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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Washington, D.C. – After a push from Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and members of the industry, President Barack Obama has created a memorandum that will help to limit the use of antibiotics in meat and poultry, according to a press release.

Brooklyn, NY—Abbott Nutrition is being sued by a group of parents for allegedly “misleading misrepresentations on its private-label Similac Advance Organic Infant Formulas,” according to the court documents. It is being said that, of the 49 ingredients listed on the product, 26 of them are not allowed in organic foods.

Clearwater, FL – The field trips that every elementary school class takes are always fun and interesting. Whether it is to the aquarium, the zoo, or the museum, the students are bound to learn a lot.

But, what if the class trip is to the local health foods store? To some, that may not seem like an exciting place to go to learn. But, to the children that have had the privilege of taking a tour through Nature’s Food Patch, Clearwater, FL, seem to have enjoyed themselves.

Washington, D.C. – With the homeopathic drug industry in the United States growing as fast as it has in the past few decades, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to host a public workshop “to examine advertising for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic products,” according to the press release.

Oslo, Norway—Doctors prescribe statin drugs to lower cholesterol and help the heart, but new data suggest they may have unforeseen negative effects on the heart and blood vessels.

With the total retail value of all hemp products sold in the U.S. exceeding $620 million in 2014, the Hemp Industry Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp will look to use the sixth annual Hemp History Week as an opportunity to grow and promote the hemp industry.