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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.

Instacart raises $200 million round to take on Amazon and Whole Foods

Instacart has just raised $200 million, boosted its valuation by nearly a billion dollars and had its best year yet. Read more at CNBC...

 

Annie’s, organic snack food producer, develops sustainable packaging roadmap for using metallized film

Flexible packaging films with multi-layer structures are hard to collect and recycle. Annie’s is set to unveil its game plan for rolling out snacks packaged in recyclable flexible film next month. Read more at Packaging World...

 

These citizen-regulators in Arkansas defied Monsanto. Now they're under attack

In Arkansas, a regulatory committee of farmers and small-business owners banned the latest weed-killing technology from the giant agrichemical company. Now Monsanto is taking them to court. Read more at NPR…

 

Nestle takes stake in natural and organic food maker Terrafertil

Nestle announced it acquired a majority stake in Terrafertil, a Latin American natural and organic plant-based food company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Nestle said it would pick up all of Terrafertil’s operations and assets in the seven countries where it operates. Read more at Food Dive...

 

Sales of cannabis oil double in the UK as health food store Holland & Barrett stocks the product

There's high demand for CBD products in the UK, as the number of people buying cannabidiol doubled in the past year in the UK. The Cannabis Trades Association UK says the number of consumers surged from 125,000 to 250,000 in the past year. Here's what happened when Holland & Barrett stocked it. Read more at Bristol Post...

 

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