Magnesium intake has been linked to diabetes.

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The caramel coloring found in many popular sodas may cause cancer, CSPI says.

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Pycnogenol may be the answer for metabolic syndrome sufferers.

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Packaging experts O.Berk Company has spotted several hot packaging trends to watch out for this year. A few of these trends include sustainability, electronic-enabled packaging and smaller packaging.

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 Among the aisles of gourmet cheeses, jams and chocolates at the Winter Fancy Food Show, held January 16–18 at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center, there were identifiable trends, gems and innovations. 

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 Members of the natural products industry who are interested in furthering their education may have a new source of funding.

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 Vegetables are going to give UV rays a run for their money...they can create the same healthy glow your skin gets from the sun!

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Danisco Acquisition

 

DuPont, headquartered here, snatched up Danisco for a cool $5.8 billion in cash.

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Washington, D.C.—Lawmakers have passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which will dedicate $4.5 billion to programs aiding the cause of a healthy school lunch. The presence of organic foods in underprivileged school cafeterias will receive a big boost, due to a $10 million Organic Pilot Program designed to help provide organic food choices in school nutrition programs.

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Toronto, Canada—A recent study by University of Toronto scientists reveals that polyfluoroalkyl phosphate esters (PAPs), the chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags, are contaminating food products. PAPs are applied as grease-proofing agents to paper food contact packaging, and when the human body metabolizes these chemicals, they are broken down into perfluorooctanesulfanoic acid (PFOA).

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