St. Louis, MO—Agricultural mega-company Monsanto, based here has officially dropped its roughly $46 billion bid for Swiss seed company Syngenta.

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Minneapolis, MN – After the company stated in June that it is eliminating artificial flavors and colors from its cereals, General Mills has followed it up by announcing that it will be eliminate artificial flavors and colors from all products in its fruit-flavored snacks category, according to the company.

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Hampton Creek Food has been issued a warning letter by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for allegedly misbranding some of its products due to its contents.

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Harleysville, PA—In August, WholeFoods Magazine covered a webinar held by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) discussing consumer findings from their Gluten-Free 2015 Report. New information released by NMI has provided some valuable insight on an aspect of gluten-free that has become very popular, but also controversial: condition management.

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Minneapolis, MN – With competitors such as Walmart, AmazonFresh and Instacart beginning to deliver products directly to consumers, Target has announced, according to The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, that the company will begin testing the effectiveness of online grocery delivery.

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twinlab reserveage

New York, NY—Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc. (TCC) has announced its plans to acquire Organic Holdings LLC, distributor of Reserveage Nutrition, based in Boca Raton, FL. The deal is expected to close before October 2, 2015.

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San Diego, CA—Suja Life, LLC announced on August 19 that The Coca-Cola Company is now an investor and distribution partner. The minority investments made by The Coca-Cola Company and Goldman Sachs have given Suja the “expertise and accessibility to further increase product distribution and operational efficiencies,” according to an official statement.

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Washington, D.C. – The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has announced that Howard D. Sesso, Sc.D., M.P.H., will be the keynote speaker at The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science, a day-long symposium to go along with The Conference, according to the press release issued by CRN.

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Salt Lake City, UT—The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has announced that its national advertising campaign, known as “Omega-3s: Always a Good Idea,” has produced positive results in its year-over-year monthly units sold numbers, according to a press release issued by the company. This national campaign, launched earlier in 2015, was designed to offer shoppers independent information about the benefits of omega-3s.

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bob ullman

New York, NY – The natural products industry has lost a legend with the passing of renowned attorney Robert (Bob) Ullman on August 16, 2015. Ullman's wife of 60+ years, Joan, also passed away that day in the same accident. The couple is survived by their children Marc Ullman and Gail Ullman Corbett.

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