A new study out of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and published in Nature links higher atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels with worsening nutrient deficiencies worldwide. Specifically, levels of zinc and iron, nutrients much of the world is already deficient in, may be under threat.

Laval, QC, Canada—Neptune Technologies and Bioressources announced the opening of their reconstructed krill oil plant in Sherbrooke, QC, which can produce 150 metric tons of krill oil annually.

Cincinnati, OH—A recent study has found severely obese teens are at risk of nutritional deficiencies.

Galveston, TX—New research shows that most Americans may not have the optimal metabolic environment to support healthy muscle growth and strength.

Hoboken, NJ—New research may help improve psoriasis symptoms including redness, skin hardening and flaking without side effects and improve the effectiveness of standard psoriasis treatments, according to a peer-reviewed study published in Panminerva Medica.

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest nonprofit trade organization dedicated to the natural products industry, has announced that Corey Hilmas, MD, Ph.D., will serve as its new Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. 

Manhattan, MT—Gluten-Free Prairie Bakery, co-owned by husband and wife Rick and Deb Wheaton and their son Jeremy, were in preparation to open their new healthy, gluten-free bakery in March. Two weeks before opening day, the store was flooded with the basement entirely under water, damaging the floors and the equipment stored in it.

Des Moines, IA—Biofortis, a global contract research organization, completed a new human study in which the use of Kemin’s patent-pending spearmint extract containing phenolic complex, K110-42, may help improve cognitive health and performance in older adults.

North Bergen, NJ—Frutarom Health, based here, announced the results of a clinical study in which the effects of its Go-Less ingredient helped to improve the quality of life in women.