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[email protected]: Seeds packages sport non-GMO Project Verified labels | FDA weighs safety of 7 food additives

5@5: Seeds packages sport non-GMO Project Verified labels | FDA weighs safety of 7 food additives
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.

Non-GMO trend hits the seed industry

We may start seeing more seed companies get non-GMO Project Verified. High Mowing Organic Seeds, a Vermont-based seed company, is one of the companies leading the way by putting the verification stamp on the packages of its 700 organic seed varieties. Read more at The Organic & Non-GMO Report...


The FDA just banned these chemicals in food. Are they the tip of the iceberg?

Come February, companies will no longer be able to legally use three oil- and water-repellants for paper and paperboard food packaging. The FDA revoked its approval of the chemicals following a petition from several food and environmental groups expressing safety concerns backed by a stock of scientific evidence. The agency said it would also review a petition from the same groups regarding seven synthetic flavoring substances. Read more at Civil Eats...

Chipotle is subpoenaed in criminal inquiry over norovirus outbreak

The chain this week revealed that same-stores sales were down 30 percent in December in the wake of norovirus and E. coli outbreaks linked to some of its restaurants. But Chipotle also said it had been served a subpoena for information related to the norovirus outbreak in California. Read more at The New York Times...


Boulder Brands execs to receive up to $3.4M in bonuses for company's sale

New SEC filings reveal that executives at the recently acquired company could receive a total of more than $3 million in bonuses to stay with the company as it transitions to new ownership. Read more at The Daily Camera...


Science can't explain why everyone is drinking bone broth

There's not much research specifically supporting the benefits of bone broth—a trendy drink especially among the paleo community—but some nutrition experts say it's not all it's cracked up to be. Read more at Time...

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