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5@5: End of the road for preventative antibiotics? | Can seafood be climate friendly?

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.

Real-time recall alerts — long needed and now possible

When a food-related illness breaks out, much can be lost: sales, wages, good health, even life itself. What if the government agencies that investigate such diseases could alert the public more quickly and more accurately? That’s what Public Health Innovations, a consulting company that focuses on public health interventions, would like to see. Read more at Food Safety News …

Are we nearing the end of preventative antibiotics in livestock?

The USDA has yet to limit routine antibiotic use for disease prevention in agriculture, but consumers want the practice to end as soon as possible. Expert and author Mary McKenna credits consumer activists for the reduction that’s occurred so far. Read more at AgFunderNews …

Climate-friendly seafood: Is there such a thing?

Consuming fish and seafood isn’t quite as climate-friendly as some eco-minded folks want to believe. Whether the product is caught in the wild or raised in farm, getting the fish from the water to the market creates a carbon footprint. Read more at Grace Communications Foundation …

Trump may be the best thing that ever happened to the planet

Generally, the national and worldwide reaction to President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord has been negative. But Lynelle Cameron, president and CEO of the Autodesk Foundation, says the decision might be good for the environment. Read more at CNBC …

4 retailers with big, bold ideas worth considering

Stores without cashiers? Screens on every aisle? No packaged grocery products? These edgy retailers dove head first into some innovative trends. You don’t know what works until you try, right? Read more at FoodDive …


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