Washington, DC— Following much research and debate on the subject, the FDA has finalized that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).

South Plainfield, NJ—WholeFoods Magazine has selected Debra’s Natural Gourmet as its 2015 Retailer of The Year. The store, located in Concord, MA, was founded by CEO Debra Stark in 1989, with the aim of bringing the fresh foods and natural remedies she was raised on to the community. With the help of her son Adam and employees, Stark managed to turn this store into a neighborhood staple by putting an emphasis on customer service and a unique product selection that mixes locally sourced products with exotic items.

Lisa Shapiro, founder of the All Things Vegan consulting company and long-time champion of vegan causes and businesses, has passed away.

Let’s continue our conversation with Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D., about the great importance of the mineral magnesium. In earlier conversations, we discussed magnesium’s role in producing energy, utilizing vitamin D, longevity and heart health. Now, let’s look at the many ways in which magnesium affects nerve and mental health.

New from Fruit d’Or is Cran Bella, a cranberry seed oil ingredient for skin support and anti-aging supplements. The oil is said to add moisture, reduce inflammation, offer antioxidant support and more.

Glanbia Nutritionals now offers HarvestPro, a line of gluten-free vegan plant proteins derived from ancient grains, flax and chia. The company says the line ranges from 50 to 60% protein and includes protein crisps and protein powders. It is suitable for use in beverages, bars, baked goods and gluten-free foods.

Blue Diamond Growers launched its first almond flour line. Available in Extra Fine Natural, Extra Fine Blanched and Fine Blanched varieties, these almond flours contain 6 g of protein, 3.5 g of fiber and 75 mg of calcium per serving. They are also low on the glycemic index and are naturally gluten-free. These almond flours can be included in and improve the nutrition of chicken and fish coatings, baked goods and sauce and soup thickeners without sacrificing taste.

Nexira Health added Simag to its line of branded health ingredients. Simag is an extract of purified marine minerals, and serves as a source of magnesium, according to the company. Nexira believes that this is a product well-suited for children’s developing bones and teeth, pregnant women and sports nutrition.

Visibly lift, firm and tighten the delicate eye area while smoothing crow’s feet with new derma e Firming DMAE Eye Lift. This crème is fortified with InstaLift Goji, advanced wrinkle-fighting peptides Argireline and Matrixyl synthe’6, and ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid. With continued use, this blend leaves the delicate eye area firmer, smoother and younger-looking.