Jarrow Formulas, Inc. and James Gormley of Citizens for Health organized a tactical meeting during Expo East, with the hopes of encouraging industry members to take a stronger stand against the recently proposed guidance on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), and to consider formation of a new trade association. In attendance were some of the industry’s largest and most influential supplement makers, retailers, and raw materials suppliers, as well as interested observers such as the founder of the American Botanical Council.

More than 20,000 industry members headed to Baltimore for the chance to learn and grow at Natural Products Expo East. Once again co-located with All Things Organic-BioFach America, the Organic Summit, and Healthy Baking, the show was held at the Baltimore Convention Center from September 21 to 24.

The hearts of many were heavy with news of the passing of John R. Carlson. He was 77.

green schools

To prepare for a future economy likely to be driven by environmental jobs and innovation, today’s children will need a green-centric education.

cocoa

New meta-analysis from British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows that chocolate could in fact reduce the risk of cardiometabolic disorders, such as heart disease and diabetes.

walnuts

According to a study held at Marshall University, regular consumption of walnuts may help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Contract manufacturer Paragon Laboratories is celebrating a milestone this year: its 40th anniversary.

Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a new tool where adverse events from dietary supplements can be reported.

A branded cranberry extract (PACran from Decas Botanical Synergies) was showed in a clinical trial to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. Results from the study were presented at the most recent PhytoPharm conference in Nuremberg.