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5@5: Hain's potential accounting snafu | MOM's puts environment at the center of its mission

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.

Here's why shares of this Whole Foods supplier are cratering

Shares of Hain Celestial tanked Tuesday after the natural and organic food products company said it would delay the reporting of its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings because of a potential issue with when it's been recognizing revenue. Although the potential errors wouldn't affect its total revenue, Hain also said it didn't expect to achieve its guidance for the year ended June 30. Read more at Fortune...

Q&A with Scott Nash, CEO of MOM's Organic Market

The founder of this 15-store Maryland-based natural food chain started delivering organic groceries out of his mother's garage when he was 22 and has always had mission in mind—MOM's bans plastic bags, water bottles and marketing to kids. Here he explains "why we're so gung ho on clean energy." Read more at Bethesda Magazine...

Why reinventing hospital food isn't as easy as it sounds

Joshna Maharaj set out to reform "institutional foods" served at Scarborough Hospital and, instead, bring the farm-to-table movement in. She did good work, but it didn't stick when she left. "The poor quality of food in hospitals has nothing to do with the skill and dedication of the hospital kitchen staff, and everything to do with what they are given to work with," she says. Read more at Munchies...

Frustrated with artificial ingredients, this mom launched Chloe's fruit, now carried in 4,000 stores

Chloe Epstein opened a store in New York City to sell better-for-you frozen treats. Now her 60-calorie popsicles made with fruit, water and a little organic cane sugar are in markets and grocery stores across the country. Read more at Forbes...

A food waste win, the Kenyan initiative saving mangos

Sixty percent of Kenya's mango harvest is wasted each year because it's either not harvested or not processed fast enough. But a SAVE FOOD Initiative project is working to dry fruit instead of wasting it. Read more at Food Revolution...

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