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5@5: Second-largest chicken producer acquires organic, antibiotic-free line | Price isn't the only barrier to healthier food

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.

Pilgrim's Pride to acquire organic chicken line in $350 million deal

The world's second-biggest chicken producer will boost its organic and antibiotic-free offerings through the acquisition of GNP Company and its Just Bare brand, which places a code on each package that consumers can use to trace the chicken to where it was raised. Read more at Reuters...

 

Is nutritious food really pricier, and, if so, is that really the problem?

Yes, it is—the cost per calorie of vegetables and fruits is more than grains, sugar and vegetable oil. But healthy staples like eggs, brown rice, black beans and peanut butter all cost less than 10 cents per 100 calories. Thus, the root of the problem with America's unhealthy diets isn't just affordability—it's access, time and education. Read more at The Washington Post...

 

Clif Bar’s former CEO opens up about the emotional toll of entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are increasingly discussing their depression and other emotional afflictions. Yet, in her new book, Sheryl O’Loughlin, cofounder of Plum Organics, former chief executive of Clif Bar and current CEO of Rebbl, says that this dark side needs to be addressed even more openly. Read more in Fortune...

 

2016 Food Safety Survey Report

New data from FDA, USDA and FSIS reveals high consumer awareness of foodborne pathogens Salmonella and E. coli, and most respondents are more worried about getting food poisoning from meat than vegetables. Read more at FDA...

 

More data against fresh, raw sprouts

According to FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network, from 1996 to August 2016, there were 48 outbreaks of illness were associated with fresh sprouts, the researchers found. Alfalfa sprouts most often caused outbreaks. Read more at Food Safety News…

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