Plant Based Food Association

San Francisco, CA, March 7—Daiya Foods, Follow Your Heart, Miyoko's Kitchen, The Tofurky Company and Upton’s Naturals have established the Plant Based Food Association (PBFA), with 18 charter members and counting.

general mills

Minneapolis, MN — General Mills will become the second major United States food manufacturer to disclose GMOs in its products, since Campbell Soup took the initiative in January. This decision appears to be more practical than passionate.

megafood tieraona low dog

MegaFood has a new line of food-based dietary supplements, formulated by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Learn more in this interview by Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner, Editor of WholeFoods Magazine, from the Natural Products Expo West show floor.

 

brain health

WholeFoods Assistant Editor Sebastian interviews Adrian Lopresti about the role of oxidative stress on brain health.

 

The International Home and Housewares Show is just a heavenly place, with products to transform your lifestyle, and make your house into a home! I had a twinkle in my eye the entire time I wandered the expo’s floor in Chicago, March 5 – 7, 2016. 

GMO

Senate Bill 2609, otherwise known as the Biotech Labeling Solutions Act, which threatened to override mandatory GMO labeling laws such as that of Vermont, was blocked on Wednesday, March 16 by the Senate. After a procedural vote of 49 yes votes and 48 no votes, the bill did not meet the requisite 60 votes necessary to advance to the Senate.

vitamin D

Two studies published in March show the potential effects of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy.

Jonny Bowden

Having just returned from the trade show Expo West—that Roman orgy of “natural” food products put on annually at the Anaheim Convention Center—I feel compelled to take on a subject that was very much on my mind as I surveyed the thousands of products on display: the utter BS that you see on labels. Sadly, this includes many “natural” foods and supplements.