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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.

FBI looking for man who sprinkled suspicious liquid on a Whole Foods salad bar

On Sunday, April 24, an unidentified man walked into a Whole Foods in Ann Arbor, Michigan, sprinkled an unknown liquid on the to-go food bars, and left. Luckily, an employee saw what happened and management immediately shut down the salad and hot food bars. The FBI is investigating. Read more at ...


Pilgrim’s Pride plans push into organic chicken production

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is planning a major push into organic chicken production, aiming to capture the segment’s fatter profits and rising sales following a tough patch for poultry firms. The decision illustrates changing trends in consumers' food demands. Read more at The Wall Street Journal ...

Caught in the middle: Farmers seek a new and improved GMO debate

In the middle of the GMO debate is a quiet majority — including many farmers — that views biotechnology like a hammer. You can use it to beat up nature or to build a healthy food system. Read more at Modern Farmer ...


Good and bad news about salmonella in retail meat, poultry

A new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration measuring antimicrobial resistance in salmonella found both encouraging and concerning trends. The report uses whole genome sequence data, which is now part of the NARMS program. Read more at Food Safety News ...


Will the world have enough to eat in 2050? Urban growth could cause problems in developing world

In the next 34 years, the global urban population is expected to rise to 6.3 billion people. At the same time, we'll need to make a notable change in global food production to avoid economic devastation and civil unrest across the globe. Read more at International Business Times ...

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