As the several year-old drought in California wears on with no end in sight, the state’s agriculture industry is scrambling for answers. Perhaps the hardest hit sector is organic dairy, where regulations make it harder to maintain business as usual through a severe lack of rainfall.

Louisville, KY—The chia seed boom is in full swing, as consumers nationwide are seeking it out due to its growing reputation as a nutritious and versatile addition to the diet.

If there is one thing I took away from the recent NeoCon East Conference & Expo in Baltimore, held October 29–31, 2014, it’s that workplaces are getting healthier! Joan Blumenfeld, the firm-wide Design Director for Interiors and Principle at Perkins+Will says, “It’s because people recognize that healthy workplaces make people more productive. It’s not revolutionary…it's evolutionary. Being conscious is half of the issue.”

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Updating a store’s look and feel may seem like a daunting task, but the end result will be worth it if you zero-in on the areas of greatest need—and maybe get some input from knowledgeable partners along the way.

San Diego, CA— A study published in Neural Computation shows that a branded version of coenzyme Q10(CoQ10)  can provide health benefits to veterans suffering from Gulf War illness.

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has revealed findings from their annual Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements that the supplement market will be happy to see.

My marketing communications firm has been successfully advocating healthy lifestyles for nearly 30 years. Believe it or not, this was my first time at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.The event took place in Atlanta from October 18 -21.  What I can’t believe myself is how the obesity issue continues to expand. We still have a lot of work to do in three main categories – 1) Portion Control 2) Snacking and 3) Sourcing.

New from Better Batter is Corn Free Powdered Sugar. Typical powdered sugars are often made with corn starch. The powdered sugar used in this product is certified organic. This gluten- and allergen-free baking product is the latest product in the company's GF line, which includes Better Batter Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix, Flour, Fudge Brownie Mix, Pancake & Biscuit Mixes, Seasoned Flour and Yellow Cake Mix. The company supports the Worldivision's Clean Water projects to help give a cup of water to a child in need as well as The Burma Project, which provides solar power to students living at a sustainable agriculture training facility in Burma. 

Washington, D.C.—A new study appearing in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggests that keeping to a Mediterranean-style diet may play a role in lowering risk of kidney disease.