Blog Contributors

Adam Andersen

I manage three events for New Hope, primarily Natural Products Expo West.  I started in the natural products industry because I could work "40 hours a week and all the tofu you can eat" at a surging soy foods company here in Boulder.   I enjoy using my experience in...

in New Hope 360 Blog Jan 09, 2012

Update to the child policy at Natural Products Expos

After listening to feedback on our new child policy at Natural Products Expo East and West, we have decided to amend the policy. Here's the scoop on the change....More

Caren Baginski

Caren Baginski is newhope360’s senior editor, digital & social media and leader of the Social Media Task Force for New Hope Natural Media, where she directs a company-wide team responsible for 28 social network accounts. Previously, she was associate editor of Functional...

in New Hope 360 Blog Sep 28, 2012

For food brands, tweets are the new dollars

Kellogg's clever "tweet for a snack" campaign could multiply sales for its newest product. Natural companies, borrow this idea!....More

Kelsey Blackwell

As Natural Foods Merchandiser’s food editor, Blackwell has the enviable job of scoping out, trying and writing about what consumers will soon want to be filling their carts with. When she's not writing about food, nutrition or legislative issues, she's experimenting in...

in New Hope 360 Blog Nov 22, 2013

Ready for agave's second act?

Agave's got a new attitude, but are consumers willing to give the ingredient a second chance?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jul 16, 2014

Why organic research really counts

A recent study found that organic crops may contain fewer pesticides and more antioxidants. Good news. But what's the true benefit of this research?....More

Elisa Maria Bosley

As the longtime food editor and now editor-in-chief for Delicious Living, my goal is to educate and inspire people that real, healthy food is easy to make, economical, and incredibly tasty. I love the working with chefs and recipe developers to provide delicious, healthy, and accessible...

Susan D. Brienza, Esq.

An attorney at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Susan Brienza helps clients navigate complex federal laws relating to the manufacture, labeling, importing, marketing and sales of herbal supplements, nutraceuticals, organic foods, functional foods, sports and energy drinks, cosmetics,...

How to comply with supplement GMPs? Still a bit of a guessing game

A federal court upholds supplement GMP regulations, despite legal challenge arguing that the rules are vague and arbitrary. What does this mean for manufacturers, retailers and consumers?....More

Dave Carter

Dave Carter studied journalism at University of Northern Colorado but found his true calling working with farmers and ranchers at the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union for 25 years. He’s now the executive director of the National Bison Association....

in New Hope 360 Blog Dec 11, 2013

Industrial agriculture leaves farmers and consumers shortchanged

America's industrial farming system feeds more and people per acre each year, but in the process it's hurting the rural communities at the heart of our country....More

Michael Chernyak

Michael is the founder of CK Nutritional Ingredients (CKNI), a Toronto, Canada-based marketer of innovative science-based raw materials to the natural health products industry. Michael (and CKNI) help Canadian manufacturers and marketers of NHP's and functional foods/beverages to tap...

Nancy Coulter-Parker


As Director of Insights and Product Development, Nancy has the wonderful job of examining all avenues of the natural products industry with a focus on new content and research initiatives. She is passionate about broadening the audience reach of the natural products industry....

UK cracks down on adulterated sports performance supplements

With the opening of the London Olympics just days away, the UK is stepping up enforcement on the sports nutrition industry with warning letters for 84 products....More

Council for Responsible Nutrition

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association for the dietary supplement industry, is a monthly contributor to the blog. CRN’s thought-provoking commentary looks at issues impacting the dietary supplement industry and...

Prop 37: Don't leave science to the lawyers

CRN says Prop 37 is not about the consumers' right to know. Rather, it prompts trial lawyers to sue food companies and will drive genetically engineered ingredients out of the market....More
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