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[email protected]: Schools buy more local food | Chipotle, Whole Foods, Monsanto leaders ranked as top 100 CEOs

5@5: Schools buy more local food | Chipotle, Whole Foods, Monsanto leaders ranked as top 100 CEOs
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.

As schools buy more local food, kids throw less food in the trash

According to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, schools are spending almost 50 percent more on food produced locally than they were two years ago. Read more at NPR...


Starbucks, Whole Foods CEOs among top 100 in the world

On Harvard Business Review's annual list of top-performing CEOs, you'll find six from food and beverage companies, including John Mackey from Whole Foods, Hugh Grant from Monsanto and Steve Ells from Chipotle Mexican Grill. HBR bases its ranking on stock market performance and companies' environmental, social and governance performance. Read more at IFT...

Clean label: Is it worth it?

This is a clear industry trend but also a costly one. Read more at Bakery and Snacks...


Target to partner with MIT on city farming, other food science projects

A month after the retailer said it would work with Techstars to mentor and fund up-and-coming retail technology companies, Target is turning to MIT and design firm IDEO to explore and get a leg up on shifting consumer food values and a changing food system. Read more at Fortune...


How biotech startup Phytoption is helping Fortune 500 companies

One challenge with certain beneficial ingredients in natural foods is that they aren't functional on their own. One start-up has been working with Purdue University on making insoluble ingredients soluble for use in food, supplements, cosmetics and medicines. Read more at AgFunderNews...

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