2016: Let’s Be Proactive on Research

In the month of January, I will hear myself say “Happy New Year” 300 times, at least. As a pathological optimist, I welcome this...

Victory for the State of Health

I’m writing to you on Nov. 3, 2020, Election Day, from my kitchen counter in Washington, D.C. It’s the place I’ve called home for...

Upcycled Food: Working to elevate food to its highest value and best use

It’s cliche at this point: “2020, what a year to start a business!” This year, I’ve heard from a lot of entrepreneurs who’ve had...

Organic Industry Unites to “Bust Myths” throughout September

Consumers have never before had such a wide array of organic food and products to choose from.  Sales of organic products are increasing at...
aloe

Aloe Vera Products: The Importance of IASC Certification

Recent class action lawsuits for aloe vera products may have retailers rethinking the importance of third-party certification for the products that they sell—just ask...
NPA East

The News of Our Death is Greatly Exaggerated

Many (many) years ago I began my career in this industry as a retail manager. The fact that the chain (once among the largest)...

The Earth is on Fire, Literally

Every day we face a new threat. The Amazon Forest has been set on fire.  A hurricane on the east coast, a wildfire in...

The SynBio Epidemic Secretly Sweeping the Nation

We, the natural products industry, have positioned ourselves as the truth tellers for a nation of people asking for health empowerment in the face...
Karen Howard, Organic & Natural Health Association, GMO Labeling Act

From “Dark Act” to “Disappearing Act”

The GMO Labeling Act legislation is now federal law. It seemingly defies every criticism that our do-nothing-Congress is gridlocked and unable to pass legislation...
Judy Blatman, CRN

Bloggers and the Information Domino Effect

Someone on my staff keeps sugar in the freezer because that’s what her mother told her to do. She does it, her mother does...