nutrition facts

Silver Spring, MD-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it wants more information about sugar on the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods.

gmo

Washington, D.C.-The House of Representatives passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 (H.R. 1599) on July 23. The bill, which would create a federal voluntary GMO labeling system and over-ride state legislation mandating GMO labeling, was passed by a vote of 275 to 150. 

Tempe, AZ – In a report issued by the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), new data predict that the state of Arizona will reach almost $3.7 billion in natural health product sales by 2020, nearly doubling the $1.9 billion in sales in 2012, according to the press release issued by the UNPA.

During the past several columns, we have discussed the greatly unappreciated role of magnesium in health with Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D. This month, we will conclude the series in which Dr. Rosanoff has been so helpful by considering a few more special health situations and then summarizing magnesium needs, calcium–magnesium balance and briefly reviewing magnesium’s role in health.

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Wikipedia has been touted by some as the people’s encyclopedia, a collaborative effort where anyone and everyone can submit his or her own entries or edits to entries in the encyclopedia. In reality, though, there are editors and these editors most definitely have biases that are reflected in the Wikipedia entries.