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5@5: The evolution of the vegan movement | Optimism for prepared foods growth at retail

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.

How the vegan movement broke out of its echo chamber and finally started disrupting things

In a matter of years, the vegan movement has shifted from a passionate but extreme subculture to one pushing for incremental improvements to animal welfare, fronted by a small group of pragmatic leaders. And while this group is affecting change at the policy and business levels, some activists are concerned they're watering down the message. Read more at Quartz...


Retailers optimistic about prepared foods in new report

Nearly two in three supermarkets say they're expanding foodservice offerings, according to a new report from Dataessential. The biggest sales decrease was seen at the hot bar, but grocers say they're planning to grow most in cold prepared foods and grab-and-go. Read more at Supermarket News...


Spoiler Alert raises $2.5M seed for a food waste solution

Acre Venture Partners was the lead investor in the round for the Boston startup, which created an online marketplace that helps businesses connect with nonprofits and discount buyers to prevent their excess inventory from going to waste. Read more at BostInno...


This UAE startup wants to disrupt school lunches, using healthy food and diet education

Abu Dhabi-based startup Slices is a school catering service that serves fresh meals developed by pediatric nutrition specialists and also organizes co-curricular activities for students, such as farm visits and cooking classes. Read more at Forbes...


GMO-free Cheerios test positive for Monsanto's Roundup herbicide

Food Democracy Now's Detox Project tested 29 popular packaged foods and found glyphosate residue in many of them that are labeled non-GMO—although those residues were within current legal limits set by the EPA. Read more at Organic Authority...

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