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[email protected]: 1 in 2 adults will be obese by 2030 | Kind Snacks enters 4 new categories

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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Half of us face obesity, dire projections show

A team of medical scientists has projected that roughly one in four U.S. adults will be severely obese, and around half the population will be obese, by 2030. Notably, the sugar and beverage industries continue to block sugar taxes and hamper the efforts of health departments that have far less financial resources. Read more at The New York Times

Kind Snacks is taking over 4 new supermarket aisles–including frozen desserts

Kind Snacks hopes to reinvigorate sales this month by launching products in the frozen dessert, treats, refrigerated snacks and granola categories. The bar market is saturated with competition, but a relatively recent minority stake from Mars paved the way for Kind Snacks to explore beyond this aisle in what is ultimately a high-risk venture. Read more at Fast Company

Bayer asks California court to reverse $86M Roundup cancer verdict

Bayer has asked an appeals court in California to overturn a jury's $86 million verdict, arguing that it "could not be reconciled with either the law or sound science." The company has lost three trials so far over claims that Roundup causes cancer and faces allegations from over 42,700 plaintiffs. Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Kellogg lowers expectations for 2020

Kellogg is reportedly investing a good chunk of resources into its snack porfolio and struggling cereal brands this year. The company expects earnings to drop as much as 4% in 2020 because of the sale of several brands to Ferrero Group last July. Read more at The Wall Street Journal

Michael Pollan explains caffeine cravings (and why you don't have to quit)

Caffeine is a drug most people use every day, but rarely think about in that particular context. Here, the esteemed plant-forward diet promoter delves into caffeine's link to confidence, capitalism and climate change. Read more at NPR

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