The Natural Products Association of Washington, D.C. will host its 16th Annual Natural Products Day in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. More information is available at

Marc Ullman, legal advisory council chairman of the Natural Products Foundation (NPF) of Washington, D.C., met with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to offer documentation of 26 advertisers making drug claims about supplements. The NPF had asked the companies to change their marketing materials through the NPF Truth in Advertising program and they had not. NPF asked FTC to take action against them.

Nu Century Herbs of Michigan City, IN gave the Occupy Sandy Recovery Team 1,800 packets of its Resprin and AirAide respiration-support supplements. Relief workers and residents were exposed to mold and demolition, and were having coughing and respiratory issues.

Vitamin Angels’ Precious Cargo campaign raised over $250k during the month of December, exceeding their goal of raising $200k by the end of the year. The money will help millions of children all over the world.

The Complete Nutrition supplement franchise, based in Omaha, NE, was featured in the premiere episode of A&E’s Be the Boss.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, February 2013