5@5: Food waste gets its day on The Hill | FDA says knock it off with 'evaporated cane juice'

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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.

Celebrity chefs hope to press Congress on food waste

A hearing is scheduled for today that will educate the House Agriculture Committee about the billions of pounds of food waste generated each year in the U.S. Chefs from across the country are leading the charge, along with advocate groups. Then, they'll head to the White House for a roundtable discussion on Thursday. Read more at The New York Times...


That 'evaporated cane juice' is just plain sugar, FDA says

In guidance for the food industry released Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration said companies should eschew the phrase "evaporated cane juice" on labels and instead call it what it is: sugar. Read more at Today...

Study finds organic crops boost local economies

Counties that have high levels of organic agriculture activity and are near other counties that also have similar organic activity have, on average, a $2,000 higher median household income and lower poverty levels than those that don't, according to a study out of Penn State. Read more at The Des Moines Register...


Reinventing the vending machine with healthy, local food

Startup Byte is working with 150+ offices in the Bay Area to provide small fridges stocked with locally made salads, cold-pressed juices, sandwiches and coffees that can be purchased with a credit card. Read more at Co.Exist...


Top wheat exporter Russia targeting corn as crop rises to record

Buyers are looking for more non-genetically modified corn, and some are turning to Russia. Read more at Bloomberg...

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