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[email protected]: Perdue Farms cuts antibiotics | Australian farm uses only sun and seawater

[email protected]: Perdue Farms cuts antibiotics | Australian farm uses only sun and seawater

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.

Perdue farms eliminated antibiotics from chicken supply

Perdue Farms Inc. has become the first major poultry supplier to end routine antibiotic use. The company’s chairman says the change comes in response to the growing demand for organic chicken. Read more at Wall Street Journal...


First farm to grow veg in a desert using only sun and seawater

Sundrop Farm is the first agriculture system of its kind in the world and uses no soil, pesticides, fossil fuels or groundwater. So how exactly does it work? Read more at New Scientist…


The plastic wrap of the future will be made out of milk

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Eastern Regional Research Center is experimenting with using isolated forms of casein—the most abundant protein found in bovine milk—to develop an edible, sustainable and powerful alternative to conventional plastic wrap. Read more at Munchies...


Chill out: Stress can override benefits of healthful eating

A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry suggests that a good diet may not be enough to counteract all the ill effects of stress on our bodies. Read more at NPR...

Harnessing algae for the creation of clean energy

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered the mechanisms of how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future. The next step is to figure out how to beef up production for industrial purposes. Read more at ScienceDaily...

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