5@5: Why retailers carry organic food | Natural beauty company pushes for change in cosmetics regulation

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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.

NYU study examines where and why New York City retailers sell organic foods

The size of a store, and the demographics of the neighborhood its in, are the factors that weigh the heaviest in a store's decision to carry organic food, according to a study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Sixty percent of New York stores visited by the research team didn't carry any organic food. Read more at New York University...


Meet the natural beauty company that's making advocacy a selling point

The certified B Corporation Beautycounter, launched in 2013 by Gregg Renfrew, who was inspired to rid her house of toxic chemicals, is mobilizing its fanbase to push for more federal oversight of cosmetics. In May, two consultants from each state will travel to D.C. to support a bill that could expand the FDA's authority over cosmetics. The company uses 80 percent organic ingredients and shuns more than 1,500 ingredients. Read more at Fast Company...

USDA regulators clear two GM corn traits from Monsanto, Syngenta

As glyphosate faces generic competition, Monsanto has a new corn line resistant its dicamba herbicide. Read more at Reuters...


At this supermarket, the produce section grows its own produce

A wholesale supermarket in Berlin grows herbs and greens inside modular boxes ("vertical farms") developed by a company called Infarm, eliminating transportation and storage needs. Read more at Co.Exist...


The scientist who first warned of climate change says it's much worse than we thought

James Hansen, former director of NASA's Institute for Space Studies, warned Congress of climate change back in 1988. Even though there's more awareness of the issue today, he's still worried that we aren't doing enough. Read more at Grist...

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