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5@5: Agriculture emits most man-made sulfur | COVID-19 not spread through packaging

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.

Study: Agriculture emits more sulfur than any other man-made source

While excess sulfur emissions have typically been pinned on coal plants, agriculture has emerged as the leading man-made producer of sulfur in the environment. Overproduction of sulfur can lead to developmental and reproductive problems in humans and wildlife, in addition to acid rain. Read more at Modern Farmer

 

Consumers probably won't catch coronavirus from frozen food

Several recent news stories have reported the detection of the COVID-19 virus on frozen food packaging, but scientists say there is little for shoppers to worry about. The labratory searches for the virus RNA likely detected small parts of its genetic material after it had been destroyed; this only proves that at some point someone with the virus had handled the product, not that COVID-19 was still present on and could therefore be transmitted through the packaging. Read more at The New York Times

 

There are pesticides in your body. But an organic diet can reduce them by 70%

Glyphosate has been flagged as a potential carginogen for decades now, but due to the Environmental Protection Agency's poor regulation of pesticide levels in foods they are more prevalent than ever in consumers of all ages. The good news is that these toxic, unnecessary chemicals can be greatly reduced in the human body by simply choosing organic products. Read more at The Guardian

 

Impossible Foods raises $200 million in fresh funding

Impossible Foods has secured $200M in funding only a few short months after raising the largest investment ever for a food tech startup. The company cites its growth in retail and supply chain inconsistency in the U.S. conventional meat industry over the past few months as a huge driver of its popularity with consumers. Read more at Reuters.…

 

Evo Foods wants to disrupt India’s food market with plant-based eggs

Indian startup Evo Foods wants to fill the country's need for clean, plant-based protein with its legume-derived egg alternative. The alternative protein industry has been accelerated in Asia largely due to COVID-19, but also the rising purchasing power of younger generations who are more conscious of how their diets impact their health and the environment. Read more at Tech in Asia

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