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[email protected]: The feds v. kombucha | IKEA goes sustainable—on seafood

5@5: The feds v. kombucha | IKEA goes sustainable—on seafood
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.

Fight brewing between feds and kombucha tea makers

Because fermentation is required to make kombucha, it typically contains a trace amount of alcohol. And because there are strict laws governing any drink that contains more than .5 percent alcohol by volume, many kombucha makers are constantly on edge. Read more at th Denver Post...


IKEA shows off its new ethical stance...on seafood

The Swedish furniture chain is now only sourcing seafood that's certified by the Marine Stewardship Council or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Read more at The Guardian...

Egg industry yielding in cage-free fight

A Massachusetts ballot initiative aims to bar the sale of meat or egss from caged animals, and the egg industry isn't resisting. The Egg Producers trade group won't raise money to counter efforts. Instead, it plans to educate the public about the cost-effectiveness of cage use. Read more at Politico...


Organic cotton reduces environmental impact

A new report from the Soil Association projects that switching to organic cotton could significantly cut fresh water consumption and energy usage during production. Read more at just-style...


Peanut poison case warns food companies to take Salmonella seriously

Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was sentenced to 28 years in jail for knowingly shipping contaminated products that resulted in the deaths of nine people. “This sentence is going to send a stiff, cold wind through board rooms,” says food-safety attorney Bill Marler. Read more at National Geographic...

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