STRONG & KIND bars from KIND LLC provide 10 g of natural protein from almonds, seeds and pea protein and nine essential amino acids. Varieties include Roasted Jalapeno, Honey Mustard, Hickory Smoked BBQ and Thai Sweet Chili. KIND bars are non-GMO, whey-, soy- and gluten-free, low glycemic and low sodium.

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Columbus, OH—The Midwest regional office of the Natural Products Association (NPA) held its annual Summer Splash event, boasting a strong showing and growth from the previous year.

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Aspen, CO—A summit on sustainability featuring presentations, film screenings, and a host of influential activists and leaders took place at the Hotel Jerome from August 10–13. The 11th annual American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) summit was hosted by the non-profit American Renewable Energy Institute, and included the likes of former President Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner, T. Boone Pickens, Dr. Sylvia Earle, CNN anchor Natalie Allen and U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado.

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