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[email protected]: Mars to remove artificial colors from all human food products | Cover crops make a comeback

5@5: Mars to remove artificial colors from all human food products | Cover crops make a comeback
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.

Mars to remove artificial colors from M&M's and other candy

"Artifical colors pose no known risk to human health or safety, but consumers today are calling on food manufacturers to use more natural ingredients in their products," the company said in a statement announcing that it will remove artificial coloring from all of its human food products, including products under the Uncle Ben's and Wrigley brands, over the next five years. Read more at


Cover crops, a farming revolution with deep rots in the past

As concern over soil quality—and climate change—escalates, a practice that uses noncommercial crops to replenish soil between harvests, is making a comeback. Read more at The New York Times...

Reducing food waste requires thinking outside the box

How can food manufacturers reduce waste in their facilities and supply chains? They can start by measuring it, says Meghan Stasz, senior director of sustainability at the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Read more at Food Online...


Former Medifast CEO's Baltimore meal delivery startup to launch on East Coast in March

Terra's Kitchen soft-launched on the West coast in July and is now throwing its hat in the East Coast meal-delivery ring. Read more at Baltimore Business Journal...


Supplements: Big growth opportunities for grocery retailers

Mainstream retailers are responsible for less than one-third of total supplement sales. Bill Bishop has some ideas on driving more sales in store and online. Read more at Supermarket News...

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