Washington, D.C.—A prohibition on the use of trans fat as an ingredient in food products could be coming from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). By removing the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) designation from trans fat, the agency would, in effect, make its inclusion illegal.

Beijing—Chinese officials recently denied entrance to a cargo shipment of corn from the United States on the grounds that it was contaminated with an unapproved strain of genetically modified corn, Reuters reports.

East Lansing, MI—New research shows that consuming a high-fat diet during puberty may be linked to the development of breast cancer.

Fairfield, IA— Experts have suggested there may be a link between genetically modified (GM) foods and gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease.

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Washington, IL—On Sunday, November 17, more than 16 tornadoes hit Illinois and parts of Indiana, leaving incredible damage in their wake. One of the hardest hit areas was Washington, IL, where one person was killed, 120 people were injured and 500 homes were destroyed.

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SupplySide West drew  12,000 industry members November 12–16 in Las Vegas, NV. According to show organizers, this marks a 11% increase in attendance. A main attraction of the event was featured speaker Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fabricant spoke about several regulatory issues like good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and warning letters.

Benicia, CA—The use of undenatured type II collagen is well known to benefit those with long-term joint discomfort. Now, new research from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition says it might be helpful to healthy individuals after exercise.

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Gainesville, FL—A branded cosmeceutical supplement has shown impressive results for reducing signs of facial skin aging in a new study published in Natural Medicine Journal.

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Green Bay, WI—Sea buckthorn helps support heart and metabolic health in overweight women, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.