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5@5: Industry divided over GMO labeling 'compromise' | Amazon rolls out its own organic coffee, baby 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.

At 'crucial moment' for GMO labeling, organic industry finds itself divided

The proposed GMO labeling bill that would nullify Vermont's on-package labeling law set to go into effect July 1 has not only caused a rift between the organic and conventional food industries, but it's divided the organic industry as well. The Organic Trade Association signed off on the deal, which contains some provisions favorable to the organic label. In an explanation to members, the organization said the bill "isn't nearly perfect" but covers more products than Vermont's law and recognizes USDA organic as the "gold standard for transparency and non-GMO status." Read more at Huffington Post...


Amazon starts selling its own branded coffee, baby food

Amazon Prime members in the U.S. can now buy Amazon's private label fair trade, organic coffee and organic baby food under the brand names Happy Belly and Mama Bear, respectively. Read more at CNet...

107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs

Dozens of scientists have written a letter to Greenpeace urging the organization to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms--specifically its opposition to Golden Rice, which supporters say could help address vitamin A deficiencies in poor countries. Read more at The Washington Post...


Meet the moringa tree, an overqualified, underachieving superfood

Fast-growing moringa thrives in hot and dry conditions, and produces delicate leaves high in protein, iron, calcium, and Vitamins A, B, and C. While it's becoming trendy in the U.S., some see its potential as a staple in less-wealthy regions. Read more at The New Yorker...


Mamma Chia sowing seeds for continued success

With a new line of green juices and reduced-sugar snack bars, this 7-year-old company is still experiencing big growth. Read more at Food Business News...

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