Emerson Ecologics’ (Manchester, NH) President and CEO Adam Carr and members of the New Hampshire Natural Products Trail joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) at the University of New Hampshire Organic Dairy Farm to discuss the economic benefits of the state’s natural products and integrative health industry.
“As we all know, New Hampshire and the nation are becoming increasingly health-conscious,” said Sen. Shaheen. “That focus is driving demand for natural foods, products and integrative medicine, which now account for more than $1 billion in revenue and support thousands of jobs in the Granite State. The University of New Hampshire Organic Dairy Research Farm and other members of the Natural Products Trail are doing great work to encourage these industries, and I look forward to working with them to foster their continued success and growth in New Hampshire.”
The natural products and integrative health industry represents more than 300 New Hampshire companies delivering more than $1 billion in annual revenues and employ nearly 7,000 residents in retail, distribution, manufacturing and agricultural work. Further, the natural products industry in New Hampshire continues to grow at an impressive annual rate of between 8 and 9 percent.
“An increasing number of consumers and health care providers are turning to natural products and supplements for a more proactive and balanced approach to wellness. At the New Hampshire Natural Products Trail, we are proud to contribute not only to the health of our state’s residents, but also to the health of our state’s economy. We had a great discussion today on the economic impact that the natural products industry has in our region, and how we can continue to grow and create more jobs for New Hampshire residents,” said Carr.
Emerson Ecologics brought together the NH Natural Products Trail as part of its ongoing effort to support integrative health care practitioners and to provide a forum for discussion about natural health, sustainability, wellness, and integrative health products. Officials representing companies from New Hampshire’s Natural Products Trail joined Carr and Sen. Shaheen for a roundtable discussion and a tour of the University of New Hampshire Organic Dairy Farm. Participants included: Jaclyn Chasse, ND, vice president of scientific & regulatory affairs of Emerson Ecologics; Dean Jon M. Wraith, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire; Robert Craven, CEO of FoodState; Bill Whyte, CEO of Badger; Christine Doherty, ND, principal, Balance Point Natural Medicine; and Heather Tallman Ruhm, MD, principal, Balance Point Natural Medicine.
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