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What’s in a Name…?
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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:39
...a rose by another name would smell as sweet! (Ah, but that’s another story.)

Washington, D.C., February 2017—In a letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee members in late February, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) objected to draft legislation that would restrict the marketing of soymilk.

Referred to as the Dairy Pride Act, this legislation would prohibit the term “milk” from being used with soymilk and soymilk-based products, under the premise that the term “milk” is misleading to consumers.
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Nothin’ Like Cornbread!
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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:32
Several US States, February 2017—For the first time, a new ground-breaking snack, Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps, can be found on the shelves at Walmart in several states.

Farmer’s Pantry is a new American snack brand which had its debut in New York this past month. This new snack, which tastes like a fresh corn muffin, is pushing the boundaries of what it’s like to be hungry—and fed well. Since Americans are driven people, always searching for new ideas, especially where food is concerned, finding satisfaction from hunger isn’t just a condition, it’s a cultural lifestyle.
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Ancient, But Still Delicious
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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:13
Viola, Wisconsin, February 2017—GoMacro®, known for its plant-based, organic, and gluten-free nutrition bars, is pleased to expand its family of products with the addition of Thrive.

The family- owned vegan food company with roots in organic farming has formulated the new Thrive collection using ancient seed superfoods – hemp hearts, quinoa, and sprouted flax. Thrive by GoMacro continues the company’s tradition of creating delicious, healthy snack options from only the highest-quality, non- GMO, plant-based ingredients.
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Arivale in Style
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:47
Seattle, Washington--Arivale, a company dedicated to providing individuals a scientific path to wellness, has launched a unique and specialized weight loss program, which is grounded in the principles of Scientific Wellness. The Arivale Weight Loss program is distinct because it creates a unique dense, dynamic data set for each participant as the foundation for developing a personalized healthy and sustainable weight loss managed by a dedicated coach.

Scientific wellness is based on a systems approach, taking an integrated, more in-depth look at a person’s wellness, including genetics, clinical test results from independent labs and detailed environmental factors including stress, sleep, activity level and family history. Based on this rich set of data, Arivale develops individually tailored coaching including ongoing diet, exercise and lifestyle recommendations, critical for long-term success.
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Top 10 Food Trends for 2017
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Monday, 26 December 2016 16:43
Austin, Texas, December 2016—Recently Whole Foods Market’s global buyers announced the food trends to watch in 2017. Wellness tonics, products from byproducts and purple foods are just a few top predictions according to the trendspotters, who share more than 100 years of combined experience in sourcing products and tracking consumer preferences. 
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Organic Drive-Thru. Great Idea?
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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:22
Chicago, Illinois, February 2017—Nic’s Organic Fast Food has debuted in the Chicago suburb of Rolling Meadows. It is the nation’s first QAI certified organic fast food drive-thru chain to open.

Nic’s Organic Fast Food, was founded by Nicoletter and Benjamin Brittsan. They promise to deliver a classic fast food experience, but with a conscience, offering all the convenience and value of the traditional chains, but without sacrificing quality or compromising their guests’ health.
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Chatting it Up With Your Toothbrush
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:54
Everywhere USA, January 2017—Kolibree, a tech company focused on connected solutions in oral health, has launched Ara, a 2017 Innovation Award Honoree and the first toothbrush with embedded AI (artificial intelligence).
“Deep-learning algorithms are embedded directly inside the toothbrush on a low-power processor. Raw data from the sensors runs through the processor, enabling the system to learn your habits and refine accuracy the more it’s used,” said Kolibree founder and CEO Thomas Serval. “Ara is Kolibree’s newest innovation for personalized healthcare, coming forward with an eye on disease prevention and wellness,” added Serval. 
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Fitbit, United Healthcare, Create Bond
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:35
SAN FRANCISCO—Fitbit, a global leader in the connected health and fitness market, earlier this month announced the addition of Fitbit Charge 2™, the top selling fitness tracker in the U.S., into the recently expanded UnitedHealthcare Motion™ wellness program, powered by Qualcomm Life, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Offered to employers by UnitedHealthcare, the Motion program is an employer-sponsored wearable device wellness endeavor that will soon enable people using Fitbit Charge 2 to track against the program’s activity metrics easily and conveniently – right on-the-wrist. 
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A New Spin on Food Discounts
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Monday, 26 December 2016 16:33
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 2016—Parents can control what their children eat when their children are young, but what happens when they are old enough to spend their own money and make their own choices?

“There is a lot of interest in child nutrition and what kids do with their money,” said Sean Cash of the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science. “A lot of what they buy is junk food and some studies show they do it every day.”
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