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Boulder-based Bobo's raises $8 million

This is the first time in its 13-year history that the oat bar company has sought outside investment. The new funding, from a group of Boulder-based investors including Boulder Investment Group Reprise and Range Light LLC, will allow it to ramp up marketing efforts and create a national sales team. CEO TJ McIntyre says the company plans to triple gross revenue by 2018. Read more at Daily Camera...

 

What's the environmental footprint of a loaf of bread? Now we know

Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the U.K. attempted to measure the environmental impact of producing one loaf of bread by collecting and analyzing emissions data at every step of the process, from farm to shelf, including growing and fertilizing the ingredients, harvesting the crops, transportation, milling and packaging. What did they find? The majority of emissions came from growing the wheat—specifically, the use of nitrogen fertilizers. Read more at NPR...

 

Vietnamese yogurt could be next new addition to the dairy aisle

The ever-expanding yogurt aisle may be getting something else new in the form of Vietnamese yogurt, which is made with sweetened condensed milk. YaU, a startup launched by Maryland couple Fred Chen and Phuong Nguyen, is made by reducing organic whole milk and small amounts of cane sugar. They're currently running a Kickstarter campaign to scale up their production. Read more at WTOP...

 

Kenya GMO corn trials said to face obstacle over import ban

Kenya is on its way to becoming the second nation in sub-Saharan Africa to allow cultivation of genetically modified corn, but it's hit a snag along the way. It's withholding approval of applications for field trials of the crops because of a ban on GMO imports, sources say. Read more at Bloomberg Markets...

 

Sunny Bridge Natural Foods marks 15 years

It's been a decade and a half since the natural foods market and cafe opened in Peters Township, Pennsylvania. Now it sells everything from dietary supplements to personal care products and household cleaning supplies, has a bakery and holds classes. Read more at Observer-Reporter...

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