seaweed farming

Two leading seafood certification and labeling programs, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), joined forces to develop a joint global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The Seaweed Standard promotes environmentally sustainable and socially responsible use of seaweed resources in order to contribute to the world’s aquatic ecosystems.

calorie count

According to USA Today, the Common Sense Nutritional Disclosure Act passed the House by a vote of 266-144 in February. This act essentially guts a proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would require pizzeria chains, delis and convenience stores to list the calorie content of meals on their menus or prominently displayed menu boards. Instead, grocers and takeout restaurants can merely choose to post calorie content on their website.

paractin

Learn why this branded Andrographis is key for bone, joint and muscle health.

The Dr. Bob Martin Show

Better Health Networks is proud to announce that 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of “The Dr. Bob Martin Show” being in national radio syndication.

sabinsa

Are you up on the latest curcumin research? If you sell curcumin, you should be....and here's how:

vitamin k2

The heart is one of the hardest-working organs in the body. It contracts and relaxes a little more than once per second, providing the blood flow that every other organ in your body relies on. That requires a steady supply of energy, and to perform at optimal function, your heart needs to derive that energy from its fuel (primarily fatty acids and glucose) efficiently and with little waste. This is where coenzyme-Q10 (CoQ10) comes into play.

GMO Law

The Associated Press has reported that the Senate Agricultural Committee has voted 16-4 to approve legislation that would prevent mandatory labeling of food made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This puts Vermont’s mandatory labeling law, which goes into effect in July, in the crossfire.

karen howard organic natural health association

The Organic & Natural Health Association is taking a proactive approach, launching a consumer education campaign and nutrient research agenda, starting with peer-reviewed, published research on the power of vitamin D. 

Adam Goodman. NPA East

Lobbying efforts at both the national and state levels have been effective (so far) at keeping the legislative wolves at bay. However, as 2016 unfolds (in a presidential election cycle no less), investigations are underway in as many as 12 states (and territories), and hearings have been taking place on Capitol Hill.