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5@5: The complicated path to cage-free eggs for all | Which country is second to U.S. in organic food 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.

The insanely complicated logistics of cage-free eggs for all

Consumer demand has driven some three dozen large food companies and restaurants to transition to cage-free eggs in the next 10 years. Although some good food advocates say going cage-free isn't enough, others say progress is progress. Regardless, this supply chain overhaul will require more labor, more money and less control for producers. Read more at Wired...


Germany and US 'largest markets for organic food'—USDA report

About four percent of food purchased in Germany is organic, and that accounts for nearly one-third of all organic food sales in Europe. Production, however, has not been able to keep pace, and the country relies heavily on imports. Read more at Food Bev Media...

This vegan restaurant is feeding a low-income food desert

Ten miles south of LA, in a low-income area where many people grocery shop at convenience stores and eat dinner at fast food restaurants, Stuff I Eat is serving up plant-based dishes. Read more at Munchies...


How in the world did astronauts grow lettuce in space?

With a "plant pillow," apparently. A new blog post and video from NASA shows how astronauts are growing food in a weightless environment. Read more at Modern Farmer...


Houses near Whole Foods cost more than average home

Zillow's new research revealed that homes within a mile of a Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe's store were worth nearly twice as the median U.S. home price. Read more at Marketplace...

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