#1 Botanical industry faces the music for its adulteration problem
Cheatery, truthiness and adulteration remain a significant problem among botanicals in the natural products industry. How much damage to the industry will the actions by the New York attorney general and its acolytes at the New York Times headline cause?
Read the most-read, most-commented on story of the year here.
#2 Federal agencies hit 117 supplement makers
Five federal agencies, led by the U.S. Department of Justice, brought criminal and civil actions against more than 100 individuals who make and market supplements, charging them with making illegal products masqueraded as supplements and making deceptive claims about supplement ingredients.
Read the sordid details here.
#3 Nine GMOs that may soon be approved
#4 What is clean label? A primer for suppliers and manufacturers
#5 Seven cool natural ingreidents you've never heard of
#6 KIND hit with FDA warning lettere for 'healthy' labeling claims
KIND received a warning letter from the FDA citing the conscious company for mislabeling its products as "healthy" because of a high fat content - yet the regulatory body seems to be way behind the state of nutrition science about the difference between good and bad fats.
Read the scuttlebutt here.
#7 GNC deal with New York attorney general's office could change supplements industry
#8 Six savory ingredients taking over the snack aisle
#9 Top 10 moments in the history of supplements (this year's botanicals scandal ranks No. 6)
#10 Eleven revolutionary ingredient finds at Supplyside West
We searched the show floor at SupplySide West in Las Vegas for 11 eye-opening ingredients that will drive innovation for your new product development efforts.
The list is revealed here. You're welcome.