5@5: Inside Walmart's organic fast food joint | Food allergies a growing public health issue

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August 23, 2017

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5@5: Inside Walmart's organic fast food joint | Food allergies a growing public health issue

Walmart just opened an organic fast food joint in Florida

Walmart is the second-largest seller of organic foods in the U.S., and it’s expanding options for shoppers in Florida. A store in Orlando has replaced the usual tried-and-true fast food restaurant at the front of its store—usually Subway, McDonald’s or Checkers—with Grown, an organic restaurant founded by former NBA star Ray Allen and his wife, Sharon. On the menu? Customizable smoothies, grain bowls and salads. Read more at Delish…


Severe food allergy cases skyrocketed over the past decade, study finds

Hospitalization due to anaphylactic food reactions have skyrocketed in the last decade, according to FAIR Health, a nonprofit that examined millions of private insurance claims data. Peanuts accounted for the most claims, followed by tree nuts and seeds, eggs, crustaceans and dairy. Read more at ABC News…


This startup turns beer waste into fancy vegan smoothies

Sarah Pool, beer enthusiast and former CEO of Pacific Superfood Snacks, found a new way to make use of spent grains that result from beer brewing. Canvas is a startup that blends the grains with cashews, coconut milk, pea protein and trendy herbs and spices to make what it calls barley milk. Read more at Munchies..


Kind targets Big Food’s sugary fruit snacks in new product push

The snack bar company steps outside of its box with a new line of fruit snacks that boast a “no sugar added” claim. Kind Fruit Bites are made from fruits including apples, strawberries, cherries, mango and pineapple. Read more at Bloomberg…


Gut bacteria from elite athletes could soon become a probiotic supplement

Researchers at Harvard University are attempting to identify and isolate bacteria in the guts of elite athletes that could be turned into commercial probiotic supplements to aid in athletic performance. Read more at Seeker…

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