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What stands out in your mind as the biggest issue affecting the natural products industry in 2015? Supplements safety is likely a major contender.

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We have arrived at time when customer service has taken to the Internet and is a pivotal tool in how business is done. Most stores, mom-and-pops included, have a Twitter or Facebook presence or have been featured on a Yelp or Google Plus review. But, what happens when that company receives a bad review from a customer? How does the company go about addressing it?

Washington, D.C.—The Microbead-Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Dec. 28, 2015.

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Hoboken, NJ—Baby Boomers looking to support normal memory and cognitive function may want to hear about the latest data on a branded French maritime extract (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research, based here).

According to a report by the Associated Press, members of the food industry opposed to the mandatory labeling of GMOs are lobbying heavily for Congress to include a voluntary labeling provision in a massive year-end spending bill that Republicans and Democrats hope to finish this week.

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Pewaukee, WI—When Jody Nolan, co-owner of Good Harvest Market, was finalizing plans for her brand-new store, she was certain about one thing: she wanted space to serve as a community gathering space. 

Sacramento, CA— As of Dec. 4, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added Aloe vera, non-decolorized whole leaf extract, and Goldenseal root powder to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Environment Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) list of chemicals “known to the State of California to cause cancer.”  

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