• Beverages: Size vs. Substance

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || July 1, 2012
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg fired up politicians, journalists, foodies, economists and consumers in June when he proposed a ban on large sodas (16 ounces of any drink that has more than 25 calories per eight fluid ounces). He drew both crit…

  • The Balancing Act

    Rebecca Wright, Editor/Associate Publisher || May 31, 2012
    The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) issued a report about the nation’s nutrition status in April, which offered a mixed picture of the importance of supplements. While we covered it in our May issue, a lot of the commentar…

  • Taking Care of Business

    Rebecca Wright, Editor/Associate Publisher || May 1, 2012
    It can’t be easy sitting across from Donald Trump in the board room, but it can be educational. In a recent episode of The Apprentice, the board room got pretty heated when contestants started discussing why their team failed a business exercis…

  • The Devil Is In the Details

    April 1, 2012
    In mid-March, Dateline NBC aired a segment on “dry labbing,” which focused on testing in the dietary supplement industry. Dry labbing is the practice of supplying fictional results in lieu of performing appropriate analytical tests. &nbs…

  • The Dating Game

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || March 1, 2012
    Dating websites are today’s answer to finding love in all the right places. In fact, 30 million people in the U.S. are currently going online to find a mate, fueling a $2 billion industry that barely existed a decade ago. While well-known si…

  • Top 10 Predictions for 2012

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || January 2, 2012
    10. Confident Consumers: Eighty-four percent of U.S. adults report confidence in supplements, according to a recent Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) survey. Further, nearly 70% of consumers now take a dietary supplement, representing the highe…

  • Finding the Perfect Genes

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || December 1, 2011
    I have a good friend who is expecting her second child—another boy—and she and her husband are really excited. So naturally they have been scrambling to make sure everything is in place before the “big day.” One of the bigg…

  • Healthy Food$ = Big Busine$$

    Rebecca Wright, Editor || November 1, 2011
    A new report from the Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization, claims companies producing better-for-you (BFY) foods will have healthier bottom lines. To make its case, the organization analyzed Nielsen sales data from grocery st…

  • Living Large...And Blaming Someone Else for It

    Rebecca Wright || October 1, 2011
    The U.S. is a nation of excess—and contradictions. We love our unnecessarily large cars, our larger-than-life celebrities and a growing list of gadgets we just can’t do without.

  • DIY Health & Beauty

    Rebecca Wright || September 15, 2011
    Consumers are putting themselves first these days. They’ve simply had enough of people telling them what to do and making decisions for them, whether it comes to their money and investments or health and beauty needs.   In terms of the l…

  • ‘All Shook Up’

    Rebecca Wright || September 1, 2011
    As I sat down to write my editorial for this issue, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast. Earthquakes are rare in this neck of the woods but they do happen. Anyway, it got me thinking about the nutraceuticals market and how it has experience…

  • It’s Only Natural…

    Rebecca Wright || July 1, 2011
    It’s true; becoming a mom changes you. For one, I care more about what I put on my shelves, in my refrigerator and on my family’s dinner table. I constantly find myself looking at labels to make sure I can pronounce and understand the ing…

  • Nestlé Has Seen the Light—Have You?

    June 1, 2011
    People have been buzzing about personalized nutrition for years, with little or nothing to show for it in terms of big market introductions or widespread consumer acceptance.

  • It’s Not That Easy Being Green

    Rebecca Wright || May 1, 2011
    Kermit the Frog (arguably the most famous Muppet) sings a popular song about how hard it is to be green. Turns out he’s not alone. Many companies are finding it hard to go green in this day and age of environmental and social responsibility. An…

  • Happy Kids = Happy Parents

    Rebecca Wright || April 1, 2011
    There is no harder job than raising a child. And now that I’m a parent I can certainly attest to that.