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Bipartisan legislation shapes the road forward for organic

The Organic Trade Association on Friday applauded the introduction of legislation that puts in place an improved federal process for the oversight of organic...

Deregulating New Genomic Techniques: Organic movement raises red flag

The organic food and farming movement criticises the Commission’s plan to work on a new legal framework for plants derived from New Genomic Techniques....

UK’s “poorly defined” legislation against junk food puts sports nutrition sector at risk, ESSNA...

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is calling on the UK government to ensure that restrictions on foods meant to tackle childhood obesity...

OTA sets out 10 priority actions to safeguard organic integrity and preserve trust

US trade body the Organic Trade Association has has set out ten priority actions to safeguard organic integrity and preserve public trust.

Think different: Glyphosate ban could lead to creative cooperation among farmers

UK organic certifier Organic Farmers & Growers has restated its view that a ban by the European Commission on the use of the herbicide glyphosate would not damage farming. 

FDA threatens criminal prosecution against supplement makers over cancer claims

The US Food and Drug Administration today posted warning letters addressed to 14 US-based companies illegally selling more than 65 products that it says fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.

Legalise nutrition!

Let’s seize on Brexit as an opportunity to legalise good nutrition and outlaw bad food, says Patrick Holford.

NPA and ANH-USA appeal to Trump Administration on supplement benefits

US trade association the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the Alliance for Natural Health-USA (ANH-USA) have jointly launched a “grassroots” campaign to encourage members of Congress to include dietary supplements in any Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) legislation introduced as part of so-called ‘Repeal and Replace’ efforts by the new Trump Administration.

“Engaging authentically with customers – that’s our big opportunity”

“Engaging authentically with our customers – that’s our big opportunity as independent retailers.” So says Food For Thought owner Alan Martin in a new video interview for Natural Products News.

US authorities say homeopathic remedies “must state they do not work”

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that over-the-counter homeopathic medicines on sale in America must in future state on pack that ‘there is no scientific evidence the product works’.

Welcome to the Brexit guessing game

“If you want to know what happens when a country leaves the European Union, you might as well ask the Inuit.” That was the BBC’s Brian Milligan being simultaneously flippant and factual last month (factual, because Greenland is the only other country ever to have left the EU – or the EEC as it was then).