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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.

Burgers grown in a lab are heading to your plate. Will you bite?

Lab-grown meat seems to be moving closer and closer to grocery cases, but will the public accept this slaughter-free protein? There’s no easy answer to that, opinion polls show. Environmental groups, animal welfare advocates and some health-conscious consumers can’t wait for it, but how its labeled will make a difference to most carnivores. Read more at The Washington Post


Is the second farm crisis upon us?

Calls to Farm Aid have increased 30 percent this year, with farmers seeking information about federal programs or credit options, asking for help to save their farms, or even sharing their suicidal ideations. One farm advocate says the callers are more desperate now than they were a year ago. Read more at Civil Eats …  


AFDO works to keep food safety top of mind for food salvaging organizations

Is food safety being forgotten in the movement to reduce food waste? The Association of Food and Drug Officials, based in York, Pennsylvania, has produced a Food Salvage Guide to help those organizations involved in reducing food waste. “When in doubt, throw it out,” is still a good rule, the AFDO spokesman said. Read more at Food Safety News


Marijuana bill scheduled for congressional vote this week

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to conduct a hearing on Thursday regarding the Medical Cannabis Research Act, which would expand the number of federal licenses available for scientific study of marijuana. Some provisions of the bill, however, have generated opposition for drug-policy reform groups. Read more at Forbes


Yakult is selling like hotcakes after scene in Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’

The positive reaction of character Peter Kavinsky to Yakult during an episode of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is taking over the internet, driving sales and even raising the “Korean yogurt’s” stock price. Read more at

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