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5@5: Are food allergies really becoming more prevalent? | Fixing the non-GMO feed problem

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.

Are food allergies on the rise? Experts say they don't know

Diagnosing food allergies isn't easy, which is making it trickier to determine whether the commonly held perception that they're on the rise is actually true. For example, people often confuse intolerances—which involve a GI response to a food—and allergies, which trigger an immune response. Read more at NPR...


Trying to solve the fishy problem behind livestock feed

A major pain point for food producers looking to meet consumer demand for non-GMO products stems from what's fed to animals whose milk or meat is used in the products. Innovative entrepreneurs are working to replace common GM feed ingredients with alternatives like non-GMO canola and sunflower oil, or insect protein. Read more at Take Part...


Cuomo vetoes farm to food bank bill

After it passed through the state legislature, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have given tax credit to farms that donate to food banks, saying it duplicated tax benefits that farmers already get for donating food. Read more at WRVO...


Fresh, healthy food is not a trend. It's a movement.

For today's consumers, quality trumps brands. At least that's the observation of one Campbell's executive at the Fortune MPW Next Gen conference. And for many big companies, that consumer push for quality and transparency is forcing them back to business practices that they were originally built on. Read more at Fortune...


How these companies offer free food without making staff fat

As more companies turn to free food as a perk to attract and retain talent, they're using methods like subscription boxes, prepared foods and including fitness activities as part of a healthy living initiative. Read more at Fast Company...

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