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5@5: What's new on the updated nutrition facts panel | Produce industry unites on fair labor efforts

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May 20, 2016

2 Min Read
5@5: What's new on the updated nutrition facts panel | Produce industry unites on fair labor efforts

A first look at the FDA's new nutrition label—and 10 reasons it's different from the old one

The new label Michelle Obama unveiled Friday may look similar to the current one, but the way some of the numbers are calculated has changed, as has emphasis on certain categories. Major changes include that some serving sizes have been adjusted to be more in-line with how much people actually eat, and a new added sugar line appears below total sugars. Read more at The Washington Post...


Produce industry giants team up to promote responsible labor practices

A joint effort by the Produce Marketing Association and the United Fresh Produce Association will unite thousands of stakeholders behind efforts to raise worker standards globally. Leaders say the initiative may take a similar audit-based approach that other industries have take to preventing harsh labor conditions. Read more at Los Angeles Times...

How a Mexican startup is turning mango scraps into nutritional gold

EatLimmo (which attended Esca Bona last year) is turning food scraps into high-fiber powder that can replace eggs and fat in baked goods, or substitute other ingredients in processed foods. Read more at Forbes...


City bees stick to a flower diet rather than slurp up soda

Bees love to buzz around your sugary drinks, but in a recent study, researchers found very low levels of heavy carbon in bees, indicating that they were primarily seeking out flowers rather than feeding off of dumpsters or food factories. Read more at The New York Times...


Bayer's Monsanto approach sparks shareholder uproar

Even Bayer's stakeholders don't like the idea of the German company's attempt to create the world's largest agricultural supplier. Shares fell more than 8 percent following the news, and one of Bayer's major shareholders call it "arrogant empire-building." Read more at Reuters...

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