5@5: Breaking down food insecurity in the U.S. | Target nudges suppliers to phase out certain chemicals

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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.

Food insecurity hits almost 25 million American adults

Younger Americans seem to be the hardest hit age group, with 16 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds surveyed by Zogby Analytics saying they have gone without food for 24 hours at a time in the past month because of a lack of money or food. Read more at Forbes...

 

Target expands list of chemicals it wants out of consumer goods

Challenging vendors to respond to consumer health concerns, Target has added triclosan and other substances to its Product Sustainability Index—its list of almost 600 chemicals it would like suppliers to take out of their products. Read more at Bloomberg...

Pamela's founder reflects on evolution of gluten-free

Gluten-free products abound on the Natural Products Expo show floor today, but back in 1988, when Pamela Giusto-Sorrells developed a line of gluten-free pancake mix, anything on the market "was really atrocious." Read more at Food Business News...

 

Comvita invests in fish oil company

The natural foods company is investing at least $2 million in fish oil producer SeaDragon. Read more at Radio New Zealand News...

 

NIH awards Mount Sinai $9.9 million to study role of dietary supplements in promoting resilience

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine are studying how supplements can promote resilience to stresses and trauma, or "mental toughness." Read more at Newswise...

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