Washington, D.C.—American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin met with the staff of Senator Richard Durbin, (D-IL) on July 13, addressing the senator’s about the dietary supplement industry’s compliance with the federal regulated current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs).

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South Plainfield, NJ—This fall, WholeFoods Magazine will debut a mobile version of its Web site, www.wholefoodsmagazine.com.

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Harleysville, PA—Could too much of a good thing could yield negative results? It might when it comes to green seals on product packaging, according to a study conducted by market research expert Natural Marketing Institute (NMI).

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Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity work, certifications, company news and more.

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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Washington, D.C.—The Senate reached a deal on June 21 to pass the Farm Bill after much back and forth debate on several key issues. The vote tally was 64 to 35.

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Las Vegas, NV—The Natural Products Association (NPA) hosted its NPA MarketPlace tradeshow June 14–16 in Las Vegas, NV. The retailer education portion of the tradeshow offered several interesting and informative sessions, many of which entertained a packed crowd. The following are highlights from sessions attended by WholeFoods Magazine.

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Washington, D.C.—As America continues to face its worst economic situation since the Great Depression, the Obama Administration acknowledges that the organic agriculture and trade industry lends a generous hand in improving our nation.

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Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) has found a new leader. John Spitaleri Shaw will become the nonprofit's new Executive Director and CEO, filling the void left by former CEO John Gay.

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Toledo, OH—The natural products industry has lost a beloved retailer and friend, Joseph M. Bassett, N.M.D., D.M., age 79.

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