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Rice bran Turmoil at Marley Coffee

5@5: Rice bran—an underutilized source of plant protein? | Turmoil at Marley Coffee

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.

How one company used an enzyme to turn food waste into a superfood

Bran is boring, right? Not according to RiceBran Technologies, which has developed a stabilizing technique that presents rice bran from going rancid within 24 hours. As an ingredient, it offers consumers a non-GMO and nutritive alternative to other brans, is a source of plant-based protein and recovers a part of rice—the outer brown layer—that's typically wasted. Read more at Epoch Times...

Family of Bob Marley wants out of Denver-based Marley Coffee

An ongoing dispute between Bob Marley's family and Marley Coffee parent company Jammin Java rages on with a new lawsuit filed Aug. 4 by Jammin Java claiming the Marley family violated a licensing agreement with the company. Read more at Denver Post...

Rio 2016: How British athletes are challenging the Olympic tradition of junk food peddling

In contrast to sponsors such as Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Kellogg's, Aldi is focusing its Olympic ads on fresh, local foods. It's also supporting team Great Britain's healthy eating and cooking education program. Read more at Vox...

How is one baby food company fueling a generation of young minds?

Happy Family, which makes organic meals and snacks for babies, has seen impressive growth since its founding in 2004, and Danone purchased 92 percent of its equity in 2013. Here, founder and CEO Shazi Visram explains how she drew inspiration from her immigrant parents. Read more at Quartz...

Toms River store was organic before organic was cool

It hasn't always been easy for Natural Foods General Store, which opened in 1976. Over the last 40 years, it's expanded in size and product selection. “I feel like I’ve never had to be a salesman here. People are excited to be in the store and to try new things and I feel like I provide a service that people want and that makes them happy," says founder Jay Filippone. Read more at Asbury Park Press...

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