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.
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.”
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.
Fosnavåg, Norway—Lipids in Health and Disease published the results of a study (sponsored by Olympic Seafood AS, maker of Rimfrost krill) that compared the bioavailability of DHA and EPA from krill and fish oil.
Bethesda, MD—In late March, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) published a nationwide analysis that looked at the amount of processed foods comprising U.S. grocery purchases from 2000 to 2012.
Washington, D.C.—The scaffolding surrounding the U.S. Capitol building’s dome, part of an ongoing restoration, served as a fitting backdrop for the 18th annual Natural Products Day, hosted on March 24 by the Natural Product Association (NPA). Like the dome project, the industry’s efforts on Capitol Hill are meant to build strength and stability, and for that much support is needed.