climate change

New York, NY—On April 22, diplomats from 167 countries met to sign the climate accord reached this past December in Paris. The goal of the accord, established by the world's governments in 2009, is to limit the planet's warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), ideally limiting it to 1.5 degrees. Despite the signing, 55 countries representing 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions must first present formal ratification documents before the agreement can take effect, which may take a few years (1).

GNC

GNC Holdings, Inc. announced in its first-quarter results on Thursday it would be selling and refranchising 84 company-owned stores to franchisee, Sun Holding, for approximately $17 million.

Cranberry Monograph

Scotts Valley, CA—The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia’s recently published a 96-page monograph on cranberry, including information about standards for analysis, quality, control and therapeutics.

Pharmachem Laboratories carb consumption study

Kearny, NJ—Pharmachem Laboratories, based here, sponsored a national consumer survey about why consumers have not been more successful in their weight control efforts.

ACI

New York, NY—The American Conference Institute (ACI) in conjunction with the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will again present the fourth annual CRN/ACI Dietary Supplement Legal and Regulatory Conference.

CVS Pharmacy Recalls Organic Herbal Tea

CVS Pharmacy has announced a voluntary recall of select cases of Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea, after being notified by the manufacturer that the product could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella.

The DeCicco & Sons franchise

Larchmont, NY—Have you ever thought about making big changes to your store to make it even more "green." One NY grocery store recently used innovative technology to benefit the environment, which in return has benefited their bottom line.

whey protein

Tel Aviv, Israel—According to a study done by Daniela Jakubowicz, M.D., professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University, eating a large breakfast containing whey protein could very well help type-2 diabetics.

npa lobby day

Washington, D.C.On April 12–13, the Natural Products Association (NPA) held its 2016 annual Natural Products Day at which 100 retail and manufacturing representatives of the natural products industry met with members of Congress from 20 different states and their staff.