Washington, D.C. – A member of the U.S.Senate sent letters to 15 major retailers asking about the “sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems,” according to the Associated Press.

Austin, TX—A study published in Current Therapeutic Research has shown an echinacea preparation to be effective in early influenza treatment.

Washington, DC— Following much research and debate on the subject, the FDA has finalized that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).

South Plainfield, NJ—WholeFoods Magazine has selected Debra’s Natural Gourmet as its 2015 Retailer of The Year. The store, located in Concord, MA, was founded by CEO Debra Stark in 1989, with the aim of bringing the fresh foods and natural remedies she was raised on to the community. With the help of her son Adam and employees, Stark managed to turn this store into a neighborhood staple by putting an emphasis on customer service and a unique product selection that mixes locally sourced products with exotic items.

Lisa Shapiro, founder of the All Things Vegan consulting company and long-time champion of vegan causes and businesses, has passed away.

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