5@5: China gets a food accelerator | Michelle Obama weighs in on Trump's school lunch

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.

The first food tech accelerator in China is funding silkworm flour and fancy juices

Transparency in labeling, health, food integrity and sustainability are chief interests for Bits x Bites, the first accelerator in Shanghai, China dedicated to solving issues around food. "Our mission is to shape the future of good food by investing in early stage startups that use technology to solve food system challenges in china," says founder Matilda Ho. Read more at Fast Company...


Barley, millet make headway as whole grain sources

They're healthy. They're tasty. They're primed to be incorporated into increasingly more packaged foods. Learn why these "new" ancient grains could be the next quinoa. Read more at World-Grain.com...


GrandyOats, in growth mode, receives EPA sustainable practices award

The makers of sustainably made granola projects 20 percent sales growth this year. Learn how this conscious maker is tapping into the growing grain-free market, establishing new offices and upholding their green practices to grow. Read more at MaineBiz.com...


Chinese dairy looking to buy U.S. organic yogurt giant

In order to assuage U.S. antitrust regulators during its purchase of WhiteWave, Danone put Stonyfield Farm up for sale. Now, China’s largest dairy has placed a bid for the New Hampshire-based yogurt brand. Read more at the New York Post...


Here's what Michelle Obama thinks about Trump's school lunch rules

The former first lady spoke at a conference for Partnership for a Healthier America, an organization she spearheaded. “Every elected official on this planet should understand: Don't play with our children. Don't do it," said Obama. Read more at NPR The Salt...

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