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5@5: Fair trade produce imports jump 26% | Marketing non-GMO
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.

Americans seek Fair Trade Certified produce; imports jump 26%

Fair Trade USA reports its biggest year yet for its floral and produce category. Fair Trade Certified produce from Mexico was also a big driver of growth last year. Read more at 3BL Media...


'GMO-free' is a boon for companies chasing 'health halo' profits

Chipotle didn't just remove GMOs from the food it serves—it's using its stance as a marketing opportunity. And some are worried that consumers mistake GMO free for healthy. Read more at NPR...

Minnesota cost-share program makes organic certification affordable

Under the Minnesota Organic Cost Share Program, organic operators can apply for a rebate of up to 75 percent of the cost of their organic certification-related expenses.  Read more at Ag Week...


Berkeley soda tax does a slow fizzle

In many cases, the tax, which took effect in March, isn't actually affecting how much consumers pay for soda. Read more at Futurity...


$8.2M organic egg farm being built in west Michigan

Konos Inc., a distributor of Vande Bunte Eggs, is building an organic egg farm that will house some 480,000 hens in west Michigan's Allegan County. Read more at Detroit Free Press...

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