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5@5: Clover's non-GMO milk flouts convention | Boulder goes nuts

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.

In a jiffy, Boulder Valley has become natural nut (& seed) spread central

Hormel's acquisition of Justin's has paved the way for other nut butter upstarts--and opened the door for them to pick up customers turned off by the Spam- and Skippy-maker's ownership, they say. Read more at Daily Camera …


Clover to be first major dairy to sell non-GMO conventional milk

If shoppers want to guarantee that their milk was produced without any genetically engineered ingredients, right now they have to buy organic—usually the most expensive option. But Clover is betting that there is a market for more affordable conventional milk produced without GMOs and is about to become the first major dairy in the U.S. to sell such a product. Read more at San Francisco Chronicle …


Farmers enlist chickens and bugs to battle against pests

As some farmers turn away from chemical pesticides because of their potential to damage the environment, they're instead warding off insects and weeds with bugs and chickens. Read more in National Public Radio …


Are Americans about to go nuts for pecans?

Apart from sticky pecan pie and other high-calorie desserts, pecans have distinguished themselves as a tasty and surprisingly healthful food high in antioxidants and an oil with high levels of oleic acid. Read more in Modern Farmer … 


Letter from the Editor: Lessons about trade and food safety

On a recent visit to Chile, an editor learned about free-trade agreements and the state of trade between the United States and the South American country, as well as the Chilean philosophy regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership. Read more in Food Safety News …

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