Sacramento, CA—Polystyrene, a plastic utilized in everything from yogurt containers to foam packaging, may soon be found on the list of known carcinogens maintained by California under Proposition 65.

Austin, TEXAS – Whole Foods Market has announced that their new line of stores, which was announced last month, will be named “365 by Whole Foods Market,” after a brand that is already sold in the grocery store, according to a press release.

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In its third-quarter financial results update, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) reported $41.7 million in net income, an increase of $5.4 million (14.7%) from the previous year.

Boulder, CO – Steve Hughes, the chief executive officer and member of the Boulder Brands Board of Directors, has resigned from both positions with the company, according to a press release. The company has also announced that, effective immediately, James B. Leighton, who has been the company’s chief operating officer since 2013, will assume the position of interim CEO.

Vancouver, Canada—Nutritional food company Vega, based here, has been acquired by dairy producer WhiteWave Foods Co., for $550 million.

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St.Louis, MO—Recent business correspondence from agricultural mega-company Monsanto, based here, suggests that it may be trying to change its name as well as relocate.

Washington, D.C.—Three new amendments to a must-pass Defense bill could lead to dietary supplement restrictions for military personnel.

Florence, Italy—Results of a new clinical trial will have fans of ancient grains asking for seconds. Organic khorasan wheat was found to benefit those with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), an umbrella term for when the heart is cut-off from the blood supply such as during heart attacks and unstable angina.

New York—Only a few months after GNC, one of the nation’s largest supplement stores, made an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to change its manufacturing process, Schneiderman and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller have sent a letter to the Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging for the reformation of its Dietary Supplements Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). 

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