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5@5: Organic milk overflow? | Millennials most likely to seek out clean label fats

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.

Even the hipster organic milk craze isn't enough to end glut

In the last two years, production of organic milk has surged so much that the industry is now, in some cases, facing a new problem: surplus. Sales of organic milk have doubled over the decade, and a growing number of farmers, noticing growing market share for organic products and the premiums they fetch, have made the effort to convert. "Milk may be long right now, but it’s only a matter of time before demand catches up," says Nate Lewis, senior crop and livestock specialist at the Organic Trade Association. Read more at Bloomberg Markets...

 

Millennials, Gen Z seek out healthy oils, fats

Young adults are the most likely demographic to view any kinds of dietary fats as permissible and good for health—take the resurgence of butter as an example. New research from Packaged Facts indicates that animal- and plant-based fats that are minimally processed, GMO-free and maybe even organic will be most successful. Read more at Convenience Store Decisions...

 

NY wants to require cleaning products to disclose all ingredients

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a regulation that would require makers of cleaning products including soaps and detergents to disclose all of the ingredients and trace contaminants in their products that are considered threats to public health or environment via their websites. A draft form has been released and is open for public comment until June 14. Although the regulation wouldn't initially include personal care and children's product, it could later extend to do so, the governor's office said. Read more at Newsday...

 

How gut bacteria tell their hosts what to eat

The microbiome influences anxiety, depression and a variety of other conditions, so it's not all that surprising that new research suggests it also influences what foods we eat. Neuroscientists say certain types of gut flora help us detect which nutrients are missing in food and then comprehend how much of those nutrients we need. Read more at Scientific American...

 

Soylent, the food of the tech gods, needs a rebrand, fast

The company has issued two recalls in less than a year. Is it time for a refresh? And maybe a name that doesn't sound so sci-fi-ish? Read more at Mashable...

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