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[email protected]: Former NBA star opens organic fast-food restaurant | USDA to test food stamps + grocery delivery

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.

Ray Allen opening organic fast-food eatery

The former NBA player and his wife are opening Grown, an organic fast-food restaurant, in Miami in March, complete with a drive-thru, carry-out services and grab-and-go items. Read more at the Miami Herald...


Some online grocery companies are about to start taking food stamps

The 2014 Farm Bill put forth a USDA pilot program that will allow some grocery delivery companies to accept food stamps via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards. Expected to launch this spring, it's a move that could bring more fresh food to some of the 46 million people who rely on food stamps. Read more at Civil Eats...

Supermarket food waste 'must be banned by EU and US,' demands French politician Arash Derambarsh

The politician behind France's move to ban supermarkets from throwing out unused food is calling on the rest of Europe and the United States to follow suit. "The problem is simple we have food going to waste and poor people who are going hungry," he says. Read more at the Independent...


Vietnam's supplemental food market grows by 9-10 percent per annum

A modern lifestyle and boosted income for people in Vietnam have translated into high growth of the functional foods market there, which is controlled by a majority of foreign companies like Amway and Herbalife. Read more at Vietnam Net...


Will a ban on food in landfills finally spur Maine to boost recycling?

Food and other organic materials comprise more than 40 percent of the state's residential waste. A bill proposed in the state legislature would require any producer who generates a ton or more of food scraps to divert it from the landfill. Read more at Bangor Daily News...

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