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[email protected]: PepsiCo's Tropicana to bear non-GMO butterfly | French parliament approves anti-food waste law

5@5: PepsiCo's Tropicana to bear non-GMO butterfly | French parliament approves anti-food waste law
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.

Some Tropicana and other PepsiCo products to carry Non-GMO Project seal

Tropicana Pure Premium organic juice and four other products will be stamped with the non-GMO butterfly starting early next year. Meanwhile, parent company PepsiCo has been a public opponent of state efforts to require GMO labeling. Read more at The New York Times...


French Parliament unanimously approves law to cut food waste

The law, which would require large supermarkets to donate unsold food, is expected to pass easily in the French Sénat and go into effect in January. Read more at Time...

Chipotle's Seattle woes put fresh scrutiny on safety procedures

Recent E. coli and norovirus outbreaks aren't Chipotle's only problems right now—Seattle's health department gave 17 restaurants in the area unsatisfactory safety scores and shut one down this week after inspections found workers weren't keeping food hot enough. Read more at Bloomberg...


Dow and DuPont, two of America's oldest giants, to merge in jaw-dropping megadeal

Together, the companies are worth about $130 million and will control about 17 percent of global pesticide sales and about 40 percent of corn-seed and soybean markets in the U.S.  In about two years, the company plans to split into three separate companies. Read more at Washington Post...


GMO chicken: FDA approves genetically modified hens, but for medicine, not food

The transgenic chicken is genetically modified to produce medicine in its eggs for a rare disease called lysosomal acid lilpase deficiency (aka Wolman disease). The drug company that produces the medicine, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, said it has taken "rigorous steps" to ensure the eggs, nor the chickens, enter the food supply. Read more at International Business Times...

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