5@5: Shoppers gobble up meaningless turkey claims | Cuckoo for cocoa supps

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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.

Premium, young and natural: The turkey labels we cluck-cluck over

A turkey is "fresh" so long as it's never been frozen, and cage-free if it's raised in an open house, like 95 percent of all commercial turkeys are. How can we help consumers understand the labels that actually mean something? Read more at NPR...


Chocolate in a pill: All of the benefits, none of the fun

Chocolate makers are considering (or in the case of Barry Callebaut and Mars, actually making) nutritional supplements that contain cocoa flavanols, which are thought to improve blood circulation. Mars markets its CocoaVia supplement as promoting a healthy heart. Read more at Bloomberg Business...

USADA launches new supplement education app in conjunction with federal dietary supplement initiative

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, in collaboration with the other agencies that brought charges against supplement companies this week, launched a mobile app to help coaches and athletes identify potentially risky supplements. Read more at Law In Sport...


Farm confessional: Here's my beef with farmers who claim organic when they are not


A Pennsylvania farmer explains why he, first of all, chose to go Certified Naturally Grown rather than USDA Organic, and why small agriculture has its own problems with people claiming to be organic when they aren't. Read more at Modern Farmer...


Salad bar safety put to the test

A TV station in South Carolina went to four local grocery stores and tested more than a dozen salad bar items for pathogen contamination. No E. coli, listeria or salmonella was found. Read more at WMBF News...

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