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Sept. 3, 2009
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Calls to Tax Junk Food Gain Ground
from Los Angeles Times
"Sin taxes" on cigarettes have turned out to be the most effective weapon in the campaign to reduce smoking. Why not try it on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, vanilla Coke and Twinkies? With increasing vigor, public health experts and think tanks are calling for extra taxes on foods and drinks that are heavy in calories and light on nutrition. More    E-mail article

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Last Chance for GMP Course, East Coast Manufacturers
from the Natural Products Association
Expo East is happening this month in Boston, and the Natural Products Association is offering the year’s last East Coast advanced course on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) good manufacturing practices (GMPs) on Sept. 23-24. Can you really afford to miss out on the most comprehensive GMP education in the industry? Preregister today to reserve your seat and save $50. Register today, or contact Vicki Whitsitt for more information at (800) 966-6632, ext. 243. More    E-mail article

Brand Showcase: Aquasana
"All told, it’s a great time to be selling water filters and reusable bottles."
- The New York Times

A major shift in consumer buying trends boosts sales of home water filtration products. Retailers who carry small water filtration systems and refillable water bottles offer a more "Eco-Nomical" alternative for healthy water. Aquasana home water products are geared towards the "health & wellness" consumer. Highest performance ratings and best value, voted "Best Buy" by Consumers Digest 6 years running.

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Federal Focus

HHS's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion to Hold Public Planning Meeting
from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Every 10 years, through the Healthy People initiative, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services leverages scientific insights and lessons from the past decade, along with the new knowledge of current data, trends, and innovations to develop the next iteration of the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives. In planning for the next ten years, the agency will hold a public meeting, Sept. 17 and 18, in Washington, D.C. More    E-mail article

Coalition Asks Court to Halt E-Verify
from Congressional Daily
A coalition of business groups, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, filed for an emergency court order today to prevent a rule from going into effect that would require federal contractors to verify the legal status of their workers. More    E-mail article

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More Nutrition Information Systems Hit the Shelves—Do They Work?
from U.S. News & World Report
Going to the grocery store with the goal of buying the most healthful packaged foods can be tough. Very few of us have the know-how and the time to read the official nutrition facts label and list of ingredients on the back of the package, balance that with the marketing claims on the front, and make an informed decision. More    E-mail article

To Slim Down, Businesses Team Up
from The Wall Street Journal
When Sarah Pace, the founder of Brooklyn, N.Y.,-based caterer Rabbit Mafia, wanted to devise a dining concept that would appeal to hungry, cash-strapped New Yorkers, she knew she'd need help. Pace's plan was to revive the supper club, a Depression-era tradition that draws on chefs, bar tenders, musicians, promoters and a critical mass of popularity to gain traction in the community. Fortunately for Pace, the idea appealed to a lot of her friends, too. More    E-mail article

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Research Watch

Harvard Backs Vitamin D Supplements
from Nutraingredientsusa.com
Dietary supplements are the key way to deliver consumers' vitamin D requirements, according to the latest update from the Harvard Medical School, which otherwise backs vitamin intake primarily through foods. The September Harvard Health Publications bulletin, which is issued to U.S. consumers, stated: "It's not an issue of food quantity, but rather food quality. Even a low-calorie diet can deliver all the vitamins and minerals you need, with one exception – vitamin D. So plan to take a vitamin D supplement." More    E-mail article

DHA Daily Dose Pin-pointed for Optimal Heart Benefits?
from NutraIngredients-USA.com
A daily 200 mg dose of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is enough for preventing cardiovascular disease in healthy men, says a small study from France. Two weeks of supplementation with 200 mg of DHA was enough to induce an antioxidant effect in men, according to results published in The FASEB Journal. More    E-mail article

Food for Life

Going, Going…Green

Sustainable Agriculture
from National Geographic
Sustainable agriculture takes many forms, but at its core is a rejection of the industrial approach to food production developed during the 20th century. This system, with its reliance on monoculture, mechanization, chemical pesticides and fertilizers, biotechnology, and government subsidies, has made food abundant and affordable. However, the ecological and social price has been steep: erosion; depleted and contaminated soil and water resources; loss of biodiversity; deforestation; labor abuses; and the decline of the family farm. More     E-mail article

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To Your Health

Situation Update: 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
from Centers for Disease Control
Each week CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes findings of key flu indicators in a report called FluView. During the week of August 16-22, 2009, a review of these key indictors found that influenza activity is either stable, or is increasing in some areas. Activity appears to be increasing in the Southeast based on influenza-like illness data reported by health care providers. More    E-mail article

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