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5@5: How Denmark cut food waste by 25% | Food cluster emerges in Baltimore

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.

Denmark capitalizes on culture to stop food waste

How did this small country cut its food waste by 25 percent in five years? A store devoted to edible but unsellable groceries, a food waste pop-up market, an app that helps consumers find just-before-closing bakery and restaurant food, and a very powerful activist, for starters. Read more at National Geographic...


Food incubators take root in Baltimore

Baltimore Food Hub broke ground last week on a five-building campus that will include a commercial kitchen, office space and manufacturing facilities for small-scale food businesses. B-More Kitchen also opened earlier his month. Read more at Baltimore Sun...


Starting Handsome Brook Farm, a 'pasture-raised' egg business, helped Betsy Babcock recover from a devastating loss

Every family business has a story, and this is one of healing. Following the loss of their son, the Babcock family moved to a farm and opened a bed and breakfast. After hearing so many guests rave about the eggs from their chickens, which had plenty of room to roam on the farm, they launched a business in 2007 selling pasture-raised eggs to locals. Today, their eggs are sold in more than 4,500 stores and they've built a community of small farmers. "With the eggs we’re able to promote animal welfare and support family farms," says Betsy Babcock. Read more at Forbes...


Our kids learn their ABCs in school. But why not climate change?

The reality of global warming is here, yet many people still don't understand how it will affect us, or what we can do about it. The Climate Change Education Act aims to change that. It would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create an education program geared toward teaching students about climate change and solutions. Read more at The Guardian...


A Toronto school bans juice boxes from kids' packed lunches

Instead, Jackman Avenue Junior Public School in Riverdale has asked parents to send their kids to school with drinks in reusable containers. Read more at FastCo Exist...


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