The second annual Hall of Legends induction ceremony, honoring pioneers and influential figures in the natural products industry, was held after Expo West show hours on March 8. This year’s class of nine inductees included:

  • Patricia Bragg, Bragg Live Food Products
  • John Christopher, Christopher Herbs and Nature’s Way
  • Randy Dennin, Capsugel, IADSA
  • Doug Greene, founder of New Hope Natural Media
  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), DSHEA
  • Hass Hassan, Alfalfa’s, Greenmont, Madhava
  • Michael McGuffin, AHPA
  • George Siemon, CEO of Organic Valley
  • Arran and Ratana Stephens, founders of Nature’s Path

Each inductee was briefly introduced before taking the stage to speak, while a slideshow of images from their time in the industry was played on a big screen. Senator Harkin, in his speech to those assembled, proclaimed, “I think I can say unequivocally that the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act is here to stay forever.” The cocktail hour-style event was sponsored by Sabinsa, with wine provided by Polyphenolics.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, May 2013