5@5: Food trend alert: Pulses | Does FDA's GM salmon decision set a precedent?

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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.

Chefs and the UN believe this is going to be the biggest food trend in 2016

The year of the pulse? That's what people are saying about this category of legumes (that includes beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils) that have been staple foods for most of human history. They're inexpensive and high in fiber, protein, iron and antioxidants, and they add nutrients to the soil. Read more at Business Insider...


U.S. approval of GMO salmon may set precedent

This is the first time the FDA has approved a genetically engineered animal for human consumption, so the agency needed to evaluate if the genetic modification is safe for the fish, if the fish is safe for humans to eat and whether it grows as fast as AquaBounty claims. That's perhaps why it took nearly two decades to be approved. Will this approval make it easier for more GM animals to be approved in the future? Read more at National Geographic...

56% of Americans stop buying from brands they believe are unethical

Not only does a brand today have to make a good product, have a good mission and tell a good story, but it also has to demonstrate that it's ethical, according to a new Mintel survey that found that a third of consumers would stop buying from brands they think are unethical, even if there's no substitutions for the brand's products. Read more at Mintel...


What is this weird weed, and why are farmers and health nuts so into it?

It's technically a weed, but corn gromwell, which is actually completely unrelated to corn, is now being grown as a crop in its native Scotland because of its omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid content. Read more at Modern Farmer...


Thousands of vegans are trying to convince Walmart to ban this toy

In a new Change.org petition, vegan activists urge the retailer to remove toy slaughter trucks from its shelves. Read more at Munchies...

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