5@5: GMO labeling battle moves to 'regulatory and marketplace' phase | Food waste: A tale of 6 foods

[email protected]: GMO labeling battle moves to 'regulatory and marketplace' phase | Food waste: A tale of 6 foods

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.

GMO labeling bill gains House approval

The so-called DARK Act now moves into the hands of President Obama, who is expected to sign it as-is. “What today really means is that we’ve left the legislative period of this battle after seven years and moved into the regulatory and marketplace phase of it, which was where it was always headed anyway,” said Just Label It founder Gary Hirshberg. Read more at The New York Times...


From field to fork: the six stages of wasting food

The Guardian provides a fascinating case study in food waste by tracing potatoes, poultry and more from farm to truck to store to table. Read more at The Guardian...

Danone CEO: Here's why we're buying WhiteWave

An ongoing dialogue over the last decade culminated in the acquisition announced last week. Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber said it's not a deal the company needs to do, but rather one it wants to do because of its push for healthier foods. Read more at Fortune...


Why Coca-Cola may have interest in taking a stake in Hain Celestial

Coke and General Mills were speculated to be possible buyers of WhiteWave, but now that Danone has been announced as the acquirer, they might be seeking alternative targets. Like, perhaps, Hain Celestial. Read more at Benzinga...


Whole Foods applies for 'World's Healthiest Grocery Store' service mark

Last month, the retailer filed to trademark the phrase, "world's healthiest grocery store," but securing it might be an uphill battle. Read more at brandchannel...

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