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5@5: Impossible’s ‘blood’ OK’d | Activists at risk | Social media fundraising

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.

Alternative meat battle headed to grocery stores

The FDA approved on Wednesday the not-so-secret ingredient that gives Impossible Burgers their “blood,” the color additive soy leghemoglobin. The decision should allow Impossible Foods—already facing a burger shortage as its popularity soars—to hawk its meatless burgers at supermarkets. Read more at The New Food Economy …

 

Wearing your health on your wrist

German scientists have created a tattoo fluid that changes color as one’s metabolism changes. With the help of an app, the tattoo’s color can help patients with diabetes or kidney disease better keep track of their conditions. Read more at Fast Company …

 

Fighting for the environment can be deadly

Around the world, 164 environmental activists were murdered last year, according to the nonprofit Global Witness. Mining is the deadliest sector, but agribusiness was connected with 21 deaths. Indigenous people in Latin America and South Asia are most at-risk, the nonprofit reports. Read more at Civil Eats

 

Flies can transfer E. coli from feedlots to produce fields

Leafy greens grown near feedlots could be contaminated with E. coli, thanks to pesky pest flies. In a study that will be published in the Journal of Food Protection, researchers report that field up to 180 meters (590.5 feet, or almost the length of two professional football fields) are at risk. Read more at Food Safety News

 

Asking friends and family for startup cash on social media

Many entrepreneurs turn to friends and family members for financial support as they start their businesses. While social media might be a convenient way to reach out, there’s a right way and a wrong way to it—and the wrong likely will generate only hard feelings. Read more at The Wall Street Journal

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