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Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America's first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named "America's Healthiest Grocery Store" by Health magazine. The company's motto, "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet"™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company's more than 69,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 325 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTC:SUWN) engages in the areas of zero calorie, all natural sweeteners (Sunwin Stevia™ Extracts). As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world.
Active Health Foods, Inc . ( OTC:AHFD ) Active X™ Energy Bars are a trademarked designation exclusive and proprietary to Active Health Foods, Inc. Active X™ Energy Bars are made from a proprietary formula developed by the Company in conjunction with a qualified Nutritionist exclusively for Active Health Foods, Inc. and refined by the company into their 100% Organic Certified, 100% Natural, Kosher and Vegan Certified Energy Bars made from the highest quality Natural, Organic and Raw Ingredients in a variety of four distinctive, unique, and amazing flavors: Almond Chocolate Delight, Peanut Butter Chocolate Joy, Cashew Berry Dream, and Coconut Cocoa Passion and for dialysis patients our new Double Chocolate Chip Energy Bar. Each Energy Bar is 1.76 oz. / 50 grams and comes wrapped in a professionally designed and distinctive full color wrapping inserted into an efficiently designed combination shipping and counter display box holding 12 bars. Active X™ Energy Bars are produced locally by a certified organic food manufacturer enabling the company to maintain frequent and superior quality control over the production process as well as promoting immediate access to freshly made products for speedy distribution to the consumer. The Energy Bars were developed by an experienced Nutritionist using proprietary formulas developed solely for Active Health Foods, Inc. Active Health Foods, Inc. also produces All Natural Flavors, a sparkling, favored, 'Sugar Free' beverage in a multitude of flavors. All Natural Flavors was created to help battle two of the biggest challenges we are currently faced with in America today, Childhood Obesity and the millions of Americans both adults and children suffering with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. All Natural Flavors is a sparkling, flavored, 'Sugar Free' beverage with NO Carbohydrates, NO Calories, NO Caffeine, NO Sodium, NO Chemicals, Aspartame or Nutra-Sweet, NO After Taste and the only beverage available today SWEETENED 100% with STEVIA. Active Health Foods, Inc's goal is to offer a safer and healthier alternative to the mainstream sugar laden soda pops and the diet drinks laced with cancer causing sweeteners like Aspartame and Nutra-Sweet. Currently All Natural Flavors is the only beverage on the market anywhere using America's most desired sweetener STEVIA. All Natural Flavors is sold in a 24 pack 20 oz. straight flavor case in (7) very unique and exciting flavors: Peach, Cherry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Mango, and Lemon lime for the general market and a (4) flavor Variety Pack case for retailers selling full cases like Costco and Sam's Club.
GLG Life Tech Corporation ( TSX:GLG.TO ) is a global leader in the supply of high purity stevia extracts, an all-natural zero-calorie sweetener used in food and beverages. The Company's vertically integrated operations cover each step in the stevia supply chain including non-GMO stevia seed breeding, natural propagation, stevia leaf growth and harvest, proprietary extraction and refining, marketing and distribution of finished product.
Global Stevia Corp. ( OTC:GSTV ) is a management company with a strong focus on stevia agronomics, from plant breeding and best agricultural practices to post-harvest techniques. The Company is heavily invested in facilities and intellectual property in order to provide management services and production facilities to the stevia industry. Global Stevia has operations in both Vietnam and Spain in the European Union.
Grupo Herdez ( OTC:GUZOF ) is leader in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of processed food and drinks, as well as pasta. The Group has a solid portfolio of the highest quality products sold under brand names such as Herdez, Del Fuerte, McCormick, Búfalo, Doña María, Nair, Barilla, Yemina, La Gloria, Embasa, La Victoria, Chi-Chi's and Blasón, among others, all of which are highly recognized and valued in the market. The Group has five strategic alliances with leading corporations worldwide: one with McCormick and Company, Inc., two with Hormel Foods Corp., one with Barilla GeR Fratelli S.p.A., and the most recent with Grupo Kuo S.A.B. de C.V., for the creation of Herdez Del Fuerte.
Ingredion Incorporated ( NYSE:INGR ) is a leading global ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients (including stevia). With customers in more than 40 countries, Ingredion, formerly Corn Products International, serves approximately 60 diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries
PureCircle Limited ( LSE:PURE.L ) is the world's leading producer of high purity stevia ingredients for the global food and beverage industry. As the driving force behind moving stevia from niche to mainstream global acceptance, we are changing the conversation around sweet for manufacturers as well as consumersSee the full stock directory here
Active Health Foods, Inc . ( OTC:AHFD ) is an innovative leader representing a 21st century company primarily focused on “Health and Wellness” and the desire to bring products to the market place to help battle both “CHILDHOOD OBESITY” and “TYPE II DIABETES”. ACTIVE X BARS are made with extremely High Quality 100% Organic “CERTIFIED”, 100% Natural ingredients that are Gluten Free “CERTIFIED”, Soy free, NON GMO, and Kosher and Vegan “CERTIFIED” and ALL NATURAL FLAVORS is the ONLY soft drink beverage consumers can purchase that is sweetened 100% with STEVIA and is Sugar Free with No Carbohydrates, No Calories, No Caffeine, No Sodium, No Aspartame or Nutra-Sweet, No Sugar Alcohols, and No After Taste.
AeroGrow International, Inc . ( OTC :AERO ) Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, AeroGrow International, Inc. is the leader in the rapidly growing indoor gardening category. AeroGardens allow anyone to grow farmer's market fresh herbs, salad greens, tomatoes, chili peppers, flowers and more, indoors, year-round, so simply and easily that no green thumb is required. With an AeroGarden... you can grow anything! In April 2013, AeroGrow entered into a strategic partnership with Scotts Miracle-Gro to continue to expand the indoor gardening market.
Agrium Inc. ( NYSE:AGU ; TSX:AGU.TO ) is a major producer and distributor of agricultural products and services in North America, South America, Australia and Egypt through its agricultural retail-distribution and wholesale nutrient businesses. Agrium supplies growers with key products and services such as crop nutrients, crop protection, seed, agronomic and application services, thereby helping to meet the ever growing global demand for food and fibre. Agrium produces nitrogen, potash and phosphate fertilizers, with a combined wholesale nutrient capacity of over nine million tonnes and with competitive advantages across all product lines. Agrium retail-distribution has an unmatched network of over 1,300 facilities and over 3,000 crop consultants. We partner with over half a million grower customers globally to help them increase their yields and returns on more than 50 different crops. With a focus on sustainability, the company strives to improve the communities in which it operates through safety, education, environmental improvement and new technologies such as the development of precision agriculture and controlled release nutrient products. Agrium is focused on driving operational excellence across our businesses, pursuing value-enhancing growth opportunities and returning capital to shareholders.
BeesFree, Inc. ( OTC:BEES ) is focused on improving the health and well-being of honey bees by offering innovative products to the global beekeeping community. The Company’s first product, BeesVita Plus™, is an all-natural nutritional food supplement that helps honey bees avoid the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). BeesFree, Inc. is also developing the Beespenser ™ an automated honey bee feeding system. Incorporated in 2011, BeesFree, Inc. and its subsidiaries now operate in the United States, Argentina and the European Union.
BioLargo, Inc . ( OTC:BLGO ) makes life better by delivering technology-based products that help solve some of the world's most important problems that threaten water, food, agriculture, healthcare and energy. BioLargo’s technology has potential commercial applications within global industries, including but not limited to oil and gas, animal health, beach and soil environmental uses, consumer products, agriculture, food processing, medical, and water.
Boulder Brands, Inc. ( NasdaqGS:BDBD ) is committed to offering food solutions that give consumers opportunities to improve their lives - one product at a time. The company`s health and wellness platform consists of brands that target specific health trends: the Glutino® and Udi`s Gluten Free® brands for gluten-free diets; the Earth Balance® brand for plant-based diets; the Level Life(TM) brand for diabetes-friendly diets; EVOL foods for consumers seeking simple and pure ingredients; and the Smart Balance® brand for heart healthier diets.
Burcon NutraScience Corporation ( TSX:BU.TO ) is a leader in developing functionally and nutritionally valuable plant-based proteins. The company has developed a portfolio of composition, application, and process patents originating from a core protein extraction and purification technology. Burcon's CLARISOY(TM) soy protein offers clarity and high-quality protein nutrition for low pH beverage systems and excellent solubility and exceptionally clean flavor at any pH; Peazazz(R) is a uniquely soluble and clean-tasting pea protein; and Puratein(R), Supertein(TM) and Nutratein(R) are canola protein isolates with unique functional and nutritional attributes.
Calavo Growers Inc. ( NasdaqGS:CVGW ) is a global avocado-industry leader. The company also procures and markets diversified fresh produce items, ranging from tomatoes to tropical produce. An expanding provider of value-added fresh food, the company’s Calavo Foods business segment manufactures and distributes guacamole, guacamole hummus, salsa and tortilla chips under the respected Calavo brand name. Calavo’s wholly owned subsidiary, Renaissance Food Group, LLC, creates, markets and distributes a portfolio of healthy, high-quality lifestyle products for consumers through fast-growing brands that include Garden Highway and Chef Essentials. Founded in 1924, Calavo serves food distributors, produce wholesalers, supermarket retailers and restaurant chains worldwide.
Campbell Soup Co. ( NYSE:CPB ) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food that matters for life’s moments.” The company makes a range of products from high-quality soups and simple meals to snacks and healthy beverages. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories, and to what’s important today. Led by its iconic Campbell’s brand, the company’s portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Bolthouse Farms, V8, Swanson, Prego, Pace, Plum Organics, Arnott’s, Tim Tam, Royal Dansk and Kjeldsens. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes.
China Agri-Business, Inc. ( OTC:CHBU ) engages in the manufacture and sale of non-toxic fertilizer, bactericide, and fungicide products used for farming in the People’s Republic of China. The company offers organic biochemical agricultural application products, including Xinsheng Luyuan, a line of fertilizer products whose primary function is to increase agricultural production; Xinsheng Lufeng, a line of organic soil amendment products that acts as a bactericide; and Xinsheng Huang-jin-gai, a line of amino acid fertilizer products designed to help crops absorb calcium and to enhance their quality. It also provides Xinsheng Jia-tian-xia, a line of humic acid fertilizer products designed to enhance the quality of crops; and Xinsheng Bai-le, a line of amino acid fertilizer products designed to provide supplementary micro-nutrients to crops, and to help crops grow with balanced nutrition. In addition, the company manufactures other agrochemical products, including diafenthiuron, prochloraz, and seed coating agents and preparations. China Agri-Business, Inc. sells its products primarily through wholesale and retail distributors.See the full stock directory here
The LOHAS Index™ is the only source for such a comprehensive perspective. Methodologically, the analysis began by identifying companies that are U.S. based, publicly traded, among the Russell 3000 (indicating they are the largest 3,000 companies in the U.S.), and familiar to consumers. Within NMI's LOHAS Consumer Trends Database™ (LCTD), 1,000 U.S. adults (representative of the population and matching Census demographics), were surveyed about their perceptions of each company's sensitivity to the environment, communities, and its employees.