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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.

Impossible Burger sends Kal Penn back to White Castle

Kal Penn, known for the 2004 movie Harold & Kumar go to White Castle, has found a reason to return: The aspiring vegan loves Impossible Burgers, now available as sliders. The increasingly popular alternative meat patties are a meal option at more than 3,000 restaurants around the world. Read more at Forbes


Why all is lost: Increasing demand for jet fuel will be bigger than savings from electric cars

Fossil fuels aren’t going away, no matter how much driving we residents of first-world countries give up. At least that’s what OPEC is telling its members. The continuous increase in aviation and the increasing demand from developing countries will make up for any decrease in oil consumption on Western roads. Read more at


But OPEC might be wrong:

Cover crop powers first transatlantic flight using sustainable biojet fuel

Today, a United Airlines jet flew from San Francisco, California, to Zurich, Switzerland, without using a drop of fossil fuel. It’s the second international flight completed using carinata seeds developed into jet fuel by Canada’s Agrisoma Biosciences. Read more at


How NAFTA destroyed the Mexican diet

While the North American Free Trade Agreement brought off-season produce to grocery stores across the United States, it also sent some very unhealthy foods to even the poorest regions of Mexico. See how corporations pushed for the trade agreement and its long-term effects. Read more at


Blue Apron has been using caged pigs for its pork

Blue Apron’s website says it works directly with “family-run farms that support sustainable practices.” But the meal-kit-delivery business has been purchasing pork from Tyson Foods, which still allows the use of small cages when sows are pregnant. Read more at Bloomberg

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