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Seattle, WA—Consumers of organic produce are exposed to less organophosphate pesticide (OP) than those who eat conventional produce, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. Previous studies have relied on urinary biomarkers to determine OP exposure, but this study also looked at dietary intake in its analysis.

In February, Nestlé announced it would clean up its ingredient list on its signature chocolates, followed about a week later by Hershey, with a similar announcement to use “simpler” ingredients in its ubiquitous candies.

Bath, UK—Researchers at the University of Bath are hopeful that a type of fermented yeast can give palm oil a run for its money, and ease the damage caused in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia by high demand for palm oil.

NPA Hosts Webinar on Proper Uses of DNA Barcoding

Washington, D.C.—With all the controversy about DNA barcoding, the NPA hosted a webinar on the uses and limitations of the method.

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vitamin D heart health

Finland; Tennessee—Childhood vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of stroke and heart attack in adulthood, according to new data in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

NYAG Forms Coalition For Expanded Supplement Probe, Industry Responds

Albany, NY—New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has escalated his probe of the herbal supplement industry.