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[email protected]: 'Fair food' in high demand | Report: Niman Ranch attracts buyer interest

5@5: 'Fair food' in high demand | Report: Niman Ranch attracts buyer interest
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.

The growing demand for 'fair food'

A history of the fight for more fair treatment of workers in the food industry, starting with Edward R. Murrow's 1960 documentary "Harvest of Shame." Read more at CBS News...


Niman Ranch parent, Natural Food Holdings, attracts buyer interest

The parent company of the organic meat producer is reportedly evaluating  its options after receiving interest from a number of strategic buyers, both domestic and international. Read more at The Street...

U.S. market for meat snacks continues to evolve

Meat snacks rank fourth in the U.S. market for savory snacks, according to Innova Market Insights, but has grown significantly over the past few years. And there's potential for growth outside of the U.S., too. Read more at Food Business News...


Hampton Creek responds to allegations of bad science and ethics

After Business Insider published a piece last week in which former Hampton Creek employees alleged that the company used "shoddy science [...] stretched the truth when labeling samples, and created an uncomfortable and unsafe work environment," CEO Josh Tetrick has written a response on He confirms some of the allegations and denies others, concluding: "In working to change our food system, we screw up sometimes. We fix things constantly. We sprint back to work." Read more at Medium...


NIH analysis shows Americans are in pain

An estimated 23.4 million adults in the U.S. experience a lot of pain, and it's one of the leading reasons they turn to alternative health approaches, according to a new analysis of NIH data. Read more at NIH...

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