France's Agency for the Safety of Health Products (AFSSAPS) has
suspended the sale of products and preparations containing kava, a
medicinal plant from the islands in the Southern Pacific known for
its sedative and hypnotic properties.
Nutrition 21, a leading developer and marketer of clinically proven
nutritional products, has been granted a patent by the United
States Patent and Trademark Office for the use of chromium
picolinate in high doses to stabilise blood...
Following recent controversy surrounding the popular herb kava the
American Botanical Council (ABC) is suggesting that consumers
follow additional precautions when using the herb, used for
reducing symptoms of anxiety and stress.
The controversy surrounding food irradiation continues this week in
the US with a declaration from the Centre for Food Safety that the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ignored growing
The Thai government has hired two US lawyers to represent the
country in a lawsuit aimed at preventing American rice breeder
Chris Deren from patenting a new rice variety developed using
genetic material from Thai jasmine rice.