Oslo, Norway—One of the global leaders in using krill-based products to produce other materials has launched an Open Innovation program in search of new partners to research and develop different krill innovations.

Pittsburgh, PA—GNC Holdings announced a sales drop for the quarter in an earnings call, but did not attribute it to the recent NYAG controversy.


Washington, D.C. – Not even two weeks after the U.S. Drug and Food Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to five companies for mislabeling BMPEA (R-beta-methylphenethylamine) as a dietary ingredient; some members of the Senate are calling for the source of the BMPEA, Acacia rigidula, to be looked into by the Federal Trade Commission.  

Montpelier, VT—Vermont attorney general Bill Sorrell has formally adopted regulations implementing a state law requiring labels for genetically modified foods, following the passing of the bill by state lawmakers in 2014 after months of outreach and grassroots support.

Washington, D.C.—A new report released by the Organic Trade Association has revealed new insight into the demand for U.S. organic goods in this country and overseas.

Parsippany, NJ—Earth Friendly Products, makers and manufacturers of over 150 green cleaning products, recently celebrated the grand opening of their new high-tech manufacturing facility on Earth Day.

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Sacramento, CA–The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in California is looking to add Aloe vera (whole leaf extract) and goldenseal root powder to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Environment Act of 1986 (Proposition 65), claiming they are “known to the state to cause cancer.”

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Nepal–In the wake of a 7.8 earthquake devastating Nepal on April 25, several industry organizations have stepped in to help with supplies, food and money to aid in the relief effort. At least 7,250 were killed in the disaster, 14,122 were injured, and thousands more are without basic living essentials.

A recent study of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s food safety database by Vocativ has found that since the beginning of 2014, Whole Foods Market has had roughly 25 store-brand recalls, more than other grocers on the list.