The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) announced it is updating its Food Chemicals Codex with new methods for certain natural food and supplement ingredients.

Several months ago, I read about a Swami who prohibited his followers from using plastic bags.  I myself was mortified when I realized I was eating organic food daily with a plastic fork and knife.

Search Engine Optimization, search engine marketing, Search Engine management and then we have all the acronyms.  But truly what is Search Engine Optimization and how can it help us in marketing our web sites or in some way help our business?

With 2011 quickly approaching, I wanted to make sure you knew about the momentum that is building behind the reusable bag movement and the positive impact it will have on the retail shopping industry.

SOHO NPA

Orlando, FL—The 2010 SOHO Expo, celebrating 39 years, was held during the first weekend of December.

Pullman, WA—A recent study conducted at Washington State University shows that whey protein helps lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure in young, pre-hypertension individuals. Often associated with physical fitness and muscle growth, whey protein appears to have additional applications for its effective abatement of hypertension in its early stages.

A growing portion of the population is trying to live healthier lives.  But at the same time, there are others who are proactively making it harder for people to achieve a better level of health.

The average raw materials supplier has a lot of responsibility on its shoulders. Before they can say “mission accomplished,” they must be sure they are investing in the right ingredients, sourcing those ingredients from the right people, testing them for quality and purity with the most stringent and up-to-date methods available, and doing it all while remaining in strict compliance with current manufacturing standards and industry regulations. Then, they have to keep their prices low enough for finished product manufacturers to be interested.

Rockville, MD—Manufacturers of tainted products masquerading as legitimate dietary supplements had better change their ways—or else. Such was the message in a strongly worded letter to supplement makers from Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dated December 15.