5@5: Three-fourths of Americans think they eat a healthy diet | Is food tech cooling off?

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August 4, 2016

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5@5: Three-fourths of Americans think they eat a healthy diet | Is food tech cooling off?

75 percent of Americans say they eat healthy—despite evidence to the contrary

NPR and Truven Health Analytics asked 3,000 U.S. adults how healthy their diets are, and about three-fourths ranked their diets as good, very good or excellent. So why are 36 percent of adults obese? Experts say one big issue is that we're just plain eating too much, and influences like junk food marketing certainly don't help. Read more at NPR...

Taking a bite out of the food industry: Startups change the game

This year may see half as many food tech deals and $2.5 billion less in funding than last year, according to research firm CB Insights. Food delivery and other companies that expand access to fresh food seem to be doing well. Here's a look at some other food tech companies doing interesting things. Read more at Forbes...

Pretty much everyone is fed up with the FDA's slow recalls

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is the latest politician speaking up about the recall of more than 45 million pounds of General Mills flour products. "I’m urging the FDA to conduct a top-to-bottom review of their contaminated food recall process with an eye towards speeding things up," he said in a statement. Read more at Modern Farmer...

MHRA review shows sports supplement industry improvement

In the run up to the Rio Olympics, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the UK found a 50 percent reduction of unauthorized products being marketed as sports supplements since 2012. Read more at GOV.UK...

Opioid-like herbal supplement to stay on shelves in Texas, at least for now

Kratom, which is a mild stimulant when used in small doses, has been outlawed in states like Alabama. But it doesn't look like Texas will be joining that list any time soon. Read more at KUT.org...

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