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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.

Hershey chases the protein craze with beef jerky

With sugar widely branded a health boogeyman and Americans cutting back on sweets, Hershey saw sales fall in 2015 for first time in more than a decade. To help turn the tide, the company is betting on the growing appetite for dried meat. Read more at Bloomberg ...


Edible bug industry hopes crickets and kin are the next sushi

Edible bugs are gaining traction with niche markets like those wanting a gluten-free diet or a sustainable, high-protein diet. To promote the idea of insects as food, experts have gathered this week at Wayne State University in Detroit for the first Eating Insects conference. Read more at Reuters ...

Bayer said to be close to picking financing banks for Monsanto bid

Bayer AG is close to choosing banks to arrange funds for its proposed acquisition of Monsanto Co., according to people familiar with the matter, after the U.S. company rejected the initial $62 billion bid as too low and sought reassurances on the potential financing. Read more at Bloomberg ...


Relax! Eat some sesame seeds to fight oxidative stress

The new study finds that sesame-based ingredients can reduce oxidative stress, which is the imbalance created when the body makes too many free radicals. Individuals with hypertension or type 2 diabetes can particularly benefit. Read more at Modern Farmer ...


Check out these musicians who literally play with their food

At a London Vegetable Orchestra concert, you won't find wooden violins or brass trumpets. This passion project features carrot recorders, butternut trombones, pumpkin drums and more. And it all started with a bet. Read more at National Public Radio ...

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