Regulatory fervor in the dietary supplements industry seems to wax and wane with the political tides. Right now it's approaching a fever pitch. Here's a look at a couple of areas of particular concern.
I have a friend who's a magician — Professor Phelyx. His repertoire includes a truly jaw-dropping signature trick — a standard-issue restaurant fork that ends up bent, twisted and splayed, with most of that happening while an audience member is holding the fork in her hand.
But even Phelyx can't conjure a magic weight-loss pill.
Conjuring up a weight-loss pill that miraculously (and safely) enables people to shed unwanted pounds without changing their eating habits or exercising more simply isn't possible. But that doesn't stop companies from trying.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, as any barstool philosopher will tell you. In the case of Sabinsa, the journey to becoming one of the world's largest and most diversified purveyors of herbal ingredients started with a step backward, and another sideways.
Recently, a new organization that's yet to even formally announce itself made news for declaring its intention to define natural. The new group, called the Organic and Natural Health Association, plans to hold a series of meetings as part of a transparent process that engages consumers as well as industry....More
Unilever - which has stated its own mission of creating a more sustainable supply chain through responsible sourcing - would be better off in the long run trying to find a way to either partner with Hampton Creek or at least use its success as inspiration for innovation....More