5@5: E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle | Bittman joins vegan meal delivery start-up

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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.

E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle's 3rd outbreak this year

The fast-casual chain voluntarily closed all of its restaurants in Washington and the Portland, Oregon, area after nearly two dozen people fell ill. Local and state health officials and the FDA are investigating, but the specific source of contamination has yet to be determined, although the cases of illness were traced back to six restaurants. Earlier this year, Chipotle restaurants in California and Minnesota were tied to outbreaks of norovirus and salmonella, respectively. Read more at the Associated Press...


Mark Bittman finally reveals how he plans to shake up one of the biggest trends in food

Following his departure from the New York Times last month, Mark Bittman joined a vegan meal kit delivery start-up called Purple Carrot as chief innovation officer, providing a boost the brand's visibility.  Read more at The Washington Post...

Will 2015 dietary guidelines for Americans further the demonization of caffeine?

In its Scientific Report, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee addressed caffeine, commenting that "excessive" caffeine consumption may cause adverse health effects and intimating that "high-dose" energy drinks should be avoided. But is the evidence behind this solid? Read more at Forbes...


Canadians have some natural health misconceptions, says survey

In a recent survey of 1,500 Canadians, the Canadian Health Food Association found knowledge gaps around probiotics, vitamin C and vitamin D. Read more at Food in Canada...


In 2030, we will have local protein on our plate

Breeding insects. Cultivating mushrooms. Processing vegetables. A new, six-year project in Finland aims to take the burden of protein production off of Brazil. Read more at Science Daily...

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