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March 3, 2020

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consumers are more likely to avoid high sugar content than high fat or salt
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Consumers avoid sugar when choosing healthy foods

Researchers at the University of Nottingham in Nottingham, England, found that consumers are more likely to avoid high sugar content than high fat or salt when they rely on the traffic-light labeling system. The lead researcher, a dietician, suggests that people learn more about how to balance their diets. Read more at Consumer Affairs…

U.S. Olympians to wear uniforms made of sustainable materials

For this year's Olympic games, Nike has revealed that the U.S. team members will be wearing uniforms manufactured with sustainable materials: jackets and pants with polyester made from recycled bottles; zipper pulls, the Olympic emblem and the Nike logo made from recycled waste rubber; and sneakers that include manufacturing waste and recycled polyester. Read more at Forbes.com

Nonprofit California farm helps homeless people stabilize their lives

The Homeless Garden Project give people a place to stay while they work their way through a one-year program of learning job skills and working with a social worker. They work on the farm, growing fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs. And in five years, 96% of the nearly 1,000 graduates have found jobs and 86% have found homes. Read more at Modern Farmer…   

Amazon has deleted 1 million items trying to take advantage of coronavirus fears

In response to an article in Wired magazine, Amazon has pulled more than 1 million products—all related to coronavirus—for false advertising or price gouging. The online retail giant's policies require sellers to provide accurate information and prohibit selling items that could mislead customers. The company will continue to monitor and remove products that violate those policies, a representative said. Read more at CNN.com

Cannabis-infused drinks aren't yet available in Canada

Drinks containing THC or CBD have been legal in Canada for more than two months, but good luck finding any. One analyst is blaming supply-chain problems and competition from edibles, topicals and other products. Turns out, some ingredients interact with the can liners to decrease the potency of the beverages. Read more at CBC.ca

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