The Natural Products Alliance of NC wins an award!

The Natural Products Alliance of North Carolina won the Best Partnership award at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA last week. We are all so excited because we have spent so many years trying to build this support network for the natural products industry in western North Carolina. To get a recognition like this at the biggest natural products event in the nation is a real honor.  The organizations that make up the alliance include Bent Creek Institute, Bent Creek Germplasm Repository, BioNetwork, Blue Ridge Food Ventures, NC State University, Small Business Technology and Development Center, the US Botanical Safety Laboratory and the NC Natural Products Association.  The Alliance recently created the Blue Ridge Naturally seal which is managed by the NC Natural Products Association. To learn more about the seal, what it means to consumers, and how to get it for your products visit the Blue Ridge Naturally website. The project is supported by the GoldenLEAF Foundation.

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