NewsBriefs: June 2016

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American Botanical Council of Austin, TX, now offers Herbal MediaWatch on its website. This free new feature offers headlines from media stories about herbal medicine.

Organic Soaps and Balm LLC (maker of Brigit True Organics) of Charlottesville, VA, announced that its olive oil-based skincare products are now USDA-certified organic.

Earth Friendly Products held a grand opening of its new zero-waste Cypress, CA, company headquarters. The facility is solar powered and creates no carbon footprint.

The United Natural Products Alliance of Salt Lake City, UT, will partner with the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association to “advance the state of natural algal astaxanthin dietary supplement education, research, safety and quality” in the form of educational workshops and technical and science exchanges.

The Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) of Salt Lake City, UT, released a detailed recommendation for daily intake of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids: 500 mg for healthy adults (to lower the risk of coronary heart disease), 700-1,000 mg for pregnant/lactating women for secondary prevention of CDH, and >1 g for additional health conditions.

Santa Barbara, CA-based Vitamin Angels signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a large charitable organization in Indonesia, to distribute vitamin A and deworming tablets to local children.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine June 2016