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[email protected]: Americans' top food fear: chemicals | Probiotics as antibiotics?

5@5: Americans' top food fear: chemicals | Probiotics as antibiotics?
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.

Can some probiotics have an antibiotic effect?

The Wall Street Journal calls the use of probiotics against pathogens "a promising area," but says much more work is needed, as most of the work is still preliminary. Read more at WSJ...


CDC, consumers differ on top food fear

The International Food Information Council Foundation's 2015 Food and Health Survey found chemicals in their food topped foodborne illness as Americans' top food fear, even though the latter is by far the greater health concern. Read more at Food Business News...

Congress may leave child nutrition programs behind

It's time for the Child Nutrition Act, which provides some 20 million free or reduced-price lunches for students each day, to be reauthorized. Reauthorization isn't controversial; instead, timing is the threat, as a number of high-stakes issues are likely to take priority in Congress. Read more at US News & World Report...


Ben & Jerry's joins fight to protect Vermont law requiring disclosure of genetically engineered foods

The ice cream maker joins Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and Consumers Union in defending Vermont's GMO labeling law as food companies seek to stop the law from taking effect. Read more at Earthjustice...


California cosmetics lawsuit dismissed

In 2013, the Public Interest Alliance filed a suit against more than 100 companies claiming that use of their powdered cosmetics could possibly expose people to titanium dioxide and that they needed to be labeled under California's Prop. 65. Read more at Global Cosmetics News...

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