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[email protected]: Whole Foods jumps on the 'ugly food' trend | High-tech supplements

5@5: Whole Foods jumps on the 'ugly food' trend | High-tech 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.

Startups see potential in 'ugly food' rejected by supermarkets

Whole Foods is jumping on board with the ugly produce movement, pairing with California startup Imperfect Produce to sell blemished produce in some of its northern California stores starting next month. The startup paired with Raley's last year on a similar pilot program, but it apparently did not last. Read more at USA Today...


Taking vitamins goes high-tech

A startup called Vitagene is working with bariatric surgeons to create customized supplement packages for weight-loss surgery patients based on their individual body makeup and genetic data, using an algorithm that sifts through research findings. Read more at Forbes...

Detroit's rebel lunch lady wants to fix more than food

Betti Wiggins, head of the Office of School Nutrition for Detroit Public Schools, has taken a radical approach to feeding one of the nation's poorest school districts. She's shifted its buying habits toward local produce and launched a 2.5 acre production farm on one school's campus. Read more at National Geographic...


Steve Harvey takes on the egg industry

Food tech company TEN Ag Tech is launching a range of egg products that will feature a code consumers can scan to trace the source of the eggs—with Steve Harvey on the package. Read more at Fox Business...


Perdue Foods recall 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets

The USDA says the nuggets, produced for Applegate Farms, may be contaminated with plastic materials. Read more at The Morning Call...

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