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Ismail to step down as GOED leader

Ismail to step down as GOED leader

By Hank Schultz

After more than 10 years guiding the most successful organization of its type within the supplements industry, Adam Ismail has announced he will step down as the executive director of GOED at the end of February.

For herbs, 2017 was a very good year

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For herbs, 2017 was a very good year

By Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council

The past year had been a good one for the industry, with sales rising toward $8 billion and supporting clinical evidence for the category continuing to accrue.

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ODIs, kratom, CBD, SSCI and more: NPA reviews ‘exciting’ 2017

By Daniel Fabricant, PhD, CEO & President, Natural Products Association

This year wasn’t a time to take in a play or go about things leisurely, outside of the beltway there may appear to be gridlock due to congress but a new Administration set the tone early in 2017, putting forth some great opportunities for the natural...

The North American nutritional markets for omega-3s stabilized during 2017. Image: © Getty Images / redstallion

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The Year in Omega-3s

By Adam Ismail, Executive Director, GOED

Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...

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Probiotic crusades and other energetic and organized campaigns concerning probiotic issues

By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics Association

Despite the connotation of medieval military expeditions when one speaks of crusades, the one which IPA has taken on the last year has not resulted into any blood being spilt. On the contrary, the probiotic crusades have been constructive, open and accepting...

As the sun sets on an eventful 2017, CRN's Steve Mister shares his thoughts on the past 12 months. Image: © Getty Images / SARINYAPINNGAM

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New Year and a New Shot at Responsibility

By Steve Mister, president & CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

One of the year’s highlights for me was getting to see Hamilton in New York City. (And by the way, it really was terrific—everything that I expected and more!) One of the many things that stayed with me from the show was the question “Who tells your story?”...

Duke during one of his many trips to the Amazonian rainforest.

Industry loses James Duke, pioneering ethnobotanist

By Hank Schultz

The herbal dietary supplements industry has lost another of its foundational pioneers with the death of Dr James Duke, PhD, who catalogued thousands of medicinal plants from around the world.

NPA adds 25 new members in third quarter of 2017

NPA adds 25 new members in third quarter of 2017

The Natural Products Association (NPA), the oldest and one of the largest trade groups advocating for the natural products industry, welcomed 25 new members to the organization in the third quarter or 2017.

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