Oslo, Norway—Researchers from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, have published data in Cardiovascular Biology and Cell Signalling suggesting that vitamin K2 supports cardiovascular health.

Cooking. Cleaning. Organizing. These routine tasks can add up, not just in time or in money, but also in environmental impact. As the consumer base grows more eco-conscious and terms like safety and sustainability become viable selling points, alternatives to traditional offerings become popular. This is a main element behind the rise of green household products, a category that has steadily grown over the last few years with little sign of stopping.

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Seattle, WA—Consumers of organic produce are exposed to less organophosphate pesticide (OP) than those who eat conventional produce, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. Previous studies have relied on urinary biomarkers to determine OP exposure, but this study also looked at dietary intake in its analysis.

In February, Nestlé announced it would clean up its ingredient list on its signature chocolates, followed about a week later by Hershey, with a similar announcement to use “simpler” ingredients in its ubiquitous candies.

Bath, UK—Researchers at the University of Bath are hopeful that a type of fermented yeast can give palm oil a run for its money, and ease the damage caused in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia by high demand for palm oil.

NPA Hosts Webinar on Proper Uses of DNA Barcoding

Washington, D.C.—With all the controversy about DNA barcoding, the NPA hosted a webinar on the uses and limitations of the method.

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