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'Ignorance is amok... not even the investors are asking the right questions. It’s total anarchy'

SPECIAL FEATURE: What is the regulatory status of CBD in food and beverage products?

By Elaine Watson

If you ask the FDA or the DEA if CBD (cannabidiol) is permitted in foods, beverages and supplements, the answer is a pretty unequivocal NO. If you ask the scores of companies currently selling it in everything from CBD-infused soda to smoothie kits, the...

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Opinion

Ease of market entry poses risk for entire industry

By Hank Schultz

Does DHSEA contain within it the seeds of the industry’s downfall? The freewheeling marketplace this regulation created has placed the barriers to entry so low that less than reputable companies have room to maneuver, creating risk for the whole industry.

Are dietary supplements getting better?

Commentary

Are dietary supplements getting better?

By Hank Schultz

Are dietary supplements getting ‘better?’ Or are the new products that come onto the market merely a matter of churn, replacing tired packaging and marketing concepts with updated versions?

Market continues to grow for prostate health products

Market continues to grow for prostate health products

By Hank Schultz

Prostate health is an often neglected area of men’s health, one that could drive significant growth in the future sales of herbal supplements as questions of healthy aging come to the fore, a prominent industry executive says.

USP meeting tries to get handle on rapidly evolving DNA techniques

USP meeting tries to get handle on rapidly evolving DNA techniques

By Hank Schultz

A recent USP stakeholder meeting wrestled with the thorny issue of how to put some kind of standards around the use of DNA techniques for botanical ingredient identification. The word from one of the attendees is that it is far too early to tell where...

Judy Blatman with NutraIngredients-USA editor in chief Stephen Daniells, left, and deputy editor Hank Schultz.

NUTRAINGREDIENTS-USA AWARDS 2018: HIGHLIGHT

MEET THE WINNERS: NutraChampion Judy Blatman

By Hank Schultz

NutraChampion winner Judy Blatman said she has seen a maturation of the dietary supplement industry in her time at the Council for Responsible Nutrition and sees great potential for the future.

Wommack to replace Blatman as CRN communications lead

Wommack to replace Blatman as CRN communications lead

By Hank Schultz

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has hired an executive with extensive Capitol Hill lobbying experience to head its communications department to replace Judy Blatman, who has retired from CRN.

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