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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Expo West

Here is a round-up of some educational sessions covered by WholeFoods editors.

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Expo Briefs

Reports and key takeaways from Expo West 2016.

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organic

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will hold its next meeting April 25-27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. In addition to receiving public comment at the face-to-face meeting in the nations's capital, the NOSB will listen to oral public comments during a premeeting webinar. The webinar, which is part of the April 25-27 meeting, will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern.

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Expo West

Natural Products Expo West posted its largest-ever attendee count to date with more than 77,000 attendees coming to the event, March 9–13 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Show organizers say this marks a 6.9% increase in attendance over last year’s numbers.

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