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Kroger to sell groceries on Alibaba site in China

Kroger continues to add avenues to increase its sales and geographic reach. The grocer’s latest move is to partner with the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to sell its products online in China. To begin, the company will offer dietary supplements and private-label products, including natural and organic items. Read more at The Wall Street Journal

 

The future of food: Scientists have found a fast and cheap way to edit your food’s DNA

Many sellers and consumers of natural and organic foods purposefully avoid genetically modified organisms. But what if scientists can just trim a gene or two to resolve some so-called problems, such as a short shelf lives, with fresh produce? That’s what CRISPR promises. Read more at The Washington Post

 

Corona beer giant puts $3.8 billion bet on U.S. love of cannabis

A New York beverage company with a 70-year history of selling beer, wine and whiskey is investing an additional $3.8 billion with Canadian marijuana grower Canopy Growth Corp. Constellation Brands, which distributes Corona, Ballast Point and Robert Mondavi, will own about 38 percent of Canopy; it previously had a 10 percent stake. Read more at Bloomberg

 

Despite verdict, courts will differ on Monsanto’s herbicide

Don’t expect to see warning labels on Roundup bottles any time soon, despite last week’s jury verdict that the glyphosate-containing herbicide caused a California man’s cancer. Also in California, a federal judge said evidence shows glyphosate is safe and doesn’t require a warning under state law. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto, and the company has promised to appeal the recent verdict. Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle  

 

How Moon Juice's founder built her wildly popular wellness brand

Amanda Chantal Bacon’s Moon Juice incorporated adaptogen-based products to create a beverage that helps people live a “holistic lifestyle.” Her rebrand of the vintage supplement has attracted today’s social-media-minded consumers, including Gwyneth Paltrow. Learn about Bacon’s own health practices, as well as the story behind her business. Read more at Forbes

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