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[email protected]: A closer look at organic premiums | AP investigates food industry's role in nutrition research

5@5: A closer look at organic premiums | AP investigates food industry's role in nutrition research
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.

The shifting economics of organic food

For several foods—spinach, coffee and canned beans included—the premium for organic is shrinking. Why is that? A recent paper from the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service explains that organic farmers are switching from products to techniques to control pests while cutting costs. For other products, like milk, eggs and carrots, the premium has either stayed study or risen slightly. Read more at Vox...


How candy makers shape nutrition science

The Associated Press recently investigated the candy industry's influence on research, finding—not surprisingly—that much research funded and publicized by junk food makers is based on thin and cherry-picked findings from studies designed with marketing-driven hypothesis. Read more at The Associated Press...

'Largest green roof in the world' proposed for Silicon Valley project

An old shopping center in Silicon Valley could be transformed into a 30-acre green roof, if Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly has his way. Read more at Geosynthetics Magazine...


Kashi products added to recalls because of sunflower kernels

As a result of SunOpta's sunflower seed recall for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, Kashi issued a recall of its trail mix chewy granola bars and Bear Naked soft baked granola. Read more at Food Safety News...


'Last resort' antibiotic threatened by overuse in livestock

A Pennsylvania woman is the first person in the U.S. to have an infection with a microbe that's resistant to Colistin, an antibiotic used in Chinese and European livestock production that doctors consider a last resort. Read more at EWG...

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