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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.

Four cities vote on soda taxes tomorrow. Soda companies are terrified.

Voters in San Francisco, Oakland and Albany, Calif., as well as Boulder, Colo., will decide whether to impose a one- to two-cents per ounce tax on distributors of sugary drinks. The American Beverage Association alone has spent more than $30 million this year trying to fight the ballot measures as preliminary research from Berkeley and Mexico, both of which have their own soda taxes, has suggested that such taxes are contributing to reduced soda consumption. Read more at Vox...

 

Enough with the protein, America

Nearly two-thirds of Americans looking for healthy products say they look for protein, according to a recent report from Mintel Group. And Euromonitor data suggests Americans are eating about twice as much as recommended in the dietary guidelines—48.5 grams a day from fresh foods and 54.2 percent a day from packaged foods. Read more at Bloomberg...

 

Indianapolis' urban farms help tackle urban problems

Indianapolis topped Redfin's list of worst cities for food access in 2014. But organizations like Indy Urban Acres, Public Greens Urban Kitchen and Farm 360 are stepping in to help. Read more at Modern Farmer...

 

Bill Maher pushes Obama on food antibiotics and GMOs

Despite recent criticism that the Obama administration hasn't done enough to restrict the meat industry's use of antibiotics, the president clearly understands the scope of the problem. On Bill Maher's HBO show, he addressed antibiotics and GMOs. Read more at Mother Jones...

 

A new almanac for the young farmers of the world

The New Farmer's Almanac is drawing on a mix of traditional and new forms of agriculture to speak to "a new agrarian movement." Read more at Take Part...

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