Doing The Right Thing

  • Positioning The Supplement Market For Long-Term Success

    Positioning The Supplement Market For Long-Term Success

    Sean Moloughney, Editor||April 1, 2016
    To stem a tide of criticism, industry refocuses on safety, quality and traceability.


  • General Mills Acquires Brazilian Yogurt Maker

    December 28, 2015
    Company is a leading regional dairy products producer known for regional yogurt brands Carolina, VeryGurt and Gluck.


  • Non-GMO Project Prohibits Synthetic Biology


    June 15, 2015
    The Non-GMO Project enacts new safeguards to eliminate 'synbio' ingredients from the third party verification program.


  • Antibiotics: Reversing the Reliance

    Antibiotics: Reversing the Reliance

    Sarath Malepati, MD||February 9, 2015
    Indiscriminate use of antibiotics has led health professionals and patients down a dangerous path, but there is a solution.


  • DASCA: The Right Thing for Consumers & the Industry

    DASCA: The Right Thing for Consumers & the Industry

    Mike Greene, Vice President, Government Relations, Council for Responsible Nutrition||August 20, 2014
    Industry must work with Congress to defend against the illegal marketing of anabolic steroids as dietary supplements.


  • Waste Not, Want Not

    Waste Not, Want Not

    Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor||May 15, 2014
    Addressing America’s throwaway food culture.


  • Changes for Food/Supplement Facts Labeling: Don’t Get Boxed Out

    Changes for Food/Supplement Facts Labeling: Don’t Get Boxed Out

    Andrea Wong, PhD, Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)||April 2, 2014
    There are several parts of the proposed rule that warrant the immediate attention (and action) of the dietary supplement industry.


  • The ‘Medicine’ Continuum: Fifty Shades of Grey for Dietary Supplements

    The ‘Medicine’ Continuum: Fifty Shades of Grey for Dietary Supplements

    Steve Mister, President/CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition||January 31, 2014
    Let’s get past the labels and divisions that dismiss therapies that don’t fit into the rigid treatment model.


  • Enough is Enough

    Enough is Enough

    Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition||December 18, 2013
    Multivitamins are an excellent source of nutrients to fill in the gaps we miss in our less-than-perfect diets.


  • Groundhog Day at the Capitol

    Groundhog Day at the Capitol

    Mike Greene, Vice President, Government Relations, Council for Responsible Nutrition||October 7, 2013
    Response to Senator Richard Durbin’s Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2013 was underwhelming.


  • International Perspectives on Herbs & Botanicals

    International Perspectives on Herbs & Botanicals

    Julie Dennis, Contributing Writer||July 1, 2013
    Where are the opportunities for growth and what challenges stand in the way of long-term market success?


  • The Great Caffeine Debate

    The Great Caffeine Debate

    Duffy MacKay, ND, Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition||March 18, 2013
    With extensive media and Congressional attention—and none of it good—focused on energy drinks, some industry experts are speculating that the category is ripe for government intervention.


  • Do Synthetic Botanicals Have You Worried?

    Duffy MacKay, ND, Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition||January 24, 2013
    Since the release of the New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Draft Guidance in 2011, synthetic botanical constituents have been a hot topic. FDA has held steadfastly to its position that synthetic botanical constituents are not legal dietary ingredients bec…


  • To Label or Not to Label

    Mike Greene, Vice President, Government Relations & Rend Al-Mondhiry, Regulatory Counsel, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)||November 1, 2012
    Election Day approacheth! On November 6th voters will descend on the polls to choose our local, state and federal leaders, from the city council to the White House. In California, voters will also be asked to decide on many ballot initiatives, includ…


  • We Must Avoid Becoming Defined by Outliers

    We Must Avoid Becoming Defined by Outliers

    Duffy MacKay, ND, Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition||September 15, 2012
    It is clearly time for the responsible industry to get its house in order. If the existence of tainted dietary supplements does not end, those responsible for protecting public health are going to be compelled to do something drastic. The recently pa…