Washington, D.C.— Results recently released by the National Consumers League(NCL) have shown that six out of 11 olive oils tested failed to meet International Oil Council(IOC) standards of extra virgin quality.
The raw foods category has enjoyed popularity in the natural products industry for quite some time, but some of its most prominent companies are coming together to take it in an exciting new direction, working together to create a set of uniform standards and trade association.
From the time personal trainer Michelle Homrich was a part-time employee at Warren Nutrition of Grand Rapids, MI, she felt a strong connection to the store. "It was a win-win situation for me," she states. "I was able to learn more about nutrition and help other people at the same time...I still do personal training on the side, but I just love the nutrition part of it."
Chicago, IL—While 71% of Americans say organic products are healthier than their conventional counterparts, there is still a high percentage of people (51%) who believe the organic tag is an excuse for brands to charge more for the product, according to research conducted by Mintel (Organic Food and Beverage Shoppers - US, March 2015).