WEST BALM BEACH, FL. . . March 9, 2006 . . . Garden of Life issued the following statement in conjunction with the filing of a Stipulated Final Order by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida:
Mark M. Kamp, Vice President and General Counsel said, “Today’s action by the FTC closes the book on marketing practices that we voluntarily discontinued more than 18 months ago. It is not an admission of any wrongdoing.”
“After reviewing all of our marketing and advertising material and working cooperatively with the FTC, we now have one of the most rigorous regulatory oversight programs in the industry. Our program strives to ensure that our customers and consumers receive the best available science based information about our products. We are happy to have this behind us and we look forward to continued growth and success with our partners.”
Garden of Life, Inc. is a health and wellness company with a simple mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health. The company formulates, and distributes a high-quality range of whole food nutritional products through independent health food stores, select specialty retailers, physicians and healthcare practitioners. Garden of Life empowers extraordinary health by providing revolutionary products, education, and services, but is also an advocate that good health can not be achieved in isolation from our environment. Garden of Life is among the first companies of its size to make a commitment to sustainability with its recent purchase of wind power certificates from 3 Phases Energy. One hundred percent of Garden of Life headquarters’ electricity will be offset by pollution-free renewable energy, and is certified by the independent Green-E organization. This saves more than a million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere and prevents the burning of more than 300 tons of coal per year. For more information about Garden of Life, its sustainability initiatives, and its full line of products, visit www.gardenoflife.com.