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Simi Summer, Ph.D., is an independent researcher and freelance writer. She is a strong proponent of organic consumer education and informed consumer choices.

What’s Up with the Arctic Apple Avoiding Gene Silencing

In 2015, Canadian-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) announced the introduction of genetically engineered Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious apples into the U.S....

Denmark to Become the World’s First 100% Organic Country

The Danish organic industry began more than 25 years ago. The Danish organic movement now claims that the purchase of organic foods has helped...

Protecting the Organic Standard

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a federal advisory board made up of qualified volunteers from the organic community. Members include manufacturers, processors,...

Setting a Uniform Standard For Labeling

Removing the Double Standard In recent months, I have given extra attention to the GMO and mandatory labeling debate in a sincere attempt to have...

Organic Sweet Potato Experiment Reveals the Benefits of Organic!

Check out this delightful science experiment by Elise as she monitors the growth rate of sweet potato vines and innocently demonstrates the difference between...

Chill Out with Aromatherapy

It's the end of summer and the temperature is still soaring. Take time to chill out with aromatherapy! Whether you want to get rid...

A New Approach to Women’s Heart Health

I recently attended a brief presentation given by a top women’s cardiologist. Not having a prior background in heart health, I received a wealth...

Will Safe and Accurate Labeling Result in Higher Prices for Manufacturers...

The Importance of Supply Chain Transparency Labeling Should Be Simple Transparency is Natural In light of current debates within the industry regarding labeling, it might be good...

Creating an Environmentally Safe and Sustainable World

The challenges of today's world including climate change, global warming, environmental degradation, agricultural pollution, poverty, disease, crime, war and terrorism, all impact the natural...

Stay Informed!

Be the Natural Industry Change You Want to SeeStaying informed is essential for natural products industry leaders to drive positive and progressive natural industry...