5@5: More food colorants made from - gasp! - actual food | Detroit's big plans for a 60-acre urban farm

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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.

Move over, Yellow 6. More natural colors from plants are coming

As more food companies move away from synthetic colorings and additives, demand for natural colorants is on the rise. Here's how different companies are using foods, from red cabbage to turmeric, to make natural colors. Read more at NPR...


Wall Street sours on Whole Foods Market

Shares have dropped nearly 50 percent since peaking in February, and analysts are bearish almost across the board. Competition from conventional retailers and PR challenges are probably at least partly to blame. Read more at The Wall Street Journal...

Guinness is going vegan

The beer maker says it will stop using isinglass, a fish organ byproduct, in its brewing process some time next year. Read more at Time...


One of the country's biggest urban farms will be built in Detroit

With so much delinquent and city-owned land, it makes sense that a nonprofit and the city's mayor want to build a 60-acre urban far. The land is secured, but there's something missing--funding. Read more at Modern Farmer...


Skype co-founders are working on a robot that delivers groceries for $1.50

Their new company, Starship Technologies, has invented a self-driving robot expected to be able to deliver two grocery bags at a time to suburban areas. Read more at Fortune...

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