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[email protected]: Pingree drafts bill targeting food waste | Natural & organic food an $11 billion biz for Kroger

5@5: Pingree drafts bill targeting food waste | Natural & organic food an $11 billion biz for Kroger
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.

This law could radically cut food waste

Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is drafting a bill that would target food waste at the farm, consumer and business levels—perhaps by giving tax credits to farmers that harvest imperfect produce, and expanding the Good Samaritan law for companies that want to donate food. Read more at Civil Eats...


Kroger reveals just how many billions in organic foods it sells each year

Executive VP of Merchandising Mike Donnelly told analysts and investors that about 10 percent of the retailer's annual sales come from natural and organic products—more than $11 billion a year. Some of that can be attributed to the double-digit growth of the Simple Truth brand. Read more at Cincinnati Business Courier...

Mars Food commits to 100% sustainably sourced rice by 2020

In a partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform and the International Rice Research Institute, the company (which owns the Uncle Ben's brand) is developing a global standard for sustainable rice to reduce the environmental footprint of production and improve the lives of farmers. Read more at World-Grain...


How your diet in childhood can affect you for life

It's never too late to start, right? Well, kind of. A new study on nutrition found that, when it comes to protecting our hearts, it's much better to start eating healthy during childhood than adulthood. Read more at Time...


Why is a nonprofit shill for business interests attacking Chipotle?

The fast casual restaurant says it won't respond to ads criticizing its positioning of itself as a healthier, more responsible option for consumers. Read more at Los Angeles Times...

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