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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.

'That one was definitely alive:' An undercover video at one of the nation's biggest pork processors

Animal rights group Compassion Over Killing obtained footage that appears to show gruesome mistreatment of pigs at the Minnesota facility of Quality Pork Processors, a supplier of Hormel. The footage, which the group turned over to the USDA, also shines light on a pilot program QPP is participating in that allows it (rather than the government) to take more responsibility over the initial stages of inspection. Read more at The Washington Post...


A new start-up hopes to develop faster-growing crops—without genetic modification

BioConsortia is hoping to provide farmers with an alternative to genetically modified crops by using a patented way of identifying specific combinations of plant microbes that would produce better yields in corn, wheat and soybeans. Read more at Modern Farmer...

Instacart adds coupons through its new 'deals' platform

In an effort to alleviate some of the higher costs of grocery delivery, Instacart worked with major CPG brands to develop digital coupons that shoppers can use on their orders. Read more at Tech Crunch...


Frutarom acquires Polish savory flavors co AMCO

In its 11th acquisition this year, the Israeli flavors and specialty ingredients company gives Frutarom more leverage in the growing Polish market. Read more at Globes English...


Intrexon's billionaire CEO is betting on the most controversial GMOs

The former pharma CEO who leads the synthetic biology company says the company has "an opportunity to be one of the great companies of the world," despite the current public distaste for nearly anything labeled as genetically modified. Read more at Wired...

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