Landmark Organic Equivalency Agreement Reached by U.S., EU

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

Organic Cotton Hot, OTA Says

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...

Probiotics: Good for the Heart

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

Grape Seed Extract Fights Cancer in Study

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

Skin Health Improves with Pycnogenol

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...

Fair Trade Certifier Changes Policies

Oakland, CA—Fair trade products certifier Fair Trade USA has made some significant changes to its policies. These changes, part of the Fair Trade USA’s...

NewsBriefs: February 2012

Stores can now get staff training via the Web courtesy of Nature’s Formulary of Clifton Park, NY. In-person training with educators is still available,...

Climate Solution Postponed, Canada Drops Out

Durban, South Africa—This monthly section devoted to environmental news wrapped up last year’s coverage with a preview of the 17th Conference of the Parties...

Supplier Briefs: February 2012

BASF Corporation of Florham Park, NJ now has two new distributors for its North American human nutrition customers: Brenntag Specialties, Inc. and Horn Company. JIAHERB,...

Mainstream Soda Would Dissolve Mouse, Says Manufacturer

Edwardsville, IL—A hearing has brewed over the accusations of a man who found a mouse in a can of mainstream citrus-flavored-soda in 2009 and...