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. 

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...

Is 2016 The Year The Industry Grows Up?

If you consider 1994—the year the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) was passed—as the beginning or birth of the modern dietary supplements...
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What’s In Your Aloe Vera?

Perhaps it is just a sign of the times that a year that started with the actions of the New York Attorney General against...

Here We Go Again

This has definitely been the year of negative media throughout the dietary supplement industry. The omega-3 segment, long the darling of the industry with...

CRN, Public Health Organizations Work Together to Make Healthier Babies

As a nation, we’re facing an emerging public health issue that could negatively impact the cognitive health of our children. As an industry, we...

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...

Why Join a Regional Trade Group

Why should I join NPA East?  It’s a question we get regularly from prospective members.  We sometimes get a similar question from current members:...

The Value of Attending Regional Trade Shows

On behalf of all five regions of the Natural Product Association, we cordially invite independent health and natural product stores to join their respective...

In Search Of Responsible Media

It’s no secret that the dietary supplement industry continues to be the subject of seemingly endless mainstream media reports about “unregulated” industry; references to...