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[email protected]: Mom bloggers and the food industry | Will RNA spray be the next big GMO debate?

5@5: Mom bloggers and the food industry | Will RNA spray be the next big GMO debate?
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.

Why Big Food is fighting hard for mom bloggers' approval

The mom blogosphere comprises an estimated 14.2 million highly connected mothers--many of whom put healthy eating and living at the core of their personal brands. Read more at Eater...


The next great GMO debate

Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta are investigating new RNA spray technology that would alter a plant's gene expression without modifying the plant's genome. Read more at MIT Technology Review...

Protein goes green: Can algae become the next soy?

Whether microalgae will be able to follow in the footsteps of other fast-growing plant proteins like pea protein is still to be determined, but analysts see a big business opportunity for companies like Solazyme and Allma in the works. However, the high cost of microalgae is a challenge. Read more at NPR...


Scotland to prohibit GMO crops

“The Scottish Government will shortly submit a request that Scotland is excluded from any European consents for the cultivation of GM crops, including the variety of genetically modified maize already approved and six other GM crops that are awaiting authorization,” the Scottish Government said in a statement. Read more at Time...


Chobani CEO becomes La Colombe's majority owner

Hamdi Ulukaya is the sole investor in the Philly-based coffee roaster, which will be the coffee supplier for Chobani SoHo cafe in New York. Read more at Philadelphia Business Journal...

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