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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Two more major industry players part ways with GMA

Politico reports that Tyson Foods and Unilever have joined at least four other major food companies in saying they will not renew their membership with the Grocery Manufacturers Association for 2018. Read more at Politico…

 

Taxes on meat could join carbon and sugar to help limit emissions

Some investors think that governments’ next efforts to improve public health and reduce emissions might involve a levy on livestock. Countries including Denmark and China have reportedly discussed the creation of a meat tax, but the idea has been met with resistance from farmers. Read more at Bloomberg Technology…

 

Algae is poised to become a mainstream food ingredient if supply can keep up with demand

The potential applications for algal biomass in foods and beverages run the gamut, from smoothies to supplements to animal feeds. But the sustainable ingredient’s growth potential is limited by the current supply chain, says the CEO of Zivo Bioscience, a U.S.-based R&D company focused on microalgae. Zivo is working on a simple and cost-effective model for pond production of algae with a unique blend of protein, micronutrients and non-starch polysaccharides. Read more at AgFunder News…

 

This startup’s healthier versions of your favorite sprinkles and food coloring are actually worth buying

Carmel Hagen, a former Pillsbury Bake-Off winner, began her career in tech but later launched an organic coconut sugar product called Sweet Revenge. Her new venture is Supernatural, a line of heat-resistant natural food color and sprinkles. Read more at Business Insider…

 

Whole Foods’ new produce push

Salad bars at Whole Foods Market stores are getting a refresh for the new year. They will incorporate new recipes and ingredients with a focus on root-to-stem and seasonal produce. Read more at Produce News… 

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