of poses some kind of complication. Read more at Grist...


How 'health food' marketing contributes to obesity

In a recent study called "Eating healthy or feeling empty," researchers at Cornell's Food and Brand Lab performed three separate experiments and found that consumers who ate food portrayed as healthy reported "lower hunger levels after consumption, order greater portion sizes of the food, and consume greater amounts of the food." Read more at Munchies...

Will work for food? Co-op programs end amid labor-law fears

Some working-member and volunteer programs at co-ops are fading as fears that labor officials could classify working members as employees instead of volunteers, leaving the organizations vulnerable to charges of underpaying employees. Read more at the Associated Press...


Weetabix among backers of app giving 'sugar cube' content of 75,000 products

With a new app launched by UK government agency Public Health England in collaboration with companies and retailers, customers can scan barcodes on products to see how many 4g sugar cubes they contain. It's part of a campaign to help consumers monitor their daily consumption of the sweet stuff. Read more at Bakery and Snacks...


Venezuela passes law banning GMOs, by popular demand

A new seed law passed by the National Assembly of Venezuela and signed by President Nicolas Maduro bans transgenic seeds and takes other measures to support preservation of the environment. Read more at Global Research...

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