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5@5: Bixby & Co. wins $100K from Tory Burch | Visualizing our 'completely global' food system

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5@5: Bixby & Co. wins $100K from Tory Burch | Visualizing our 'completely global' food system
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.

Organic snack maker wins $100K from Tory Burch

Fashion and food mingled last week at the Tory Burch Foundation’s inaugural pitch competition, where Bixby & Co., maker of organic and vegan chocolate bars, took home the $100,000 top prize. Read more at Biz Women…


A map of where your food originated may surprise you

“Completely global.” That’s how Colin Khoury, a plant scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, described the food system. His team of researchers studied the origins of 151 crops across 23 geographical regions and mapped them based on where they were domesticated. They found that two-thirds of country food supplies were made up of foreign crops. Read more at NPR…

The crippling problem restaurant-goers haven’t noticed by chefs are freaking out about

Skilled cooks apparently aren’t as easy to come by as they once were—at least in cities like New York and Chicago and San Francisco, where chefs say they are struggling to find good applicants to work in their kitchens. The low pay, long hours and rising price of rent might have something to do with it. Read more at The Washington Post…


The farmer who sold millions in fake organic seeds is now headed to prison

The hefty premium on some organic crops has triggered fraud—the USDA settled more than a dozen cases of organic labeling fraud last year. That number doesn’t include investigations led by state agriculture departments, like the one recently involving Bernard Saul in Idaho. Read more at Atlas Obscura…


Vitamin deficiencies may prompt chronic migraines

In a recent study, researchers noticed that a significantly number of migraine sufferers in a recent study had lower than average levels of vitamin D, riboflavin or coenzyme Q10. Read more at Newsweek…

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