USDA

A coalition of over 50 sustainable agriculture, environmental, bee keeping and public interest organizations have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to follow up on a March 2015 letter regarding alleged suppression of research, harassment of scientists and censorship by the agency. In March 2015, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed a citizen’s petition calling on USDA to adopt new policies that would protect government scientists’ ability to evaluate and communicate freely research findings that questions the safety of agrichemicals without political interference and fear of retaliation.

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FDA, GMP Inspection Observation Data

Silver Spring, MD—In late January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its Inspectional Observation Summaries for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

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The Dr. Bob Martin Show

Better Health Networks is proud to announce that 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of “The Dr. Bob Martin Show” being in national radio syndication.

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navy pier chicago

Chicago, IL—Some 2,000 industry members are expected to make their way to the Windy City for William Reed Business Media’s inaugural The Healthy & Natural Show. The three-day show will take place May 5­–7 at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Here are five key things to do while attending the show.

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Robert M. Califf, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Silver Spring, MD—Robert M. Califf has been confirmed as the new commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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KeHe, Monterrey Provision

Naperville, IL—KeHe has acquired San Diego-based Monterrey Provision Company, a 40-year-old family-owned distributor of retail grocery products. The acquisition is said to help advance KeHe’s strategic plan to be a trusted distributor for natural, organic and specialty products.

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cbd hemp

Washington, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) warning letters regarding mislabeling, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the non-profit North American hemp trade association, put out a statement underscoring their position that cannabidiols (CBDs) can be marketed as dietary supplements, not only as pharmaceutical drugs.

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People News

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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The Health Savings Act

On Feb. 11, 2016, the Natural Products Association (NPA) announced its grassroots network generated and sent more than 1,000 letters to Congress in support of the proposed Health Savings Act of 2016.

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