Denver, CO—Another GMO labeling ballot initiative will be put to a popular vote, thanks to a successful signature campaign in Colorado. Supporters of Proposition 105 to label genetically modified foods gathered almost 125,000 valid signatures, almost 40,000 more than required, and submitted them to the Colorado Secretary of State. Voters will now decide whether they want a GMO labeling law on this year’s Election Day, November 4.
Exeter, United Kingdom—A recent study published in Neurology suggests that there may be a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Marlton, NJ—In July, Consumer Reports released an analysis that found the sugar content in Whole Foods Market’s private label Greek yogurt is far higher than the amount listed on the package. Now, lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts on behalf consumers over the allegedly misleading labels.
What’s Selling is our monthly look at what our retailers say is selling best in their stores. This month, we’ve compiled our data from July to September to see what is attracting consumers this quarter.
Issaquah, WA—A questionnaire sent to physicians, nurses, and ancillary healthcare professionals across the U.S. shows that they are becoming increasingly open to using omega-3s and other dietary supplements, in their practices.
Milan, Italy—A new study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition is linking curcumin to reducing oxidative stress after exercise, potentially providing relief to sore muscles.