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March 7, 2014

A study published online Friday shows that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA — commonly found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements — are as effective, if not more effective, in lowering blood pressure as some of the commonly recommended lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity and restricting alcohol and sodium intake.

SALT LAKE CITY — A study published online Friday shows that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA — commonly found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements — are as effective, if not more effective, in lowering blood pressure as some of the commonly recommended lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity and restricting alcohol and sodium intake. The findings, released by the American Journal of Hypertension, are good news, especially for those with elevated blood pressure.

January 24, 2014

People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil also may have larger brain volumes in old age equivalent to preserving one to two years of brain health, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

MINNEAPOLIS — People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil also may have larger brain volumes in old age equivalent to preserving one to two years of brain health, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 

Shrinking brain volume is a sign of Alzheimer's disease as well as normal aging.

January 20, 2014

Nordic Naturals earlier this year launched Omega Boost, featuring 525 mg of omega-3s per serving.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals earlier this year launched Omega Boost, featuring 525 mg of omega-3s per serving. Sugar-free and sweetened with xylitol, Omega Boost is made from purified fish oil from anchovies and sardines, and offers fast absorption of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. Each 6-oz. bottle contains 35 servings, and has a convenient flip cap for easy pouring. 

December 5, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Target for its efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, the agency said.

NEW YORK — The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Target for its efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, the agency said.

According to the EPA, Target's technology center engineering team singlehandedly reduced the company's carbon emissions by 18,000 tons since 2006 and is committed to having 75% of Target buildings certified by the agency's Energy Star program by 2016.

November 18, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ahold USA for its efforts to reduce food waste, the agency said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ahold USA for its efforts to reduce food waste, the agency said.

September 25, 2013

Oceans Omega on Wednesday announced the launch of Omega-3 fortified liquid health shots. Currently sold under the Omega Infusion brand, the 2-oz., single-serving and zero-calorie health shots contain 250 mg of omega-3s (EPA and DHA).

PARAMUS, N.J. — Oceans Omega on Wednesday announced the launch of Omega-3 fortified liquid health shots. Currently sold under the Omega Infusion brand, the 2-oz., single-serving and zero-calorie health shots contain 250 mg of omega-3s (EPA and DHA).  

They will be available in three flavors, including peach mango, raspberry lemon and pink grapefruit. 

Research shows that consumers are actively looking for Omega-3 fortified food and beverages, the company stated.

August 19, 2013

The limitations within a recent study linking omega-3 fish oil and increased prostate cancer risk ought to be taken in consideration, according to a commentary published in the August issue of Natural Medicine Journal.

WASHINGTON — The limitations within a recent study linking omega-3 fish oil and increased prostate cancer risk ought to be taken in consideration, according to a commentary published in the August issue of Natural Medicine Journal

July 12, 2013

A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that claimed to confirm the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer drew a stark industry response from supplement trade associations.

SEATTLE — A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center released on Wednesday that claimed to confirm the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer drew a stark industry response from supplement trade associations.

June 26, 2013

Kroger is hoping to achieve a government-supported "zero waste" threshold, and will be about three-quarters of the way there within two years, the supermarket operator said Wednesday.

CINCINNATI — Kroger is hoping to achieve a government-supported "zero waste" threshold, and will be about three-quarters of the way there within two years, the supermarket operator said Wednesday.

The company said it was moving toward the Environmental Protection Agency's zero-waste threshold of having 90% of its waste diverted away from landfills at all locations, diverting 58% of its waste already and hoping to increase that to 65% by the end of the year and 70% by the end of 2015.

May 21, 2013

Nordic Naturals now is offering Pro EPA Elite, a powerful EPA-only concentrate available without a prescription, the company stated.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals now is offering Pro EPA Elite, a powerful EPA-only concentrate available without a prescription, the company stated.

With 1600 mg of the omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in each serving, Pro EPA Elite provides high intensity, therapeutic support for healthy triglyceride levels and heart health, while promoting key anti-inflammatory pathways.

March 18, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has given Sears Holdings a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, the company said Monday.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — The Environmental Protection Agency has given Sears Holdings a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, the company said Monday.

Sears Holdings, which operates Kmart, said its efforts to promote sustainability and energy efficiency would be recognized at a ceremony in Washington on March 26.

The company has been an Energy Star partner since 1998.

March 8, 2013

Oceans Omega launched its omega-3 EPA/DHA enhanced water product, branded Omega Infusion, into 100 H-E-B stores with Healthy Living Departments, the company announced.

PARAMUS, N.J. — Oceans Omega launched its omega-3 EPA/DHA enhanced water product, branded Omega Infusion, into 100 H-E-B stores with Healthy Living Departments, the company announced.

February 13, 2013

Brookshire Grocery has joined the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill partnership, the supermarket chain said.

TYLER, Texas — Brookshire Grocery Co. has joined the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill partnership, the supermarket chain said.

BGC said that by joining the initiative, it will work toward sustainability and protecting consumers' health and the environment. According to the EPA, a typical supermarket leaks about 1,000 pounds of refrigerant gas into the atmosphere each year, and BGC said it would work to reduce those emissions.

January 29, 2013

Oceans Omega launched Omega Infusion, an omega-3 EPA/DHA enhanced water product with initial placement within Giant Food.

PARAMUS, N.J. — Oceans Omega on Monday launched Omega Infusion, an omega-3 EPA/DHA enhanced water product with initial placement within Giant Food.

"Delivering heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids in enhanced water is something we've been developing for years," stated Volker Berl, chief technology officer Oceans Omega. "Our proprietary delivery system is transforming the beverage industry by including ingredients like Omega-3 EPA/DHA."

September 25, 2012

Supervalu recently received multiple national honors for its sustainability efforts, the retailer announced Tuesday.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu recently received multiple national honors for its sustainability efforts, the retailer announced Tuesday. First, the company is featured in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s 2012 “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index,” which honors companies for both environmental performance and transparency in this area. Supervalu received the highest score among national grocery retailers in this report. 

August 16, 2012

Design Weave USA on Wednesday introduced a patented anti-bedbug and anti-dust mite dryer sheet under the Rest Easy brand.

JAMESBURG, N.J. — Design Weave USA on Wednesday introduced a patented anti-bedbug and anti-dust mite dryer sheet under the Rest Easy brand.

According to the company, the dryer sheets naturally kill and repel bedbugs and dust mites. The dryer sheets are EPA exempt, according to the company.

“The dryer sheets work in your dryer to add the protection from a micro-encapsulated process to your bedding, effective for a full week of protection,” Design Weave USA VP product development and marketing Dan Harris said.
 

August 14, 2012

Nordic Naturals on Tuesday rolled out a brand new look across its professional product line with a new classification system to better assist selection.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals on Tuesday rolled out a brand new look across its professional product line with a new classification system to better assist selection.

"These labels have been developed with input from professional healthcare practitioners in mind," Nordic Naturals chief medical officer Keri Marshall said. "With more than 40 professional products, our new label design will make dosing and product selection convenient for the practitioner, and ensure the best possible experience for patients."

June 12, 2012

Nordic Naturals on Tuesday introduced Algae Omega, a solution for vegetarians seeking the health benefits of marine omega-3s. Made from sustainably sourced microalgae and available in both soft gels and liquid, the product offers an algae-based source of beneficial marine omega-3 essential fatty acids without the use of fish.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals on Tuesday introduced Algae Omega, a solution for vegetarians seeking the health benefits of marine omega-3s. Made from sustainably sourced microalgae and available in both soft gels and liquid, the product offers an algae-based source of beneficial marine omega-3 essential fatty acids without the use of fish.

"We formulated Algae Omega with vegetarians in mind, and for anyone wanting a readily available, high-quality source of EPA and DHA from a non-fish source," stated Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals.

May 29, 2012

Procter & Gamble has announced that former EPA assistant administrator Steve Owens is the newest member of the company's U.S. sustainability expert advisory panel.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has announced that former EPA assistant administrator Steve Owens is the newest member of the company's U.S. sustainability expert advisory panel.

Owens, who joined his first SEAP meeting earlier this month in Cincinnati, brings a strong background in environmental, safety and health issues to the panel, P&G said.

May 8, 2012

Smart Balance has introduced a new line of blended butter spreads, with 40% less saturated fat.

PARAMUS, N.J. — Smart Balance has introduced a new line of blended butter spreads, with 40% less saturated fat, made from a unique blend of butter and canola oil, plus EPA/DHA & ALA Omega-3s and naturally sourced plant sterols that help block the cholesterol in butter.

"We're excited to produce another flavorful, high-quality product in support of those seeking a heart-healthier lifestyle," said Steve Hughes, Smart Balance chairman and CEO. "These spreadable butters combine great taste with added benefits in a soft butter that's easy to spread."

April 20, 2012

Stater Bros. is making strides on the sustainability front, with six of its newest supermarkets earning the EPA GreenChill Gold Award for meeting tough environmental standards and using ozone friendly refrigerants.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. is making strides on the sustainability front, with six of its newest supermarkets earning the EPA GreenChill Gold Award for meeting tough environmental standards and using ozone friendly refrigerants.

These GreenChill store certifications are valid for one year, and four of these Stater Bros. supermarkets also received GreenChill Gold Awards in 2011.

April 20, 2012

Two Weis stores containing a new, environmentally efficient design have earned environmental certifications awards from the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, a voluntary Environmental Protection Agency alliance with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change, the grocer announced Wednesday.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Two Weis stores containing a new, environmentally efficient design have earned environmental certifications awards from the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, a voluntary Environmental Protection Agency alliance with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change, the grocer announced Wednesday.

March 15, 2012

Fresh & Easy announced that its new store in Folsom, Calif., received the platinum-level store certification award from the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Partnership.

FOLSOM, Calif. — Fresh & Easy announced that its new store in Folsom, Calif., received the platinum-level store certification award from the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Partnership.

While the platinum award puts Fresh & Easy — which joined EPA's GreenChill in 2009 — among the nation's 36,000 grocery stores, the Folsom location is the second store in California, and one of four grocery stores in the nation, to achieve these standards.

January 3, 2012

Awareness around the benefits of krill oil versus fish oil — being just as effective with a lesser amount and the possibility that krill oil may leave more EPA and DHA in the body to be absorbed, according to two clinicals published in 2011 — may be a hot topic in 2012.

Awareness around the benefits of krill oil versus fish oil — being just as effective with a lesser amount and the possibility that krill oil may leave more EPA and DHA in the body to be absorbed, according to two clinicals published in 2011 — may be a hot topic in 2012. The revitalized Schiff company will be increasing its support of its MegaRed krill oil supplement to as much as 24% of sales in 2012. And Pharmavite in 2011 launched its NatureMade Krill Oil as a new source of omega-3 fatty acids coupled with the antioxidant astaxanthin.

November 17, 2011

SC Johnson was honored by the Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment and contribution to the advancement of the nation's voluntary green power market.

RACINE, Wis. — SC Johnson was honored by the Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment and contribution to the advancement of the nation's voluntary green power market.

The company said it was recognized with the 2011 Green Power Leadership Award. The award honors EPA Green Power Partners that distinguish themselves using on-site renewable energy applications, such as solar photovoltaic or landfill gas.