Legislation

Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest legislation news from around the World.

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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”

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“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”

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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

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“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).