Chicago, IL—The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) hosted its 75th conference in Chicago, IL, boasting 1,000 exhibiting companies. Four overarching themes tied together many of the new launches and applications on display on the tradeshow floor.

Arlington, VA—Whole Foods Market has teamed up with PBS KIDS, based here, to provide a line of eco-friendly PBS KIDS-branded school supplies for the back-to-school season.

Baltimore, MD—Natural products professionals are preparing for this year’s Natural Products Expo East, being held at the Baltimore Convention Center, September 16–19.

Chiba, Japan—Following previous research suggesting potential applications in the field of cognitive health, results from a new study suggest that lion’s mane mushroom (hericium erinaceum) may be able to alleviate depression by lowering levels of certain inflammatory markers.

Redmond, WA—A recent study from Diabetes Care has found that the daily consumption of a branded L. reuteri probiotic (ATTC strain SD-5865 from Nutraceutix, as BIO‐tract tablets) “enriches human gut microbiota and modifies gut production of protein factors that increase insulin secretion,” according to a press release issued by the company.

Houston, TX – Whole Foods Market will begin selling the products from their first craft brewery, Whole Foods Market Brewing Company, at the company’s 10 stores in the Houston area on Saturday, August 8, according to a press release issued by the company.

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced Monday that representatives from the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be featured speakers at The Conference, which takes place later this year, according to the press release.

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Silver Spring, MD-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it wants more information about sugar on the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods.

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Washington, D.C.-The House of Representatives passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 (H.R. 1599) on July 23. The bill, which would create a federal voluntary GMO labeling system and over-ride state legislation mandating GMO labeling, was passed by a vote of 275 to 150.