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Invest or Acquire?—The Natural Products Expo West kicks off this Wednesday in Anaheim, CA. Consumers are demanding more natural, less processed foods, and big food companies are looking for answers to growth flatlines amidst the booths of matcha, vegan muffins, plant-based proteins... (and so much more). Speaking of acquisitions— the consumer snacking trend has been a lone bright spot for a couple of big food players. And speaking of snacks—This never happens when I'm at the movies. Nice move Jimmy Kimmel. Uh oh—We’ve been fans of the Instant Pot’s versatility, but… #ThisIsUs. And finally—salmon ice cream, cow tongue, and bull penis with Gordon Ramsay and James Corden.