CBD, sustainability, and startups — check out these reader favorites from June to get caught up to speed! 

#1. Problems and Possibilities for CBD Pet Treats

CBD — or cannabidiol — is all over the headlines right now. And in the pet food space, the popular functional ingredient is seeing booming success. In this article, we cover some of the potential up- and downsides to incorporating CBD into pet treats. 

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#2. Spending Habits by Generation, Plus Plant-based Eating and Sustainability Trends: IRI Survey

How are people spending their grocery budget? And which food industry trends are standing the test of time? Find out in this article that covers some recent IRI research. 

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#3. Local Food and Beverage Startups Shine at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s Angel Food Conference & Food Fair

Portland is a food-lover’s dream — but not just because of the amazing restaurants. There are plenty of Portland-based food and beverage startups that are making their mark in the industry. Read about some of the standouts in this write-up on the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s (OEN) first-ever Angel Food Conference. 

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#4. 9 Food Companies Giving Back to Their Communities

Giving back to local communities isn’t just good for the soul, it’s good for business. In this article, discover nine brands that are doing their part to help with food insecurity, education, and disaster relief efforts around the country. 

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#5. The Workforce Management Implications of FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is one of the largest food policy reforms in recent decades. And even though it was signed back in 2011, deadlines still loom. Read about the seventh and final rule — the Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule — and how to prepare for compliance. 

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