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5@5: International tactics for fighting food waste | Seaweed—a superstar ingredient

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 cities are tackling their enormous food waste problem

Apps. Food-sharing networks. Stores that only stock rejected produce. Companies that turn would-be waste into new products. These are all ways that different areas of the world are fighting food waste. What can we learn from them? Read more at FastCo...


Seaweed helps bring food security to Latin America

It's a trendy ingredient in the U.S., but throughout Latin America, where an average of 47 percent of the population lives in poverty, seaweed is become a sustainable source of food—and providing a livelihood for those who cultivate it. Read more at The Christian Science Monitor... 


Want to donate junk food? The region's largest food bank will reject it.

There are some new standards at Capital Area Food Bank, which has locations in Washington DC and Virginia. It will no longer accept donations of holiday candy or sugary soft drinks and bakery items. Low-income populations already have higher incidences of obesity and diabetes, the food bank's chief executive says, and it's time to encourage healthier eating. Read more at The Washington Post...


Consortium created to develop next generation natural sweetening solutions

Dolce is a new strategic partnership between biotech company Brain AG, drug discovery company AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH and ingredient supplier Roquette to develop sweeteners and natural sweet taste enhancers, to cut down on added sugar and calories. Read more at Quality Assurance & Food Safety...


Is there a seasonal and geographic link to celiac disease?

People born in warmer seasons or regions of the world may have a higher risk of developing celiac disease, according to recent research that examined data on nearly 2 million Swedish children. Read more at The Washington Post...

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