DuPont Buys Danisco

Wilmington, DE—DuPont, headquartered here, snatched up Danisco for a cool $5.8 billion in cash. The company will also swallow $500 million of Dansico’s debt....

Congress Passes Child Nutrition Bill

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...

Some Packaging May Contaminate Food

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...

NPA, AHPA Defend Industry Against Consumer Report’s Attack on Dietary Supplements

In its September issue, Consumer Reports included a report claiming that dietary supplements are dangerous to people’s health and posted a list...

Cranberry Juice May Thwart Urinary Tract Infections, Suggests Study

Worcester, MA—Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have measured cranberry juice’s ability to ward off urinary tract infections (UTIs) in humans at the molecular...

FDA: Antibiotic Use in Animals Poses a “Serious Public Health Threat”

Washington, D.C.—FDA has issued a draft guidance advising more judicious use of antibiotics in food-producing livestock, stating that antibiotic overuse in this manner is...

Members of House and Senate Urge USDA to Keep Ban on GM Alfalfa

Washington, D.C.—Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) were joined by 49 other representatives and five other senators to urge the...

GMO Wins in Supreme Court—For Now

San Francisco, CA—On Monday, June 21, the Supreme Court overturned a controversial ban on the genetically modified alfalfa seeds created by US biotech company...