Chicago, IL—At the end of last year, Ginkgo biloba became a top story as research printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), published here, indicated that the herb did not prevent cognitive decline in older adults. The group came to this conclusion after analyzing data from the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study conducted between 2000 and 2008.
Austin, TX—On December 24, John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, announced he would step down as the chain’s chairman of the board, but continue on as CEO. John Elstrott will assume the role of chairman.
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) convened an expert panel on December 16–18, 2009 in Alexandria, VA to evaluate available scientific data on soy infant formula, which often is used as a supplement or replacement for human or cow milk.
Alexandria, VA—The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals by certifying their humane treatment, the use of the certification mark, “Certified Humane.”