5@5: Cricket protein in the spotlight | EPA study says neonicotinoids harm bees...sometimes

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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.

Cricket kick: Newest health food craze is bugs

An estimated 2 billion people across the world consume insects, but most Westerners still aren't convinced. A budding class of entrepreneurs incorporating bugs into their products call it a more sustainable form of protein that requires fewer resources to produce. Read more at The Washington Post...


EPA says pesticide harms bees, in some cases

In a scientific risk assessment of neonicotinoids, the agency found that the controversial pesticides in some cases didn't harm bees or their hives, while in other cases it did, depending on the crop on which it was used. Read more at Associated Press...

Earth Fare closes as grocery chain downsizes

The retail chain is shuttering stores in Louisville; Dayton, Ohio; and Montgomery, Alabama, saying the physical locations have proven "too much to overcome." Read more at the Courier-Journal...


Mondelez unit to shut local factory, move operation to Indiana

Enjoy Life Foods, the allergen-free brand acquired by Mondelez International last year, will move its Chicago-area manufacturing facility to Jeffersonville, Indiana, where it will occupy a facility nearly twice the size of its current one. Read more at Crain's Chicago Business...


Trader Joe's faces lawsuit for allegedly under-filling tuna cans

The store's 5 oz. tuna cans contain less than 2.5 oz. of actual tuna, according to a class-action lawsuit filed this week based on tests conducted by a U.S. government lab. Read more at Seafood Source...


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