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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.

Lutein might slow macular degeneration

The National Eye Institue recommends lutein and zeaxanthin supplements for macular degeneration patients. More research is needed to know if the antioxidants maintain healthy adults' eye health, though. Read more at Wall Street Journal ...


Mediterranean diet is linked to lower breast-cancer risk

In a randomized trial, women who followed the vegetable-rich diet with additional extra-virgin olive oil had a 68 percent lower risk for breast cancer compared with women who were told to reduce dietary fat. The study was published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read more at The New York Times ...


Obama nominates FDA Deputy Commissioner Califf to head agency

Dr. Robert Califf spent 30 years at Duke University as a cardiologist, professor and researcher. He joined the FDA in February as deputy commission of medical products and tobacco. Read more at Food Safety News ...


Video: Sugar beet waste could become billion-dollar export

Scottish scientists have devised a natural material from sugar beet waste. It could thicken paint or even be used to create airplane wings. Watch the video at Science Daily ...


Marijuana-growing contest might inspire urban gardening

Washington, D.C.'s requirement that marijuana can be grown only indoors could spur innovative ways to garden food crops. Such indoor gardening will be necessary to feed the planet as farmland becomes more rare. Read more at National Geographic ...

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