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5@5: Arnold Schwarzenegger wants you to eat less meat | Organic needs more land—and more seeds

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5@5: Arnold Schwarzenegger wants you to eat less meat | Organic needs more land—and more seeds
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.

China is urging people to eat less meat—which would have a big climate impact

The average citizen of China eats half the meat that his American counterpart does. But with livestock emissions and obesity on the rise in China, the Chinese Nutrition Society has recruited celebrities to be part of a national campaign urging people to cut their meat intake even more for the sake of the environment. Read more at Vox...


A missing puzzle piece for farmers: Organic seed

Not only is lack of organic farmland a factor hurdle in growing organic supply, but a new report from Organic Seed Alliance suggests that organic seed is also falling behind demand. What the industry needs, some say, is more seeds bred with the specific needs and challenges of organic agriculture in mind. Read more at Civil Eats...

How frozen food manufacturers are bouncing back from lost market share

As a whole, frozen food has been on the decline for at least three years. Meanwhile, organic frozen food is booming. That's why conventional frozen food companies are re-thinking their strategies. A branding overhaul for Lean Cuisine, for example, appears to be translating into sales. Read more at Food Dive...


How an idea for organic saltines become a booming business

The daughter of the founder Cape Cod Potato Chips developed a salty snack business of her own: Late July Chips. Fourteen years later, the company does $85 million a year in sales and employs 25 people. Read more at Fortune...


Investors double down against GNC in illegal supplements suit

Some of GNC's investors claim the supplements giant misled them and knowingly marketed adulterated supplements. Read more at Law360...

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