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September 18, 2017

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5@5: Beans boost gluten-free pastas | Honest Tea lands in Happy Meals

Beans add healthy fiber and protein to gluten-free pastas

Some favorite natural products brands like Tolerant, Banza and Ancient Harvest aren’t just making tasty gluten-free pastas—they’re making healthier pastas, too, with a lower glycemic index than corn or rice-based options and higher resistant starch content. Read more at NPR…


How McDonald’s Happy Meals are changing

Here’s another sign that organic is penetrating the mainstream market: Starting in November, Honest Tea’s organic juice will replace the conventional, higher-sugar beverage currently included in the fast food chain’s kid's meals. "We hoped one day we would find a way to make these drinks available not just in natural food stores (though we love those stores!), but to all Americans at an affordable price,” Honest Tea cofounder Seth Goldman wrote on the company’s blog. Read more at USA Today…


Who’s buying clean label products?

Some 93 percent of American shoppers have bought a clean label product at a grocery store, according to new research from Nielsen. Millennials and Generation X consumers place more importance on labels like organic, non-GMO and no added hormones. Read more at Nielsen…


Here’s what it takes to win the grocery wars

While Whole Foods continue to grow and adapt its lower-cost 365 chain, Germany’s low-cost grocer moves into the U.S. and Walmart invests in delivery. Read more at Fast Company…


The mysterious allure of LaCroix’s ‘natural flavors’

What’s behind LaCroix’s natural flavors? According to the company, it’s "natural essence oils ... extracted from the named fruit used in each of our LaCroix flavors.” Read more at Wired…

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