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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.

Campbell's soup dumps trade association for millennials-friendly startup

Campbell broke from its peers and industry trade groups last year when it became the first large food company to voluntarily label GMOs in all of its products. Now it's leaving the Grocery Manufacturers Association and partnering with Sage Project, a digital food transparency platform. CEO Denise Morrison announced the move at the company's investor day Wednesday. Read more at TheStreet...

 

Activist investor Jana cashes out of Whole Foods in wake of Amazon deal

After stirring the pot with Whole Foods investors and leaders earlier this year, Jana Partners said in an SEC filing that it was selling its 26 million shares of the grocery chain. Read more at CNBC...

 

How social entrepreneurs can prove themselves to investors

Siam Organic is a startup working to help small scale farmers in Thailand reduce their costs and obtain organic certification. Founder Peetachi (Neil) Dejkraisak recently won the $400,000 prize in the annual social entrepreneur pitch contest Chivas Venture. How did he stand out? "The main thing for me was to share a story with the audience in a way that touched them, [and] in a way that inspired them," he said. Here he shares other advice for social entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses. Read more at Entrepreneur...

 

More than bread: Sourdough as a window into the microbiome

Researchers at Tufts University are using bread as an avenue to study microbial ecosystems, because fermented foods generally have fewer species of microbes and are easier to study, but they share commonalities with more complex systems. Read more at NPR...

 

New organic grocery store celebrates grand opening in Ashwaubenon

Fresh Thyme Market has opened its fifth Wisconsin store with a focus on produce, organic and local items. Read more at WBay.com...

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