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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the long-awaited details of the final rule regarding access to pasture for organic livestock. This rule amends the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations to clarify the use of pasture in raising organic ruminants. The final rule provides consumers with certainty that organic livestock production is a pasture-based system in which animals are actively grazing pasture during the grazing season.

Portland, OR — Bob Moore, co-founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods celebrated his 81st birthday by announcing on February 15 that the company is now employee owned.

Yonkers, NY — A study conducted by Consumer Reports shows that packaged salad greens may have bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination.

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

There’s a whole world inside your mouth. It takes a world of care to keep it healthy, too, and natural products can go a long way in this regard. Oral hygiene and dental care are complicated matters, and people often neglect important aspects of keeping the space between their cheeks clean and healthy. Problems can run the gamut from gum disease and bad breath to dry mouth and discoloration, but these tips and natural solutions are sure to make for a happy dentist.

Emani MakeupEmani Minerals has launched 12 shades of vegan-friendly Liquid Mineral Foundations. The moisturizing formulas contain hyaluronic acid, vitamin A and jojoba oil, and are available for dry or mature skin. Foundations are free of paraben, talc and gluten.
2834 Hamner Ave., Ste. 520, Norco, CA 92860, www.emani.com

derma ederma e  Natural Bodycare’s Lip Repair Crème moisturizes, nourishes and rejuvenates dry, cracked, aging, sun-damaged or wrinkled lips. With hyaluronic acid, botanicals and antioxidants, this formula provides long-lasting moisture and helps counter environmental damage.  With continued use, this product helps improve lipstick wear, prevents feathering and bleeding lines, and promotes healthy and younger-looking lips.

Madara USAMadaraUSA offers a range of natural lotions, creams and washes for face and body as well as cosmetics. New is Madara ecobaby, which includes a diaper cream, soap, shampoo, oil and cream. The products are certified according to the international ECOCERT standard. Ingredients include flower and herb extracts from the Baltic region.