Blueberries can help lower several cardiovascular risk factors.

Tallahassee, FL—According to a recent study, blueberries may be able to help lower risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease.

Recent findings show that high levels of vitamin D may help colorectal cancer patients survive longer.

San Francisco, CA—Recent findings show that high levels of vitamin D may help colorectal cancer patients survive longer after undergoing chemotherapy and targeted drugs.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

A pilot study suggests a branded extract that combines soy-derived phosphatidylserine (PS) and phosphatidic acid (PA) may help those with dementia.

Hadley, MA—A new study published in the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research suggests annatto-derived vitamin E tocotrienols may support various aspects of heart health, including healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels and levels of inflammatory cytokines.

News from industry food companies.

A newly available Web domain is beginning to be adopted by organic groups and companies. Global registry services provider Afilias made .organic available as an alternative to common domains like .com or .org back in August of 2014. It is only available to companies that sell at least some certified organic products, or are legitimate players in the organic industry. A survey commissioned by Afilias shows the public may actually value this distinction being made when visiting Web sites.

Chicago, IL—Generation Z (includes ages 0–23) and Millennials (ages 24–37) are the primary groups behind a recent rise in consumption of fresh foods, according to new market research from NPD Group. Fresh food, including fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and eggs, has become more popular over the last 10 years, driven by interest from young consumers.

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Washington, D.C.—More organic farmers and handlers will soon be exempt from paying for the marketing and research of conventional agricultural products, due to a new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The collective savings involved for organic stakeholders may amount to $13.6 million annually, according to USDA estimates.