Pamela Bond


Pamela Bond is the managing editor of Natural Foods Merchandiser. Before coming to NFM, Pamela wrote about natural health, food, supplements, sustainable agriculture, outdoor adventure, fitness, travel and other topics for national consumer magazines and websites. She is a former editor at Delicious Living, Alternative Medicine and Rock & Ice magazines. When not desk-jockeying, Pamela enjoys attempting to master new recipes, classic rock climbs and Handstand.

New FTC guidelines will drive growth of healthy kids' products 1
About 40 percent, or $4 billion, of the kids' food market has a "better-for-you element," according to Packaged Facts. But that's about to change as new FTC guidelines will drive product development and growth.
Whole Foods launches rating system for cleaning products
Will natural home cleaning products go the way of natural and organic personal care and become another category wrangling over numerous industry standards?
NPA calls new calcium study 'faulty' 4
Another study finds that calcium increases heart attack risk. But industry experts say the meta-analysis is flawed.
Organics could prevent staph-infected meat
A new study found that nearly a quarter of U.S. meat is infected with antibiotic-resistant staph, causing a food fight over antibiotic use in livestock production. But the solution is simple: organics.
Debate develops over fortified organic foods
The USDA is finally ready to hammer out promised guidance on fortification of organic foods and beverages. But despite research showing consumer interest in enriched organic products, industry players don’t necessarily agree on whether they should be legal.
Feds detect small amount of radiation in milk
Despite the discovery of radioactive iodine in milk, the dairy industry and U.S. regulators say that there's no public health concern. Here's how radiation contamination affects grass-fed milk and how the dairy industry and natural products retailers are responding.
USDA releases EIS on GE alfalfa
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final Environmental Impact Statement on genetically engineered alfalfa, proposing two options: deregulation or deregulation with geographic restrictions and isolation distances to help reduce the risk of contamination of non-GE crops.
FDA estimates antibiotic use in livestock
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates that 29 million pounds of antibiotics are used in livestock animals. What's at stake and what can you do?
New report warns pregnant women to avoid canned tuna 3
How should retailers and consumers respond to the new Consumer Reports' study warning pregnant women to shun canned tuna completely?
Rural grocery stores disappear in 'food deserts,' but new opportunities emerge 2
Some 'food desert' markets prime ground for natural product stores.
Retailers serve as front line in Hyland's Teething Tablets recall 1
From Whole Foods Market to Pangaea Naturals, retailers feel impact of voluntary product recall.
Top tips to market and merchandise detox products 2
Detox is now a $100 million product category and growing. Take advantage of this trend with top advice for stocking, marketing and merchandising detox products in your natural store.
Consumers want HFCS label information, not limits
If 'corn sugar' is in a food or drink, shoppers want to know.
Industry Innovator: Linda Kahler 1

According to Susan Collins, executive director of the Container Recycling Institute, 44 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from products and packaging.

Personal care puts best face forward at Expo East
If Natural Products Expo East is any indicator, natural personal care is making a strong comeback.
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