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5@5: Women changing the face of climate activism | Technology increases veggie consumption

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.

Meet the women who want to change the face of climate activism

Women of Color Speak Out, a new climate justice coalition based in Seattle, aims to involve more women of color in the environmental movement. Their global concerns include the effects of colonialism, capitalism and racism on the planet. Read more at Grist ... 


The vegetable technology gap

Agricultural research can improve how we grow, harvest and package our fresh food, particularly produce. Just look at the increase in consumption of fresh spinach and other leafy greens since shoppers have been able to simply pick up a bag, take it home and serve it. Read more at Politico ...


A Montreal Meals-on-Wheels program is closing the food waste loop

A rooftop garden supplies produce for the local Meals-on-Wheels program, supplying fresh, local food to area senior citizens and other homebound folks. In addition, it provides compost for a 3-acre farm and other off-site properties. Read more at Civil Eats ...


By 2030, half the world's oceans could be reeling from climate change, scientists say

A study published in the journal Nature Communications found that more than 80 percent of the Earth’s oceans will suffer from climate change by 2050 — and reducing greenhouse gases emissions might delay the effect by only 20 years. Read more in the Chicago Tribune ...


Dr. George Blackburn, who worked to help you eat better, dies at 81

Dr. George Blackburn discovered the correlation between poor nutrition and obesity, advocated lower-fat diets and helped develop gastric bypass surgery during his career. The surgeon, clinician, researcher, teacher and author was a pioneer in the field of nutrition medicine. Read more at The New York Times ...



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