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[email protected]: Pesticide drift problems persist for organic farms | Thrive Market raises $30 million

5@5: Pesticide drift problems persist for organic farms | Thrive Market raises $30 million
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.

Pesticide drift threatens organic farms

The $40 billion organic industry is most vulnerable to getting hit with unwanted pesticides from neighboring farms. That's why it's pushing for more national regulations around pesticide drift. Read more at NPR...


Thrive Market fed $30M for growing health food deliveries

The online retailer plans to use the new funding to open up a new distribution center in Batesville, Indiana, say co-founders Gunnar Lovelace and Nick Green. Read more at the Wall Street Journal...

Poor eating habits lead to nutrient gaps in children

In a comprehensive review of 10 years worth of research on nutrition gaps in children, Purdue University researchers found adolescents and food insecure children to be at the greatest risk. They also looked at the most common nutrient gaps in various age groups. Read more at IFT...


MSC-certified fish now served in one in six primary schools

More than 500 UK schools have become certified by the Marine Stewardship Council in the past year, according to a new report, and 17 percent of UK schools now serve MSC-certified fish. Read more at The Caterer...


Straus Family Creamery: When milk isn't just milk

How one Bay Area farm—the first 100 percent certified organic creamery in the country—defied a business model based on anonymous milk. Read more at Follow the Rooster...

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