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5@5: GMO doubts | How grocery shopping is changing in America

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.

Doubts about the promised bounty of genetically modified crops

Fear-based arguments aside, genetically modified crops should be subject to criticism because they aren't living up to their basic promise to produce higher yields and curb pesticide usage, according to a new analysis by The New York Times that looked at independent, academic and industry data. Read more at The New York Times...


Grocers feel chill from millennials

"I don't think we've seen shopping change so dramatically ever," says one Nielsen analyst. He's referring to young shoppers' tendency to spread their purchases across stores and even channels, including online grocery services. Aging Americans are also spending less on groceries, turning to discount retailers and convenience stores. Read more at The Wall Street Journal...


Nutritionists built close ties with the food industry. Now they're seeking some distance.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has made some very public missteps, paid endorsement of Kraft singles and accepting money from the soda industry among them. Although it's trying to upgrade its ethics, there still seemed to be many conflicts of interest at its annual conference and expo. Read more at Stat...


Dr Pepper Snapple in talks to buy Bai Brands

Reports surfaced last week that the antioxidant drink brand will soon be up for auction, and that it's in talks with a handful of beverage giants. Dr Pepper Snapple owns a minority stake and distributes Bai drinks through its network. Read more at CNBC...


Climate change resilience may mean planting more trees

Following in the footsteps of her mother, Wanjira Mathai is planting trees to address climate change in Kenya, where agriculture accounts for one-third of the country's GDP. Read more at National Geographic...

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