5@5: Organic's growing pains | Wheat contamination leads to recall of new 'gluten-free' Cheerios

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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.

The bad news about the organic industry

Organic foods are more widely available and affordable than ever. But, small farmers are feeling the increasing burden of certification and wondering if corporate agribusiness interests are diluting the value of the USDA Organic label. Read more at Modern Farmer...


The latest testing techniques for catching dietary supplement fraud and adulteration

From ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography to nuclear magnetic resonance, NSF International's John Travis explains the kind of technologies companies will want their testing lab to offer to identify adulterated ingredients. Read more at Nutritional Outlook...

Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios recalled due to allergy risk

1.8 million. That's how many boxes of General Mills cereal labeled "gluten free" is being recalled due to wheat contamination at its Lodi, California, plant. Read more at CBS News...


Proteins from rice: raw materials instead of waste

Instead of disposing of proteins that remain after starch is extracted from rice, producers may be able to use a new process to spit the proteins into smaller pieces, clean them up and put them to use in cosmetics or supplements. Read more at Science Daily...


Ben Carson has had ties to dietary supplement firm that faced legal challenge

Republican candidate Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and prostate cancer survivor, has a long and personal involvement with Mannatech, a supplements company that's faced false-advertising charges over health claims for its products. Read more at the Wall Street Journal...

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