5@5: JetBlue opens airport garden | Is big always bad when it comes to food companies?

[email protected]: JetBlue opens airport garden | Is big always bad when it comes to food companies?

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.

JetBlue has real, working farm at JFK Airport in New York City

The same airline that said it will offer cricket protein bars on board revealed last week that it's set up a 24,000-square-foot farm made of plastic milk cartons and composted food waste donated by restaurants inside the airport. There, it will grow potatoes, herbs and vegetables for some of the restaurants inside, and also for local food banks. Terra Blues, the potato chip brand that supplies the snacks the airline hands out to passengers, is also a partner in the project. Read more at Modern Farmer...


If Big Food buys your favorite 'natural' food brand, will you trust it?

Founders and leaders of Niman Ranch, Cascadian Farms and Lundberg Family Farms weigh in on whether big can be good (spoiler alert: they all say it can) and whether natural companies can trust their visions under the umbrella of large acquirers. Read more at NPR...

Major trends in dietary supplements contract manufacturing are changing the name of the game

Industry trends that are influencing the pharmaceutical space—emerging markets, consolidation, upstream services and differentiation—are also shaping supplement manufacturers. Read more at Nutritional Outlook...


Spinach in a muesli bar? Freedom Foods muscles up for superfoods attack

The maker of gluten- and nut-free products is working to incorporate superfoods like goji berries and spinach into its snack bar and breakfast cereal lines. Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald...


Lesaffre expands in fermentation with acquisition

Yeast and fermentation company Lesaffre has acquired a majority stake in Gnosis, which produces fermentation ingredients for a variety of industries. Read more at Food Business News...

TAGS: News General
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.