Congratulations to Rainbow Blossom, WholeFoods 2019 Retailer of the Year!

South Plainfield, NJ—For 29 years, WholeFoods Magazine has honored natural product retailers with its annual Retailer of the Year award. This year, the honor...

Farmers Oppose USDA Dialogue on Gene-Editing Organic Ag

Kutztown, PA—The Organic Farmers Association (OFA) delivered a letter of opposition to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, according to a press release, in response to...

Submit Your Pick for the 2019 Person of the Year!

South Plainfield, NJ—Submissions are open for the 2019 Annual Person of the Year, which we award to the person who made the greatest impact...

Senate Committee “Fails” CBD Users

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee failed to include legislation passed by the House of Representatives that would appropriate $100,000 for FDA to...

Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy

Stamford, CT—Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday night. The New York Times reports that the move is “at...

FTC Warns More CBD Companies Over Health Claims

Washington, D.C.--The Federal Trade Commission announced that, as part of its regular monitoring of health-related advertising claims, it sent warning letters to three companies...

Vitamin Shoppe Enters Negotiations with Third Party Regarding Acquisition Proposal

Secaucus, NJ—The Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. announced in a press release that the “go-shop” period provided for under the terms of the merger agreement between...

AHPA Analyzes FDA Recall Data

Washington, D.C.—Dietary supplement recalls are relatively infrequent, according to recent FDA data. A statement from the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) notes that out of...

Licenses to Cultivate Hemp Up 476% in 2019

Washington, DC--Licensed hemp acreage quadrupled in 2019, according to the 2019 U.S. Hemp License Report by Vote Hemp, a grassroots hemp advocacy organization. The...

Germany to Ban Glyphosate

Berlin, Germany—Germany will ban the use of the weedkiller glyphosate from the end of 2023 and limit its use before then, according to Reuters,...

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