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GMO corn

5@5: Kroger offers buyout | Chinese firm tests GMO seeds in U.S.

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.

Kroger offers buyouts to 2,000 workers

About 2,000 Kroger employees will have until March to decide whether or not to take a voluntary retirement option. The Cincinnati-based grocer comes to this decision in an effort to cut costs, after a disappointing third quarter. Read more at Cincinnati Business Courier...


Chinese firm begins testing genetically-modified corn seeds in U.S. greenhouse

Chinese biotech seed company Origin Agritech Ltd. is now testing genetically engineered corn seeds at a U.S. greenhouse designated by the USDA. This a step toward launching China’s first GMO products in the U.S. Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch...


McDonald's, Uber partner on delivery

McDonald’s will test delivery service through UberEats in 200 Florida restaurants. Most menu items will be available except ice cream. The deal comes as it inches closer to launching online ordering on its mobile app. Read more at Crain's Business Chicago...


FDA concludes new GMO pink pineapples at least won’t kill you

Del Monte has gotten the OK from FDA to sell a genetically-modified pineapple called Rose and appears pink from added lycopene. The reason behind the odd color, says Del Monte, is an increased sweetness of the flesh. Read more at Grub Street...


CBD and other marijuana extracts illegal under new DEA code

The DEA has taken a step to make it clear that marijuana extracts, including CBD oil, are illegal. Many CBD producers have been operating under the assumption that cannabis-based products with less than the 0.3 THC percentage that's allowed in hemp would be legal. The DEA added a new code to make clear that the extract of the plant falls under the Schedule I classification.

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