Nancy Coulter-Parker

Director of Insights and Product Development, New Hope Natural Media


As Director of Insights and Product Development, Nancy has the wonderful job of examining all avenues of the natural products industry with a focus on new content and research initiatives. She is passionate about broadening the audience reach of the natural products industry. As of late she has been crossing the country interviewing people about what "healthy" means and how this translates to the products they buy. The findings of this research are part of New Hope Natural Media's proprietary Future of Wellness study. 

Posts by Nancy Coulter-Parker

USDA says 'organic' means 'non-GMO'

The USDA organic ruling of 2002 bans GMOs in organic foods, but do all food manufacturers have the same interpretation of the rule?....More

Are GMOs hidden in organic foods?

Almost every processed food product contains genetically modified ingredients. But could some "organic" food items actually contain GMOs?....More

3 natural companies prove QR codes aren't dead

What do technology and transparency have to do with labels? A lot these days. Whether a consumer is interested in fair trade or food allergies, more....More

Corn, soy, wheat and nuts: Are food allergies our future?

Suddenly, at the age of 44, I learned from many blood and skin tests, that I am allergic to a whole list of things, including soy, wheat, corn,....More

Do consumers know what 'sustainable food' really means?

Consumers confused about food sustainability need only look to photographer Douglas Gayeton's Lexicon of Sustainability project to learn the meaning....More

Can Bi-Rite Market put the soul back in grocery retailing?

After a visit to Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco, my food soul was awakened. Here's how store owner and author Sam Mogannam is shifting how his....More

What are your kids drinking?

With new cases of Bromism caused by BVO in soft drinks arising, studies espousing that energy drinks have no place in an adolescent's diet, and....More

10 ways to stay healthy in 2012

Stress, fatigue and even our addictions to technology are challenging our immune systems like never before. Here are 10 steps to keeping the likes of....More

The 1 thing you should do for better health

If there is just one thing that you could do to improve your health what would it be? Dr. Mike Evans looked at the research and found the answer....More

Defining 'delicious': the case for real food

The food we feed our children - and ourselves - should be affordable, accessible and delicious. But who is defining "delicious?"....More

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