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Carson City, NV—Coral LLC is celebrating its 20th anniversary of supplying eco-friendly coral calcium products to the natural products industry.

This month, we compiled data from the January to March What’s Selling column to see some of the hottest items this quarter.

Stanford, CA—In making decisions about how to address climate change, policy makers routinely perform a cost-benefit analysis that pits the costs of going green against the expected economic damage of climate change. New research out of Stanford paints a picture where the numbers being used in these decisions are far out of touch with reality. The consequence is that global climate change policies may end up being far less aggressive and ambitious than they need to be.

Washington, D.C.—A bill that would require clear labeling of foods with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients, called the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, has been introduced in Congress. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) are lead sponsors of the bill, which is similar to one introduced by Boxer and DeFazio in 2013 but not voted on by Congress.

Tucked into President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget outline is a plan that would radically alter the responsibilities of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as other agencies by creating a stand-alone, federally funded food safety unit.

In Memoriam: Ralph Bronner, executive vice president and spokesperson of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.

Executive vice president and spokesman of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Ralph Bronner passed away on Tuesday, February 10 at the age of 78.

Megacompany Mondelez now owns Enjoy Life Foods, but the leadership will remain intact.

Deerfield, IL— Snack maker Enjoy Life Foods has been acquired by Mondelēz International, the megacompany behind popular mainstream brands like Nabisco and Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolate, and Trident gum.

CRN and NPA question both the testing methods used as well as the Attorney General's choice of targets.

Washington, D.C.—As the New York Attorney General issues subpoenas to the four major retailers in the labeling controversy, industry trade associations demand transparency on all sides.