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5@5: 'Wellness' self-care Barbie hits shelves | Stonyfield pushes for data over certifications

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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.

You can now buy a 'wellness' self-care Barbie which comes with gym clothes and a protein bar

Mattel has released a line of Barbie dolls that come with health-promoting accessories such as yoga mats, protein bars, sleep masks and candles. The company hopes the collection will "introduce girls to the benefits of self-care through play."  Read more at Business Insider

Yogurt-maker Stonyfield wants to use data, not certification, to prove its environmental practices

Stonyfield has helped create a new software platform that will help dairy farmers improve their soil health with accurate, specific recommendations. Many dairy operations are turning to regenerative, sustainable farming methods in an effort to keep their prices stable in the struggling dairy market. Read more at AFN

Maine senators want FDA chief to crack down on plant milk

Maine's two U.S. senators are pressuring current Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn to ban plant-based dairy alternative companies from using words such as "milk" to market their products. However, recent survey results show that there is little to no consumer confusion in terms of which products actually contain dairy. Read more at Fresno Bee

KFC is now selling vegan chicken nuggets in 2 major cities

KFC is rolling out Beyond Fried Chicken in nearly 100 stores this week. The Beyond Fried Chicken nuggets were custom made by Beyond Meat for the fast food chain to closely mimic the whole breast muscle tissue of cooked chicken. Read more at Vox

IKEA's meatball supply chain goes digital

IKEA is implementing a new digital system for its foodservice business that will reduce food waste and keep consumers safe from bad produce or meat. The artificial intelligence digitizes food shipments in a similar manner to the way the company's furniture shipments are tracked. Read more at The Wall Street Journal

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