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[email protected]: General Mills leads investment for soup maker Tio Gazpacho | Americans taking more meds—and more supplements

5@5: General Mills leads investment for soup maker Tio Gazpacho | Americans taking more meds—and more supplements
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.

Tio Gazpacho secures $1.25 million in funding with lead investment from General Mills

The young company, which makes bottled, chilled, ready-to-drink vegetable soups, raised its round on CircleUp. 301 INC., the venture arm of General Mills, is the lead investor. Read more at PR Newswire...


More Americans are taking an unhealthy mix of drugs and supplements

New data published in JAMA reveals an uptick in prescription medication use in the U.S. from 2005-2006 and 2010-2011, especially among older adults. Meanwhile, supplement use also grew from 52 percent to 64 percent of adults. Read more at Vox...

Organic foods still aren't as mass market as you might think

In a recent study of Manhattan food retailers, researchers found that stores with more than a few organic offerings were concentrated in wealthy, highly educated neighborhoods. Organic milk, the most commonly found item, was present in just one in three of the stores. Read more at NPR...


5 million Nigerians oppose Monsanto's plans to introduce GMO cotton and corn

One-hundred groups submitted a joint objection to Nigeria's National Biosafety Management Agency regarding Monsanto's attempts to introduce GMO cotton and maize into its farming systems. Read more at EcoWatch...


Connecticut's 'vertical ocean farmer' wants to change the world's food supply system

In Long Island Sounds, grids of ropes hang under just under the surface, which support sugar kelp, oysters, mussels and scallops harvested by ocean farmer Bren Smith, who has taken ocean farming three-dimensional. Read more at Hartford Courant...

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