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...

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...

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...

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...

The International Aloe Science Council…a brief history

Forty years ago, a few men with a passion for aloe and a vision for aloe’s future formed the National Aloe Science Council. The...

Let’s Not Deny Anyone’s Right to Health

You know these words, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are...

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 Time is now, or (very likely) never!

Let’s start by saying this as early and forcefully as I can. In my 25 years as a member of the natural products industry,...

When Times Seem Tough, Resilience Keeps You in the Game

Resilience is a word that’s been on my mind lately. By definition, it’s the capacity to recover quickly from difficulty, the ability to spring back...

A Lost Ball in the High Weeds

If you’ve ever played golf, there’s no doubt you’ve lost at least one ball in the rough. After almost 10 hours of testimony on...