5@5: What is carbon farming, and why should you care? | Whole Foods store to include vegan diner, coffee shop

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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.

Carbon farming: Hope for a hot planet

Suddenly, everyone's talking about carbon farming, the concept of taking excess carbon out the atmosphere and storing it in the soil, where it helps plants grow. A USDA web tool called COMET-Farm is helping farmers reduce emissions, but activists are pushing for more movement from government agencies. Read more at Modern Farmer...


Whole Foods' strategy for luring millennials: Be a "super cool hang"

The first 365 by Whole Foods Market location in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles will also house a branch of a local coffee chain and a branch of a New York-based vegan restaurant as part of the retailer's Friends of 365 initiatives to make its new, lower-price store format appealing to a variety of younger consumers. Read more at Fast Company...

Will new toxics law hide secret chemicals?

Congressional leaders are working on reconciling bills that have passed in the House and Senate to revise the U.S.'s primary chemical safety law, which allows companies to keep "trade secret" thousands of chemicals used in products. But there are problems with these bills that could even further inhibit transparency. Read more at EWG...


Chipotle board opposes idea of sustainability report

Shareholders are asking the fast-casual chain to file an annual sustainability report outlining its social and environmental business practices. But the board isn't exactly on board, saying the company has made a decision to devote its resources instead "to taking actions, adopting practices and communicating these efforts in areas that have a positive impact on the sustainability of our business." Read more at Denver Business Journal...


Pop-up sustainable sushi, even in New York

Although sustainable sushi restaurants have existed on the West Coast for many years, the East Coast hasn't experienced the same trend, until Mayanoki arrived. The owners prioritize locally and responsibly caught fish and serve a rotating menu. Read more at Civil Eats...

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