New Chapter of Brattleboro, VT hosted a seminar to help clear up any rumors over the recent investment of Procter and Gamble (P&G) in the company. “We’re here to share our truth,” said Paul Schulick, founder of New Chapter, with CEO Kyle Garner nodding at his side.

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The Beer, Wine and Spirits Marketplace at Expo West hosted 23 companies showcasing new and interesting products, representing what the natural alcoholic beverage section of the industry has to offer from all over Europe and the United States.

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The second annual Hall of Legends induction ceremony, honoring pioneers and influential figures in the natural products industry, was held after Expo West show hours on March 8. This year’s class of nine inductees included:

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Here are a few take-home points from educational sessions attended by WholeFoods editors.

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Two herb-focused groups took time out at Expo West to honor some important people in their circles.

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With hundreds of product launches on the show floor, WholeFooods editors pinpointed several trends from this year’s show.

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The natural products industry once again got together for a good cause at Vitamin Angels’ 3rd Annual Expo West event, League of Angels. Over 400 people attended the charity fundraiser at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, where food and drink were available, as well as mini golf, a photo booth and paid batting cage sessions beneath the stadium, with proceeds going directly to the charity.

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Held on International Women’s Day, the 2013 Women in Naturals Networking Reception (sponsored by Reserveage Organics) brought together women of diverse backgrounds with a common love of natural.

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selenium baby

Silver Spring, MD—On April 15, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule entitled “Infant Formula: The Addition of Minimum and Maximum Levels of Selenium to Infant Formula and Related Labeling Requirements,” which will do two things: add the nutrient selenium to the list of those required for infant formulas and establish a range of measurement for selenium that will be allowed in infant formulas. If this rule comes to fruition, selenium will be the 30th nutrient added to the mandatory list.

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dmaa

Washington, D.C.—The U.S Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer alert against the use of the stimulant dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in illegal dietary supplements. DMAA is often found in weight-loss, muscle-building and performance-enhancing products.

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