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5@5: Amy's expands in New York | Life-changing peanut butter

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.


Amy's Kitchen expands to New York

The organic and frozen food company has started work on a $95 million, 369,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in rural New York state, about an hour and a half north of New York City. Goshen is an agricultural area with many acres of organic farmland. The new facility will employ some 700 people. This will be Amy's fourth manufacturing location; the others are in Santa Rosa, California; Pocatello, Idaho; and Medford, Oregon. Read more at North Bay Business Journal...


Eat this peanut butter, help save a child's life

A buy-one-give-one startup called Good Spread has made it its mission to fight malnutrition in developing countries. For each jar of peanut butter it sells, it donates a packet of ready-to-eat therapeutic food, originally developed by Doctors Without Borders, to a child in need. The packs, which comprise peanut butter, milk and vitamins, are given to children who can't get enough protein from their mother's milk. Boulder, Colorado-based Good Spread launched through a crowdfunding campaign in 2012 and is releasing new flavors through another crowdfunding campaign that's running through March. Read more at Co.Exist...


Toronto chefs look at how to make the most of food waste

Trashed and Wasted is a new event developed by a group of Toronto chefs, distillers and breweries to raise awareness of food waste and change the stigma that rescued food is garbage. Read more at The Star...


Natural products store grows roots in Cedar Valley

Krista Dolash started mixing up makeup out of natural ingredients in her kitchen, then founded Root in 2013 to start selling the products online. Now she has three stores in Iowa that sell organic, gluten-free and vegan cosmetics. Read more at Cedar Valley Business...


When big buys small

Facing backlash, two artisinal dairy makers in Northern California who were acquired by a Swiss dairy giant are speaking out in defense of their deals. Read more at New Food Economy...

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