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[email protected]: Organic is booming—but it's hurting specialty retail | Gluten-free label boosts Cheerios sales

5@5: Organic is booming—but it's hurting specialty retail | Gluten-free label boosts Cheerios sales
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.

Mainstream organic food hurts specialty grocers; Fairway hardest hit

NYC grocer Fairway is at risk of being delisted from the Nasdaq because it's stocks are so low as Walmart, Target, Costco, Kroger and other mainstream food retailers increase their focus on organic, forcing niche retailers to lower their prices or find other ways to compete. Read more at Reuters...


Humanely killed fish tastes better

It's not just your imagination—method of slaughter has a big impact on the taste of animals, particularly fish, according to a recent study published in Food Chemistry. The study reinforces what animal rights activists have long said about stress during slaughter leading to the secretion of toxins that taint meat. Read more at Munchies...

General Mills profit rises, helped by cost cuts

The company says it's move to label Cheerios gluten-free has boosted sales since it made the switch in September—despite having to recall 1.8 million boxes for contamination shortly thereafter. Read more at WSJ...


Clif Bar joins Connect the Drops initiative to protect California water supply

General Mills and Coca Cola are also members of the initiative to improve water sustainability in California by committing to water stewardship goals and engaging in the state's water policy. Read more at Bakery & Snacks...


Imbalance, not meat, to blame for disease

Before we banish meat from our plates following the influential WHO study earlier this year, it's important to consider balance and moderation, says Julie Miller Jones, Professer Emerita of foods and nutrition at St. Catherine University. Read more at Food Tech Perspective...

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