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5@5: This year's trendiest veggie: Cauliflower | TerraVia exploring sale

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.

TerraVia announces first-quarter 2017 and a plan to (maybe) sell itself

The microalgae supplier (formerly Solazyme) told investors that 2017 would be a year of transition, and now it's saying that it's reviewing strategic options, including potentially selling part or all of the company. Read more at Motley Fool...


Cauliflower is the new kale

So says chefs who are incorporating it more as the star of some of their dishes, and buyers who have seen consecutive years of sales growth for the versatile veggie. "It’s similar to what we saw with kale a few years ago," says Erik Brown, global produce buyer for Whole Foods. Packaged food brands have caught on, too: Boulder Valley Foods released frozen riced cauliflower last year, and Monica's Cooking debuted frozen cauliflower pizza crust at Expo East last year. Read more at Bloomberg...


This grocery store is the most popular among customers

Fifty-three percent of consumers in Morning Consult's 2017 consumer satisfaction survey held a favorable opinion about Kroger, while 48 percent had a good opinion of Whole Foods. Regional chains Publix and Albertsons both came in with scores of 33 percent. Read more at Money...


Venice supplement company to pay back county incentives

Enzymedica moved from Port Charlotte to Venice with help from $216,000 in economic incentive funding from Sarasota County, but it hasn't been able to create the jobs it expected to. Read more at Herald-Tribune...


Soylent gets $50 million investment led by Google's venture arm

As it looks to expand its offerings and bounce back from a food safety mishaps, the 4-year-old meal-in-a-bottle company brought in new capital from GV, Tao Capital and more. Read more at Los Angeles Times...



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