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[email protected]: Snacking on omega-3s | Study finds endocrine-disruptor in nail polish gets into women's bodies

5@5: Snacking on omega-3s | Study finds endocrine-disruptor in nail polish gets into women's bodies
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.

Cargill says omega-3s poised for growth in snacking

The company says its shelf-stable omega-3 ingredient made of high oleic canola oil, fish oil and antioxidants for use in chips, breads and other snacks has also seen interest from dairy and beverage manufacturers. Read more at Bakery and Snacks...


Duke-EWG study finds toxic nail polish chemical in womens' bodies

In a new study, researchers found metabolites of triphenyl phosphate, a suspected endocrine-disrupting chemical used in nail polishes, in the bodies of all 26 women participants within 10 to 14 hours after they painted their nails. "There is growing evidence suggesting that TPHP may affect hormone regulation, metabolism, reproduction and development," said Heather Stapleton, associate professor at Duke University and principal investigator of the study. Read more at EWG...

Fate of GMO labeling left with U.S. Senate

Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, a ranking member of the Agriculture Committee, expressed support for a bill that would prevent a patchwork of state GMO labeling laws but said she doesn't support the so-called Dark Act passed in the House earlier this year. Read more at Food Product Design...


Gluten-free food database: the nutritional quality and cost of packaged gluten-free foods

Researchers developed a food composition database to compare the nutrition and cost of packaged gluten-free products. "Our results indicate that for GF foods no predominant health benefits are indicated," the authors conclude. "For healthy consumers, replacing gluten-containing products with GF foods is aligned with substantial cost differences but GF foods do not provide additional health benefits from a nutritional perspective." Read more at PeerJ...


The future of protein will not be animal meat

Producing meat is water- and land-intensive, but companies like Beyond Meat are working on plant-based protein sources that are much more sustainable. Read (and watch) more at The Atlantic...

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