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[email protected]: $5M in food safety grants for small, local food producers | Cannabis drug granted orphan drug status

5@5: $5M in food safety grants for small, local food producers | Cannabis drug granted orphan drug status
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.

GW Pharma's cannabis drug gets orphan drug status

CBD—a cannabinol derived from cannabis—is the hottest ingredient to hit health-food stores in years. But pharma company GW Pharmaceuticals just secured orphan-drug status from the FDA for its Epidiolex drug to treat patients with the rare condition tuberous sclerosis complex. This could further cement in FDA’s eyes that the drug has supremacy over supplements. Read more at Reuters...


More local food, more food safety risk, more federal grants

The USDA has offered nearly $5 million in food safety grants to help smaller farms, processors, wholesalers and farmers markets comply with new FSMA guidelines. Even though very small operations are exempted from many of those rules, some retailers, restaurants and schools still demand that they meet them. Read more at Food Safety News...

PepsiCo adds ancient grains quinoa and amaranth to Quaker lineup

As PepsiCo tries to reshape its portfolio to tap the health and wellness market, it announced that Quaker will debut new instant hot cereals and granolas featuring ancient grains. Read more at Bakery and Snacks...


Recipe for a healthy planet make worms and algae tasty

A new book from Danish chef and geographer Lars Charas calls on chefs to incorporate more veggies and insect protein into their dishes with sustainability in mind. Read more at National Geographic...


Three Jerks believe meat snackers ready for filet mignon jerky

Another food company tried its luck in the Shark Tank—and walked away with a $100,000 investment from Daymond John. Three Jerks makes five flavors of filet mignon jerky.  Read more at Food Dive...

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