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5@5: Amazon plans for cashier-free supermarkets |  Nestlé CEO reveals plant-based vision

5@5: Amazon plans for cashier-free supermarkets | Nestlé CEO reveals plant-based vision

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.

Amazon plans to open cashierless supermarkets, report says

Amazon will soon be testing out its cashierless Amazon Go technology on a much larger scale, according to a source close to the project. This finding has been especially stressful for food industry and retail employee advocates who argue that the company's foray into the grocery business threatens these workers' livelihoods. Read more at CBS News

Nestlé CEO wants Americans to eat less meat

Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider recently stated that cutting down on animal protein consumption, especially in the western world, is the most efficient way to make positive progress on both public and environmental health. Schneider also said that because plant-based food products are now mainstream, consumer-facing companies looking to appeal to younger consumers are pretty much obligated to add them to their repetoires. Read more at Fortune

EPA weakens safeguards for weed killer atrazine, linked to birth defects

The Trump administration is set to allow 50% more atrazine–a weed killer linked to birth defects and cancer in humans and animals–in the surface water along America's waterways. Atrazine has already been banned in the E.U. but is still the second most widely used herbicide in the U.S. Read more at Civil Eats

Why grocery stores like H-E-B, Publix and Wegmans inspire devotion

Nostalgia, friendliness and unique items are just several reasons regional grocery stores continue to thrive in the face of competition from big-box retailers like Walmart and Amazon. But what happens when these stores do expand or go national? Two regional grocery store devotees weigh in. Read more at Eater

Gucci took action on climate change. Now it's daring other companies to do the same

The fashion industry "generates more greenhouse gas emission than all international flights and maritime shipping trips combined," but that isn't stopping Gucci CEO Marco Bizzari from avoiding paralysis and launching a program to help others in the industry fight climate change. The CEO Carbon Neutral Challenge asks leaders to follow in Gucci's footsteps by immediately offsetting their emissions in addition to implementing long-term strategies to become greener. Read more at Fast Company

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