MARINA DEL REY, Calif., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Axiom Foods, the largest maker of rice and pea protein ingredients in the U.S., hosts the first CEO Summit (#CeoSummitByAxiom) on Saturday, March 12, 2016 during the Natural Products Expo at 3:30 pm. A peer-to-peer group of leaders from many different verticals of the naturals industry are coming together to discuss truth in labeling. The CEO Summit is held annually when the group brings forward newsworthy topics from each channel and presents them to the press. The CEO Summit will be moderated by PhD food scientist and mainstream journalist for Bloomberg, TIME, and Newsweek, Kantha Shelke. The group will be convening at Morton's Steakhouse in Anaheim and the press is invited to hear what they have to say.
The charter members of the CEO Summit include leaders from natural channels such as: a plantbased lifestyle restaurant franchise; a maker of heritage brand fruit snacks distributed at Walmart; an innovative water cleanup and treatment technology; an enzymatically-fractioned plant protein ingredient maker; a celebrity-worn eco couture design house; a legendary greens and superfruit powder supplement maker; an Ayurvedic topical formula used by PGA athletes; and high nutrient seed-based snacks (that happen to be gluten-free):
Nick Desai, CEO, Sunkist Snack it Forward
Riggs Eckelberry, President & CEO, OriginClear
David Janow, CEO, Axiom Foods and Growing Naturals
Deborah Lindquist, Deborah Lindquist Eco Couture
Sylvia and JR Ortiz, Macrolife Naturals
Dan Palmer, Founder, Elan Veda
Kate Briggs, Sustainability Officer, Tender Greens
John Sheptor, CEO, Mary's Gone Crackers (not pictured)
Mary Waldner, Founder, Mary's Gone Crackers (not pictured)
"As leaders of the naturals industry and never want to hear the words 'fake' preceding organic," said CEO Summit organizer, David Janow. "It's unconscionable that anyone should ever have to question the legitimacy of a natural or organic-labeled product." He also points out, "When Prop 65 was written to protect consumers, and ambiguities in the language caused more harm than good. We are a group of business people who care deeply about the integrity of this industry and are coming together to ensure all things natural can be trusted. This is the first gathering and look forward to this organization growing and doing good."
About the CEO Summit (#CEOSUMMITBYAXIOM): A peer-to-peer group where natural industry leaders discuss hot topics and share them with the press. The group was created because founder David Janow believes that the naturals business should be the most transparent when it comes to truth in labeling and natural processing methods.
About Axiom Foods: We are on the cutting edge of plants and protein. We're involved in clinical trials, and we're affecting change in the global food supply, bringing compassion to the food business and realizing that animals are not necessary to build muscle. We're at the forefront of rice becoming the new wheat – and the new meat. Just ask CNBC.
Alyson Dutch, BROWN + DUTCH PR, INC.
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SOURCE Axiom Foods