Baltimore, MD—At its annual business meeting held during Expo East, the Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that its recommendation to change its membership criteria was voted down. Failing by 11 votes, the change would have allowed for new retailer members that do not have a self-contained store or have less than 75% of their sales coming from natural products to qualify for membership.
Singapore—International researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Duke University School of Medicine have found that increased caffeine intake may be beneficial to those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Washington, D.C.—Oral aloe vera has many beneficial properties, but the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), based here, recently gave aloe vera an “avoid” rating in its Chemical Cuisine food additives guide.
Silver Spring, MD; San Diego, CA—A new guidance document that details the formulating and marketing of organic dietary supplements under the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) has been released by The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and Quality Assurance International (QAI).
WholeFoods Publisher Heather Wainer just return from observing a vitamin distribution in Peru. Hear her speak from the heart about why she supports Vitamin Angels and what she learned from her amazing experience in Peru. posted 8/29/13
Harleysville, PA; Austin, TX—Two interweaving studies have been released that examine not only which natural supplements are growing in sales and popularity, but also who is buying them and their motivations for doing so.