5@5: Philadelphia passes soda tax | CIA to chefs: Let's serve more plants

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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.

Philly’s soda tax may be turning point

On Thursday, Philadelphia’s city council made it the first large American city to pass a 1.5 cent per ounce soda tax. Funds raised from the tax will support children’s education and park programs in the city. Read more at Politico…


Culinary Institute of America wants restaurants to serve less meat

Meat dominates restaurant menus. A new project called Menus of Change, led by the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, calls on chefs and restaurant owners to feed diners more plants and abandon the habit of implying that protein equals meat. Read more at Tree Hugger…

GMO rules in Hawaii head back to U.S. appeals court

Big agriculture companies sued three counties in Hawaii over proposed bans on genetically modified crops. Federal courts ruled in favor of the businesses, but the counties—and environmental groups—appealed.  The counties argue that they have the authority to protect their residents, but the companies argue it’s the state of Hawaii’s job to regulate pesticides and GE plants. Read more at US News & World Report…


Organic acreage ascending

Adoption of organic commodity crops remains low in the U.S., but by the end of the decade, the supply and quality of organic wheat should become more dependable. General Mills and Ardent Mills are among companies with initiatives in place to increase acreage. Read more at World Grain…


Kenya is on the brink of approving GMOs

Four years ago, Kenyan officials banned the import of genetically modified crops. But the National Biosafety Association recently approved field trials of Monsanto’s genetically modified drought-resistant  corn, signifying a potential change of heart. Read more at Grist…

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