5@5: Farmworker lawsuits claim Roundup caused cancer | Hemp thrives in Kentucky

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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.

U.S. workers sue Monsanto claiming herbicide caused cancer

Six months after the World Health Organization called Roundup a "probably carcinogen," a farm worker and a horticultural assistant are suing the agriculture giant for allegedly misleading the public about the dangers of its herbicide and causing cancer. Legal experts expect more lawsuits to follow. Read more at Reuters...


Kentucky gets hip to hemp

Since the Agricultural Act of 2014 was signed in to law, allowing certain states to start farming hemp again after nearly 60 years, Kentucky has taken a lead in hemp production. Read more at The Bitter Southerner...

To build a greener economy, Bhutan wants to go organic by 2020

In 2011, the country launched the National Organic Program with the goal of making its agriculture completely organic by 2020 to ensure that it remains carbon neutral. Read more at Reuters...


How this protein bar brand grew 57,000% in three years

Yes, you read that right. As Quest Nutrition prepares to launch a new seasonal pumpkin flavored protein bar, co-founder Tom Bilyeu reflects on what's behind the growth and what's next for the company. Read more at Food Business News...


Ending the overuse of antibiotics in food animals doesn't stop with chickens

Even if companies like Tyson, McDonald's and Subway follow through on their plans to source chickens raised with limited or no antibiotics, there's still much more work to do, says Laura Rogers of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center. There's been little to no movement in the beef, pork and turkey industries; that will be a much harder move. Read more at Huffington Post...

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