kroeger's recycle

If you are looking for examples of large-scale eco-friendly initiatives, you’ll want to pay attention to supermarket giant Kroger over the next few months. The company, which owns the most conventional grocery stores in the country, will begin funneling some of its food waste to its distribution center in Compton, CA, where it will be converted into clean energy to help run that facility.

herbicide health effects

Cambridge, MA—Are herbicides only killing weeds? Recent research published in Entropy suggests that they do more damage than eliminating weeds.

oklahoma tornado

Moore, OK—Some 16 southern Oklahoma counties are still reeling from the catastrophic tornados that ravaged the area on Monday of this week. Many homes and businesses were destroyed, leaving thousands of Oklahomans with nothing.

fatty liver supplements

Kanagawa, Japan—Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an extreme form of fatty liver disease, can be severe and lead to cirrhosis. Researchers from Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan believe a mixture of vitamin E analogs (tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol) may help, based on data from a new small animal study.

soda diabetes

London, UK—New data published in Diabetologia by Imperial College London, UK researchers revealed that drinking one 12-oz sugary soda—which is the equivalent of one can—every day increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

glaucome nutrition

New York, NY—Citicoline may be what it takes to slow the progression of glaucoma in some individuals, according to Italian researchers who published their data in Ophthalmologica.

metabolic syndrome nutrition

Hoboken, NJ—A six-month study of those with metabolic syndrome indicates a branded French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research USA, based here) may help reduce symptoms.

omegas depression

Oslo, Norway—Krill oil (KO) and its benefits are at the center of a new small-animal study published by Lipids in Heath and Disease.

macular degeneration nutrition

Bethesda, MD—The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published the results of the five-year Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2) conducted by the National Institutes of Health. With data collected from 2006–2011, National Eye Institute director Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., stated, “This study clarifies the role of supplements in helping prevent advanced AMD, an incurable, common, and devastating disease that robs older people of their sight and independence.”