5@5: Quiet changes to iconic mac & cheese | Cricket-bar maker draws $4M in funding

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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.

Big Food changes its recipe

Three months ago, Kraft Heinz removed the artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its signature macaroni and cheese dinners. Since Kraft didn't announce the change, though, it seems no one noticed — and sales continued their normal pace. Read more at BloombergGadfly ...


Cricket protein bar company Exo rakes in another $4 million in funding

The startup will use this round of Series A funding to expand its product line, increase production and create a national retail growth plan. After launching with protein bars, what's next? Read more at Eater ...

The secret ingredient in these vegan macarons is bean water

Thousands of vegans and some professionals believe that chickpea water, otherwise called aquafaba, could become a standard replacement for egg whites in meringue, macarons, creams and even cocktails. Read more at Vice.com ...


Public demands what feds suggest: Traceability via food labels

Software solutions are emerging to facilitate more trust among all members of the supply chain, from consumers to retailers to suppliers, while helping manufacturers meet new requirements under FSMA. Read more at Food Safety News ...


Urban farms fuel idealism. Profits? Not so much

Two-thirds of urban farmers say their primary concerns are food insecurity, education and community building, not the market. Urban farms also face challenges regarding the cost of land and regulations from city leaders. Read more at NPR ...

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