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5@5: Survey finds country of origin meat labels affect consumer choice | Probiotics in food vs. supplements

5@5: Survey finds country of origin meat labels affect consumer choice | Probiotics in food vs. supplements

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. New numbers add to the SAD story. Milk, it does the probiotics good.

Study: Consumers prefer meat products labeled from the U.S.

As Congress debates repealing a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry, marketing researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that such labels influence consumer perceptions about food safety and quality. Read more at Science Daily...

Dairy products may boost effectiveness of probiotics

In a new study published in Applied Environmental Microbiology, mice who ingested probiotics in milk experienced fewer symptoms of colitis than those that received a probiotic within a nonfood supplement. Read more at Science Daily...

Americans still not eating their fruits and veggies, says CDC

Only 13 percent of Americans say they eat the recommended amount of fruit each day, and only 9 percent say they get their day's worth of veggies. Read more at Providence Journal...

 

Raley's adding new grocery brand

It's not just Whole Foods—now California retailer Raley's has a smaller-format natural and organic food store in the works. Read more at Sacramento Business Journal...

 

Plants can benefit from probiotics, just like us

In a University of Washington study, rice that had been given a booster shot of endophytes (basically the plant version of probiotics) grew stronger root systems. Read more at Modern Farmer...

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