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Fermentation is one of the oldest food processes known to man and perfectly represents the current “retrovolution” movement in nutrition, where consumers are looking back to ancient methods of processing and clean labels to support optimal health. Fermented foods and ingredients are being rediscovered by consumers worldwide as they move toward simpler, cleaner, whole foods …

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Just over one year ago, the NY Attorney General sent cease-and-desist letters to four major retailers: GNC, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart, after laboratory testing suggested that certain dietary supplements pulled from each of the retailers’ shelves contained little-to-none of the active botanical ingredient(s) listed on the product label. The products were considered adulterated or contaminated, …

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RFI - The Meaning of Natural is Changing

We ARE the Natural Product Industry! We are a passionate group of people who love what we do, and it is a very exciting time to be in business. However, the term “natural” is under fire, which means that our $150-billion-per-year industry may soon grapple with an identity crisis. What we can say about the …

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A certain type of red seaweed—agar, the jelly used in petri dishes—is in short supply, prompting a call for rations within the scientific community. Thermo Fischer Scientific, a supplier of scientific agar plates, told the Independent: “The key issues affecting supply are the quality and availability of the raw material. The yields of agar from …

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Hebridean Sea Kelp

“Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.”   – Heinrich Zimmer Indeed, our oceans contain the foundations for life and deliver elements of sustained nourishment for thousands of species, including humans. It’s no surprise that Japan—a nation that depends on foods from the sea—has been deemed one …

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According to the Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights, the clean eating trend ranks as the dominant overarching theme in 2016, which will inspire a back-to-basics approach in product development and manufacturing of food, beverages and supplements. Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights, stated in a recent webinar: “Health has become the halo …

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2015 has been a banner year for the natural product industry! Consumers are demanding high-quality products now more than ever—ones with pronounceable ingredients that are easily recognized as real food, rather than a long list of 16-letter words. Even large CPGs are getting in on the action, eager to carve out a slice of the …

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Here is some great information on the the dietary supplement consumer. Infographic from Council for Responsible Nutrition. See www.crnusa.org/CRNconsumersurvey/2014 for more.

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Blauvelt, NY (Aug 13, 2014) – RFI is pleased to report that a recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that iodine-insufficient individuals can benefit from the natural iodine present in Hebridian Sea Kelp, an organic wild-harvested form of kelp with specified iodine levels.  A natural whole-food ingredient, the Hebridian Sea Kelp used in …

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FermaPro Black Garlic

Blauvelt, NY (Jul 10, 2014) – FermaPro® Black Garlic is a “complete” antioxidant – it not only scavenges six different biologically-relevent free radicals, but also activates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes, inhibits pro-oxidant enzymes and chelates free radical-producing metal ions.  Such comprehensive antioxidant activity results in support for cardiovascular health and immune health, backed by …

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