Washington, D.C. — Several groups and organizations, including the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and Natural Products Association (NPA) are challenging legal action made by the FTC against marketing for Bayer Healthcare’s Phillips’ Colon Health probiotic supplement.

WholeFoods Magazine recently published a digital story in error regarding the Natural Products Association. This piece was quickly removed and retracted, and we regret any unintended problems this may have caused. 

 

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, Oct. 10. 2014

Sacramento, CA—The first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags has been signed into law in California. By July 2015, grocery stores and supermarkets will no longer be allowed to offer plastic bags to customers. Convenience stores face the same ban starting in July 2016.

Monrovia, Liberia—While health officials worldwide are consumed with containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed more 3,000 people as of press time, some individuals are looking into whether supplements like selenium can have any effect.

Allendale, NJ—Lonza Inc., based here, has received a patent for their branded larch arabinogalactan immune support ingredient.

Los Angeles, CA—Even as more businesses move towards online operations, paper is still a valuable commodity, particularly in the packaging and shipping sectors.

Edison, NJ—A recent study has shown that gamma-tocotrienol from red palm oil can potentially slow obesity in mice by accumulating in adipose tissue.

Munich, Germany—A branded eggshell membrane supplement has recently been tested for joint support in an independent clinical trial.

Washington, D.C.—In a move that has riled up critics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and synthetic pesticides, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to the pesticides 2,4-D and glyphosate.