The Hain Celestial Group Meets The Gold Standard for Organic Foods

MELVILLE, N.Y - The Hain Celestial Group announced today, at the USDA's meeting on National Organic Program standards, that more than 650 of its organic products adhere to the government's strict new guidelines for organic foods.

The company also unveiled its plans to introduce several new organic products in early 2003. As America's leading organic food company, Hain applauds the USDA for introducing national standards for organic products - standards that protect the integrity of all organic foods for consumers.

"At Hain, we've always recognized the importance of holding our organic foods up to the highest standards," asserts Maureen Putman, VP Marketing for the Hain Celestial Group. "Now that the National Organic Program has been enacted, consumers will have complete confidence that our products are made with government-certified organic foods and ingredients."

According to Putman, consumer recognition of organic foods has skyrocketed with a record number of consumers - as many as 39 percent -- consuming an organic product over the past year. As the pre-eminent organic food company in the U.S., Hain's brands are more popular now than ever before. The Hain Celestial Group's portfolio includes more than 650 organic products marketed under well-known brands including Earth's Best(R) Baby Food, Garden of Eatin'(R) Snacks, Arrowhead Mills(R), Westsoy(R), Westbrae Natural(R), Hain Pure Foods(R) and Health Valley(R).

In addition to the more than 650 products, Hain is introducing new organic products over the next few months including:


- Earth's Best Kidz 100% Organic Apple Sauce Cups

- Westsoy Low Fat Refrigerated Soy Milk

- Westbrae Natural Organic Heirloom Beans

- Arrowhead Mills Organic Cookie and Bread Mixes

- Health Valley Organic Soups, Cookies and Cereals

- Hain Organic Sugars and Organic Mints

To learn more about The Hain Celestial Group's organic products, see the attached backgrounder.

The Hain Celestial Group, headquartered in Melville, NY, is a natural, specialty and snack food company. The Company is a leader in 13 of the top 15 natural food categories, with such well-known natural food brands as Celestial Seasonings (R) Teas, Hain Pure Foods(R), Westbrae(R), Westsoy(R), Arrowhead Mills(R), Health Valley(R), Breadshop(R), Casbah(R), Garden of Eatin'(R), Terra Chips(R), Yves Veggie Cuisine(R), The Good Dog (R), The Good Slice(R), DeBoles(R), Earth's Best(R), Nile Spice, and Lima(R) & Biomarche(R) in Europe. The Company's principal specialty product lines include Hollywood(R) Cooking Oils, Estee(R) Sugar-Free Products, Kineret(R) Kosher Foods, Boston Better Snacks(R), and Alba Foods(R). The Hain Celestial Group's website can be found at www.hain-celestial.com.

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CONTACT: The Hain Celestial Group, New York | Lauren Lear, 212-981-7669

USDA Helps Launch Free, Portable Nutrient Database

October 22, 2002 12:00am
Source: Comtex


U.S. Newswire via NewsEdge Corporation : PHILADELPHIA, Oct 21, 2002 (U.S. Newswire via COMTEX) -- Owners of handheld personal digital assistants, or PDAs, with a mind for healthy eating are pulling out their styluses today and pointing their way to nutritious food choices.

A portable version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) flagship National Nutrient Database listing more than 6,000 food items is now available for download free of charge onto handheld PDAs. This user-friendly searchable nutrient database program will soon be available for download onto personal computers as well.

"Consumer information and education about healthy lifestyles and diets will help advance President Bush's Healthier US initiative," said Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman. "Easy access to nutrient information on thousands of foods provides a new tool to help consumers follow a healthy diet."

USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and HealtheTech, Inc., of Golden, Colo., announced the new capability today at the American Dietetic Association's annual conference here. The software package has been made available for download from the Internet to users through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between the ARS Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville, Md., and HealtheTech.

The unique product blends a custom-made searchable software application with the nutrient database. "Consumers, health professionals and educators seeking user-friendly nutrient data will no longer be limited to using the USDA's premier nutrient database only while online," said Phyllis Johnson, director of the ARS Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, which manages the nutrient database.

Owners of PDAs running the Palm? operating system (Palm OS(r)) can download the searchable database by going to: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcompThe download takes about 30 seconds and requires about two megabytes of available memory on PDAs.

"This package is available at no cost as a free 'e-government' service," said Johnson. "Consumers making decisions in restaurants or supermarkets and healthcare practitioners in clinical settings will be greatly assisted by this new level of access." Whether recommending low-sodium foods for cardiac clients or creating weight-reduction diets for customers, both physicians and dietitians will be able to access easy-to-use key data.

Assembled by food groupings, the searchable program will allow users to browse a given category by scrolling through foods listed alphabetically. If the doctor suggests eating more high-calcium foods, the user can remain in a buffet line and scroll through the dairy and egg food group and point to options. Within seconds, the user has the information he or she needs so that final food selections can be made easily.

Another friendly option of the program is the "portion modifier" feature. If the portion size listed isn't what the consumer tends to eat, by adjusting the portion size up or down, the modified portion's nutrient content is easily accessible.

The searchable software program and database-in-one provides information on about 30 nutrients for each food listed in a highly portable and easy-to-access format. "This package literally puts current nutrient data at the user's fingertips. It's nutrition in your pocket, at home or at work," said Johnson.

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Recent Research Suggests Lycopene May Help Fight Osteoporosis; Results of Study Funded by Heinz Revealed at ADA Conference

October 22, 2002 12:00am
Source: Business Wire


PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE) via NewsEdge Corporation -- Today at the 2002 American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (ADA FNCE) in Philadelphia, researchers from the University of Toronto revealed study results that suggest lycopene may have some preventative effects on osteoporosis. Leticia Rao, Ph.D. and Venket Rao, Ph.D., both of the University of Toronto shared their study results today at a press lunch sponsored by H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ).

Lycopene -- a powerful antioxidant found abundantly in tomatoes and processed tomato products- has been shown to reduce the risk of other diseases such as cervical cancer, breast cancer and heart disease. Its affects on osteoporosis are just now being looked at closely.

Osteoporosis is a fairly common condition in which bone becomes fragile and fractures easily. It is a chronic, silent disease that has no warning symptoms. Over 10 million Americans, 8 million of them women, suffer from osteoporosis and an additional 34 million people have low bone mass placing them at increased risk. But, this recent research may give new hope to those suffering from the disease.

Because epidemiological studies showed that the incidence of osteoporosis is low in countries consuming large quantities of tomatoes and tomato products and that oxidative stress has been shown to be associated with osteoporosis, the Drs. Rao carried out studies on a cellular level to determine the role of lycopene in prevention of osteoporosis. Besides risk factors such as family history, lifestyle, nutrition and low calcium intake, oxidative stress has been linked to the disease. It was this risk that was studied. "Dietary antioxidants, such as lycopene, offer an effective strategy to prevent oxidative damage and therefore may prevent bone loss," Dr. Leticia Rao said.

Dr. Leticia Rao's studies have indicated that lycopene stimulates parameters in cells that are important for bone formation and prevents cells involved in bone resorption from completing their function. Those findings indicate that lycopene may have an important role in the prevention of osteoporosis. "Our research suggests that treatment and prevention through diet such as the consumption of tomatoes and tomato products rich in lycopene may offer a viable alternative to medication," Dr. Leticia Rao said.

Because the cellular research shows some promising results, the research studies will continue. "We are excited about the results we have thus far and are looking forward to finding out more during our clinical research," Dr. Leticia Rao stated. This clinical research has already begun and participants include post-menopausal women who are at high risk of osteoporosis. The study should be complete in about two years.

About Heinz

H. J. Heinz Company is one of the world's leading processors and marketers of high-quality ketchup, condiments, sauces, meals, soups, snacks and infant foods through all retail and foodservice channels. A host of favorite brands, such as Heinz(R) ketchup, Ore-Ida(R) french fries, Boston Market(R) and Smart Ones(R) meals and Plasmon(R) baby food are the growth drivers in Heinz's two strategic global segments: Meal Enhancers and Meals & Snacks. Heinz's 50 companies have number-one or number-two brands in 200 countries, showcased by the Heinz(R) brand, a global consumer icon with $2.5 billion in annual sales. Fourteen additional brands, each with more than $100 million in annual sales, generate a further $2.6 billion. Information on Heinz is available at www.heinz.com.

Available for Interviews: Dr. Leticia Rao, University of Toronto

Dr. Venket Rao, University of Toronto


Dr. David Yeung, General Manager-

Global Nutrition, H.J. Heinz Company

This press release is also available at www.jackhorner.com.

<<Business Wire, 10-21-02, 13:00 Eastern>>

CONTACT: For H.J. Heinz Company | Shannon Severino, 412/473-3415 | 412/287-6545 (C) | or | H.J. Heinz Company | Debbie Foster, 412/456-5778

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HealtheTech and USDA Launch Free, Portable Nutrient Database;

October 22, 2002 12:00am
Source: PR Newswire


PR Newswire Leased Line via NewsEdge Corporation : Database of 6,000 Food Items Available for Handheld Devices

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owners of handheld personal digital assistants, or PDAs, with a mind for healthy eating are pulling out their styluses today and pointing their way to nutritious food choices.

A portable version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) flagship National Nutrient Database listing more than 6,000 food items is now available for download free of charge onto handheld PDAs. This user-friendly searchable nutrient database program will soon be available for download onto personal computers as well.

"Consumer information and education about healthy lifestyles and diets will help advance President Bush's Healthier US initiative," said Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman. "Easy access to nutrient information on thousands of foods provides a new tool to help consumers follow a healthy diet."

HealtheTech, Inc., of Golden, CO and USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) announced the new capability today at the American Dietetic Association's annual conference in Philadelphia. The software package has been made available for download from the Internet to users through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between HealtheTech and ARS Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville, MD.

"HealtheTech is pleased to have worked with the USDA to create this version of the nutrient database. It is invaluable for people to be able to make nutrition decisions quickly and easily on a regular basis. The platform makes it simple and convenient," said James Mault, M.D., Chairman and CEO of HealtheTech.

Owners of PDAs running the Palm(tm) operating system (Palm OS(r)) can download the searchable database by going to: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp The download takes about 30 seconds and requires about two megabytes of available memory on Palm OS(r) PDAs.

Assembled by food groupings, the searchable program will allow users to browse a given category by scrolling through foods listed alphabetically. Another friendly option of the program is the "portion modifier" feature. The searchable software program and database-in-one provides information on about 30 nutrients for each food listed in a highly portable and easy-to-access format.

About HealtheTech

HealtheTech, Inc., headquartered in Golden, CO, develops and markets technologically advanced and proprietary medical diagnostic devices and software that measure and monitor important health parameters. HealtheTech's breakthrough products assist healthcare professionals and wellness advisors in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, weight management and fitness, to provide cost-effective and personalized nutrition monitoring and weight management tools. HealtheTech's product line includes hardware and software that allow consumers to monitor their health and nutrition simply and easily. The company's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "HETC." For more information, please visit http://www.healthetech.com

This press release contains certain statements which may be attributable to HealtheTech and are 'forward-looking' statements within the meaning of Section 21A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are subject to the safe harbors created thereby and include but are not limited to statements regarding the features, benefits and availability of the software product referenced herein and the relationship between HealtheTech and the USDA in relation thereto. Actual results could differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements as a result of several known and unknown uncertainties.

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MotherNature.com Launches New Organic Labeling

October 22, 2002 12:00am
Source: Business Wire


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) via NewsEdge Corporation --

USDA National Organic Standards labeling goes

into effect, MotherNature.com among first retailers to

label all its organic products.

MotherNature.com announced today that it has completed the labeling of its products in accordance with the new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Standards.

The USDA developed and is today implementing the national standards for organically produced agricultural products to assure consumers that agricultural products marketed as organic meet consistent, uniform standards.

Since first going online in 1995, MotherNature.com has worked to enable consumers to identify and purchase food and nutritional products produced without hormones, antibiotics, herbicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers, genetic modification and radiation.

"MotherNature.com has always been the place to shop online for natural, cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly health and beauty products. Now we're proud to help consumers understand what exactly it means for a product to be organic, and are the first health & wellness e-tailer to have labeled all our 8,500 products accordingly."

In accordance with the new standards, MotherNature.com has organized its products into the following three new organic classifications:

-- "100% Organic"-- in which products contain only organically

produced ingredients;

-- "Organic"-- in which products contain at least 95% organic

ingredients; and

-- "Made with Organic Ingredients" -- in which products contain

at least 70 percent organic ingredients.

Products containing less than 70 percent organic ingredients will not be classified as organic on the MotherNature.com site, although the products may state, "made with some organic ingredients" within the ingredients panel.

Why Buy Organic?

Organic products are one of the fastest growing areas in health and nutrition today. Certified Organic products are produced without the standard array of potentially toxic chemicals, hormones and genetic modification commonly used in nutritional products since the 1950s. Nearly 40% of consumers in the U.S. choose organic products over their traditional counterparts. "Certified Organic" now sets the standard for flavor, freshness, and purity.

Although pesticide use in the U.S. increased ten-fold from 1945 to 1989, total crop loss from pests nearly doubled in that period, from 7% to 13%. Organic farming not only yields more flavorful, less toxic ingredients - it also is the only truly sustainable means to support an ever-growing worldwide demand for food and nutritional products.

About MotherNature.com

MotherNature.com is a leading online retailer of natural, organic and healthy living products, including vitamins, supplements, natural beauty, pet and household items as well as its own line of gourmet organic coffees. MotherNature.com, online since 1995, also serves as a leading provider of health information on the Internet, featuring approximately 100,000 pages of authoritative health content from such industry leaders as Rodale Publishing, HealthNotes, the National Institutes of Health, and numerous naturopathic doctors and alternative healthcare professionals.

For further information, contact R. Whitney Anderson at (212) 279-4350, [email protected].

Link: http://www.mothernature.com/shop/centers/organic/

<<Business Wire, 10-21-02, 15:13 Eastern>>

CONTACT: MotherNature.com | R. Whitney Anderson, 212/279-4350 | [email protected]


'O' Is For Organic

October 22, 2002 12:00am
Source: PR Newswire


PR Newswire Leased Line via NewsEdge Corporation : Pediatricians Offer 'Food for Thought' to Boston Parents, Kids

Boston Children's Museum Gives New Meaning to 'Interactive' with

Town Hall-Style Meeting on Topic of Food, from Farm to Table

BOSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Friday nights at the Boston Children's Museum are known as 'dollar night', and this month the focus is on health. On Friday, October 18th, hundreds of Boston families gathered in a town hall- style meeting to hear two nationally renowned pediatricians stir up a conversation about food, from farm to table. The event was created to help parents better understand how their choices in feeding their families affects both their own family's health as well as the health of the communities in which their food is farmed. Joining the physicians were a Vermont dairy farmer and representatives from some of the country's leading organic companies. Topics that were discussed in the lively forum ranged from how to read a label and the upcoming organic standards, to fitness and obesity, and the importance of sharing a family meal.

"We are just beginning to learn about the effects of pesticides on children and the link between disease and the environment," said Dr. Alan Greene, Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Chief Medical Officer of A.D.A.M, and Founder and CEO of DrGreene.com. Joining Dr. Greene was Dr. Michael Yogman, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and member of the Harvard Working Group on Child Health Policy, who spoke with parents about the importance in sharing meals as a part of a child's behavioral development. Both physicians fielded questions from parents about food ingredients. A giant consumer label was used to demonstrate how to judge nutritional information.

Also joining this panel of pediatricians was Travis Forgues, an organic dairy farmer from St. Albans, Vermont, who is part of Organic Valley Family of Farms. In light of the new USDA organic standards taking effect today, Mr. Forgues defined the term organic and described how the new standard helps to ensure one uniform standard across the industry. As a father with two young children, the issue of raising a family on a farm without toxic and persistent chemicals drew much attention.

"Farming organically gives me the opportunity to raise my family in a safe home, where family can come first, and the future for my children is as bright as one can hope for. This is why I work to encourage other small family farmers to come into the organic fold. What can be better than passing along this organic legacy to our children?" said Forgues.

Gary Hirshberg, President and CEO of Stonyfield Farm summed up the message: "No one better than the farmers who produce our food and the physicians who treat our children can make the link between healthy food production and the long term health of our families and communities. Our goal has always been to help close the gap between farmers and consumers, and this kind of forum, at a time when we will finally have a unified organic standard, is a great way to raise the level of understanding about organics and healthy food in general."

About Stonyfield Farm

Stonyfield Farm is the nation's fastest-growing yogurt company with all natural and Certified Organic yogurt and ice cream products distributed in all 50 states. The company advocates that healthy food can only come from a healthy planet. It was the first dairy in America to pay farmers more money to not use the synthetic bovine growth hormone rBGH when raising cattle. The company continues to support this practice and leads numerous environmental education programs for kids and adults. For more information, call 1-800-PRO- COWS or visit www.stonyfield.com.

About Organic Valley

Organic Valley, one of the nation's leading organic brand and the only one to be solely owned and operated by organic farmers, was organized 15 years ago by a half dozen family farmers who shared a love of the land and the belief in sustainable agricultural. Now made up of 450 organic farmers in 17 states from California to Maine, the Organic Valley cooperative is at the heart of the organic revolution. Under the direction of its CEO and founding farmer George Siemon, Organic Valley is staying the course of its original mission: to protect the environment, organic family farming and rural communities. Look for Organic Valley's certified organic milk, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, produce, juice and meats at food cooperatives, natural food stores and supermarkets throughout the country. For further information, contact Organic Valley at 1-888-444-6455 or visit www.organicvalley.com.

About the Children's Museum of Boston

The Children's Museum of Boston exists to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live. It is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum. The Children's Museum focuses on three key areas of expertise: visitor programs, teacher resources and early childhood education.

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Mergers and Acquisitions - Supplement ingredient supplier buys La Haye's astaxanthin business

October 22, 2002 12:00am
Source: NewsRx.com


Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week via NewsEdge Corporation : U.S. Nutraceuticals, LLC, a manufacturer of supercritical fluid extracts for the dietary supplement, nutraceutical, and functional food industries, has acquired the astaxanthin business of La Haye Laboratories, Inc., a privately held company based in Redmond, Washington.

La Haye, founded in 1986, is engaged in researching, manufacturing, and marketing high-potency antioxidants, including its patented astaZanthin and Zanthin ingredients.

Both ingredients are potent and natural antioxidants utilized worldwide in many leading dietary supplements and skincare products.

La Haye currently has exclusive, worldwide license for a utility patent, "Method for Retarding and Ameliorating Central Nervous System and Eye Damage." Additional research indicates astaxanthin has anti-inflammatory properties that may be helpful for managing acute and chronic inflammation caused by arthritis and various skin conditions, among other disorders. The astaZanthin line of all-natural antioxidants is available as a standardized, concentrated extract (10%), as softgel capsules and in the form of compressible or dispersible beadlets suitable for use in dietary supplements and functional food formulations. This article was prepared by Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week editors from staff and other reports.

<<Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week -- 10/26/02, p. 13>>

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MotherNature.com Launches New Organic Labeling

October 22, 2002 12:00am
Source: Business Wire


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) via NewsEdge Corporation --

USDA National Organic Standards labeling goes

into effect, MotherNature.com among first retailers to

label all its organic products.

MotherNature.com announced today that it has completed the labeling of its products in accordance with the new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Standards.

The USDA developed and is today implementing the national standards for organically produced agricultural products to assure consumers that agricultural products marketed as organic meet consistent, uniform standards.

Since first going online in 1995, MotherNature.com has worked to enable consumers to identify and purchase food and nutritional products produced without hormones, antibiotics, herbicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers, genetic modification and radiation.

"MotherNature.com has always been the place to shop online for natural, cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly health and beauty products. Now we're proud to help consumers understand what exactly it means for a product to be organic, and are the first health & wellness e-tailer to have labeled all our 8,500 products accordingly."

In accordance with the new standards, MotherNature.com has organized its products into the following three new organic classifications:

-- "100% Organic"-- in which products contain only organically

produced ingredients;

-- "Organic"-- in which products contain at least 95% organic

ingredients; and

-- "Made with Organic Ingredients" -- in which products contain

at least 70 percent organic ingredients.

Products containing less than 70 percent organic ingredients will not be classified as organic on the MotherNature.com site, although the products may state, "made with some organic ingredients" within the ingredients panel.

Why Buy Organic?

Organic products are one of the fastest growing areas in health and nutrition today. Certified Organic products are produced without the standard array of potentially toxic chemicals, hormones and genetic modification commonly used in nutritional products since the 1950s. Nearly 40% of consumers in the U.S. choose organic products over their traditional counterparts. "Certified Organic" now sets the standard for flavor, freshness, and purity.

Although pesticide use in the U.S. increased ten-fold from 1945 to 1989, total crop loss from pests nearly doubled in that period, from 7% to 13%. Organic farming not only yields more flavorful, less toxic ingredients - it also is the only truly sustainable means to support an ever-growing worldwide demand for food and nutritional products.

About MotherNature.com

MotherNature.com is a leading online retailer of natural, organic and healthy living products, including vitamins, supplements, natural beauty, pet and household items as well as its own line of gourmet organic coffees. MotherNature.com, online since 1995, also serves as a leading provider of health information on the Internet, featuring approximately 100,000 pages of authoritative health content from such industry leaders as Rodale Publishing, HealthNotes, the National Institutes of Health, and numerous naturopathic doctors and alternative healthcare professionals.

For further information, contact R. Whitney Anderson at (212) 279-4350, [email protected].

Link: http://www.mothernature.com/shop/centers/organic/

<<Business Wire, 10-21-02, 15:13 Eastern>>

CONTACT: MotherNature.com | R. Whitney Anderson, 212/279-4350 | [email protected]


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Notice of Closed Meeting

October 22, 2002 12:00am
Source: Find, Inc.


The Federal Register via NewsEdge Corporation : DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY: National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting.

The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

Name of Committee: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel, CB04 Meeting.

Date: November 4, 2002.

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm.

Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications.

Place: 6707 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call).

Contact Person: Carol Pontzer, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20892.

Dated: October 10, 2002.

LaVerne Y. Stringfield, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

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