Whole Foods Says No to Krill Oil Sales, Aker Confirms MSC Certification

Austin, TX—Whole Foods Market, based here, announced in May that it would halt the sale of krill oil because of sustainability issues. Certain predatory sea...

Mackey to Share the Title of Whole Foods CEO

Austin, TX—John Mackey is no longer the only chief executive officer (CEO) of Whole Foods Market, based here. In mid-May, the chain’s board of...

IOM Wants Same Scrutiny for Food, Supplement, Drug Health Claims

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is calling on Congress to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) increased authority for regulating health claims...

NPA Tells Senators: Don’t Expand FTC’s Authority

New legislation on the table seeks to inflate the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s authority, which some say is unnecessary and inappropriate. The FTC is...

EPA Joins FDA to Control Bisphenol-A in the Environment

Washington, D.C.—On March 29, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a bisphenol-A (BPA) action plan to assess the environmental impacts of the chemical and...

Component of Turmeric Could Delay Liver Damage, Cirrhosis

New study published in the gastroenterology and hepatology journal Gut indicates that curcumin may be a viable option for slowing down liver damage and...

Agave May Spur Bone Growth, Fight Disease

Guanajuato, Mexico—Agave plants contain substances called “fructans” that may help prevent or improve existing osteoporosis and provide other health benefits, according to research. New...

Flaxseed Leads to Lower Cholesterol in Men

Ames, IA—A study completed at Iowa State University’s Nutrition and Wellness Center found that a diet supplemented with flaxseed significantly lowered high cholesterol levels...

Green Employees Earn a little Extra Green

Pajaro, CA—SunRidge Farms, maker of natural and organic dried fruit, nuts, seeds, candies, and trail and snack mixes, has a new green initiative. The...

2010 Retailer of the Year Announced

Portland, OR—New Seasons Market, based here, was chosen as the 2010 WholeFoods Magazine Retailer of the Year. Founded in 1999 by three families whose...

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