USDA

A coalition of over 50 sustainable agriculture, environmental, bee keeping and public interest organizations have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to follow up on a March 2015 letter regarding alleged suppression of research, harassment of scientists and censorship by the agency. In March 2015, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed a citizen’s petition calling on USDA to adopt new policies that would protect government scientists’ ability to evaluate and communicate freely research findings that questions the safety of agrichemicals without political interference and fear of retaliation.

Collagen, Knee OA, Glucosamine/Chondroitin

Benicia, CA—New data published in Nutrition Journal suggest that a branded joint health ingredient benefits certain individuals with arthritis.

Assay Test, Antioxidant

Chapel Hill, NC—A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) created and tested what it believes is a more reliable method to measure antioxidant capacity.

Riley’s Organics has a full line of USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO dogs treats.  They are made with the finest human grade ingredients with no preservatives, dyes, corn, wheat or soy! They come in four delicious flavors: Peanut Butter & Molasses, Apple, Sweet Potato, and Pumpkin Coconut.

calorie count

According to USA Today, the Common Sense Nutritional Disclosure Act passed the House by a vote of 266-144 in February. This act essentially guts a proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would require pizzeria chains, delis and convenience stores to list the calorie content of meals on their menus or prominently displayed menu boards. Instead, grocers and takeout restaurants can merely choose to post calorie content on their website.

seaweed farming

Two leading seafood certification and labeling programs, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), joined forces to develop a joint global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The Seaweed Standard promotes environmentally sustainable and socially responsible use of seaweed resources in order to contribute to the world’s aquatic ecosystems.

The Dr. Bob Martin Show

Better Health Networks is proud to announce that 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of “The Dr. Bob Martin Show” being in national radio syndication.

GMO Law

The Associated Press has reported that the Senate Agricultural Committee has voted 16-4 to approve legislation that would prevent mandatory labeling of food made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This puts Vermont’s mandatory labeling law, which goes into effect in July, in the crossfire.

karen howard organic natural health association

The Organic & Natural Health Association is taking a proactive approach, launching a consumer education campaign and nutrient research agenda, starting with peer-reviewed, published research on the power of vitamin D.