The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked the federal courts to stop the “deceptive tactics” of 10 firms that are issuing made-up news about açaí weight-loss products on the Web. FTC wants the courts to freeze their assets.

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WholeFoods Magazine’s long-time circulation director, Sandra P. Wainer, passed away on Sunday, April 24th, 2011 due to heart failure.

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Washington, D.C.—On April 6, retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and other stakeholders gathered in the nation’s capital to promote the natural products industry’s interests to elected officials for Natural Products Day, organized and hosted by the Natural Products Association (NPA).

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gmo rally lawsuits

Washington, D.C.—In opposition to recently deregulated genetically modified (GM) crops, a lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice. Anti-GM crop activists gather at a rally held on March 26 in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. Local events were also held around the country for those who could not make it to the rally.

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Rockville, MD—Many natural products supporters are dissatisfied with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Advisory Committee's late-March vote, advising FDA that synthetic colors used in foods do not need to carry warning labels.

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Mergers, acquisitions, company news

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Promotions, new hires, retirements, in memoriam.

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As the Expo West show floor opened the morning of Saturday, March 12, a moment of silence was held over the public address system to honor those affected by the disaster.

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Expo West 2011 was a hit!  Read about the key points you should remember from the show.

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cancun xylitol

 

Cancun, MX— From February 14 to 19, Xlear Inc. hosted an educational conference for media, here, on the antimicrobial natural sweetener xylitol. Daily seminars conducted by pioneering xylitol researchers, dental hygienists and other experts highlighted the benefits of xylitol for oral and overall systemic health.

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