honey bee

Iowa City, IA—In conjunction with 36 industry partners, National Co+op Grocers (NCG), based here, made a donation of $64,425 to The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Based in Portland, OR, the Society is a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. The donation was officially made as part of National Co+op Grocers “Convergence” grocery and wellness conference held in St. Paul, MN.

Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized the first two of seven rules under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FDA believes these rules will help prevent foodborne illness and improve food safety.

grain free foods

Schaumburg, IL—New data released by SPINS suggest that shoppers may be more drawn to “grain free” than ever before.

NIH Supplements

Bethesda, MDThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that five research centers will receive a combined $35 million in funding over the next several years to study the "safety of natural products, on how they work within the body and on the development of cutting-edge research technologies."

amd and vitamin d

Buffalo, NY—Shoppers now have another reason to make sure they are getting enough vitamin D. New data published in JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that sufficient levels of vitamin D may help reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) in women who are at high genetic risk for developing the disease.

tierona low dog

Washington, D.C.—Renowned physician and natural medicine proponent Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., briefs Congressional staff members about the value of dietary supplements.

soho expo

Kissimmee, FL—Southeast Natural Products Association (SENPA) recently wrapped up a successful roadshow and is in full swing with SOHO Expo preparations.

Reno, NV—The Great Basin Community Co-op, in collaboration with creative director Steve Cook, is adding new depth to business transparency with the release of the Meet Your Farmer app.

News and notes from industry suppliers.