5@5: GMO labeling bill does not advance in Senate | Scientists back IARC's glyphosate-cancer statement

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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 blocks GMO labeling bill, for now. But the battle isn't over

In a 48-49 vote, the Senate denied a cloture motion for a bill sponsored by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) that would have created a national voluntary standard for GMO labeling. The vote prevents the bill from advancing to a full debate, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's going away. Read more at NPR...


The battle over the most used herbicide heats up as nearly 100 scientists weigh in

A group of 94 scientists came out in support of the International Agency for Cancer Research's conclusion last year that glyphosate was probably carcinogenic. Read more at Civil Eats...

Hass Avocado board report finds shifts in retail marketplace

One in every five meals is eaten in a car, according to the board's annual top 10 retail trends report, and millennials have the highest consumption of fruits and vegetables. Read more at The Packer...


University of Alberta students invent healthy, dairy-free 'gelato'

BiotaGelata, a dessert made out of fermented pulses like white beans and kidney beans, was created by students studying nutrition and food science at the university. Read more at Huffington Post Canada...


Whole Foods and Walmart shoppers actually spend the same amount

Price-tracking site Perfect Price found that shoppers spend the most money per visit at Costco, and about $54 to $55 per visit to both Walmart and Whole Foods. Read more at Co.Exist...

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