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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Hope for reversing Type 2 diabetes

New research raises the tantalizing possibility that drastic changes in diet may reverse Type 2 diabetes in some people. A small study in England found the effects lasted for six months. Read more at The New York Times ...


Small plus local doesn’t equal a free pass on food safety

Consumers' increasing demand for fresh food — the so-called fresh revolution — is good news for small- and medium-sized farms. But those local farms must pay more attention to food safety to compete. Read more at Food Safety News ...

Despite record growth, there’s still too little organic food

Even with a 12 percent increase in the number of certified organic farms between 2014 and 2015, there aren't enough organic operations in the U.S. to keep pace with the soaring consumer demand. EWG is calling on Congress to increase support for small family farmers. Read more at EWG ...


The full-fat paradox: Dairy fat linked to lower diabetes risk

"People who had the most dairy fat in their diet had about a 50 percent lower risk of diabetes" compared with people who consumed the least dairy fat, says Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Read more at NPR ...


Vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs

Eating vegetables and fruits grown in soils irrigated with reclaimed wastewater exposes consumers to minute quantities of carbamazepine, an anti-epileptic drug commonly detected in wastewater effluents, according to a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center. Read more at Science Daily ...

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