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This June former Trader Joersquos president Doug Rauch opened the doors to Daily Table a Bostonbased notforprofit supermarket Daily Table cuts food waste addresses hunger and increases access by selling grocersrsquo and suppliersrsquo extra inventory at a deep discount Staffed by volunteers Daily Table offers readytoeat meals as well as produce bread dairy and other grocery items that may otherwise go to waste
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.

How Daily Table sells healthy food to the poor at junk food prices

This nonprofit grocery store in a low-income Boston neighborhood is on track to bring in $2.3 million in revenue this year, according to founder Doug Rauch. The store acquires imperfect produce and packaged food nearing its expiration date and sells it for bargain prices, in addition to prepared foods. Rauch says Daily Table is losing about $50,000 a month because of overhead and logistics costs, while it turns a profit on the products it sells. Opening a second location, he says, could cut those costs by 50 percent. Read more at Forbes...


This pet food startup just landed a key exec from Blue Apron

Most of the highest-grossing dog food brands in the U.S. are owned by two companies. Yet the industry—which has been troubled by recalls, lawsuits and scrutiny around manufacturing practices—is ripe for disruption. Ollie, founded in 2016, utilizes nutritionists, data and algorithms to help create healthy dog food made from real food and supplements that's flash-frozen and delivered to customers' doors. The startup, which just brought on a former Blue Apron exec as its director of operations, has raised $4.4 million from investors. Read more at Fortune...


For years, we've been told fat clogs our arteries. Now, scientists say that's all wrong

A team from the National Institutes of Health, Mayo Clinic and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill looked at a previously unreported study that followed the diets of more than 9,000 men and women living in mental health hospitals or nursing homes in Minnesota. The patients who ate diets high in plant fats had 14 percent lower cholesterol than their animal fat-eating peers but a higher risk of death than those who ate more saturated fats. A separate study published recently concluded that "the conceptual model of dietary saturated fat clogging a pipe is just plain wrong." Read more at Quartz...


U.S. Senate panel votes in favor of Gottlieb to run FDA

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted to advance the nomination of conservative healthy policy expert Scott Gottlieb, who is expected to next be confirmed by the full Senate. Read more at Reuters...


Why an ER doctor started a natural skincare line

Former emergency medicine physician Sarah Villafranco spent two years teaching herself how to make natural skincare products before launching Osmia Organics in Colorado in 2012. Read more at 5280...

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