Southeast NPA’s Legacy at Natural Products Day

From the beginning, the Southeast NPA Board of Directors (SENPA) knew there was strength in numbers.  In 1998, when the first annual Natural Products...
Karen Howard, Organic & Natural Health Association, GMO Labeling Act

Fight Fire with Proof

The Organic & Natural Health Association is taking a proactive approach, launching a consumer education campaign and nutrient research agenda, starting with peer-reviewed, published research on the power of vitamin D. 

SENPA, Natural Products Association, Southeast Natural Products Association, Michelle DuFresne

Ordinary or Extraordinary

Our marketplace is changing…what feels like daily. Natural and organic offerings are exploding in places you would have never thought as consumers look for...

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...
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...

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...

Competing for Natural

The New Year once again promises to be a full industry roller coaster for everyone from supply side to consumer. I thought that I...

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...
NPA East

Is Joining a Trade Association Going to Make Any Difference to Your Business?

Only if you want to stay in business! If you think you’re up against it now, see what happens if there is no one...

N.Y. AG’s Actions Provide a Hopeful ‘What if?’ View of the Future

The two recent actions by Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, against eight (and counting?) companies selling botanical products in retail outlets in New...