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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.

Clorox buys Renew Life, profit beats expectations

The company has its eyes set on a new market with its acquisition of digestive health supplement brand Renew Life. Clorox, which also owns Burt's Bees and Liquid Plumr, reported strong quarterly results as it announced the acquisition Tuesday. Read more at Wall Street Journal...


Hain Celestial sales, earnings rise on acquisitions, growth

While posting more than 13 percent sales growth in the third quarter, Hain announced strategic initiatives that it hopes will help it save $100 million dollars between 2017 and 2019. In addition, it will reorganize into five new "platforms"—Fresh Living (poultry and yogurt), Better-for-You Baby (infant products), Better-for-You Snacking, Better-for-You Pantry and Pure Personal Care. Read more at Newsday...

Grassley says GMO-labeling bill won't be done by July

Since the DARK Act was defeated in the Senate in March, no other attempts to craft legislation around the issue have found traction. The senator said there's no chance anything will get done by the time Vermont's mandatory labeling law goes into effect in July. "We haven't given up," says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Read more at Des Moines Register...


Supermarkets aim to reduce food waste

Here's how retailers, from Giant to Whole Foods Market to Wegmans, are doing their part to donate and upcycle unused food. Read more at The Baltimore Sun...


Will chickpea water be the next kale?

Aquafaba, the thick water that results from chickpeas being soaked, is making waves among vegan cooks for its ability to mimic egg whites. Read more at Grub Street...

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