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5@5: Sixth California county bans GMOs | Organic reaches new heights in France

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.

Sonoma County voters ban genetically modified crops

Voters in Sonoma County approved Measure M, which prohibits farmers from planting genetically modified seeds in the county. Several neighboring counties have similar GMO bans in place. Read more at SF Gate...


Is organic food about to become the norm in France?

Organic food sales jumped 20 percent in 2016 in France, a country that's been relatively slow to adopt the trend—although it bans GMO crops. The Agriculture Biologique label—which requires a product to have a minimum of 95 percent organic ingredients—has taken off in the last year. And with more than 5 percent of farmland in France being organic, it may not face the supply challenges we see in the U.S. market. Read more at ecosalon...


Industry stakeholders pledge to get to work post-election

Several food retailers and trade groups voiced nonpartisan reactions to Tuesday's election results. Read more at Supermarket News...


Eight questions with Kevin Cleary, CEO of Clif Bar & Co.

With a new bakery committed to sustainability and resource efficiency, and a focus on growing organic acreage in the U.S., Clif has a lot to be excited about. "We need to make it easier for farmers to transition to organic and we need to do a better job of setting them up for success," Cleary says. Read more at Foodtank...


Voluntary recall of some Free2b products for allergy concerns

The milk chocolate candies are being recalled because they may contain milk, an allergen that isn't listed on the ingredients label. Read more at WMDT...

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