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natural products association

Washington, D.C.—The National Products Association (NPA), based here, has announced that Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., will be its new chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director. Fabricant had previously served as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs for three years.

The issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply is receiving more media attention over the last two years as voluntary and mandatory labeling programs have proliferated throughout the world.

Crowd funding has blazed a trail for entrepreneurs to make their dreams a reality. But how do you convince strangers to willingly donate thousands of dollars to the promise of a product or service? And with new platforms popping up everyday how do you know which is right for you?

nancy trent

I’ve been going to the Natural Products Expo West for almost as long as I’ve had my marketing communications firm, over 25 years. While many of the same brands that started the category back then remain icons today, there are so many new movers and shakers and exciting developments. My only hope is that we can continue to preserve the integrity of the industry as it grows and goes mainstream.

The Supplement Pyramid

Michael A. Smith, M.D., senior health scientist for Life Extension and host of Healthy Talk radio, discusses personalized nutrition and his newest book:

GMOs

Global ID Group, a co-founder of the Non-GMO Project and technical administrator of the group, launched a new initiative at Expo West.