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[email protected]: USDA looks at possible sabotage | Wonderful pistachios recalled

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.

USDA Inspector General investigates possible poultry sabotage

A few days before plastic materials were found in Perdue chicken nuggets, foreign materials were discovered Wayne Farms' poultry processing plant in Laurel, Mississippi. By June, 500 employees there will be laid off from their jobs. Read more at Food Safety News ...


Americans want fewer politicians, more sustainability in our dietary guidelines

A survey by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that 79 percent of respondents want scientists, doctors, and health experts to set the dietary guidelines. Even more support including environmental concerns and sustainability. Read more at Modern Farmer ...

Pistachios recalled over multi-state salmonella outbreak

Eleven people, including two who were hospitalized, in nine states have become ill with salmonella after eating Wonderful Pistachios, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The nuts — also sold under brand names Paramount Farms and Trader Joe's — have been recalled. Read more at ABC News ...


Fighting for organic corn tortillas in Mexico

Luis and Dorita Elizondo grew their organic farm to 338 acres from 3, and shared their vision with other small farmers — but couldn't fulfill their vision of widespread organic farming in Mexico. Now, they make authentic, organic corn tortillas. Read more at ...


5 cool ways food waste is getting upcycled

Many food-waste prevention efforts seek to get excess food to needy people. But repurposing food — turning products into something else entirely — is another approach. Read more at National Geographic ...

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