With the total retail value of all hemp products sold in the U.S. exceeding $620 million in 2014, the Hemp Industry Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp will look to use the sixth annual Hemp History Week as an opportunity to grow and promote the hemp industry.
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.
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).
Washington, D.C. – According to a press release, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced Tuesday that they are petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enable a vote to “implement a research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry.”
Washington, D.C.-The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create definition for "non-GMO" foods and a voluntary program for "non-GMO" labeling.