organic

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that certified organic operations have seen significant growth. According to data released by the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP), the amount of domestic organic operations have increased by nearly 12% between 2014 and 2015, the highest growth rate since 2008 and a nearly 300% increase since 2002, when the count began. Monetarily, the total retail market for organic products is valued at $39 billion domestically and $75 million worldwide.

hain

Lake Success, NYHain Celestial has reported it will be removing the claims that certain Earth’s Best personal care products contain “no harsh chemicals” and "no sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate," according to The Wall Street Journal.

organic skincare

Many experts agree that we are what we eat.  Aside from food, our health and overall wellbeing is also contingent upon what products we put on our skin, the household cleaners we use in our homes and many other factors. To that end, we can safely say that what we put onto our bodies is equally important as what we put into our bodies. As the biggest organ of the human body, our skin needs to be nurtured, nourished and properly taken care of each and every day.

Adam Goodman. NPA East

Many (many) years ago I began my career in this industry as a retail manager. The fact that the chain (once among the largest) I worked for is no longer in business, should tell a lot about the changing retail landscape we live in today. Change certainly can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be fatal.

Mushroom Wisdom

Mushroom Wisdom, East Rutherford, NJ, founded by CEO Mike Shirota in 1991, celebrated its 25th Anniversary at Expo West.  Addressing the audience at Mushroom Wisdom’s annual Expo West breakfast symposium, Shirota reflected on the company’s 25 years and expressed his gratitude. “On behalf of Mushroom Wisdom and all of its employees, I would like to thank all of you who have been supporting us for the last 25 years,” he said. “Without your warm patronage and big support, we wouldn’t be here today.”

Alaskan Cruise

One grand prize winner will receive a seven-night Glacier Bay Alaskan cruise for two. The prize also includes round-trip airfare and airport transfers.

Patricia Bragg

Patricia Bragg, N.D., Ph.D., sits down with Sebastian Krawiec, assistant editor of WholeFoods Magazine at Expo West to share her tips for achieving longevity.