5@5: The food industry's labor trafficking problem | Tensions at Paul Newman's organic food company

[email protected]: The food industry's labor trafficking problem | Tensions at Paul Newman's organic food company

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.

Beyond brothels: Farms and fisheries are frontier of human trafficking

Slavery in the agriculture, fishing and aquaculture supply chains is more common than you might think. Forced labor takes center stage in the U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report. Read more at NPR...


Inside the family battle for the Newman's Own brand name

Since Paul Newman's death in 2008, there's been ongoing disagreement between members of his family and Robert Forrester, the man to whom Newman left his organic food business, over how Newman would have wanted the business to be run. Read more at Vanity Fair...


Emoji for food allergies may come to your phone soon

A Google engineer submitted a proposal to the Unicode Consortium suggesting that it add emoji for specific food allergies, including peanuts soybeans and sesame seeds, to its standard to make it easier for people with food allergies to express them on phones. Read more at The Next Web...


DOJ seeks criminal contempt sanctions against MT supplements seller

In an unusual move, the Department of Justice is pursuing criminal contempt sanctions against a Montana supplement marketer who failed to stop selling misbranded and adulterated supplements online in violation of two court orders. Read more at Food Safety News...


Major grocery chain agrees to agrees to sign on to fair labor program for tomato workers

Ahold USA, the parent company of supermarket chains Stop & Shop, Giant Foods and Martin’s, is the first major U.S. retailer to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program, a fair working partnership between laborers, farm owners and food corporations that buy Florida tomatoes. Read more at Civil Eats...

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