npa conference

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced it is making a return to the business of national tradeshows. 

gluten contamination spices

Although Americans clearly love their spices, recent recalls and studies have demonstrated some major health concerns in the imported spice supply.

salmon

San Francisco, CA — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is being sued by a coalition of environmental, consumer, commercial and recreational fishing organizations because of the government agency’s approval of AquAdvantage Atlantic Salmon, the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.

Interview with Dean Morris about the benefits of coconut and its oil.

kamut

Big Sandy, MT—Kamut International celebrated its 30th anniversary at Expo West with a booth birthday party, a new product launch and the release of new research.

julie dennis

If you work in the natural products industry you probably know that the non-GMO category is growing and retailers are responding by stocking an increasing array of non-GMO certified products. In fact, Whole Foods Market recently announced that by 2018 products containing GMOs as ingredients will require special labels in all stores.

glyphosate

Glyphosate, a controversial herbicide linked to cancer in some lab studies, is prevalent in the food supply. A research team from the Heinrich Böll Foundation recently found alarming amounts of this chemical in the urine samples of most Germans, with the highest levels in children, teens and meat eaters.

tofu nasoya

Fullerton, CA—On March 23, 2016, Pulmuone Foods Co., Ltd. signed an agreement to acquire all commercial assets and operations of the soy foods company, Vitasoy USA Inc. Pulmuone—a brand committed to providing authentic wholesome and all-natural foods like Wildwood meat and dairy alternatives—will now have full ownership of brands such as AZUMAYA, SAN SUI and top-selling tofu brand, NASOYA.

organic

In reviewing the history of the natural and organics industry, it is puzzling why and how natural products began to deviate from the environmentally safe and health conscious principles of the founders of organics.