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5@5: Study finds alcohol may cause 7 different cancers | More federal money needed to protect food

5@5: Study finds alcohol may cause 7 different cancers | More federal money needed to protect food

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.

Alcohol is a direct cause of seven ​​forms of cancer, finds study

A study published in the scientific journal Addiction provides enough credible evidence to conclude that drinking is a direct cause of seven types of cancer. Read more at The Guardian ...


To protect the food supply, spend more federal money

Thirteen universities and a new nonprofit, SoAR (the Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation), are jointly calling on Congress to increase the federal funds that go to food and agriculture research and change how they’re distributed. Read more at National Geographic ...

U. S. land capacity for feeding people could expand with dietary changes

With widespread dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people — up to 800 million, twice what can be supported with the current average diet — on existing agricultural land, according to a study from Tufts University. Read more at Science Daily ...


Cows injected with 'happy' chemicals produce better milk

Diary cows injected with serotonin had higher calcium levels in their blood and urine, which shows they are healthier and more likely to produce milk with higher calcium content — milk that would be better for humans. Read more at Modern Farmer ...


The fall of soy milk

Sales of WhiteWave’s Silk soy milk fell nearly 57 percent from its peak of $558 million in 2008. At the same time, Silk's almond milk sales more than tripled between 2011 and 2015, and its coconut milk sales increase nearly 150 percent in the same time period, according to data from industry tracker Euromonitor. Read more at Fortune ...

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