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[email protected]: Natural brands spur organic farm transitions in Idaho | Chipotle to spend $10M on new food safety checks

5@5: Natural brands spur organic farm transitions in Idaho | Chipotle to spend $10M on new food safety checks
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.

Interest in organic farming balloons in Idaho

Idaho's Department of Agriculture is looking to add two additional inspectors to accommodate the growing number of farms applying for organic certification in Idaho following the arrival of Amy's Kitchen and Clif Bar production facilities in the state. Read more at Idaho Statesman...


Chipotle funding program to help farmers test safety of food

During an all-employee meeting on Monday, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. co-CEO Steve Ells said the company would spend up to $10 million to help its suppliers cover the cost of implementing new food-safety protocols. Read more at Bloomberg Business...

Utilizing bambara groundnut in value-added products

This indigenous African legume is resistant to drought and pests and loaded with protein, fiber and other nutrients. Some think it's key to food security in developing countries. Read more at IFT...


GMO labeling gets another look in two New England states

A Rhode Island House committee and the New Hampshire General Court will review GMO labeling bills this week. Read more at Food Safety News...


Monsanto to pay $80 million in SEC settlement over Roundup earnings

The SEC charged that the company made alleged accounting errors that led it to misstate its earnings from Roundup. Read more at Yahoo! Finance...

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