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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.

Lisa Shapiro, founder of the All Things Vegan consulting company and long-time champion of vegan causes and businesses, has passed away.

South Plainfield, NJ—WholeFoods Magazine has selected Debra’s Natural Gourmet as its 2015 Retailer of The Year. The store, located in Concord, MA, was founded by CEO Debra Stark in 1989, with the aim of bringing the fresh foods and natural remedies she was raised on to the community. With the help of her son Adam and employees, Stark managed to turn this store into a neighborhood staple by putting an emphasis on customer service and a unique product selection that mixes locally sourced products with exotic items.

Retailers, is it time to expand your Ayurvedic dietary supplement offerings? Consider this: the Indian nutraceutical market was valued at $1.48 billion in 2011 and is projected to grow to $2.731 billion by 2016, according to consulting and research firm Frost & Sullivan, Mountain View, CA.