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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.

Solix Algredients' pivot from biofuels to natural-food additives pays off

The Colorado-based company started a decade ago with a focus on generating biofuels from algae but began moving in a different direction in 2013 to leverage its expertise in growing algae to make high-value food ingredients. Today, its products include SolastaAstaxanthin, a non-GMO extract used in supplements, and omega-3 DHA. Read more at BizWest...

 

The crop that ate America

Corn will make up more than two-thirds of the projected harvest of major U.S. grains and oilseeds this year, according to USDA data. New technologies and markets have made it a better business case for farmers than other crops. Read more at Bloomberg...

 

Annie's John Foraker calls on Bezos to end food deserts by 2027

The potential of the Amazon-Whole Foods merger to address food access issues is "simply immense," says Annie's President John Foraker. Amazon's delivery infrastructure, combined with Whole Foods' brick-and-mortar footprint and supply chain, can improve affordability and accessibility of good food. Read more at Food Tech Connect...

 

CRISPR creator Jennifer Doudna on the promises—and pitfalls—of easy genetic modification

In her new book, the developer of the gene-editing method called CRISPR addresses some of the daunting possibilities her technology enables. Read more at Wired...

 

The important reason behind the sudden popularity of organic baby clothes

Babies are more susceptible to absorbing harmful chemicals than adults, and that fact is fueling growth of organic babywear. Read more at Reader's Digest...

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