5@5: The First Lady's food legacy | Whole Foods 365's first restaurant partner

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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.

The great FLOTUS food fight

In the six-plus years since that meeting, Michelle Obama’s sophisticated and strategic campaign has transformed the American food landscape in ways considerably deeper than the public appreciates, even now. For the first time, the inside story of how Michelle Obama changed American nutrition. Read more at Politico...


Nutritional value of fish may be reduced by farming, study finds

About half of the seafood people consume around the globe now comes from farms but efforts to make fish a sustainable food source by raising it in a tank instead of letting it grow wild may mean it's losing its main nutritional selling point. Read more at the Baltimore Sun...

Latest soda tax puts pressure on waistlines and the world

When George Osborne, the UK’s finance minister, made his annual budget speech on Wednesday, he surprised many people by announcing that the country would join several other nations attempting to tackle obesity by taxing soda. “I am not prepared to look back at my time here in this Parliament, doing this job, and say to my children’s generation: ‘I’m sorry. We knew there was a problem with sugary drinks. We knew it caused disease. But we ducked the difficult decisions and we did nothing,’” Osborne said. “So today I can announce that we will introduce a new sugar levy on the soft drinks industry.” Read more at National Geographic...


New York City-based vegan restaurant to open inside first 365 by Whole Foods Market store

By Chloe, the New York City-based fast-casual vegan restaurant, will open a Los Angeles location inside the first 365 by Whole Foods Market, By Chloe’s parent company said Thursday. Read more at Nation's Restaurant News...


Tomato workers call for Wendy’s boycott after the chain shifts its sourcing to Mexico

The Fair Food Agreement has changed the way 90 percent of the tomato farms in Florida treat their workers. But, for now, Wendy’s has stopped sourcing from there. Read more at Civil Eats...

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