Minneapolis, MN – While products such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Original Cheerios are already without artificial flavors and coloring, General Mills Cereals has announced Monday that they plan to remove artificial sources from the rest of their products, according to a press release.

It's up to natural industry businesses to be leaders in sustainability. Take time out to review your environmental commitment and make use of the following tips to increase energy efficiency and improve your environmental footprint.

Dublin, Ireland—While Vitamin D (vitD) has proven in the past to offer many health benefits, a new study has found that “vitD supplementation may prolong remission in Crohn’s disease (CD),” according to the abstract of the study published in June’s issue of United European Gastroenterology Journal.

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On behalf of all five regions of the Natural Product Association, we cordially invite independent health and natural product stores to join their respective regions and take advantage of all five of the regional trade shows.  

Washington, D.C.—Three amendments potentially limiting supplement usage for members of the armed forces are no longer part of what has been described as a “must pass” defense bill.

Austin, TX—A study published in Current Therapeutic Research has shown an echinacea preparation to be effective in early influenza treatment.

Washington, DC— Following much research and debate on the subject, the FDA has finalized that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).

For manufacturers and consumers looking for a cutting-edge resource to source the good and bad ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, the Natural Ingredients Dictionary by Aubrey Hampton is invaluable.

According to Save the Children statistics nearly three million babies die within the first month of life and 287,000 women die annually from pregnancy and childbirth, with malnutrition and food security being a major cause. In the last year, improving maternal, newborn, and children's health was headlined as a top priority and centerpiece of the Canadian government's international development policy.