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5@5: Whole Foods prices remain high | Teens drink tubs full of sugary drinks

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.

Whole Foods lives up to whole paycheck nickname this Thanksgiving

You’ve probably heard the popular nickname for Whole Foods Market: whole paycheck. The retailer will have a tough time shaking that this year. A price study conducted this week showed that the 20 ingredients commonly used to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner rose 7.6 percent to $94.63 this year, despite 10 straight months of food deflation which has been lowering grocery store prices nationwide. Read more at Bloomberg...


Teenagers are consuming ‘bathtubs full’ of sugary drinks every year

A new study from Cancer Research UK concluded that British teenagers down 234 cans of sugary drinks every year, which is enough to fill an entire bathtub. The researcher found that soft drinks were the main source of added sugar in teens’ diets. The British government announced plans for a sugar tax back in March. Read more at Munchies...


Natural foods company reaches non-prosecution agreement in immigration case

Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc., a local natural food company in Butte County, has reached a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, which includes a $1.5 payout and the creation of a corporate compliance program. This comes after an investigation on the immigration status of undocumented immigrant employees of the company. Read more at Northern California Record...


Donkey cheese is being touted as the new health food - but at £880 per kilo, would you eat it?

Donkey cheese might not sound appetizing, but the high-protein, calcium- and omega-3-rich cheese may be the next big thing in healthy eating. The cheese is said to taste similar to Manchego and is the most expensive in the world, likely from the fact that it’s only produced by one rural farm in Serbia. Read more at Evening Standard...


Appeals court knocks down Hawaii’s local prohibitions on GMO seed industry

Monsanto and Syngenta have long made Hawaii a center for their seed production and a San Francisco appeals court has secured 1,000 industry jobs on the islands. The appellate court found that Hawaii’s pesticide laws are sufficiently comprehensive and preclude counties from regulating either pesticides or GMOs, despite the efforts of some anti-GMO activists. Read more at Food Safety News...

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