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New York, NY—Those looking for supplements that support attention and focus have even more reason to consider citicoline with the results of a new study.

Las Vegas, NV—SupplySide West (organized by Informa Exhibitions) returns to Las Vegas, October 5–9.

Denton, TX—A survey from Tetra Pak Inc., undertaken with the Global Footprint Network, showed that while consumers may not be completely aware of resource scarcity when making their purchasing choices, as education spreads, so does demand for sustainable packaging.

Columbus, OH—The 2015 Natural Products Association (NPA)/MAHO Expo, which was held July 24-26 at the Hilton Columbus, has wrapped up and preparation for next year’s event has already started.

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Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has sent out warning letters to five companies selling pure powdered caffeine, stating that “these products are dangerous and present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury to consumers.”

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

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.

Hampton Creek 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.