Denver, CO—Another GMO labeling ballot initiative will be put to a popular vote, thanks to a successful signature campaign in Colorado. Supporters of Proposition 105 to label genetically modified foods gathered almost 125,000 valid signatures, almost 40,000 more than required, and submitted them to the Colorado Secretary of State. Voters will now decide whether they want a GMO labeling law on this year’s Election Day, November 4.

Fort Lauderdale, FLFlorida-based Tunies Natural Grocery & Vitamin Market is opening up a new location in Fort Lauderdale in Q1 2015.

Exeter, United KingdomA recent study published in Neurology suggests that there may be a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Just the mere mention of genetically engineered (GE) foods and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) today makes us think about science gone awry. The terms leave such a bad taste in our mouths that we often forget about the science behind it. What if nature has been modifying its genome for millennia before scientists accelerated the process? Are there species of plants we eat today that were developed from nature’s laboratory?

The U.S. government recommends that men and women between the ages of 31 and 50 get two and a half to three cups of vegetables a day, a goal that many nationwide are failing to meet. The nutrient content of vegetables provides a variety of benefits, from maintaining immune health to potentially lowering the risk of stroke and certain cancers (1). If you want to reach the vital recommended daily amount of veggies or simply want to increase vegetable content in your diet, there’s an option that may be flying under your radar: green superfoods. These powdered mixtures of healthy greens boast the nutritional content of the healthiest vegetables available, all in a simple, versatile package.

Please take a careful look at the photo nearby. Notice the not-so-subtle LARGE numbers for the produce this conventional supermarket carries, and the teeny-weenie numbers for its “competitors.”

Xsto Solutions now distributes Almega PL, a vegetarian omega-3 sourced from microalgae that is extracted using a hexane-free wet process. Almega PL contains only EPA (~25%) and is made by Qualitas Health.

Glanbia Nutritionals now offers OptiSol 1016, a Greek yogurt powder that manufacturers can use to introduce Greek yogurt into various food products like beverages, bars, dairy foods, dips and sauces. It is Grade A and rBST free.