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5@5: More grocers focusing on food sustainability? | Progress plateaus on cutting sugar consumption

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.

Supermarkets look to sustainability as the next organic

Giant Food, a grocery chain with stores in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C., is testing a rating system called HowGood that communicates to shoppers the sustainability of fresh and processed food. Is it a sign that more retailers will turn their focus on sustainability? Read more at The Baltimore Sun...


Americans were making a lot of progress cutting back on sugary drinks. Now that's stopped.

After a decade of slowing sugary beverage consumption, declines have stalled, according to new CDC data. Unfortunately, consumption rates still way about the recommended limit. But why? Researchers aren't sure, but one guess is that perhaps Americans as a whole are drinking less soda but more of the new slew of ready-to-drink teas, coffees and energy drinks that are loaded with sugar. Read more at The Washington Post...


Top coconut water maker Vita Coco exploring sale - sources

Could it become part of PepsiCo? Or Coca-Cola? Or Dr Pepper Snapple? Vita Coco's parent company has reportedly hired JP Morgan to advise its sale, according to Reuters sources. It's got sales in 30 countries and is the leading coconut brand globally. Read more at Reuters...


Trump's nominee for Labor oversaw restaurants that violated labor regs

More than 100 food and agriculture organizations including Food Chain Workers Alliance and Friends of the Earth oppose Andrew Puzder becoming the next secretary of labor, and sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging senators to oppose his confirmation. In their letter, they express concern with his conflicts of interest and a recent investigation's findings that his company faced numerous violations for failing to pay minimum wage or overtime. Read more at Wisconsin Gazette...


Court rules against Monsanto, allows California to put cancer warning on Roundup

A judge ruled Friday that California can require Monsanto to label its popular herbicide, which contains glyphosate, as a possible carcinogen. But the judge has only made a preliminary ruling—she must still issue a formal decision. Monsanto sued the state in 2015. Read more at CBS Sacramento...

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