5@5: Voluntary GMO labeling bill breezes through Senate ag committee | Baobab bursts onto the scene

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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.

Senate committee passes GMO labeling bill

Fourteen members of the 20-member Senate Agriculture Committee voted to approve the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (called the DARK Act by opponents), which will now go to a vote on the Senate floor. The bill would prevent states from passing mandatory GMO labeling laws. Read more at SFGate...


Is Africa's ancient baobab tree growing the next superfood?

The size and resilience of the baobab tree has made it somewhat of a legend in sub-Saharan Africa, and now its fruits are getting international attention for their nutrition and flavor profile. Read more at National Geographic...

U.S. bottled water sales reach record highs in 2015

Americans are drinking more flavored water as an alternative to sugar-filled drinks. That's good—except that they're turning to bottled water. Mintel estimated that sales topped $15 billion last year and expects them to keep growing rapidly through 2020. Read more at NACS...


Denmark's new grocer is selling expired food, and it's a hit

WeFood sells edible items deemed unfit for sale by retailers and manufacturers to the general public. Read more at NPR...


Rooftop garden competition encourages Geelong businesses, building owners to go green

Geelong, a port city in Australian state of Victoria, is offering a $10,000 prize to a business that builds a rooftop garden to "contribute to the sustainability and biodiversity" of the city. Read more at Geelong Advertiser...

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