Though they founded a pioneering mushroom supplements company called Mushroom Wisdom, president and CEO Mike Shirota and vice president Tomoko Nakamura are no mycologists (fungi specialists). Instead, they were initially inspired by a simple truth: mushrooms and the nutrients they contain can support many areas of human health.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently printed two separate articles that cover the mechanisms through which amino acids affect protein synthesis.

Washington, D.C.—The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law on January 4 of this year, and one stipulation of that legislation was that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should increase its safety measures surrounding fresh fruits and vegetables. Since then, U.S. citizens have watched tainted vegetables become implicated in widespread illness in Europe. Now, FDA is announcing its plans to move forward with the required regulations.

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Having appropriate signage plays a huge factor in a store’s success, so it’s important for managers to understand how signs can impact sales and your bottom line.

Thousands voted, and the results are in for Green America’s 2011 Green Grants contest. Among hundreds of nominees, the winners were found to embody this nonprofit environmental organization’s definition of “green.” To those at Green America, green is a concept that evokes both social justice and environmental responsibility. Urban Roots of Austin, TX received the top prize of $2,500.

Baltimore, MD—Fresh partnerships and new business opportunities will mark Natural Products Expo East 2011, to be held here September 21–24. Coming home to the Baltimore Convention Center after a three-year run in Boston, this year’s show features over 1,300 exhibitors and should see a boost in attendance as well.

South Plainfield, NJ—This fall, WholeFoods Magazine will be available online at www.wholefoodsmagazine.com. Its former site (www.wholefoodsmagazineonline.com) will redirect readers to the new address.