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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 a little-known frozen food startup is boosting its footprint through Instagram

Daily Harvest, a subscription service for organic smoothies, overnight oats and chia puddings, says it has attracted many loyal customers  through Instagram, because its packaging and products are so vibrant. The social media platform has been the biggest driver of marketing for Daily Harvest, which also taps influencers to spread the word about its products. Read more at Business Insider…


It’s time for Congress to join the fight against food waste

In 2015, the EPA and USDA adopted a goal to cut food waste in half by 2030, but they haven’t yet adopted policies to support that goal. The 2018 Farm Bill presents an opportunity for such change.  Two representatives also recently reintroduced the Food Recovery Act. Meanwhile, in the absence of federal action, states have been taking the lead in policy—in 2017, 80 unique bills related to food waste were introduced in state legislatures. Read more at Huffington Post…


Bee pesticide ban debate could arise in next Farm Bill

More than 30 Democrats are backing the Saving America’s Pollinators Act of 2017, which would ban the approval of neonicotinoid pesticides until the EPA can determine that they won’t harm pollinators. Read more at Bloomberg…


How I launched my food career: Claudio Ochoa, co-CEO of Native State Foods

Claudio Ochoa was an attorney at a big law firm in NYC before becoming a food entrepreneur. For help in getting his pinole cereal startup off the ground, he sought out others who have done it before—and not just those whole sold their businesses for billions, but also those who are still struggling and those who failed. Read more at Food Tech Connect...


New Food 4 Less format is focused on health and wellness

Kroger’s warehouse-style chain will remodel some stores to better emphasize health and wellness and boast more environmentally friendly features. Read more at Retail Leader…

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