Monsanto has filed a lawsuit against California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and its acting director Lauren Zeise , after the agency announced in September its intent to add glyphosate (brand name Roundup) to the state’s list of cancer-causing chemicals.

supplements safety

Arlington, VA—PBS aired a Frontline segment on “Supplements and Safety” on Jan. 19 suggesting that supplements are unsafe, make fraudulent claims and are unregulated.

kids health

Beloit, WI—New data suggest that kids taking a branded beta glucan are healthier than other children.

nutrition and

Boston, MA—A group of researchers from various institutions including Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Brown University and Harvard Medical School have published a study in JAMA Ophthalmology suggesting that certain nutrients may lower the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

people news

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

news brief

Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity, certifications, company news and more.

grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

supplier brieds

News and notes from industry suppliers.

tip of the month

In my early days in natural foods wholesaling, when we were making sales calls on small but rapidly growing independent natural products stores, we would talk about the concept of first giving the retailer warm fuzzies. Warm fuzzies are comforting words and phrases designed to put the buyer at ease. Innocent topics like the weather, sports or some lighthearted shared observation or experience of the moment.