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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.

Seltzer’s popularity bubbles up in the U.S.

Sales of seltzer waters like LaCroix and Polar have jumped 42 percent over the last five years as soda sales slide. Read more at NPR…

 

GM salmon hits shelves in Canada—but people may not know they’re buying it

Canadian regulators approved AquaBounty salmon for sale last year, making it the first genetically engineered animal to enter the food supply. The fish have made their way into supermarkets, and AquaBounty says about 5 tons have been sold in recent months. In the U.S., however, GM fish was banned until clear labeling guidelines were established. Read more at The Guardian…

 

Debate over ‘Clean Honest Ingredients’ label gets dirty

Healthy shoppers were likely psyched to hear that Hy-Vee was launching an initiative to remove artificial colors and flavors from its private label products. But not farmers in the top corn-producing state, Iowa. They say the program incorrectly implies that high fructose corn syrup is an artificial ingredient. The Iowa Corn Growers Association sent a letter to the Midwest grocery chain, which responded by changing the wording on its website to remove the implication. Read more at KCCI…

 

Rice industry says cauliflower “rice” is misleading consumers

Is mayo without egg really mayo? Is almond milk really milk? Now farmers are asking a similar question about the recent trend of packaged “riced” vegetables like cauliflower that are providing new, convenient options for shoppers looking for healthier options. Lobbyists for rice farmers are asking the FDA to define "rice." Read more at CBS News...

 

A nutrition scientist predicts a future in which pizza is nutritious as a superfood

The director of user experience and research and development at Abbott Nutrition, which makes meal replacement shakes, protein bars and baby formula, envisions a future in which we have a “super nutritious pizza” that could provide all of the nutrients we need in a meal and also taste good. Read more at Business Insider…

 

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