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[email protected]: Alter Eco makes candy wrappers compostable | Organic demand rises in Midwest

5@5: Alter Eco makes candy wrappers compostable | Organic demand rises in Midwest
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.

You can just bury this compostable candy wrapper once you're done eating

Alter Eco has created the first home compostable candy wrapper for its chocolate truffles and is working on making all of its packaging compostable. Read more at Fast Company...


China to investigate illegal domestic GMO crops: agriculture ministry

China will launch an investigation into banned genetically modified soybeans that have reportedly been found in the northeast province of Heilongjiang. Read more at Yahoo! News...

What the sale of Niman Ranch could mean for farmers

Nicolette Hahn Nimal, an author, rancher and wife of Bill Niman, says she's cautiously optimistic that the acquisition will lead to more consumers getting better meat and that companies like Perdue are listening to customer demand. Read more at Civil Eats...


Ancient oat discovery may poke more holes in paleo diet

The idea that people who lived during the Paleolithic era didn't eat grain "is just wrong," says one researcher at Britain's University of Leicester. A new analysis of a Paleolithic tool uncovered by archaeologists reveals it was studded with granules from a number of plant materials, including starch from oats. Read more at National Geographic...


Organic demand rising in the Midwest

Millennials and baby boomers are driving the purchase of organic foods, according to one Iowa-based distributor. Read more at The Packer...

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