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March 19, 2015

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5:00 AM | Stevia Still at the Starting Gate in Sugar-Free Confectionery
Concerns about sugar’s health effects and safety of artificial sweeteners may boost use of plant-based, natural sweeteners.
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5:00 AM | Survey Shows Americans Fear Mental Deterioration Over Physical Decline
Spotlighing Brain Health Awareness Week, Cognizin Citicoline releases consumer survey results.
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5:00 AM | Maine Introduces Bill to Remove Trigger Clause from GMO Labeling Law
Grassroots coalition offers bi-partisan bill to mandate labeling of products with GMOs.
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5:00 AM | Lonza Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Carnipure L-Carnitine

March 18, 2015

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5:04 PM | Using High-Resolution Maps to Address Nutritional Gaps
Yesterday’s blog was derived out of frustration that a health professional would undermine trust of professional colleagues and council against well-accepted recommendations in a news broadcast. Today we cover the opposite spectrum – a sensible, thought-provoking, rational recommendation to help reduce the risk of poor health in millions of people because of vitamin D insufficiency. Hats off to authors Karras, Anagnostis, Paschou, Kandaraki and Goulis.
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5:00 AM | Gamajet and Alfa Laval Provide Tank Cleaning Savings Calculator
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5:00 AM | Sabinsa Launches uC3 Clear, Nano-Free, Water-Soluble Form of Curcumin
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5:00 AM | Quatrefolic Added to EFSA’s Annex II to Directive 2002/46/EC

March 17, 2015

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10:26 PM | What does a teacher make?
This video is great. It speaks for teachers and applies to all educators. http://fb-42.worthytales.net/teacher-best-response-inappropriate-question/Filed under: Uncategorized
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10:26 PM | What does a teacher make?
This video is great. It speaks for teachers and applies to all educators. http://fb-42.worthytales.net/teacher-best-response-inappropriate-question/Filed under: Uncategorized
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4:39 PM | Don’t be Misled, Vitamin D is Safe and Required for Health
I wonder if the American Medical Association is pleased with Dr Agus’ insinuation that we shouldn’t trust our doctor. In the CBSNews this morning, he says, “If your doctor says you should be on vitamin D, I want you to say where is the data it will benefit me and challenge for that data.” It is an extreme position for one doctor to casually dismiss evidence that 9 out of 10 Americans are not getting enough vitamin D. When Agus tells Gayle King she is unlikely to have […]
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5:00 AM | Former FDA Regulators Author White Paper Questioning NY AG Testing Methods
Authors argue DNA barcoding leads to false positives, not specific enough for industry to adopt for botanical identification.

March 16, 2015

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8:20 PM | Folic Acid Supplements Reduce Stroke Risk
Skeptics don’t believe that vitamins are absorbed from pills. People are chastised for wasting money on dietary supplements. Researchers review results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and conclude that vitamin supplements don’t help prevent chronic disease. Experts step up and explain that decades of nutrition research shouldn’t be ignored. The problem is that understanding nutrient-disease relationships requires measuring nutritional status. Proof of this fact can be […]
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5:00 AM | Loren Israelsen Receives ABC’s Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award
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5:00 AM | Tami Wahl Joins AHPA as Special Regulatory Counsel
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5:00 AM | AHPA Elects 2015 Board of Trustees

March 13, 2015

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9:12 PM | Vitamins, Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and Cystic Fibrosis
Are you worried about getting too many vitamins? It is improbable. Experts informed the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services that 8 essential nutrients are under-consumed (2015 DGAC Report). About half of American adults (117 million people) have one or more preventable chronic diseases that relate to poor diet and physical inactivity. In addition, ≥ two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children and youth are overweight or obese.
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5:00 AM | EFSA Sets Reference Values for Vitamin A
Draft proposals for vitamin E, phosphorus and vitamin B12 available for public consultation.
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5:00 AM | First Dietary Supplement Company Joins Platinum Liability Insurance Program
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5:00 AM | Chunky Pints Packed with Protein and Fiber
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5:00 AM | The Chia Co Adds Flavors to Breakfast Line

March 12, 2015

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9:43 PM | Reflections on Workshops and Opportunities to Influence Nutrition Policy and Health
This week Canadian and American federal agencies hosted a workshop Options for Consideration of Chronic Disease Endpoints for Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.  The purpose was to bring a panel of experts together to consider chronic disease endpoints (or surrogates) to set future nutrient DRIs. The meeting opened with welcoming comments from representatives of NIH-ODS (Dr Paul Coates) and Health Canada (Dr Amanda MacFarlane). In reviewing the workshop […]
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5:00 AM | White Paper on DNA Barcode Testing Refutes Results from New York AG Investigation
Scientists claim misapplication of science led to baseless results.
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5:00 AM | Nutritional Snack Bars Lead Changing Breakfast Habits
Overall market for snack bars, including nutritional and cereal/granola bars, is projected to approach $8 billion in 2019.
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5:00 AM | Large Companies Cede Share in U.S. CPG Market
Demographic trends and protein-food inflation create growth opportunities.

March 11, 2015

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7:43 PM | Food Fortification: An Effective Method to Increase Intake of Shortfall Nutrients
It is finally beginning to feel like spring in the Northeastern United States. The sun is shining and the days are getting longer but that does not mean that we can stop worrying about meeting our vitamin D requirements.  Vitamin D or the “sunshine vitamin” can be synthesized with sun exposure, about 15-20 minutes is needed to reach normal serum 25(OH)D3 concentrations. Sunscreen, skin color, clothing and geographical location all affect vitamin D synthesis.  In the 2015 […]
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5:00 AM | Third Party Testing Reaffirms Quality of GNC Herbal Plus Line
Independent test results found products to be safe and compliant with regulations.
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5:00 AM | Fabricant Calls for Unified, Grassroots Action Against New Coalition Attack
Former FDA official encourages all retailers, manufacturers across all industries to participate.
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5:00 AM | WHO Calls for Worldwide Sugar Reduction
Guideline recommends adults and children reduce daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake.
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5:00 AM | USDA Funding Available for Specialty Crop & Organic Agriculture Research
Grants funded through National Institute of Food and Agriculture programs.
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