Probiotic Bacteria in Yogurt Change Once in the Body

Wageningen, Denmark—In a recent study conducted by Top Institute Food and Nutrition in Wageningen, researchers discovered that probiotic bacteria found in yogurt...

Studies Find Benefits of Choline Intake During Pregnancy

Ithaca, NY and Augusta, GA—New studies have shown that maternal intake of the nutrient choline during pregnancy can have a positive impact...

Childhood Obesity Rates Higher in Lower Socio-Economic Households

King County, WA—According to a study done by a team of researchers at University of Washington, childhood obesity is often linked with...

NPA Changes Personal Care Standards: No Synthetic Fragrances

Washington, D.C.―Starting September 1 of this year, companies seeking to certify personal care products under the Natural Products Association’s (NPA) Natural Standard for Personal...

Congress Says “No” to Expanded FTC Authority

Washington, D.C.—In June, WholeFoods told readers about pending legislation that sought to expand the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s authority so that the agency could...

Cognis Sells Business to BASF

Monheim, Germany—In a much anticipated move, raw materials giant Cognis Holding GmbH, based here, agreed to sell all its shares to BASF. The transaction,...

New Seasons, New Perspectives

Retailer of the Year New Seasons Market ushers in a new era of natural products retail stores. “I ordered it online from a store based...

Study Finds Multivitamins Beneficial for Mood and Mental Performance

Northumbria, UK—A new study conducted by researchers at Northumbria University found that multivitamins can improve mood and mental performance in middle-aged men. While most...

What’s Trending in the Herbal Supplements World

According to the HerbalGram, sales of herbal supplements have grown from $4.1 billion in 1999 to $5 billion in 2009 (1). Retailers, it is...

NewsBriefs: July 2010

The Prince of Peace Children’s Home in China is the first official orphanage training facility in that country. United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) of...

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