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5@5: Technology enables more traceable seafood | Hampton Creek's reported buyback under inquiry

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.

Is that real tuna in your sushi? Now, a way to track that fish

Marine animals travel a complex path that has historically made transparency in seafood tough. But companies like Red's Best and Sea to Table are working to clarify the murky details about how fish is caught in American waters. And a new partnership between Oceana, Google and the nonprofit SkyTruth will use satellite data to analyze fishing boat practices. Read more at New York Times...

Hampton Creek's mayo buybacks prompt inquiry by the SEC

Bloomberg's unnamed sources say the food tech company is under informal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the buyback scheme it allegedly organized shortly before raising $90 million in 2014. Read more at Bloomberg...

Mogul sees organic farm as first step to reviving lost towns

Entrepreneur Michael Bruno has opened a farm stand in New York's Hudson Valley as the first step of a project that includes a hotel, a roadside rotisserie and a bar inside a small house with a garden. Read more at New York Post...

Digested: Can small food brands scale up without selling out?

What will come of all these Big Food acquisitions over the past few years? For many smaller companies, selling is a matter of practicality. But it's risky. Read more at Civil Eats...

Congress can help young farmers succeed

Student debt is keeping young aspiring farmers from pursuing their ambitions. If it's passed, House bill 2590, also called the Young Farmer Success Act, could help. It would include farmers in the list covered by the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Read more at The Sacramento Bee...

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