NPA Tells Senators: Don’t Expand FTC’s Authority

New legislation on the table seeks to inflate the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s authority, which some say is unnecessary and inappropriate. The FTC is...

EPA Joins FDA to Control Bisphenol-A in the Environment

Washington, D.C.—On March 29, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a bisphenol-A (BPA) action plan to assess the environmental impacts of the chemical and...

2010 Retailer of the Year Announced

Portland, OR—New Seasons Market, based here, was chosen as the 2010 WholeFoods Magazine Retailer of the Year. Founded in 1999 by three families whose...

Fish Oil Saga Continues at SupplySide East

Secaucus, NJ— The plaintiffs in a California lawsuit against fish oil makers made waves at SupplySide East, held here in late April, with a...

Organic Products Still Hot, Despite Cold Economic Climate

Greenfield, MA—The United States saw a spike in organic product sales in 2009, although the economy continued to ail, according to the Organic Trade...

Natural MarketPlace Convention Focused on Education

Las Vegas, NV—This June 10 to 12, the 73rd annual Natural MarketPlace convention will be the place for natural products retailers and suppliers to...

FDA Seeks Data about Front-of-Package Labeling

Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently asking for comments and data based on its new front-of-package nutrition labeling plan. In...

People News (June 2010)

The Organic Trade Association of Greenfield, MA gave its 2010 Public Servant Award to Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson. James Leahey has joined Clinton, MI-based Eden...

Newsbriefs (June 2010)

Earthcycle Packaging and Sunset Foods (an Illinois-based retailer) joined up to offer shoppers a variety of produce packaged in compostable material such as Earthcycle’s...

WholeFoods Magazine Launches New Web Site

South Plainfield, NJ—This spring, WholeFoods Magazine launches a new, innovative Web site, www.wholefoodsmagazine.com. This new site will combine and replace the publication’s previous sites,...