Herbalife Criticized at Senate Hearings (1985)
September 11, 2019 by

Opening two days of hearings, Senator William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE), chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, made it clear that their purpose was not to “get” Herbalife or any other product, but resulted from five months of investigation into weight reduction products and plans of all types. The Subcommittee is authorized to …

Herbalife Hearings (1985), Part II
September 11, 2019 by

May 15th was a sunny Spring day, ideal for a demonstration. About 8 AM., an estimated 3,000 Herbalife supporters from across the country began gathering on Capitol Hill, each wearing a large button reading: “I lost X pounds. Ask me how.” They had been called to Washington for a rally whose main purpose was to …

“Training” for Health Food Retailers
December 2, 2003 by

One way “health food” retailers get information is by attending national and regional trade shows where manufacturers display their wares and various spokespeople deliver the industry viewpoint on food and nutrition issues. Natural Foods Expo ’85 East, held October 25-28, 1985, at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center, attracted some 4,000 retailers, most of them from …