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5@5: Americans are eating less meat | 'Ag-gag' law overturned

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.

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans have cut back on eating meat

A Gallup poll shows that a significant amount of U.S. citizens are eating less meat for health-related reasons. Flexitarianism, which champions eating smaller portions of higher-quality meat, seems to be the new norm for nearly a quarter of Americans. Read more at Gallup

Kansas federal judge finds most of state's 'ag-gag' law unconstitutional

Kansas U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil overturned most of the state's "ag-gag" law, which sought to make undercover investigations of large-scale animal farms illegal. Vratil wrote that the law is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment. Read more at Food Dive

Customers are noticing empty shelves at Whole Foods and they aren't very happy

Shelves at Whole Foods locations nationwide have remained noticeably empty because of several supplier shortages, according to the company. Understandably, consumers are largely blaming parent company Amazon for the organizational and inventory mishaps. Read more at Today

This weird snail eats the fungus that's decimating coffee crops

The Asian trampsnail loves the taste of a devastating fungus that is destorying coffee plants worldwide, and could therefore be a potential solution for struggling coffee bean farmers. But experts caution that using biological control methods can have unknown consequences. Read more at Modern Farmer

Beyond Meat tests new KFC nugget that's more like chicken

Beyond Meat, in partnership with KFC, is expanding the number of stores that offer its new chicken-like nugget. Beyond Meat has revised the recipe since the product launched last summer in Atlanta to taste and feel more like the real deal. Read more at Bloomberg

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