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Cashierless shopping with ‘tap to go’ technology is coming to more grocery stores

A Dutch retailer that owns 2,100 grocery stores in the United States, including Food Lion and Stop & Shop, is looking at adding ‘tap to go’ technology to its stores. Already, Ahold Delhaize has tested cashierless shopping and plans to extend the technology to all Albert Heijn stores, a major chain in the Netherlands. Read more at Forbes …

 

Your scented products may be hiding a dangerous secret

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners has found that many commonly used scented products contain chemicals that are not listed on the ingredients label—and that most consumers aren’t aware. These chemicals are linked to cancer, birth defects, endocrine disruption and other health conditions, and they are found in shampoos, body lotions and perfumes. Read more at Fortune.com …

 

Milk protein shown to alleviate chemotherapy side effects

A highly bioactive protein in milk may help cancer patients who suffer the loss of taste and appetite during chemotherapy treatment, two researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. When patients don’t eat, they risk recovering from the disease and the treatment, even after treatment ends. Lactoferrin supplements change the protein in saliva to protect taste buds and odor perception. Read more at Science Daily …

 

DEA reschedules Epidiolex, marijuana-derived drug, paving the way for it to hit the market

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday that a new medication containing cannabidiol will be categorized as Schedule V, comparable to cough suppressants containing codeine. The move allows GW Pharmaceuticals to begin selling Epidiolex, which the Food & Drug Administration has approved to treat severe epilepsy. Read more at CNBC …

 

Pret A Manger sued for ‘deceptive’ marketing of 'natural' foods found to contain carcinogenic pesticide

Three NGOs are suing Pret a Manger, a chain of sandwich shops, for claiming its products are natural when they have tested positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The London, England-based company has locations in Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Washington, D.C. and other East Coast areas. Read more at The Independent …

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