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5@5: Evolving GMO discussion | FDA finds high compliance with 'gluten free' labeling

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.

Meatless, tasty and genetically modified; a healthy debate

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and food scientists are exploring ways to use yeast-based fermentation and other techniques that involve gene editing to develop alternatives to resource-intensive meat and dairy products. Will this spark an evolution in the GMOs discussion within the healthy food community? "Genetic engineering is one of the most important tools we can use in terms of environmental conservation,” says Mike Selden, cofounder and CEO of Finless Foods. Read more at San Francisco Chronicle...

 

FDA sampling finds high level of compliance with gluten-free standards

In a sampling of more than 250 products labeled "gluten free," the agency found that 99.5 percent of them met criteria for gluten-free labeling, meaning they had less than 20 ppm of gluten. Read more at FDA...

 

Brooklyn food stamp startup raises $4M from Andreessen Horowitz, Kevin Durant

An app that allows SNAP participants to check and manage their benefits by phone has some big-name backers. Read more at Technical.ly Brooklyn...

 

Nutrition being emphasized throughout Minnesota Twins system

With the help of a nutritionist, the organization is cutting down on ice cream socials and pizza parties with its minor league players and putting more emphasis on healthy foods to fuel performance. Read more at Twin Cities Pioneer Press...

 

Albertsons can't find a grocery chain to take over

It has reportedly looked at at Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods Market as potential merger targets, but nothing has panned out. Read more at New York Post...

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