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On the horizon: 2020 Forecast

As 2019 winds down, what issue had the most positive impact on the natural products industry—and what had the greatest negative impact? We asked...

CBD: Proof that DSHEA Works?

October marked the 25th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA)—on October 23, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), American Herbal...

2019 Retailer of the Year: Rainbow Blossom

Talk about planting a seed: 42 years ago, Rob and Pumpkin Auerbach were young trailblazers, ready to make a difference. And that they did....

The Latest in Independent Testing

As “transparency” becomes one of the major buzz words of the year, the importance of labs and certifications is taking center stage. “The demand...

The Latest in Independent Testing: Part 2

Continuing our talk with Elan M. Sudberg, CEO, Alkemist Labs, and Jesse Miller, Ph.D., Director, NSF International Applied Research Center, we take a closer...

The Buzz at Expo East: CBD, Plant-based, Sustainability, RegenAg

There’s only room for 500 words on this page, and there’s simply no way I can do Expo East justice in that space. Over...

The Evolution of Contract Manufacturing

Whether you want to do something new and innovative, take something you do now to the next level, or just remove some of the...

Natural Flavor Update: Making good-for-you taste oh-so-good

“No villains”—according to a research report from Kerry titled “Beyond the Label: The Clean Food Revolution,” 41% of consumers consider artificial ingredients, flavors, colors...

The Sustainability Shift in Packaging

Not so long ago, most consumers were drawn to a package because it looked good. Today they are drawn to a package because it...

Regenerative Agriculture: 25 Things to Know Now

“Regenerative Agriculture” is a new buzz phrase—but those treating it as just another passing trend are seriously miscalculating. It’s not a marketing term—it’s a...