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Boulder natural foods industry

5@5: Why Boulder is a hot spot for natural foods | Glanbia acquires 2 nutrition companies

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.

Foodies know: Boulder has become a hub for new producers

Quinn Snacks, Purely Elizabeth and Good Karma Foods are just a sampling of the companies that have relocated to the foodie-friendly city, which is also home to investors, infrastructure that is supportive of growing brands and a culture that embraces the natural products way. Read more at The New York Times...


Glanbia acquires two sports nutrition companies in the U.S. and Netherlands

The Ireland-based nutrition group has invested €181m to acquire plant-based nutrition company Amazing Grass and direct-to-consumer performance nutrition company Body & Fit. Read more at AgriLand...


It's a wrap: Couple promises longer lasting food with innovative product

Salvatore Giglia and Sharon Jorgensen say their product Ovtene can keep extend the shelf life of fresh food by keeping it from molding, discoloring and deteriorating. It's made from calcium carbonate and a proprietary blend of minerals bound together with plastic, and it works by blocking bacteria that make food spoil. It's in use in Italian grocery stores and is now making its way to the U.S. Read more at Sippican Week...


Some of the people prepping produce for your fast food aren't too happy with their working conditions

One of the world's largest fresh-cut produce companies, Taylor Farms, employs hundreds of low-wage workers in California and services restaurants like McDonald's and Chipotle. But over the past few years, it's come under scrutiny over two separate chemical accidents that have sent 40 employees to the hospital, plus more than four dozen reported California OSHA violations and dozens of alleged violations of federal labor laws. Read more at Mother Jones...


US government takes animal-welfare data offline

Citing privacy concerns, the USDA scrubbed reports and records related to its role of ensuring humane treatment of large research animals from its website. Critics are speaking out, calling the move an attempt to evade transparency about government operations. Read more at Nature...

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