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On The Organic Trade Association's Betrayal Of The Movement For Mandatory GMO Labeling

David Bronner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
David Bronner

Millions of American consumers have been fighting for what 64 countries around the world already require: a clear on-pack statement indicating the presence of GMO ingredients.

6 Rules for Pregnancy-Safe Sunscreen

Well Rounded NY | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

By Emily Barth Isler Summer is in full swing, and you have a bun in the oven. We've got bad news for you: pregnancy leaves your skin more susceptible...

Burt's Bees, Originated by an Innocent Capitalist

Kate Solomon | Posted 07.10.2016 | Business
Kate Solomon

I have been reflecting on why Burt Shavitz, the face behind Burt's Bees, impacted our world. Burt was an icon for natural, niche products whose core values remained consistent even after he became a millionaire.

5 Game-Changing Beauty Discoveries From Around The World

Posted 05.27.2015 | Women

What do roses, sake and cacao have in common? Other than being the makings to one truly magical date night, these three enticing ingredients all boast...

Eco-Beauty: 5 Best Organic Skin Care Products You Should Try

Melissa Meyers | Posted 05.05.2016 | Style
Melissa Meyers

We should all take a moment to ask ourselves, "how do the products I buy and the companies I support contribute to the Earth's wellbeing?" You CAN make a difference by using organic products that are natural and socially responsible! Below are some of my favorite organic beauty picks to try.

Does 100% Natural Skincare Really Exist? Should You Care?

Hillary Peterson | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Hillary Peterson

Few, if any, 100% natural skincare lines exist. And surprisingly, it shouldn't bother you. What should bother you is whether the ingredients you're putting on your skin are safe.

I'm In: Let's Talk About Dietary Supplements

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

What is the next step for the natural products industry? The interrelationship with health care at large is of critical importance. Chronic disease is rising on a global scale. Pharmaceutical drugs alone don't seem to solve these problems. We have to find new solutions.

4 Tips for Beating the Greenwashing Game

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

We live in a world where companies use terms like "natural," "botanical," "pure," and "free" when their products are actually full of harmful chemicals.

What to Do When Cash Flow Problems Threaten to Stall Growth

Gary Groff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Gary Groff

A key retailer in your space wants more of your product, and others are competing for it. But you're also sinking capital into making your product up to eight months before you'll get paid for it. How do you get the funds right now?

How to Get Big Fast and Do More Good

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
MeiMei Fox

As a joy champion myself, I had to give Ido a huge hug when I asked him what's most important to him in terms of life and business success. He replied, "I love making people smile. That's the key: giving people joy."

5 Weird Places Toxins Are Lurking

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maia James

We all know the health risks posed by environmental toxins, and you probably do a pretty good job of avoiding many of them -- you buy organic food, wa...

10 Simple Rules To Live By: Make Choosing Non-Toxic Skin Care Easy

Deborah Burnes | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Burnes

Understanding the ingredients in personal care products can become so overwhelming and confusing we tend to shut down.

8 Ways to Avoid Harmful Chemicals

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Robin Dodson, ScD, research scientist at the Silent Spring Institute It's difficult to avoid all of the potentially harmful chemi...

Why We Should Label Genetically Engineered Food

David Bronner | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
David Bronner

I've recently been activated on the genetically engineered food, or GMO, issue: If nothing is done, any crop or animal with significant market volume will be genetically engineered within the next 10 to 20 years, and consumers won't know. The main arguments for labeling are compelling.

Why Gila Monster Spit Could Be Worth a Billion Dollars

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

This venomous lizard harbors a billion dollar secret: a special protein in his saliva and tail. That protein is highly effective in treatment for type 2 diabetes.

Skin Care: It Doesn't Have to be Hazardous

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.11.2011 | Style
Marcia G. Yerman

For a month, I sampled three different skin care lines that have no toxic chemicals. All of them are rated at the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and are listed in the PETA "cruelty-free" shopping guide.

Expo West Grows Up

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Every year when I go to Anaheim, California, for Natural Products Expo West, I have a ritual: I rent a car (this year I got a cute white VW Beetle), t...

The Green Light Intiative at the Natural Products Expo

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

While amping up for this year's Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, CA and getting the LuxEco team ready for our "Green Light" Initiative in which we se...

The Best New Organic Products: Coming Soon to A Store Near You

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Part 1 The annual Natural Products Expos (one in the east, one in the west) are where all the new organic products are introduced to buyers and distr...

Women Beware! Know the Possible Dangers of Feminine Care Products!

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

Did you know that there may be pesticide residue in tampons? Conventional tampons may be grown with cotton that has been treated with pesticides. How the heck is that possible?

Great Healthy & Green Living Products from the Natural Products Expo West 2010

Carolyn Scott | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Scott

Natural Products Expo West weekend is virtually like Christmas for a foodie & healthy product junkie like me! The expo is so big that it really does take about three full days to check out every booth.

Natural Products Expo West 2010 - What's coming (or staying) (or shouldn't get to come) to a store near you...

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

Natural Products Expo attracts the media, retailers, and also speakers for interactive discussions on the latest health trends. The following provides an overview of my finds as I scoured Expo.

Kiss My "Green" Lips

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

Here's a reality check... the average consumer can use more than two dozen personal care products containing hundreds of chemical ingredients each day.