Caren Baginski

Senior Associate Editor, NewHope360,
New Hope Natural Media

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Caren Baginski is newhope360’s senior associate editor 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 Ingredients magazine.

Prior to joining New Hope Natural Media, she worked for the Medical Group Management Association as Web content editor, where she spearheaded the company's brand new social media presence and award-winning blog.

Before moving to Colorado, she was the decorating editor and podcast host for, and with Scripps Networks Interactive, Knoxville, Tenn. There, she pioneered HGTV’s presence on Flickr and Twitter and rebranded the Design Happens blog.

She graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University with a degree in magazine journalism. She's also a vegan and certified yoga instructor teaching in Denver.

What's the difference between GE and GMO? 1
Industry experts help settle the battle over semantics (GE, GM, GMO?) so we all can focus on what really matters—the battle to remove these biotech foods from agriculture. Here are the most commonly used terms surrounding genetic engineering, explained.
18 top organic and natural Twitter #hashtags
Get your tweets noticed—and learn how to join the natural and organic conversation—with these commonly used Twitter hashtags in the natural products industry.
Supplement adulteration has a new enemy: TruTag spectral microtags
Supplement adulteration is the scourge of industry, but a new innovation from TruTag Technologies offers a cheap, covert way to combat counterfeiting. The tiny, edible silica microtags used previously in medicine and food are now showing up on supplements.
Diabetes study highlights value of nutrition, blood sugar management products
A new type 2 diabetes study shows positive potential to reverse the disease through nutrition. How is the blood sugar management industry rising to the ever-growing diabetes epidemic?
Dietary Supplement Labeling Act not likely to pass, CRN says 1
The Dietary Supplement Labeling Act has industry alarmed, but a recent NewHope360 interview with Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, reveals that there may not be much to be worried about.
New bill may allow consumers to buy supplements with healthcare dollars 5
A recently proposed bill—the Family and Retirement Health Investment Act of 2011—would allow dietary supplements to be purchased with Health Savings and Flex Spending account dollars.
Top trends from the NPA MarketPlace show floor
At the 2011 NPA MarketPlace, consumer and trade media observed several trends, such as portability and labeling innovations, from the 250 exhibitors on the show floor.
Dietary Supplement Caucus tackles tough issue of adulterated sports supplements
Leading supplement trade associations join forces to educate members of Congress on the importance of supplements for athletes and the danger of illegal steroid use in teens.
Why natural products consumers are nutricosmetics’ biggest ally
If you’re not targeting the natural consumer, you’re missing out on a big market with devoted customers who can champion your inner beauty supplements.
Food allergy study may boost allergen-free food sales
New research found that 1 in 12 children have a food allergy, twice as many as previously thought. This is bad news for parents and kids, but the growth in food allergies is creating opportunities for manufacturers of allergen-free foods.
4 creative social media ideas for product packaging
Engage consumers in social media conversation from the moment they pick up your natural product's package. These social media ideas for product packaging work for dietary supplements, foods and beverages.
Açaí research brings good news to superfruit market
New human clinical research from açaí-giant Sambazon shows the superfruit may reduce risk factors in metabolic syndrome. Will clinical studies such as this one put more consumer trust back into açaí?
EPA to regulate nanotechnology use in agriculture
Nanoagriculture regulation is coming, even if we don't know yet how nanotechnology affects a plant's biology—and for that matter, our own. The antidote: More studies on nanotech.
The Dirty Dozen: Apples top list, cilantro's unapproved pesticides make record debut 3
The Environmental Working Group's latest Dirty Dozen list reveals dirty pesticide practices, with apples jumping up three spots to number one and cilantro getting attention for having the highest amount of unapproved pesticides in the list's history.
Natural retailers score big with swipe fee reform 2
Yesterday, the Senate voted against postponing swipe fee reform for debit cards, causing celebrations among the natural retailer community as debit card transaction fees are poised to fall from 44 cents to 12 cents.
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