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May 12, 2011

Taste test reveals stevia formulation is still an issue

We received some products at Functional Ingredients the other day thanks to the folks at Rising Beverage Co. Their new Activate functional beverage....More
May 11, 2011

Just because it’s BPA free doesn’t mean it’s safe

Many manufacturers have ousted BPA from product and packaging formulations, but what chemicals are they swapping in instead?....More
May 10, 2011

Are rogue dietary supplement companies your problem?

Even if your company is doing everything right and benefiting from owning a trusted brand, you should still care about the problems created by....More
May 10, 2011

10 ways to distinguish your natural products brand

The natural, organic and healthy products market is thriving. Here's how you can build the type of organization and brand that will stand out from....More
May 05, 2011

Coca-Cola refuses to ditch BPA. And you?

As companies like Coca-Cola continue to bury their heads in the sand about the bisphenol A issue, it could be your golden opportunity to set your....More
May 05, 2011

Do you take or sell dietary supplements? Then you should care about NDIs

The dietary supplement industry is waiting for the FDA to issue its guidance on new dietary ingredient notifications. Are you ready for what could be....More
May 04, 2011

Food desert map reveals a desolate United States

A new online, interactive map outlines food deserts in the United States. But if a food desert is to be defined by barriers which restrict access to....More
May 03, 2011

5 dos and don'ts natural product entrepreneurs can learn from the big guys

Small entrepreneurial ventures can learn from the best practices perfected by seasoned companies....More
Apr 29, 2011

Why organic is not the health food you think it is

Is the "halo" effect guiding consumers' purchases of organic products? Let's be honest about what organic is and is not....More
Apr 29, 2011

Egg on your face

Whenever you hear about the benefits of omega-3s, what that's really about are the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA....More
Apr 29, 2011

Wanted: organic beer and wine

Increasingly, naturals stores are introducing organic beer and wine sections to differentiate themselves in an competitive market....More
Apr 27, 2011

EWG’s Skin Deep cosmetics database gets a makeover

The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep cosmetics database offers detailed info on specific personal care ingredients, products and companies--....More
Apr 26, 2011

Shoppers make more buying decisions at home—how should retailers respond?

More consumers are starting to price-compare produce, pet treats, diapers and milk online before setting foot into stores. What does this mean for....More
Apr 22, 2011

USDA's continued support of Monsanto is choking organic

Does the USDA actually expect Monsanto, the company that's been caught with its pants down numerous times taking a toxic-sludge dump in our rivers....More
Apr 21, 2011

4 ways to go local at your store

Want to boost your bottom line by increasing the local products you stock at your store? Here are four ideas....More
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