salmon

San Francisco, CA — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is being sued by a coalition of environmental, consumer, commercial and recreational fishing organizations because of the government agency’s approval of AquAdvantage Atlantic Salmon, the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.

organic milk

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK—Is organic milk more nutritious than its conventional counterpart? New research suggests the answer is, “Yes.”

Visitors to the AIDP booth at Expo West were privy to new data about magnesium's role in supporting cognitive function. A recent randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found that supplementation with magnesium threonate (as Magtein from AIDP) was effective at improving certain aspects of cognitive function relative to a person’s age, in subjects with cognitive impairment.

At Expo West, Host Defense highlighted its new Give Bees a Chance campaign (part of its BeeFriendly Research Initiative), an effort to raise awareness for colony collapse disorder (CCD) and new research about the potential for mushroom extracts to help bee populations. CCD increased by 6% in 2015, affecting 41% of the managed bee colonies nationwide.

lester burke

Industry is mourning the loss of Gary Burke, founder of Life Line Foods and Buried Treasure Liquid Nutrients of Pikeville, TN.

kamut

Big Sandy, MT—Kamut International celebrated its 30th anniversary at Expo West with a booth birthday party, a new product launch and the release of new research.

People News

Aura Cacia of Norway, IA, announced that Fred Bacher joined the company as vice president of sales, essentials.

NeoCell of Irvine, CA, partnered with Julie Russak, M.D., FAAD., a board-certified dermatologist in New York, NY, to be its new brand chief medical ambassador.

Mario Battaglia joined Global ID Group, Inc. of Fairfield, IA, as managing director, international.

NewsBriefs

Newark, NJ-based Nachurél Ingredients, LLC will be represented by Nucentric Nutrition, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, for U.S. sales of its Ayurvedic extracts and proprietary beadlets.

CannaVest Corp. of San Diego, CA, has been renamed CV Sciences.

Rich Vitamins LLC (maker ofalternaVites) of New York, NY, will now be distributed by Palko Services and KeHE Distributors.

tofu nasoya

Fullerton, CA—On March 23, 2016, Pulmuone Foods Co., Ltd. signed an agreement to acquire all commercial assets and operations of the soy foods company, Vitasoy USA Inc. Pulmuone—a brand committed to providing authentic wholesome and all-natural foods like Wildwood meat and dairy alternatives—will now have full ownership of brands such as AZUMAYA, SAN SUI and top-selling tofu brand, NASOYA.