Omega 3s, found naturally in fatty fish and some botanical sources, can reduce the risk of heart disease and potentially help treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, epilepsy and rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists continue to explore how omega 3s affect the body.
Hershey has become a sponsor of the Marketing at Retail Initiative research of POPAI, The Global Association for Marketing at Retail. The confectioner joins other food companies and retailers in efforts to determine what displays, marketing materials and layouts work best.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a program called "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food," touting locally grown food. The initiative, supported by $65 million in agency funding, seeks to support local and regional food systems and sustainable agricultural practices.