Austin, TX—On February 9, shares of Whole Foods Market stock were priced at the highest they’ve been in the past 52 weeks: $82.02. This number is far outside its 52-week range of $53.32–78.31. This marks a $4.09 (5.25%) increase on the day, according to Wall St. Watchdog.

The European Union and the United States will align their organic food programs, an effort aimed at eliminating redundancies and increasing access between both markets.

Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it needs more dough for its fiscal year 2013 budget.

Dallas, TX—Recruitment firm Sanford Rose Associates has released the results of its 2011 Executive Compensation Survey for the Consumer Health and Wellness sector.

Things are getting fancier in the food industry as household staples get makeovers. The trend was evident at Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center, January 15–17. This season’s event was full of surprises.

Geneva, Switzerland—Some feel beauty starts from within, especially when antioxidants come into play. New data suggest a powerful antioxidant ingredient may lead to significant benefits in skin health, according to a group from Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Germany and Horphag Research (based here).

Denver, CO—Impressive data were published in Carcinogenesis showing grape seed extract killed cancer cells in mice and left healthy ones alone.

 

Milwaukee, WI—Probiotics are synonymous with digestive health, but new data suggest we should take a closer look at their benefits for heart health.

Brattleboro, VT—More and more acreage in the United States is being used for growing organic cotton, according to research from the Organic Trade Association (OTA). The group believes the growth is tied to consumers wanting products made with organic cotton, price premiums and other factors.