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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

White House readies plan for $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in Trump’s escalating trade war

President Donald Trump’s administration will offer farmers $12 billion in emergency aid to buffer the losses they’ve experienced during the ongoing trade wars. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Tuesday that the assistance will go into effect in September. Read more at The Washington Post …

 

Pruitt is gone. His replacement continues his destructive work.

The Environmental Protection Agency has a new leader, but it apparently kept the same goals. The agency last week reversed regulations that kept coal ash out of drinking water. Without those rules, children who live near unlined disposal sites are at increased risk of brain damage, while adults are more likely to have cancer, heart disease or stroke. Read more at Mother Jones …

 

Exclusive: Inside Beyond Meat’s innovative future food lab

Making a palatable meat substitute requires a team of people. Making a meat alternative that tastes like meat demands the work of dozens. Beyond Meat, which has sold 13 million burgers in about two years, isn’t resting on its success, though. It continuously refines its ready-to-cook products at its El Segundo, California, facility. Read more at Fast Company …

 

Why one food expert says Canada’s meat industry is ‘in denial’ about impending ‘protein war’

The population of vegans and vegetarians is increasing, and other consumers are reducing their meat consumption because they are concerned about animal welfare, the environment, health issues and cost. A food policy professor says the meat industry must adapt to these concern or suffer from a shrinking market. Read more at The Star …

 

Chemicals in food may harm children, pediatricians’ group says

Families should limit their use of plastic food containers and eat more whole fruits and vegetables to reduce children’s exposure to chemicals tied to health problems, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Research indicates that some chemicals affect the body’s hormones, causing changes in growth and development. Read more at The New York Times …

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