Todd Runestad is a multimedia content virtuoso. Storyteller extraordinaire. Fluent in the range of media platforms including magazines, web, app, video, webinars, podcasts, conferences, newsletters, social. Past editor for Nutrition Science News starting in 1997. Science Editor for Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals starting in 2002. Editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients 2007-13. Currently ingredients editor as well as dietary supplements editor for newhope.com. These are all titles owned by New Hope Network. Also, senior editor for NaturalProductsInsider.com and Nutrition Business Journal. Conference content provider at Natural Products Expo and Supply Side trade shows. All these titles are now owned by Informa—based in the U.K., which operates trade shows and ancillary businesses in 70 countries.
He provides education and insights about nutritional ingredients, raw material suppliers, brand manufacturers, nutritional product innovations, retailer merchandising issues, and other nutritional Zeitgeist.
“I’ve been covering hemp CBD for the last few years—writing stories, organizing conferences, speaking at events, basically dropping everything and embracing hemp, like so many others in the dietary supplements business these days.” Said Runestad “I’ve admired the Hemp Industries Association since the day they defeated the DEA in court in 2004. That’s bona fide. It’s been exciting to see them quickly evolve lately to meet and serve the interests of everybody working with hemp. It could be the biggest natural product in the history of natural products—and it could disrupt every industry currently beholden to petroleum. I’m only too happy to help keep the momentum going serving on the board of the oldest .org in the hemp world.”