Portland, OR—The vote on Measure 92 in Oregon’s November election, which would have required special labeling for genetically modified foods, was close enough to trigger a recount. But despite the glimmer of hope that recount provided to supporters of the measure and a last ditch lawsuit, the recount came up short of allowing the measure to pass.

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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Pharmavite, one of the U.S's largest manufacturers of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements, has acquired FoodState, makers of whole food supplements.

Northridge, CA—Pharmavite, one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements, has just acquired FoodState Inc.

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Martin Heinrich: A New Senate Leader for Supplements

Washington, D.C.—Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) recognized Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) as a new leader in the Senate for protecting access to dietary supplements.

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Charlotte, NC—A coalition aimed at reversing the decline of omega-3 sales in the United States is moving forward with a national program.

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Washington, D.C.—Jon Fiume, chief operating officer at Mustard Seed Market & Café in Akron, OH, was chosen to be the next president of the Natural Products Association (NPA). He begins a one-year role as president-elect this month.

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New York, NY—Natural products companies may soon be edged out of the maca market, according to reports recently published from several sources including the Wall Street Journal.

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Pittsburgh, PA—Michael G. Archbold, the new CEO and director of GNC, says shoppers may soon get a whole new shopping experience in stores.

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soho

Orlando, FL—SOHO EXPO, the annual Southeast Natural Products Association (SENPA) tradeshow held this year Dec. 4–7, hosted 2,800 natural products industry members.

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redbook supplements

College Park, MD—On December 9, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting to hear comments about its proposal for updating the Guidance for Industry, “Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients,” commonly known as the “Redbook.”

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