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No Meat, and Still Plenty to Eat

Re-planting ideas about veganism and vegetarianism. Once, the worst words for a dinner host or waiter were those uttered, “I’m a vegetarian,” only to be...

Selling Your Share of Personal Care

For the last year, the health and beauty care (HBC) market may not have been sitting so pretty. Tight budgets left consumers struggling to...

The Skinny on Weight Management

Weight-loss products and perceptions at the height of the obesity epidemic. The World Health Organization estimates one billion adults are overweight and 300 million are...

Brushing Up On Hair Care

Effortless natural haircare solutions for common hair predicaments. Everyone has bad hair days. It is a fact of life, and most of us can manage...

Eat Your Heart Out

Heart-healthy reformulations make it easier to indulge heart-ily. Improvement is the name of the game lately. Americans need to improve heart health, and what better...

Cirque du Cardiovasculaire

Natural heart health products are upstaging the three-ring circus of pharmaceuticalsHeart health has developed into somewhat of a circus—with Big Pharma companies as the...

Lean Manufacturing 2.0

Contract manufacturers enhance their business models in a competitive market Contract manufacturers uphold a major portion of the natural products industry, allowing companies to be...

Savory, Yet Sensible

In 2010, natural flavors and colors will bring the exotic to everyday. After a tough economic year in 2009, consumers are searching for ways to...

Sweetening the Deal

Natural sweeteners satisfy a sweet tooth and your bottom line. The sweeteners category is ever evolving as consumers’ desires transition from low-/no-calorie sweeteners to low-carb...

Building Your Defenses

As November arrives, so do chilly temperatures, family gatherings…and cold and flu season. As an unwelcome part of the holiday time of year, even those...