5@5: Organic seed has dirty words for GMOs in Clif's animated film  | The Omnivore's Dilemma: 10 years later

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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.

A foul-mouthed seed bashes agrichemical firms in this hilarious film

The Clif Bar Family Foundation's new five-minute film stars a grudgeful animated organic seed who takes aim at major agriculture companies' GMO seeds (after making a manure smoothie). It's part of a campaign to promote the foundation's Seed Matters initiative. See it at AdWeek...


A decade after 'The Omnivore's Dilemma,' Michael Pollan sees signs of hope

Pollan notes that, since 2006 when the book was published, the public's curiousity about where their food comes from has escalated, as has their concern about how it's produced. There are more farmers markets, more farm-to-school programs and more organic products being sold, while soda sales are falling. But, he says, "the fate of this new economy is still up for grabs." Read more at The Washington Post...

Can an international standard help end food waste?

A group of public and private organizations have developed new protocol for measuring and reporting food waste globally that they're calling the Food Loss and Waste Protocol. Read more at Think Progress...


USDA extends comment period for 'certified organic' animal rule

Lawmakers who asked for more time to comment on the proposed expanded requirements for meat sold under the USDA's Organic label got their wish. The comment period is open until July 13. Read more at The Hill...


Scientists are trying to use CRISPR to fix everything. What's wrong with that?

CRISPR technology allows scientists to snip and replace genes in a strand of DNA , and it's already being looked at in livestock and food applications. Here, science historian Daniel Kevles explains its promises and its dangers. Read more at Ideas.TED.com...

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