5@5: Amazon gets into private label grocery | More bad news for the bees

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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.

Amazon private labels could hit millennial sweet spot

Private label grocery is so hot that Amazon is reportedly jumping on board, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reported that the online retailer will sell vitamins, nuts, spices and more under its own brands through Amazon Prime. Read more at USA Today...


Honeybee deaths getting worse: We lost 44% of colonies last year

The bee crisis continues. A new survey from research group Bee Informed shows that the summer mortality rate for bees, which is typically much lower than the winter mortality rate, spiked this for the second year in a row—and there's no clear understanding why. Read more at Modern Farmer...

Bill would require FDA to evaluate chemicals in cosmetics for the first time ever

A bipartisan bill in the Senate called The Personal Care Products Safety Act would require the agency to evaluate at least five common chemicals found in personal care products each year, to determine whether exposure limits need to be set or warning labels required. Estee Lauder and Johnson and Johnson are among the supporters of the bill, for which a hearing is expected this summer. Read more at KQED...


The ongoing need for healthy food in corner stores

Participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) redeem most of their benefits from large stores, according to new data from the USDA. But a program launched in 2014 aims to help smaller stores stock more produce and healthier options. Read more at City Lab...


In farm to table, simple is hard

The appeal of locally produced food is obvious, but the execution isn't easy, and the higher premium sometimes gets in the way. "Running a restaurant and trying not to use any commodity products is a real challenge,” says one fast-casual LA restaurant cofounder. Read more at QSR...

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