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[email protected]: Costco loans help organic suppliers expand | Obama administration takes on salt

5@5: Costco loans help organic suppliers expand | Obama administration takes on salt
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.

Costco gets creative to meet shoppers' huge appetite for organics

In an initiative to boost organic supply, the retailer is working with farms to help them buy land and equipment for organic production. Costco sold more than $4 billion worth of organic products last year. Read more at Seattle Times...


India's edible cutlery points the way for a zero-waste future

Narayana Peesapaty's company, Bakeys, developed edible cutlery made from millett, rice and wheat flours that decomposes within five days if not used, in an effort to reduce use of plastic utensils in India. Read more at Forbes...

Obama's latest food crackdown: Salt

After much delay (due in at least some part to shifting science), the administration's targets for how much salt should be in processed foods — an effort to nudge food companies to reduce the sodium in products — are expected this summer. Read more at Politico...


Former Obama nutrition policy advisor is a partner in Campbell Soup-backed VC fund

Former White House chef (and Expo West speaker) Sam Kass is a partner in Acre Venture Partners—a $125 million venture fund formed about six weeks ago. So far, only one of the firm's investments has been made public: Juicero, a $700 system for making cold-press juice at home. Read more at Fortune...


Three trends shaping children's food industry

When parents shop for food for their kids, nutrition tops their list of priorities, according to a new report from Packaged Facts, followed by convenience and pricing. Read more at Food Business News...

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