Washington, D.C.-After more scrutiny continued over several issues in the finishing of the Farm Bill, the House Agriculture Committee approved the bill on July 12th with a vote of 35-11.

Although chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and its cousin fibromyalgia (FMS) only affect around 2–4% of the world’s population, their debilitating symptoms have caused concern in the medical world. CFS and FMS not only cause pain for its sufferers, but they also impair sleep, mental clarity and overall wellbeing. After a three-week study, published in The Open Pain Journal, conclusions yielded that supplemental D-ribose, a key element in the production of the “energy molecule” adenosine triphosphate (ATP), can improve all affected areas.

Washington, D.C.—American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin met with the staff of Senator Richard Durbin, (D-IL) on July 13, addressing the senator’s about the dietary supplement industry’s compliance with the federal regulated current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs).

Chur, Switzerland—A new study published in Phytotherapy Research has found that saw palmetto (20 mg Prostasan from Bioforce USA) not only improves urinary problems, but also helps with erectile dysfunction.

Dover, DE; Portland, OR—Two new studies continue the flow of research on the negative effects of vitamin D deficiency.

South Plainfield, NJ—This fall, WholeFoods Magazine will debut a mobile version of its Web site, www.wholefoodsmagazine.com.

Health warrior Myra Michelle Eby, has been involved in the natural products industry for over 30 years. A longtime consumer advocate and founder of MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Myra has now created a line of internal products for vibrant aging. Elemental AGEx, Elemental EYEx, Elemental HEARTx and Elemental JOINTx. Learn all about it in this video.

Utah—Natural products industry champion Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is one step closer to keeping his seat in Congress. In a sweeping victory over opponent Dan Liljenquist, Hatch won his party’s nomination with 67% of the vote.  

Harleysville, PA—Could too much of a good thing could yield negative results? It might when it comes to green seals on product packaging, according to a study conducted by market research expert Natural Marketing Institute (NMI).