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5@5: Processed meat is carcinogenic, WHO says | Debate continues: Can hydroponic crops be organic?

5@5: Processed meat is carcinogenic, WHO says | Debate continues: Can hydroponic crops be organic?

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.

Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats cause cancer, World Health Organization declares

Red meat probably does, too, according to a 22-member WHO research panel that reviewed decades of research on the link. The panel didn't unanimously agree on those statements, though, and they're sure to be controversial. Read more at The Washington Post...


Some farmers upset that hydroponic crops carry organic label

About 50 farmers protested at the National Organics Standards Board in Stowe, Vermont, over the issue of whether crops grown without soil can be considered organic. A task force is set to explore this issue. Read more at Burlington Free Press...

A lot of mothers are confused about vitamin D and think it is found in chocolate, study finds

Yep, Americans are confused about vitamins. A new survey of more than one thousand mothers and mothers-to-be revealed that more than a third of them don't understand the benefits of vitamin D, and some of them think it's found in chocolate, wine, cheese and orange juice. Read more at


Amid 'Just Mayo' investigation, egg industry leader retires early

Remember when the American Egg Board tried to slow down Hampton Creek? Joanne Ivy, CEO of the board, apparently retired early in light of the emails that were leaked. Read more at The New York Times...


Monsanto clears USDA regulatory hurdle for new GMO corn

A new kind of genetically modified corn has been deregulated by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The new seed was developed to protect against corn rootworms that can damage roots and be tolerant to glyphosate. Read more at Reuters...

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