When I first stepped foot on the trade show floor at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Nashville earlier this month, I was confused by the huge booths hosted by PepsiCo, Chick-Fil-A, Kellogg’s, Hormel and other major food brands that have traditionally not been known for nutritional value. Tim Garry of Hormel Foods explained that these classic American brands are acquiring new brands and trying deliver to consumers what they want...healthier nutrition. 

cranberry health

Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals of Quebec, Canada, released a scientific dossier devoted to cranberry for industry members.

A.T. Kearny released a study on October 26 detailing the growth of local food trends titled, “Firmly Rooted, the Local Food Market Expands.” The study surveyed 1,500 shoppers who indicated being the primary shopper or sharing in shopping responsibilities. The results of the survey found that the consumer definition of “local” is narrower than the accepted definition.

cancer sausage hot dogs

Put down that hot dog. A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has linked processed meat with cancer.

blood sugar chromium

New research published in the  Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology by researchers from Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil suggests oral chromium picolinate (CrPic) may help those interested in blood sugar balance.

krill oil exercise

New data published in PLoS One suggests krill oil consumption may support healthy immune function after exercise.

gnc oregon lawsuit

In the latest attack on the supplements industry by state attorney generals (AGs), GNC is being sued by Oregon’s AG Ellen Rosenblum, for allegedly selling supplements spiked with unmarked illegal ingredients.


Palm Springs, CA—Today at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)’s The Conference, CRN released some findings from the 2015 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements.