Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the agency’s policy on food additives like melatonin. In response, the natural products industry has sought to clarify the status of such products and distinguish them from dietary supplements.

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Andy Keller, inventor of the ChicoBag company and alias Bag Monster, is setting sail on a new journey that is meant to expose the harmful affect that plastic bag pollution has on the world’s oceans.

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Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to consumers about newly popular raw milk and weight-loss supplements.

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Canada—A recent study found bisphenol A levels in Canadians were approximately half the amount of levels discovered in Americans.

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The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) recognizes individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal product industry each year.

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Two of the leading industry trade shows are back in 2011!

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Magnesium intake has been linked to diabetes.

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The caramel coloring found in many popular sodas may cause cancer, CSPI says.

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Pycnogenol may be the answer for metabolic syndrome sufferers.

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Packaging experts O.Berk Company has spotted several hot packaging trends to watch out for this year. A few of these trends include sustainability, electronic-enabled packaging and smaller packaging.

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