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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.

Replacing farms with fish farms: The odd solution to both hunger and climate change

Raising fish in eco-friendly, land-based fish tanks may seem unnatural, but it's one way that chefs and retailers are meeting consumer demand for more sustainable and traceable products. Aquaculture organizations say the practice eliminates risks of ocean-based contaminants in the fish that we eat and allows for easier traceability. Read more at Fast Company...


Chobani's quick rise shows how established brands can get too complacent

Chobani displaced Yoplait as the biggest yogurt brand last year, providing a case study on how small brands are stealing market share from long-time food powerhouses. Though big food companies try to capture trends, they're often too late to the game, and they don't necessarily resonate with consumers, industry analysts say. Read more at Omaha World-Herald...


Strawberries remain at top of pesticide list, report says

The Environmental Working Group's annual Dirty Dozen list shines light on the types of conventional produce that are most contaminated with pesticide residue. Six percent fewer residues were detected on this year's samples versus last year's, but still nearly 70 percent of the more than 36,000 samples tested were contaminated. Strawberries remained at the top of the list, and spinach is right behind it. Read more at CNN...


Monsanto weed killer Roundup faces new doubts on safety in unsealed documents

A federal judge overseeing a case challenging the safety of Monsanto's Roundup unsealed documents this week that suggest that the company had ghostwritten research that was later attributed to academics, and that there was disagreement within the EPA over the safety of Roundup. Read more at The New York Times...


Gummy vitamins for dogs? Yes, and they will be made in Winona

A shut-down gummy bear factory in Winona, Minnesota, will reopen as a maker of supplements for pets when Midwest Co-Pack begins manufacturing there later this month. The company rehired 12 of the candy company's laid-off employees and plans to hire 25 more. Read more at Star Tribune...

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