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2 Organic products in natural retail have grown 17 percent versus the same time period last year

5@5: Top organic countries | Target doubles down on natural beauty

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.

The most organic countries in the world, in one map

New data from The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture identifies the top countries for organic land, food production and food consumption. Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden are top consumers (per capita) of organic food, while Australia has the most organic farm land. Read more at Independent...


Target boosts selection of natural beauty products

The retailer, which just rolled out a new policy for ingredient transparency for its personal care suppliers, saw double-digit sales growth last year in its natural beauty offerings. Now it's adding a number of new natural beauty brands including Alaffia, Thayers Natural and The Seaweed Bath Co. to its shelves. Read more at WWD...


The surprisingly heated political battle raging over the word 'milk'

The dairy industry's war on plant-based milks continues, as milk sales slide and plant milks continue to steal market share. Now the dairy industry is trying to push the FDA to take action on the labeling of such products, saying companies using the word "milk" for plant-based products confuses consumers. Twin bills in the House and Senate, both of which have been referred to committee, would punish non-dairy products that use dairy terms. Read more at The Washington Post...


Aldi spends $1.6 billion on upscale look with downscale prices

A revamp of 1,300 U.S. stores with more natural light, raised ceilings and a bigger front of store for more organic produce, fresh meat and alcohol is part of the discount retailer's plans to capture market share from big-box grocers. Read more at Bloomberg...


China moves to implement more sustainable ag practices, which is good for everybody

The country with the world's largest farming sector has signaled a move toward more "green" practices like organic production, use of biogas digesters, conservation of water and development of drought-resistant crops. Read more at Modern Farmer...

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