Two of the most respected trade organizations in our industry are hosting Lobbying and Awareness events in the near future.
If you are new to the natural products industry, you might not be aware of how important these kinds of events are to us. James Gormley recently posted a blog entry devoted to the subject of what our world (and industry) might be like with DSHEA (one of the major laws that as an industry we fought hard to get passed over a decade ago). You can find James' blog at - thegormleyfiles.blogspot.com/. (If the link doesn't open right to the entry that I am referring to, you can find it by looking for his entry from January 27th.).
The Natural Products Association has its annual Natural Products Day in Washington DC next week - www.naturalproductsassoc.org/site/PageNavigator/npd_09. New Hope Natural Media, publisher of the Natural Foods Merchandiser, is proud to work with the NPA as a sponsor of this event.
The Natural Products Association Western Region is having its annual Advocacy Day in Sacremento on May 20th. Information about this event, including contact information to learn more about the event, make plans to attend, etc. is found on the NPA-West website: www.naturalproductsassocwest.org/ Last year 80 people from all segments of the industry attended this event!