In a lengthy speech laying out his administration’s current vision for climate change policy and the urgency with which it needs to be approached, President Barack Obama may have set an ambitious course for the United States as a global leader in the cause. “When President Kennedy said we’d go to the moon within the decade, we knew we’d build a spaceship and we’d meet the goal. Our progress here will be measured differently—in crises averted, in a planet preserved,” he said.

AMA policies

Chicago, IL—The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted several new policies in June at its annual meeting, held here, several of which intersect with the food and nutrition industries.

gnc dmaa

Leetsdale, PA; Anderson, SC—Continuing its push to remove dimethylamylamine (DMAA) supplements from the U.S. market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now attempting to confiscate 3,200 cases of product from GNC. Prosecutors have asked judges in Pennsylvania and South Carolina—where GNC warehouses are located—to allow for the seizure.

fat Alzheimer's

Seattle, WA—New research published in JAMA Neurology gives us yet another reason to limit saturated fats in the diet.

NIH Supplements

Bethesda, MD—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine have put together a free online database intended to give shoppers and health care providers more information about dietary supplements.

kehe

Chicago, IL—At its annual Holiday Show, held here June 10–11, KeHE Distributors, LLC of Romeoville, IL, announced it is rebranding and dropping the name Tree of Life in its U.S. operations.

Jeff Wright NPA

The Natural Products Association currently finds itself at a crucial point in our association’s history: do we allow our membership to evolve with the industry or do we remain as we are?

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