The Ever-Elusive Exercise-in-a-Pill

The concept of creating exercise in a pill, which in theory would allow for loss…

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Dietary Supplements Containing Pure or Highly Concentrated Caffeine – Potential Adulteration

In response to the increase in caffeinated dietary supplements in the marketplace and public health…

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USDA Statement on Genome Editing Puts Future of Food Innovation at Risk

On March 28, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made an an announcement that…

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Cell-Cultured Meat: Who Will Regulate, FDA or USDA?

Does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have the regulatory tools and experience necessary to…

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Burdock Group Names IFT 2018 Student Travel Award Winners

Burdock Group continues to encourage graduates and undergraduates to pursue a career in food ingredient…

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Phytonutrients Beneficial Food Components, but Safety Testing Still Necessary

The term “phytonutrient” is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a bioactive plant-derived compound (such…

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Proposed Rule for Labeling Bioengineered Foods: Key Information for Stakeholders

The proposed rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) was recently released by…

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Can a Food Be a Drug and a Supplement?

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” — Hippocrates of Cos (ca.460…

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Virulent Newcastle Disease Confirmed in Backyard Chickens in California

Ten cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) have been confirmed by the United States Department…

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“Informed Decision Making” a Priority for Responsible Stakeholders in Dietary Supplement Industry

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is the home to the National Center for Natural…

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