Before I get to what’s wrong with the new USDA Dietary Guidelines, let’s talk for a minute about a bigger issue. Why the heck are we taking nutritional guidance from the government in the first place?

Ardents Mills

Denver, CO.—Ardent Mills, a premier flour milling and ingredient company, will host a series of growers meetings as a way for farmers to learn more about their Organic Initiative 2019, which Ardent Mills announced in Mid-December. The goal of the initiative is to help U.S. wheat farmers double their organic wheat acres by 2019.

alternaVites, Hallie Rich, Should I Scoop Out My Bagels?

Courtesy of Hallie Rich, founder & president of alternaVites, participants will have the chance to win a gift bag filled with alternaVites products and a 15-minute nutrition and wellness consultation with Rich and dietitian llyse Schapiro.

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Campbell Soup

Camden, NJ—The New York Times reported yesterday that Campbell Soup will become the first major food company to disclose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in its products. Other than its soups, the company is also the maker of brands such as Pepperidge Farms, Prego, Plum Organics and V8. The labeling changes are expected to take 12–18 months.

arctic apples gmo

In 2015, Canadian-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) announced the introduction of genetically engineered Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious apples into the U.S. market, as a result of a $41-million dollar merger with Intrexon, a Maryland-based synthetic biology company with interests in the genetically engineered salmon and livestock industry. The two new varieties use controversial gene silencing to prohibit browning.


Silver Spring, MD-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a press release on January 6, 2016 that U.S Marshals, at the agency’s request, seized approximately 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom from Dordozin Natural Products LLC, South Beloit, IL. Marketed under the brand name RelaKzpro, the seizure is valued at greater than $400,000.

Minneapolis, MN—General Mills, Inc. announced that it has acquired EPIC Provisions, a meat snacks company based in Austin, TX. 

dr. Nicholas DiNubile, M.D.

Bone and joint problems are the number one reason for doctor's visits in the United States. While there are several reasons a person might encounter joint problems (e.g., athletic injury, genetic predispositions), it also results from the normal wear and tear associated with getting older. In essence, our longevity outlasts our durability. We are living much longer and trying to stay active well into our later years and asking more from our bodies. Being active at an older age increases the risk for injury because with age, our musculoskeletal system becomes more vulnerable. Thankfully, there are ways to extend the warranty on our frames.