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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.

ABC’s of Labeling: Organic, Conventional, and GMO

For consumers wanting to brush up on their label reading skills, don't overlook the important labels on fresh produce. Although the USDA Organic and...

The Importance of Organic Non-GMO Ingredients and Food Technologies

Upcoming IFT July 11 -14, 2015 McCormick Place South, Chicago The upcoming Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago is an important industry-wide event....

100 Percent Organic: Bhutan Leads the World

The tiny kingdom of Bhutan is leading the world with a plan to make the country's agricultural production 100 percent organic. An exotic tourist destination...
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Green Your Business Inside and Out

It's up to natural industry businesses to be leaders in sustainability. Take time out to review your environmental commitment and make use of the...

Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis in 2015

According to Save the Children statistics nearly three million babies die within the first month of life and 287,000 women die annually from pregnancy...

Aubrey’s Natural Ingredients Dictionary: Product Purity At Its Best

For manufacturers and consumers looking for a cutting-edge resource to source the good and bad ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, the Natural...

Just Eat Organic: Video Review

If you haven't had a chance to watch the four minute rap video narrated by Stonyfield founder and chairman Gary Hirshberg, World Environment Day...

World Environment Day: Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.

“Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join together in a common purpose,...

Solving the Problem of Pesticides: Implications for Natural Products

With GMO labeling issues now at the forefront, ingredient transparency is an industry-wide concern. Natural products in all categories may need to take a fresh...

The Return of the Jedi: Mandatory Labeling Strikes Back

The Force vs. the DARK Act I recently saw a post about the DARK Act and what caught my attention was a photo of the...