5@5: Plant probiotics | Walmart teams up with Lyft, Uber for grocery delivery

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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.

Will microbes save agriculture?

In the same way that humans take probiotics to replenish beneficial gut bacteria, a startup called Indigo thinks it can deliver bacteria and fungi to plants via a microbiome-based seed coating to boost their growth. But they're not the only ones. All of the big agriculture companies are looking at microbes, too. Read more at Los Angeles Times...


Walmart partners with Uber, Lyft to offer same-day grocery deliveries

Walmart has experimented with online grocery by allowing shoppers to order online and pick up in store, but now it's enlisting Uber, Lyft and Deliv to deliver those groceries to customers' homes. Read more at USA Today...

Oprah Winfrey files for array of culinary trademarks

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filings reveal that a forthcoming brand called Oprah's Kitchen could sell spices, olive oil, pre-packaged meat entrees and more. Read more at Advertising Age...


How 'organic meat' might really mean something soon

There's been talk about USDA working on stricter animal welfare standards for livestock raised for organic meat. The ASPCA's Daisy Freund shares some of the on-farm protections, including minimum indoor and outdoor space requirements for poultry, that could be coming. Read more at Forbes...


Sheffa takes a crack at snacks with compostable packaging

New York City startup Sheffa Foods worked with a biotech startup called TIPA to develop compostable flexible packaging. The company's whole mission is focused on not just better-for-you ingredients but better-for-the-environment packaging. Read more at Snap Munk...

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