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5@5: This country launched the most new vegan products last year | 100 ways to reverse global warming

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 Germans leading a vegan revolution?

Classic dishes like bratwurst and schnitzel are now readily available in non-meat form in Germany, thanks to an uptick in adoption of vegetarian and vegan diets there. The country churned out more new vegan products than any other in 2016, according to Mintel, beating out the U.S. by just a little. An estimated 4.3 percent of Germans are vegetarians, compared to 2 percent of the UK population and 3.3 percent of the U.S. Read more at CNN...


In 'Drawdown,' Paul Hawken ditches the rhetoric to offer 100 practical climate solutions

The environmentalist and author's new book gets down to the nitty-gritty. Hawken brought together dozens of researchers and scientists to analyze potential solutions to global warming. What they came up with is a list of the most impactful tactics for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in ways that range from phasing out hydroflourocarbons from refrigeration equipment to empowering girls and women. Read more at Mother Natural Network...


MOM's Organic Market collecting denim to turn into home insulation

The natural food store chain is working with an organization called Blue Jeans Go Green to recycle denim clothing into UltraTouch insulation, a portion of which will go to charitable organizations across the country. Read more at The Frederick News-Post...


The FruitGuys built a $30M business selling fresh fruit to offices—and promoting small farms

This San Francisco startup is taking the opposite approach of Soylent to convenient nutrition: it's providing those stressed out tech employees in the city with fresh produce delivered to their office. Read more at Forbes...


Seven big school districts say they won't relax school lunch standards

Despite agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue's plans to relax school lunch nutrition standards, the Urban School Food Alliance—which includes public schools in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Orange County and Broward County—says its schools are going to keep on keeping on. Read more at Fern's Ag Insider...



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