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5@5: EPA blocks warning labels on glyphosate | Why US farmers will lose their China market for good

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.

EPA takes action to provide accurate risk information to consumers, stop false labeling on glyphosate-based products

In a recent statement the Environmental Protection Agency reports that it will no longer approve product labels that claim glyphosate causes cancer. This announcement followed a move by California regulators two years ago to add glyphosate to a state-maintained list of carginogenic chemicals, which under Proposition 65 would require businesses to warn consumers on their glyphosate-based product's label that it could cause cancer. EPA maintains that glyphosate does not pose a risk to public health when used in accordance with its current label. Read more at EPA.gov …

 

Why farmers can kiss their China market goodbye

According to experts, American farmers and manufacturers shouldn’t expect to have the Chinese market ever return to the way it was before the Trump administration. In the wake of China’s total exit from the U.S. market, farmers can, however, take this sequence of events as an opportunity to find new revenue in sustainable agriculture practices. Read more at New Food Economy …

 

Stop throwing away your cooking grease—this kit turns it into soap in minutes

Fats, oils and greases are responsible for the majority of blockages in contemporary sewer systems. To help fight this problem, a new soapmaking kit allows consumers to turn their used cooking oils into soap after putting it through a biodegradable filter that removes all the tiny food particles in the cooking greases. Read more at Fast Company …

 

The cost of convenience

It’s no secret that convenience is a high priority for today’s time-crunched consumers—but it’s costing them dearly. Americans spend roughly $102 million on food delivery services alone, and millennials were found to be the most likely generation to outsource tasks. Read more at Finder …

 

The nation’s first hemp seed bank will be in New York

New York Senator Chuck Schumer recently announced $500,000 in federal funding that will be put toward building the country’s first hemp seed bank. Industrial hemp has been a “wonder-crop” for many farmers because of its hardiness and versatility. Read more at Modern Farmer …

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