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Herbal MediaWatch highlights articles from a wide range of media sources to help you keep up-to-date with the exploding amount of coverage on health and health-related practices.

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April 27, 2017

Science & Research
Broccoli may beneficially affect microbiota diversity: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 26, 2017.
How to get adults to eat their vegetables? Study explores potential of spices and herbs use. Science Daily. April 26, 2017.
Italian-style coffee reduces the risk of prostate cancer. EurekAlert! April 26, 2017.
Ingesting soy protein may ease severity of inflammatory bowel disease. Science Daily. April 26, 2017.
RCT: Ashwagandha root extract may improve memory and cognitive functions. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2017.
Curcumin concoction could combat colitis: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2017.
Grape seed extract may protect gut from inflammation: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2017.
Cranberex Cranberry Extract Attains Positive Anti-Adhesion Results in Two Newly Completed Studies. Nutritional Outlook. April 24, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
More members of Congress understand supplements, CRN finds in its meetings with lawmakers. NutraIngredients-USA. April 26, 2017.
FDA Nominee Gottlieb Said He’s Committed to Enforcing DSHEA. Natural Products Insider. April 25, 2017.
FDA nominee strongly affirms DSHEA during hearing. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2017.
FDA Warns Marketers of Supplements and Other Products—Stop Making Cancer Claims. Natural Products Insider. April 26, 2017.
Does FDA underestimate the time, resources spent on regulatory compliance? NutraIngredients-USA. April 21, 2017.

Community & Indutry
United Plant Savers’ Fundraiser: Building the Medicinal Plant Conservation Center. The Roadmap. April 25, 2017.
Naturopathic medicine’s role in fighting the opioid crisis. The Boston Globe. April 20, 2017.
Supplement Industry Reacts to Chaffetz’s Plans to Leave Congress. Natural Products Insider. April 20, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Medical Cannabis Expo: Practice Runs Ahead of Science. MedPage Today. April 24, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Can Herbs Shrink an Enlarged Prostate? Berkeley Wellness. April 25, 2017.
Watching Their Dust: Photographing Players in Pollination. The New York Times. April 24, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
CVS to institute new testing requirements for dietary supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. April 24, 2017.

Trends & Tehnology
Is carrot juice the next superfood trend farmers can take advantage of? Australian Broadcasting Company. April 25, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Should Traditional Healers be Regulated by Modern Medicine? Tonic. April 24, 2017.
Under the Radar: Africa is becoming traditional Chinese medicine’s best customer. Global Risk Insights. April 23, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
AOMA to Join Bastyr Community. Bastyr University. April 26, 2017.
FDA Nominee Uses Supplements Daily and Promises Access During Tenure. Natural Products Association. April 26, 2017.
Illegal Cancer Treatments: FDA Warning - Fraudulent Claims of Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention or Cure. US Food & Drug Administration. April 25, 2017.
FDA takes action against 14 companies for selling illegal cancer treatments. US Food & Drug Administration. April 25, 2017.
AHPA President Michael McGuffin participates in United Plant Savers board meeting. American Herbal Products Association. April 25, 2017.
Even More Natural Medicines Are Now at Risk. Alliance for Natural Health - USA. April 25, 2017.
AHPA submits comments to USDA on Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order. American Herbal Products Association. April 20, 2017.

April 21, 2017

Science & Research
Beetroot’s ‘anti-ageing’ effects on brain noted in post-exercise study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 20, 2017.
Chinese herb has anti-ageing potential due to potent free radical scavenging powers. NutraIngredients. April 20, 2017.
With beetroot juice before exercise, aging brains look 'younger'. EurekAlert! April 19, 2017.
Korean cactus juice boosts gut microbiota and eases constipation. NutraIngredients. April 19, 2017.
Getting Medieval on Bacteria: Ancient Books May Point to New Antibiotics. Scientific American. April 19, 2017.
Resveratrol shows bone health promise for child chemotherapy patients: Study. NutraIngredients. April 18, 2017.

Community & Indutry
NPA urges members to ‘get on board’ with Supplement OWL. NutraIngredients-USA. April 20, 2017.

Cannabis Update
The Government's Weed Is Terrible. The Atlantic. April 20, 2017.
Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs. Salon. April 20, 2017.
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists. Science Daily. April 20, 2017.
W. B. O’Shaughnessy and the Introduction of Cannabis to Modern Western Medicine. The Public Domain Review. April 19, 2017.
Medicinal Cannabis Treatments Coming, Experts Say. MedPage Today. April 18, 2017.
Cannabinoids may soothe certain skin diseases, say CU Anschutz researchers. EurekAlert! April 18, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
2017 Sports Nutrition Adulteration Update. Nutritional Outlook. April 19, 2017.
FDA Discovers Active Drugs in Several Supplements, Orders Recall. Monthly Prescribing Reference. April 19, 2017.
Like Fine Wine: Terpenes are what's next for weed. City Paper. April 18, 2017.

Trends & Tehnology
New launches capitalize on popularity of medicinal mushrooms. NutraIngredients-USA. April 19, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional medicine heads into the mainstream. ECNS. April 19, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Gregory Long to Step Aside as President of NYBG. New York Botanical Garden. April 20, 2017.
Sir David Attenborough to lead celebration of global conservation success. TRAFFIC. April 20, 2017.
Natural Products Association Applauds Launch of Supplement OWL. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 20, 2017.
Licensed Naturopathic Doctors to Urge Congressional Support for Insurance Nondiscrimination. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. April 19, 2017.
AHPA submits comments to USDA on Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order. American Herbal Products Association. April 19, 2017.
AHPA corrects inaccurate article on dietary supplements. American Herbal Products Association. April 10, 2017.
The Roadmap Climate Challenge Begins Thursday! United Plant Savers. April 19, 2017.
Canada: Lawmakers Introduce Marijuana Regulation Measures. NORML. April 19, 2017.
AHPA submits comments on coumarin to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. American Herbal Products Association. April 17, 2017.

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April 18, 2017

Science & Research
2017 Cranberry Update: Should We Focus on PACs or on the Whole Fruit? Nutritional Outlook. April 17, 2017.
New method for tapping vast plant pharmacopeia to make more effective drugs. EurekAlert! April 14, 2017.
Systematic Review: Rose hips ‘underutilized’ in nutrition says new study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 14, 2017.
Mixed carotenoid supplements may help obese children. NutraIngredients. April 11, 2017.
Avocados may help combat the metabolic syndrome. Science Daily. April 10, 2017.
Active Compound From Sleep-Inducing Herb Isolated. Asian Scientist Magazine. April 6, 2017.
Ginseng and anti-obesity: Does Asian variety offer greater weight loss hope? NutraIngredients. April 5, 2017.
Seaweed: From superfood to superconductor. April 5, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Vietnam seeks tighter dietary supplement control. April 12, 2017.
FDA prevails over Hi-Tech on DMAA, but ruling could open door on synthetic botanicals. NutraIngredients-USA. April 5, 2017.

Community & Indutry
Amazon Elements: A New Level of Transparency for Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Insider. April 13, 2017.
CHPA voices support for Supplement OWL label registry. NutraIngredients-USA. April 13, 2017.
Industry remembers natural products pioneer, NOW Foods founder Elwood Richard. New Hope Network. April 11, 2017.
Why a Herbarium of 7.8 Million Plants Is One of New York’s Most Valuable Resources. Hyperallergic. April 10, 2017.
Ethnobotany society connects students to plants. The Brown Daily Herald. April 9, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Hemp product sales slowly inch up as cultivation barriers get more lax. NutraIngredients-USA. April 17, 2017.
Lawsuit: DEA Marijuana Extract Rule Has ‘Chilled’ Hemp Industry . Natural Products Insider. April 10, 2017.
Hebrew University launches multidisciplinary center on medical marijuana. The Jerusalem Post. April 5, 2017.
Europe needs 'proper' cannabidiol regulations for foods and supplements, says association. NutraIngredients. April 4, 2017.

Trends & Tehnology
A closer look at veterinary homeopathy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. April 12, 2017.
Medicinal plants: Growing for a $30 million New York market. American Agriculturist. April 7, 2017.
Aromatherapy growth is ‘breath of fresh air’ for health-and-wellness sales. Drug Store News. April 4, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Solutions sought to develop herbal medicinal materials. Viet Nam News. April 17, 2017.
China emerges as next global medical tourism hotspot. Xinhua. April 11, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
The Supplement OWL is Gaining Momentum. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 13, 2017.
Study: Medical Cannabis Patients Report Decreased Use Of Opioids, Anti-Anxiety Medicines. NORML. April 13, 2017.
Summer at Kew; fascinating relationships between plants & pollinators revealed. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. April 12, 2017.
Food Safety Advocates Urge Companies to Oppose ‘Filthy Food Act’. Center for Science in the Public Interest. April 11, 2017.
NOW Founder Elwood Richard 9/17/31 - 4/7/17. NOW Foods. April 10, 2017.
AHPA corrects inaccurate article on dietary supplements. American Herbal Products Association. April 10, 2017.
AHPA and LifeScienceRisk Develop Prop 65 Insurance Coverage for the Dietary Supplement Industry. American Herbal Products Association. April 10, 2017.
CRN Reflects on Life of Industry Pioneer. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 10, 2017.
NPA Opens Nominations for Board of Directors. Natural Products Association. April 10, 2017.
Advice to Patients on the Difference Between Turmeric and Curcumin as Medical Treatments. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. April 10, 2017.
Food Industry Urges Delay of Nutrition Facts Label. Center for Science in the Public Interest. April 5, 2017.
AHPA endorses Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act. American Herbal Products Association. April 5, 2017.
CRN Praises American Botanical Council’s Endorsement of the Supplement OWL—Commends ABC’s Interest in Improving Industry Accountability. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 3, 2017.

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April 6, 2017

Science & Research
Can pure maple syrup help reduce chronic inflammation? EurekAlert! April 3, 2017.
No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action. Science Daily. April 2, 2017.
Blackmores gives $10 million donation for complementary medicine research. The Sydney Morning Herald. April 1, 2017.
National Institutes of Health will host a dietary supplement research practicum. The DO. March 30, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Dietary Supplement Official: FDA Can’t ‘Freeze in Time’. Natural Products Insider. April 3, 2017.
Health Canada wants further public input in regulating natural health products. CBC News. March 31, 2017.
Breadth of Vitamin Shoppe's Oregon settlement seen as troubling precedent. NutraIngredients-USA. March 31, 2017.

Community & Indutry
ABC endorses Supplement OWL dietary supplement product registry. NutraIngredients-USA. April 3, 2017.
AHPA's botanical GMPs document ready for field testing. NutraIngredients-USA. April 3, 2017.
AHPA, CRN suggest tweaks, wholesale overhauls of manufacturing regs. NutraIngredients-USA. April 3, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Could the extraordinary compound in cannabis that helps kids with epilepsy make you feel better? Los Angeles Times. April 2, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Acacia rigidula still popping up on market. NutraIngredients-USA. March 31, 2017.

Trends & Tehnology
Medicinal mushrooms are the new turmeric. Mother Nature Network. April 3, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Researchers investigating status of goldenseal in Pennsylvania. April 3, 2017.
The Doomsday Vault: Humanity’s salvation? CBS News. April 2, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Praises American Botanical Council’s Endorsement of the Supplement OWL—Commends ABC’s Interest in Improving Industry Accountability. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 3, 2017.
AHPA Developing Assessment Program for Botanical Agricultural, Collection and Manufacturing Best Practices. American Herbal Products Association. March 31, 2017.
Kew Launches Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 30, 2017.
Banerjee Wins 2017 Harvey W. Wiley Award. AOAC International. March 30, 2017.
Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeks To Legalize Marijuana By July 2018. NORML. March 30, 2017.
Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. March 24, 2017.

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March 29, 2017

Science & Research
Meta-analysis supports tea’s link to stronger bones. NutraIngredients-USA. March 28, 2017.
Beetroot juice may boost performance in soccer players: RCT. NutraIngredients. March 27, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Hi-Tech Claims FDA Backed Off Synthetic Botanical Position in DMAA Litigation. Natural Products Insider. March 27, 2017.

Community & Indutry
GRMA launches website ahead of releasing consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. March 29, 2017.
Medicinal plant gardens prescribed to cure Kenya's health woes. Reuters. March 28, 2017.
Regulations, supply chain, and deep science take center stage in Oxford. NutraIngredients-USA. March 27, 2017.
Breaking Records and Setting Trends at Expo West. WholeFoods Magazine. March 24, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Georgia Lawmakers Ready to Expand Access to Medical Cannabis. US News & World Report. March 28, 2017.
Getting Comfortable With Phytocannabinoids. WholeFoods Magazine. March 28, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Beyond the Myths of the Mandrake Root: Why Societies Across the Earth Have Valued This Herb. AlterNet. March 28, 2017.
Why Spinach Is the King of Leafy Greens. UC Davis Integrative Medicine. March 26, 2017.

Trends & Tehnology
Some vets not sold on routine supplementation for pets. NutraIngredients-USA. March 23, 2017.
Trending Ingredients for Natural Beauty. Nutritional Outlook. March 21, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Claims on adaptogens might overreach, but the herbs really are powerhouses, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. March 29, 2017.
What’s Hot in the Supplement Aisles: Stress Relief. WholeFoods Magazine. March 28, 2017.
Botanical-Fueled Sports Performance. Natural Products Insider. March 23, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Hope Springs Early, but Not Eternal, for the Deadnettle — or for Us. The New York Times. March 27, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
The Natural Products Industry Heads to Capitol Hill for 20th Annual Natural Products Day. Natural Products Association. March 29, 2017.
GRMA Invites Participation in Development of ANSI-Approved GMP Standard for Dietary Supplements. NSF International. March 29, 2017.
Comments invited on proposed veterinary botanical medicine specialty. American College of Veterinary Medicine. March 29, 2017.
AHPA NDI Database shows 15 of 59 most recent NDI notifications acknowledged by FDA without objection. American Herbal Products Association. March 23, 2017.
New York: New Regulatory Changes To Expand Medical Marijuana Access. NORML. March 23, 2017.

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March 26, 2017

Science & Research
“Paging Dr. Fraud”: The Fake Publishers That Are Ruining Science. The New Yorker. March 22, 2017.
Daily Consumption of Tea May Protect Elderly from Cognitive Decline. Nutraceuticals World. March 21, 2017.
A newly discovered fossil suggests plants are hundreds of millions of years older than we thought. Quartz. March 19, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
How the U.S. Keeps Herbal Dietary Supplements Safe. Yahoo! Finance. March 23, 2017.
Bitter pill to swallow: Less FDA oversight of supplements seems likely. The Los Angeles Times. March 21, 2017.

Community & Indutry
The animal supplement sector is a Harvard Business School case study on driving a responsible system: NASC President. NutraIngredients-USA. March 23, 2017.
Can ginseng become a WNC cash crop? Asheville Citizen-Times. March 22, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Regulators pave the way for use of hemp as a food in Australia and New Zealand. NutraIngredients-Asia. March 23, 2017.
Pa. industrial hemp projects get greenlight. March 23, 2017.
In Alabama church, marijuana is part of spiritual and healing journey. The Cannabist. March 22, 2017.
Cannabinoid nutraceuticals set for European take off? NutraIngredients. March 21, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Do marshmallows really soothe a sore throat? New York Daily News. March 23, 2017.
Seasonal Allergies and Complementary Health Approaches. NCCIH Clinical Digest. March 21, 2017.
Dude, Sweet’s New Truffle Is Made Using the Only Caffeinated Plant Native to North America. Dallas Observer. March 20, 2017

Quality Control & Adulteration
Woman, 56, dies after drinking toxic tea from SF Chinatown shop. SF Gate. March 20, 2017.

Trends & Tehnology
Some vets not sold on routine supplementation for pets. NutraIngredients-USA. March 23, 2017.
Trending Ingredients for Natural Beauty. Nutritional Outlook. March 21, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Why Pygmies Are Dealing Weed to Survive. National Geographic. March 23, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Access and Benefit-sharing policies to be implemented in Viet Nam. TRAFFIC. March 23, 2017.
CRN and INSIDER Continue Webinar Series Through 2017—Popular Webinars Offer Expert Advice for the Industry. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 22, 2017.
Medicinal Mushrooms Still Have Quality Issues: Interview by NutraIngredients-USA Science Editor Stephen Daniels. Nammex. March 22, 2017.
Ethnobotanical convergence, a new junction of tradition and modernity to promote research on plant biodiversity. University of Barcelona. March 20, 2017.

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March 24, 2017

Science & Research
Tea drinking slashes the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease: Singapore population-based analysis. NutraIngredients. March 20, 2017.
Nurses adopt plant-based prescription, boost health outcomes. EurekAlert! March 20, 2017.
Bioactive flavonoid from apple trees eases asthma symptoms: Taiwan study. NutraIngredients-USA. March 17, 2017.
East meets West to create 'world's first' catalogue of genomic references for TCM products. NutraIngredients-USA. March 17, 2017.
Ahiflower shown to be on par with some fish oil benefits. New Hope Network. March 16, 2017.
Better barcoding: New library of DNA sequences improves plant identification. March 16, 2017.
Dietary anti-cancer compound may work by influence on cellular genetics. EurekAlert! March 16, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Which is deadlier – herbal remedies or conventional medicines? The Conversation UK. March 16, 2017.

Community & Indutry
AHPA awards Richard, Bass, Israelsen, Shelton and BI. NutraIngredients-USA. March 16, 2017.
Amazon Elements Dietary Supplements: Fear, or Follow? Nutritional Outlook. March 16, 2017.
‘Most companies understand green herbs, vitamins & minerals, but they don’t understand mushrooms & fungi’: Nammex. NutraIngredients-USA. March 16, 2017.

Cannabis Update
A Versatile Plant: What Were the Many Uses of Cannabis in Ancient Egypt? Ancient Origins. March 17, 2017.
Oxford University to launch multimillion-dollar medical marijuana research program. CNBC. March 16, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
The Chia Seed: Good Things Come in Small Packages. UC Davis Integrative Medicine. March 19, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Tackling Food Supplement Fraud. Technology Networks. March 15, 2017.

Trends & Tehnology
Expo West 2017: Adaptogens Arrive. BevNet. March 20, 2017.
Could Moringa Tea Be The New Matcha? Refinery29. March 17, 2017.
Millennials driving next generation of functional foods. NutraIngredients. March 16, 2017.
What are functional foods, and what do consumers really think about them? NutraIngredients. March 16, 2017.
Naturally functional: Are consumers turned off by 'added' functionality. NutraIngredients. March 15, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Big 12 cocoa and chocolate players pledge to end deforestation in cocoa. Confectionery News. March 17, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Ayurveda: Is Law the First Step to Save Our Traditional Knowledge? Yahoo! News. March 18, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Addresses Audience of Attorneys General, Emphasizes Importance of Regulation Enforcement and Commitment to Complementary Self-Regulation. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 20, 2017.
Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission and U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Partner to Strengthen the Quality of Medicines and Public Health. US Pharmacopeial Convention. March 17, 2017.
AHPA adopts labeling guidance for fungi products. American Herbal Products Association. March 16, 2017.
UNPA President Loren Israelsen receives the American Herbal Products Association 2017 Herbal Insight Award. United Natural Products Association. March 16, 2017.
AHPA awards Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals. American Herbal Products Association. March 16, 2017.
Study: Patients With Cannabis Access Reduce Their Use Of Opioids. NORML. March 16, 2017.
Good Agricultural and Collection Practices integrated with guidelines on collection of wild medicinal plants. TRAFFIC. March 13, 2017.
Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws. Americans for Safe Access. March 10, 2017.

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March 23, 2017

Science & Research
Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss? Scientific American. March 15, 2017.
Variable absorption: Study warns of vast differences in the way plant extracts get into the body. NutraIngredients-USA. March 14, 2017.
Mapping the Genomes of Medicinal Plants. Technology Networks. March 14, 2017.
Blueberries May Improve Cognition in Older Adults. Nutraceuticals World. March 13, 2017.
Neanderthals Used Plant-Based Medicine, Says New DNA Study. New Historian. March 11, 2017.
Hong Kong herbal giant teams up with Nobel Laureate for immunity investigations. NutraIngredients. March 10, 2017.
FRED database gathers root traits to advance understanding of below-ground plant ecology. March 9, 2017.
‘Exciting findings’: Capsicum extract may help slim waist lines. NutraIngredients-USA. March 9, 2017.
How the Amazon’s Cashews and Cacao Point to Cultivation by the Ancients. The New York Times. March 3, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA Supplement Director Seeking Collaboration in Developing Pre-DSHEA List. Natural Products Insider. March 13, 2017.
Regulatory consistency lacking for sports supplement use, expert declares. NutraIngredients. March 13, 2017.
Trump Effect: Big FDA Changes Afoot? Natural Products Insider. March 8, 2017.
FDA Dietary Supplement Chief: ‘Consumer Safety’ First Priority. Natural Products Insider. March 8, 2017.

Community & Indutry
BI receives AHPA’s Industry Leader Award. NutraIngredients-USA. March 15, 2017.
Expo West 2017: The State of the Natural Products Industry. NutraIngredients-USA. March 14, 2017.
Hall of Legends 2017 honorees. New Hope Network. March 11, 2017.
Maryland University of Integrative Health appoints new president. The Baltimore Sun. March 10, 2017.
Top U.S. hospitals promote unproven medicine with a side of mysticism. PBS Newshour. March 9, 2017.
Industry lauds accomplishments of late stevia pioneer James May. NutraIngredients-USA. March 8, 2017.
Amid the beautiful, strange treasures of the U.S. Botanic Garden, a young painter blossoms. The Washington Post. March 8, 2017.
The Supplement OWL takes self-regulation under its wing. NutraIngredients-USA. March 7, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Cannabis use in people with epilepsy revealed: Australian survey. EurekAlert! March 9, 2017.
Component of marijuana may help treat anxiety and substance abuse disorders. EurekAlert! March 7, 2017.

Trends & Tehnology
Five key Expo West 2017 supplement trends. NutraIngredients-USA. March 15, 2017.
Why Pu'er, A Complex Tea, Draws Rapt Fans And Big Dollars. NPR. March 14, 2017.
Ancient herb ashwagandha gives boost to modern world. Fox News. March 12, 2017.
Why Adaptogens Are Worth the Health Hype. Shape. March 10, 2017.
Ten trends at Expo West 2017. Food Business News. March 10, 2017.
Superchocolate: Can chocolate really be a functional food? NutraIngredients. March 10, 2017.
12 trends to watch at Natural Products Expo West. New Hope Network. March 6, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Could a plant that ate the South be its savior? Asheville Citizen-Times. March 10, 2017.
Pushing Boundaries: Plant hunters are the pioneers of Colorado botany. CU Boulder Today. March 10, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Earth Day Walkabout and Campout Fundraiser. United Plant Savers. March 14, 2017.
Good Agricultural and Collection Practices integrated with guidelines on collection of wild medicinal plants. TRAFFIC. March 13, 2017.
Dr. Steven C. Combs Named President of Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). Maryland University of Integrative Health. March 9, 2017.
American College of Healthcare Sciences Announces Opening of Community Focused Satellite Campus in Kona, Hawaii. American College of Healthcare Sciences. March 9, 2017.
Chicago Botanic Garden Scientists Discover An Unusual New Fossil Plant. Chicago Botanic Garden. March 6, 2017.

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March 7, 2017

Science & Research
Isoflavones in food associated with reduced mortality for women with some breast cancers. Science Daily. March 6, 2017.
University of Guelph nears launch of research alliance to boost DNA testing for botanicals. NutraIngredients-USA. March 6, 2017.
Beating the blues! Berries may boost mood, improve memory. NutraIngredients-USA. March 3, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
What Heart Patients Need to Know About Herbal Supplements. Consumer Reports. March 2, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Is adulteration diminishing? Responses from labs show picture is mixed. NutraIngredients-USA. March 3, 2017.
Which Bay Leaf is in Your Spice Rack? – A Quality Control Study. Planta Medica. March 1, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Amazon jumps into supplement space with the launch of ‘Amazon Elements’ line. NutraIngredients-USA. March 2, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
A Dip In Global Prices Creates Cocoa Crisis For Ivory Coast's Farmers. NPR. March 3, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
How traditional medicine can play a key role in Latino health care. The Conversation. March 5, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
NYBG Launches New Urban Naturalist Certificate Program This Spring. New York Botanical Garden. March 3, 2017.
Germany: Medical Cannabis Access Program To Begin In March. NORML. March 2, 2017.

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March 3, 2017

Science & Research
Plant dominance in the Amazon is shaped by past civilizations. EurekAlert! March 2, 2017.
Blackmores Institute to ramp-up research into consumer understanding of supplements in Singapore. NutraIngredients. March 1, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
How Will Donald Trump Affect Global Ingredient Sourcing? Nutritional Outlook. March 1, 2017.
NAD, CRN Reflect on Decade-Old Self-Regulatory Initiative. Natural Products Insider. February 27, 2017.

Community & Industry
Campbell Soup Co.’s GMO disclosure could serve as model for national label. NutraIngredients-USA. March 2, 2017.
ABC's Blumenthal wins ethnopharmacology award. NutraIngredients-USA. February 28, 2017.
CRN and ACI Partner for Dietary Supplements Conference. WholeFoods Magazine. February 28, 2017.
NPA adopts new bylaws to augment future growth. Drug Store News. February 27, 2017.
Formulating a plan: How manufacturers are rising to the botanical formulation challenge. NutraIngredients. February 23, 2017.

Cannabis Update
A First Shot in the White House’s Possible War On Weed. Seattle Weekly. March 1, 2017.
Medical Marijuana Faces Fed's Catch-22. Scientific American. February 27, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
These 5 mood-boosting herbs will help you end winter on a high. Well + Good. February 28, 2017.
Cranberry Supplements: Not Bitter, Better. WholeFoods Magazine. February 27, 2017.
Increase intake of fresh herbs for everyday health. Michigan State University Extension. February 27, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Brewing beer with native herbs. Gourmet Traveller. March 1, 2017.
In Sri Lanka's Tea Paradise, A Social Enterprise Is Brewing. NPR. February 28, 2017.
Vitamins Gone Gummy. The New York Times. February 28, 2017.
Botanicals and Cognitive Health, Performance. Natural Products Insider. February 28, 2017.
Wellness teas are driving botanical beverage growth. NutraIngredients. February 23, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Reviving Puerto Rico's Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them. NPR. March 1, 2017.
Seeds of Commerce: Saving Native Plants in the Heart of Appalachia. Yale Environment 360. March 2, 2017.
This Superfood Fuels Social Good. Fast Coexist. February 27, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN and ACI Re-Team for Dietary Supplements Conference—Fifth Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 28, 2017.

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March 2, 2017

Science & Research
Resveratrol Breathes New Life Into Age-related Lung Damage. NutraIngredients. February 27, 2017.
Doctors Should Discuss Herbal Medication Use with Heart Disease Patients. EurekAlert! February 27, 2017.
Capsicum Extract May Boost Resting Energy Expenditure: RCT NutraIngredients-USA. February 23, 2017.
An Apple, or Five, a Day Could Help Keep COPD Away in Men Who Smoke, Research Suggests. NutraIngredients. February 23, 2017.
Mulberry Leaf Extract Could Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. The Conversation. February 22, 2017.
Spanish Olive Fruit Extract Shown Beneficial to Supporting Heart Health. WholeFoods Magazine. February 22, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA Continues to ‘Carefully Review’ Vinpocetine Comments. NutraIngredients-USA. February 27, 2017.
Enforcement Likely to Continue Under Trump, with State AGs Waiting in Wings if it Falters. NutraIngredients-USA. February 24, 2017.
The Trump Effect: Uncertainty vs. Opportunity for Natural Products Industry Oversight. Natural Products Insider. February 22, 2017.

Community & Industry
New Mexico Tribe Puts up Land for $160M Medicinal Greenhouse. US News & World Report. February 27, 2017.

Cannabis Update
California Officials and the Marijuana Industry Prepare to Fight a Federal Crackdown. Los Angeles Times. February 27, 2017.
Paging Dr. Spicer: Cannabis Could Help Fight Opioid Abuse And Save Us Billions, Actually. Forbes. February 24, 2017.
Medicinal Cannabis Approved, but Concerns Remain. Australian Journal of Pharmacy. February 22, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Cutting out the ‘Cowboys’: Let’s get Serious on Botanical Adulteration. NutraIngredients. February 23, 2017.

Trends & Technology
This New Blagden Alley Spot Uses Traditional Chinese Medicine to Boost Its Cocktails. The Washington Post. February 27, 2017.
Celebrity Superfood Endorsements Drive Botanical Demand. NutraIngredients. February 23, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Herbal Supplements all too Often Ignore Underlying Principles, Experts Say. NutraIngredients-USA. February 27, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Food: Powerful Medicine to Defend Against Cancer. Environmental Working Group. February 24, 2017.
NORML Responds: White House Threatens To Crack Down On Legal Marijuana. NORML. February 23, 2017.
CRN Applauds Senator Hatch and Representative Paulsen for Introduction of Health Savings Act of 2017. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 17, 2017.
Published Conference Report on Bioactive Nutrients Highlights Safety Data, Need for Dietary Guidance Framework. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 16, 2017.
Tell Congress to cover dietary supplements by HSAs and FSAs in Repeal and Replace Efforts to Improve Access and Lower Costs for Americans. Natural Products Association. February 15, 2017.
DEA Removes Marijuana Misinformation from Website After Months of Public, Legal Pressure. Americans for Safe Access. February 13, 2017.
AOAC Midyear Meeting Preview, March 2017. AOAC International February 7, 2017.

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February 22, 2017

Science & Research
Omega-3 and chemotherapy: Supplementation reduces stomatitis and diarrhoea in cancer patients. NutraIngredients. February 20, 2017.
Bone-Marrow Disorder Patients May Benefit from Green Tea. World Tea News. February 21, 2017.
Could Plant-Based Folk Remedies Be The Answer To Antibiotic Resistance? Fast Coexist. February 21, 2017.
Organic & Natural Health launches omega-3 field study. NutraIngredients-USA. February 21, 2017.
Pagoda-Tree Extract Defends Against Inflammation in Arthritis Model. Nutritional Outlook. February 15, 2017.
Brazilian Peppertree Packs Power to Knock Out Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. Drug Discovery & Development. February 15, 2017.
Arjuna Bark Extract May Support Heart Performance in Athletes. Nutritional Outlook. February 14, 2017.
Joint-Health Formula Movardol May Alleviate Osteoarthritis Symptoms. Nutritional Outlook. February 14, 2017.
Curcumin helps to effectively ease inflammatory bowel disease: China mouse study. NutraIngredients. February 13, 2017.
Dietary supplement could improve heart health. EurekAlert! February 13, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Hundreds of Babies Harmed by Homeopathic Remedies, Families Say. Scientific American. February 21, 2017.
Precedent setting: The development and legacy of the GOED monograph. NutraIngredients-USA. February 20, 2017.
Will acacia gum finally get the clean-label recognition it wants? NutraIngredients. February 20, 2017.
Singapore centre seeks to increase science standards for home-grown supplements, TCM and food firms. FoodNavigator-Asia. February 16, 2017.

Community & Industry
UA Center for Integrative Medicine receives $1M gift. AZ Big Media. February 21, 2017.
Chinese investment in supplements expected to continue: NCN. NutraIngredients. February 21, 2017.
Patients turn to herbal medicine as doctors strike bites. Daily Nation. February 20, 2017.
CRN, NPA support bill to allow health savings dollars to be used for supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. February 20, 2017.
First-ever supplements online product registry begins to take off. New Hope Network. February 16, 2017.
To prep for April public launch, Supplement OWL site gets a few tweaks. NutraIngredients-USA. February 15, 2017.

Cannabis Update
House Members Set to Hear Medical Marijuana Testimony. US News & World Report. February 20, 2017.
When Retirement Comes With a Daily Dose of Cannabis. The New York Times. February 19, 2017.
Lawmakers Work on Changes to Medical Cannabis Program. US News & World Report. February 18, 2017.
When The Government Legalised Medicinal Cannabis Things Only Got Harder For The Seriously Ill. BuzzFeed News. February 17, 2017.
Government has apparently dropped 'gateway' theory, marijuana critics should too. The Hill. February 16, 2017.
Senators Work to Slash THC Potency in Medical Cannabis. US News & World Report. February 16, 2017.
[Australian] Government establishes advisory council on medicinal cannabis. AJP. February 16, 2017.
Cannabidiol’s neuroprotective effect against brain ischemia/reperfusion injury revealed. NutraIngredients. February 8, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Beginning Your Medicinal Herb Garden: Part I. Mother Earth News. February 21, 2017.
Are Adaptogens Really The Cure-All Everyone Thinks They Are? Refinery29. February 15, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
‘This is heating up’: Studies highlight concerns over yohimbe supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. February 17, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
New life for 19th-century plants. EurekAlert! February 17, 2017.
Climate change takes root in northern communities' plants, botanist says. CBC News. February 15, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Africa’s homegrown remedies. African Business. February 15, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Statement on the Formation Of the Cannabis Caucus. NORML. February 16, 2017.
Quigley Introduces Botanical Sciences Bill to Support Biodiversity & Sustainability of America’s Ecosystems. Congressman Mike Quigley. February 14, 2017.

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February 16, 2017

Science & Research
Indian tree bark extract shows may improve athletic performance: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. February 14, 2017.
Traditional Chinese medicine in HIV cure issue of AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses. EurekAlert! February 14, 2017.
Dietary supplement could improve heart health. EurekAlert! February 13, 2017.
Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil may boost 'good' cholesterol. Science Daily. February 13, 2017.
Botanical supplement may weaken TB drug, research shows. Knowridge Science Report. February 12, 2017.
Could quinoa, the Inca's 'mother grain,' become a cure for world hunger? The Christian Science Monitor. February 10, 2017.
Common weed could help fight deadly superbug, study finds. The Washington Post. February 10, 2017.
Açai pulp may improve antioxidant defenses, protect arteries. NutraIngredients-USA. February 14, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
What next for Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes? NutraIngredients-USA. February 14, 2017.
Court issues permanent injunction against seller of DMAA. NutraIngredients-USA. February 14, 2017.

Community & Industry
FDA’s Rules for Dietary Fiber Are “Unreasonably Restrictive,” Associations Say. Nutritional Outlook. February 14, 2017.
One in three pharmacists recommend herbal remedies with little scientific basis. The Sydney Morning Herald. February 13, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Hemp Industries Association Sues DEA over Hemp Food Ingredients. Nutritional Outlook. February 9, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Some good reasons to be cautious about using dietary supplements. The Washington Post. February 10, 2017.

Trends & Technology
This centuries-old spice is the superfood of 2017. USA Today. February 14, 2017.
Ritual ushers in the age of transparent and ‘instagramable’ supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. February 14, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
A Forgotten Group Of Grains Might Help Indian Farmers – And Improve Diets, Too. NPR. February 9, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Award-winning geobiologist Dr. A. Hope Jahren to keynote AHPA Member Meeting. American Herbal Products Association. February 13, 2017.
AHPA expresses support for synthetic cannabinoids being placed into schedule I. American Herbal Products Association. February 7, 2017.
NYBG’s New Science Exhibition What in the World is an Herbarium? Celebrates One of the World’s Greatest Plant Research Collections. New York Botanical Garden. February 10, 2017.
Get Wise: Offers Need-to-Know Info About Industry-Wide Product Registry. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 14, 2017.
DEA Removes Marijuana Misinformation from Website After Months of Public, Legal Pressure. Americans for Safe Access. February 13, 2017.
SCNM Hosting 22nd Annual Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine. Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences. February 13, 2017.
Informed-Choice and NPA Partnership Promotes Banned Substance Testing. Natural Products Association. February 13, 2017.
American College of Healthcare Sciences Named to 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon 2017. American College of Healthcare Sciences. February 9, 2017.

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February 9, 2017

Science & Research
Olive extract shows modest arterial stiffness benefit in study. NutraIngredients-USA. February 6, 2017.
Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements. EurekAlert! February 6, 2017.
Herbal medicine's hidden risks pose threat to health. The University of Adelaide. February 6, 2017.
DNA analysis will force us to call plants by other names. Portland Press Herald. February 5, 2017.
Heart health benefits of pomegranate may be personal: Study. NutraIngredients. February 3, 2017.
Pilot study highlights role of grapes in preventing Alzheimer's disease. EurekAlert! February 3, 2017.
A new study confirms: Pregnant women should avoid liquorice. EurekAlert! February 3, 2017.
No evidence of link between fruit and veg consumption and reduction in overall cancer cases: Major Japan study. NutraIngredients. February 2, 2017.
Experts hit back at ‘inaccurate headlines’ after review questions curcumin. NutraIngredients-USA. February 2, 2017.
Red seaweed could be a potential aid for cancer treatment: Study. NutraIngredients. February 1, 2017.
Review: Why Asian mushrooms merit animal and human studies to assess Alzheimer's benefits. NutraIngredients. February 1, 2017.
Tea extracts show antioxidant benefits for soccer players: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. February 1, 2017.
Understanding when eating soy might help or harm in breast cancer treatment. Science Daily. February 1, 2017.
Dangerous Fruit: Mystery of Deadly Outbreaks in India Is Solved. The New York Times. January 31, 2017.
Can Green Tea Really Help You Manage or Lose Weight? Nutritional Outlook. January 30, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Hiring freeze at FDA dims view of industry as adequately regulated, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. February 2, 2017.
Walmart, NBTY Fight to End Litigation Two Years After NYAG Supplement Probe. Natural Products Insider. February 1, 2017.
FDA offers to help industry draft guidance following Trump’s regulatory freeze. NutraIngredients-USA. February 1, 2017.
Trump's executive order could upend current regulatory structure, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. February 1, 2017.

Community & Industry
Does GNC Super Bowl Ad Rejection Show NFL Supplement Bias? Natural Products Insider. February 3, 2017.
Can a herbal product tradition be trademarked? The Recorder. February 3, 2017.
Herbal medicine industry flourishing in Gaza Strip. Al-Monitor. February 3, 2017.
More Than 50 Companies Already in CRN’s Supplement OWL Database. Nutritional Outlook. February 2, 2017.
NPA Invites Experts to Advise New Supplement Safety and Compliance Initiative. Nutritional Outlook. February 2, 2017.
Organic & Natural Health Association takes a close look at 'the most regulated of foods'. New Hope Network. February 1, 2017.
How Two Florida Gym Rats Conquered the Shadowy World of Dietary Supplements. Men’s Journal. January 31, 2017.
UTA and Botanical Research Institute partner to advance study of plants. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. January 30, 2017.

Cannabis Update
World’s most comprehensive study into marijuana delivers controversial findings. February 4, 2017.
Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed. The Atlantic. February 2, 2017.
FDA Rebuffed Notice to Market Cannabis in Dietary Supplement. Natural Products Insider. January 31, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Can Spices Help You Lose Weight? Scientific American. February 1, 2017.
Can Green Tea Really Help You Manage or Lose Weight? Nutritional Outlook. January 30, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
‘Toxic side effects’ and ‘weak regulation’? Not for supplements made in Australia insists trade body. NutraIngredients. February 6, 2017.
Herbal supplements should be tested for safety, researchers say, questioning quality of drugs. Australian Broadcasting Company. February 5, 2017.
DMAA sighted in Denmark. NutraIngredients. February 2, 2017.
Multi-component medicine made manageable by mass spectrometry. Separations Now. February 1, 2017.

Trends & Technology
2017 Ingredient Trends to Watch for Food, Drinks, and Dietary Supplements: Hemp CBD, Vinpocetine, and Kratom. Nutritional Outlook. February 1, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
The Threats to the World's Chocolate Forests. The Atlantic. January 31, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Tribe offers clues to hidden wonders of medicinal plant. The Hindu. February 5, 2017.
Traditional Chinese Medicine firms should target international dietary supplements market, China Premier says. NutraIngredients-USA. February 2, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
60 Meetings, 60 Days —CRN Builds Relationships with Congressional Freshmen, Demonstrates Industry Leadership. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 6, 2017.
Slippery Elm in the Herbal Marketplace - Past, Present & Future. United Plant Savers. February 3, 2017.
SSCI Seeks Experts to Fulfill Consumer Focused Initiative For Dietary Supplement Industry. Natural Products Association. February 2, 2017.
2017 Commencement Speaker Announced. Maryland University of Integrative Health. February 1, 2017.
Sharaf to discuss AHPA initiatives at 17th annual ICBS in Mississippi. American Herbal Products Association. February 1, 2017.
AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of curcumin mini-perspective. American Herbal Products Association. February 1, 2017.
CRN Announces New Chairman, 2017 Board of Directors—Chairman Names Officers and Committee Chairs. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 31, 2017.

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February 2, 2017

Science & Research
Scientists explore prebiotic potential of Hyptis suaveolens. NutraIngredients-USA. January 30, 2017.
Black cumin’s anti-inflammatory potential may have airways/asthma benefits: RCT. NutraIngredients. January 27, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
UK focuses on banned DMAA after 7 ‘urgent notices’. NutraIngredients. January 30, 2017.
Shock and huh!? A look at the first week of the Trump administration. New Hope Network. January 27, 2017.
Lawyers: Republican-Led FTC Positive Sign for Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Insider. January 26, 2017.

Community & Industry
Iran launches world's first herbal medicine for Alzheimer's treatment. Pravda Report. January 30, 2017.
What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's 2017 Editorial Calendar? NutraIngredients-USA. January 26, 2017.
OmniActive Uses New $35 Million Investment to Acquire Natural Extracts Supplier Indfrag. Nutritional Outlook. January 26, 2017.
MU Center for Agroforestry hosts medicinal plant symposium. Columbia Missourian. January 26, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Herbal medicine: It goes far beyond just replacing drugs. Natural News. January 26, 2017.
Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness. NCCIH Clinical Digest. January 25, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Move Over, Kale: 3 hot new superfoods for 2017. AARP. January 27, 2017.
Bygone beer makes a comeback. WTOP. January 26, 2017.
2017 Ingredient Trends to Watch for Food, Drinks, and Dietary Supplements: Ginkgo. Nutritional Outlook. January 26, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Sri Lanka's 'Kithul' Palm Syrup: An Ancient Sweetener In Need Of Saving. NPR. January 26, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
MHRA warns athletes to avoid potentially dangerous DMAA. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. January 30, 2017.
FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products. US Food & Drug Administration. January 27, 2017.
Dietary Supplement Industry Encouraged to Make 2017 ‘The Year of the OWL’. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 26, 2017.

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January 26, 2017

Science & Research
The magic of mushrooms: Can this fungus help delay or prevent depression? NutraIngredients. January 25, 2017.
Meta-Analysis: Fenugreek may lower blood glucose levels and cholesterol. NutraIngredients-USA. January 24, 2017.
Sequencing poisonous mushrooms to potentially create medicine. EurekAlert! January 24, 2017.
Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says. NutraIngredients. January 24, 2017.
Novel curcumin formulation may improve arterial health for young obese people. NutraIngredients-USA. January 24, 2017.
Ginseng berry extract may improve glucose metabolism, says new RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. January 23, 2017.
Natural compound found in herbs, vegetables could improve treatment of triple-negative breast cancer in women. Medical Xpress. January 23, 2017.
Gluten-Destroying Drug Succeeds In Early Trial. IFLScience. January 23, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
From Trump to the FTC: 2017 Dietary Supplement Regulatory Issues to Watch. Nutritional Outlook. January 23, 2017.

Community & Industry
Can a Registry Build Trust? NutraIngredients-USA. January 25, 2017.
Walmart Works Toward Supplement Safety. Progressive Grocer. January 25, 2017.
Supplement Trade Associations Plan Lobbying Efforts for 115th Congress. Natural Products Insider. January 25, 2017.
Industry's message remains strong in Congress through political tumult, trade orgs say. NutraIngredients-USA. January 24, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Hemp Attorneys Want Dialog with DEA over CBD. Natural Products Insider. January 24, 2017.
Turning plants into pills: Behind the scenes with Miami’s lone medical marijuana grower. Bradenton Herald. January 23, 2017.
Can marijuana treat MS symptoms? It’s hard for researchers to find out. The Conversation. January 16, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Herbarium – this book has everything you need to know about herbs. Post Magazine. January 21, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Tourist boom for ayahuasca a mixed blessing for Amazon. The Guardian. January 24, 2017.
Chia leads the ancient grain field as new forms drive innovation. NutraIngredients-USA. January 23, 2017.
Superfoods You Won’t Stop Hearing About In 2017. Huffington Post. January 20, 2017.
2017 Ingredient Trends to Watch for Food, Drinks, and Dietary Supplements: Adaptogens for Stress Relief. Nutritional Outlook. January 20, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Will the University of Adelaide’s Chinese Medicine Partnership Bear Fruit? The Adelaide Review. January 24, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Promotes Three Staffers. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 25, 2017.
A New Way of Working Together for Dietary Supplement Safety. Walmart. January 24, 2017.
'Wild Medicine in the Tropics' Brings the Visitor to the Rain Forest to Learn About its Curative Bounty. New York Botanical Garden. January 20, 2017.

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January 21, 2017

Science & Research
Red Yeast Rice, Sold as Statin Alternative, Has Similar Risks. MedPage Today. January 19, 2017.
Meta-analysis backs sea buckthorn for cholesterol & heart health. NutraIngredients. January 18, 2017.
Equol + resveratrol supplements may improve quality of life for healthy women. NutraIngredients. January 18, 2017.
Plant-derived products may help fight HBV. EurekAlert! January 17, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Dietary Supplement Caucus reforms, remains unchanged. NutraIngredients-USA. January 18, 2017.

Community & Industry
Supplement Industry May Be Adopting NDI Guidance 'Where It Seems to Make Sense'. Natural Products Insider. January 18, 2017.
Supplement Spotlight: FDA Revised NDI Draft Guidance Does Not Alleviate Industry’s Concerns. The National Law Review. January 17, 2017.
Three Takeaways from the CRN Consumer Survey. WholeFoods Magazine. January 17, 2017.

Cannabis Update
German lawmakers green-light medical cannabis use. Yahoo! News. January 19, 2017.
Pot for pooches? Medical cannabis being used to treat doggy anxiety. The Sydney Morning Herald. January 19, 2017.
Colorado medical students defend physicians' right to recommend marijuana. EurekAlert! January 17, 2017.
Scientists to Government: Make It Easier to Study Marijuana. The New York Times. January 17, 2017.
Legal challenge filed against DEA’s new marijuana extract rule. The Cannabist. January 13, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Echinacea's drawbacks keep it as immune health stalwart rather than superstar. NutraIngredients-USA. January 19, 2017.
Apricot kernels shouldn’t be used as a natural treatment for cancer. South China Morning Post. January 17, 2017.
Nutritional Supplements: Counseling Points for Patients with Cancer. Pharmacy Times. January 16, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Is Mushroom Coffee the Next Superfood Trend? Health Magazine. January 19, 2017.
2017 Ingredient Trends to Watch for Food, Drinks, and Dietary Supplements: Turmeric and Boswellia. Nutritional Outlook. January 18, 2017.

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January 17, 2017

Science & Research
Citrus flavanones boost endothelial function and heart health. NutraIngredients-USA. January 16, 2017.
Rose hip supplements may increase energy expenditure, weight management. NutraIngredients-USA. January 16, 2017.
Using national survey data, researchers examine Gingko biloba effects on the liver. NutraIngredients-USA. January 16, 2017.
Meta-analysis supports pomegranate juice’s blood pressure benefits. NutraIngredients. January 13, 2017.
Study finds association between eating hot peppers and decreased mortality. EurekAlert! January 13, 2017.
Arabica coffee genome sequenced. EurekAlert! January 13, 2017.
Can bright lights optimise grass-sourced food anthocyanins? NutraIngredients. January 5, 2017.

Community & Industry
How a ‘Wonder Berry’ Is Bringing an Economic Transformation in the Cold Deserts of Lahaul-Spiti. The Better India. January 16, 2017.
NPA Shares Its Industry Priorities with President-Elect Trump. Nutritional Outlook. January 13, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Marijuana compounds show promise in treatment of cardiac disease. Medical Xpress. January 16, 2017.
Pot has some medical benefits, US Academies say, but obstacles to research loom. Science. January 12, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
The 13 Best Superfoods, According To Registered Dietitians. Self. January 13, 2017.

Trends & Technology
IFIC identifies 2017 trends. Ingredients Network. January 16, 2017.
Is Hemp the New Superfood? Australian Institute of Food Safety. January 13, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Trailblazing African Female Global Health Leaders Receive USP CePAT’s Top Honors. US Pharmacopeial Convention. January 14, 2017.
Celebrating 100 Years of Publication of the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. AOAC International. January 12, 2017.
AHPA-ABC HerbWalk at ExpoWest: Renowned herbalists provide guided tour of medicinal herbs at Fullerton Arboretum. American Herbal Products Association. January 12, 2017.
Massachusetts Governor Signs Naturopathic Medicine Licensure Bill. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. January 12, 2017.
Study: History Of Cannabis Use Not An Independent Risk Factor For Stroke. NORML. January 12, 2017.
Dietary Supplement Industry Joins Forces to Develop the Supplement Safety and Compliance Initiative. Natural Products Association. January 11, 2017.

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January 14, 2017

Science & Research
Ayurveda extract helps reduce knee pain in elderly: Sabinsa Japanese RCT. NutraIngredients. January 11, 2017.
Deceptive Spice Extract Offers Cautionary Tale for Chemists. Scientific American. January 11, 2017.
New study examines the health benefits of blue corn. EurekAlert! January 11, 2017.
52 Million-Year-Old Tomatillo Fossils Rewrite Veggie History. NPR. January 10, 2017.
Compound from chicory reveals possible treatment strategy for neurodegenerative disorders. EurekAlert! January 10, 2017.
Cherry juice blood boost may help halt cognitive decline: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. January 9, 2017.
What the ancient Greeks can teach us about herbs. The Washington Post. January 10, 2017.
Teaching Egyptians to read ancient plants: Pioneering the field of archaeobotany in Egypt. January 10, 2017.
What genetics reveals about traditional Chinese medicine. Genetic Literacy Project. January 6, 2017.
Images Reveal How Cranberry PACs Mitigate E. Coli Activity. Nutritional Outlook. January 6, 2017.
Plant Extracts Show Promise for Managing Sickle Cell Disease Symptoms, Study Says. Sickle Cell Anemia News. January 5, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Marketers Exploit The Aged With Unproven Brain-Health Claims. Newsweek. January 12, 2017.
Naturopaths get their own licensing board in Mass. The Boston Globe. January 11, 2017.
Plaintiffs fight retailers' bid to toss herbal supplements MDL. Reuters. January 11, 2017.

Community & Industry
NPA: Costs of NDI Submissions Could Be Overly Burdensome Based on FDA Guidance. Natural Products Insider. January 12, 2017.
Concern verges on panic in supplement industry over Trump's China trade stance. NutraIngredients-USA. January 9, 2017.
Expert questions role of synthetic ingredients in an industry that bills itself as ‘natural’. NutraIngredients-USA. January 10, 2017.
Dietary Supplement Industry Bullish on Trump Administration, 115th Congress. Natural Products Insider. January 6, 2017.
Office of Dietary Supplements outlines five-year strategic plan. NutraIngredients-USA. January 6, 2017.
As drug supplies run short, Egyptians turn to herbal remedies. Reuters. January 12, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Why the Addiction Recovery Community Should Accept Medical Marijuana. Rolling Stone. January 11, 2017.
More older Americans using cannabis, underscoring need for research. EurekAlert! January 11, 2017.
DEA: CBD Is Marijuana Extract, Not Hemp. Natural Products Insider. January 9, 2017.
Cannabis Botanists are in Short Supply. The Marijuana Times. January 6, 2017.
Demand for CBD still outstrips supply despite production expansion, hemp grower says. NutraIngredients-USA. January 6, 2017.
Did the DEA really make CBD into a Schedule I drug? New Hope Network. January 4, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Pining For A Cozy Winter Drink? Try An Evergreen Liqueur. NPR. January 9, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Trend Watch: Cosmetic and personal care ingredients borrowed from Traditional Chinese Medicine. CosmeticsDesign. January 10, 2017.
Food as Medicine: It’s Not Just a Fringe Idea Anymore. KQED Science. January 9, 2017.
Baobab has rosy outlook in 2017 thanks to rise of prebiotics, says Kaibae founder. NutraIngredients-USA. January 10, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Chinese medicine expert say 'anti-smog' teas ineffective. BBC News. January 11, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Wild plant harvesters gain insights from a successful cooperative model in Viet Nam. TRAFFIC. January 12, 2017.
Partnering on Pain Research: NIH, DoD, and VA Announce Pain Management Collaboratory Funding Initiative. NCCIH. January 4, 2017.
Office of Dietary Supplements Strategic Plan for 2017-2021. Federal Register. January 9, 2017.
New Colombian plant discovered by Kew scientist honours Colombian President. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. January 9, 2017.
The AANP and NMSA to Offer a Dual Membership and Co-locate their 2017 Annual Conferences. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. January 6, 2017.
Americans for Safe Access Responds to Senator Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Confirmation Hearing. Americans for Safe Access. January 10, 2017.

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January 7, 2017

Science & Research
Scientists decipher pepper's incredible anti-cancer properties. Mother Nature Network. January 4, 2017.
UADY researchers study Mayan plant remedies. The Yucatan Times. January 4, 2016.
Docs Warn Against Herbal 'Detox' That Sent Woman to ER. Newser. January 4, 2017.
Common antioxidant may guard against liver disease. Science Daily. January 3, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
EU Botanical Health Claims: A Never-Ending Story? Nutraceuticals World. January 4, 2017.
FDA Reinspections of Select Dietary Supplement Firms Show Repeat Problems. Natural Products Insider. January 4, 2017.
NDI guidance would over regulate, weaken supplement industry, Jarrow asserts. NutraIngredients-USA. January 3, 2017.

Community & Industry
Ole Miss Alumni Review: Cannabis Cultivator. HottyToddy. January 5, 2017.
The Most Honest Man in Medicine? The Ringer. January 5, 2017.
NPA executes settlement agreement with current & former board members. NutraIngredients-USA. January 3, 2017.

Cannabis Update
UK Reclassifies CBD Oil as Medicine Just as America Puts It in Class With Heroin. AlterNet. January 5, 2017.
Not All Cannabis is Created Equal. Paste. January 4, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Does Science Support Ayurveda? Scientific American. January 3, 2017.
Feeling Extra Anxious? Check Out Adaptogens, Herbs Which Regulate Your Stress Hormones. Willamette Week. January 3, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Sustainability concerns will color consumers’ food selections in 2017. FoodNavigator-USA. January 5, 2017.
Are Olive Seeds the Next Superfood? Olive Oil Times. January 5, 2017.
Assessing pet supplements: Use widespread in dogs and cats, evidence and regulation lacking. JAVMA News. January 4, 2017.
7 Ingredient Sales Surprises of 2016. Nutritional Outlook. January 3, 2017.
Image Gallery: Top Dietary Supplement Trends in 2016. Natural Products Insider. December 28, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Brazil's quilombos face eucalyptus giant in land war. Al Jazeera. January 5, 2017.
Bears Ears Monument is a win for tribal food sovereignty. Will Trump undo it? Fern’s AG Insider. January 4, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
A little box of tea: Centuries-old trade struggles to modernize. ECNS. January 5, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Year Ahead 2017 at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. January 5, 2017.
70,000 Demand DEA Stop Disseminating Blatantly False Information About Medical Marijuana. Americans for Safe Access. January 5, 2017.
FDA Issues Two Guidance Documents on the Nutrition Facts Label and the Serving Size Final Rules. US Food & Drug Administration. January 4, 2017.
CRN Welcomes New Year with Brand New Website. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 4, 2017.
Safe Supplement Use in Teenagers Requires Education, Opening a Dialogue with Parents, Coaches, Doctors. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 4, 2017.
DEA Adds Separate Registration for Marihuana Extracts. Natural Products Association. January 3, 2017.
AOAC and Industry Partners to Set Voluntary Consensus Standards for Cannabis Potency. AOAC International. January 3, 2017.
NORML Comments on Maine Marijuana Legalization Certification. NORML. January 3, 2017.

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January 3, 2017

Science & Research
Stores defy experts to recommend sports supplements to teens, study says. CNN. January 2, 2017.
Veggies with Vision: Do Plants See the World around Them? Scientific American. January 2017.
Ashwagandha root and leaf extract quells knee pain in study. NutraIngredients-USA. December 21, 2016.
Kratom in sports: Is this a growing issue? NutraIngredients-USA. December 19, 2016.
Review supports metabolic benefits of EGCG from green tea. NutraIngredients-USA. December 19, 2016.
'Watershed' discovery reveals plants' medicinal secrets. EurekAlert! December 20, 2016.
Chinese herbal treatment shows signs of effectiveness in bone marrow recovery. Science Daily. December 15, 2016.
The double edged sword: High doses of polyphenols may damage DNA. NutraIngredients. December 9, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Sen McCaskill calls on FDA to quickly finalize NDI guidance. NutraIngredients-USA. December 16, 2016.
Our Health Under Donald: What Trump Could Do with the Food and Drug Administration. Men’s Journal. December 2016.
FDA Names Permanent Director to Oversee Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Insider. December 15, 2016.

Community & Industry
2016: Challenges met, lessons learned, hills yet to climb. NutraIngredients-USA. December 23, 2016.
Trump, vinpocetine, hemp: AHPA looks at 2016 events that will affect 2017. NutraIngredients-USA. December 22, 2016.

Cannabis Update
A powerful new form of medical marijuana, without the high. The Washington Post. December 31, 2016.
4 Promising Cannabis Studies and Research from 2016. The New York Times. December 14, 2016.
2016: The Year In Review - NORML's Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy. NORML. December 29, 2016.
Does DEA’s Hemp CBD Announcement Actually Change Anything? Nutritional Outlook. December 20, 2016.
Hemp CBD Is a Schedule I Drug, DEA Says. Nutritional Outlook. December 19, 2016.
Israel, a Medical Marijuana Pioneer, Is Eager to Capitalize. The New York Times. December 17, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Say goodbye to kale: the superfood trends for 2017 - and five new ingredients to watch. The Telegraph. January 2, 2017.
Top 2017 Food Trends Predicted by Over 1,700 Dietitians in National Survey. Santa Monica Observer. January 1, 2017.
Tea will take off in sales and popularity in 2017 and beyond, says survey. CBeverageDaily. December 20, 2016.
10 Most-Read Stories of 2016. Nutritional Outlook. December 16, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
The Slow Death of Ecology’s Birthplace. Undark. December 16, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Medicine Won't Cure China's Ills. Bloomberg View. December 29, 2016.
Traditional Bolivian healers tackle diabetes crisis. Al Jazeera. December 28, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
New York Man Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term for Selling Unsafe Dietary Supplements Online. US Department of Justice. December 19, 2016.
BRIT Teams with Tarleton State University to Build Habitat Maps of 57 Central Texas Rare Plant Species. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. December 19, 2016.

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December 21, 2016

Science & Research
Chinese herbal treatment shows signs of effectiveness in bone marrow recovery. Health Canal. December 15, 2016.
Natural cures: Herbal discoveries in 2016. Zee News. December 13, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Sen. McCaskill wants FDA to beef up supplement regulations. Consumer Affairs. December 15, 2016.
NDI Guidance Comments Get Specific on Chemical Alteration. Nutritional Outlook. December 14, 2016.
First take on NDI comments: Guidance will stifle innovation without increase in safety. NutraIngredients-USA. December 13, 2016.
Dietary Supplement Law: 2016 Year in Review. Natural Products Insider. December 13, 2016.
GNC’s Department of Justice Deal Is a “Fair Deal,” One Expert Says. Nutritional Outlook. December 13, 2016.
Nutrition declaration on prepacked foods now mandatory. NutraIngredients. December 13, 2016.

Community & Industry
NDI draft guidance needs extensive revision, AHPA asserts. NutraIngredients-USA. December 15, 2016.
GNC, Under Fire, Looks to Super Bowl to Win Back Customers. Fox Business. December 15, 2016.
Dietary Supplement Industry Argues 2016 Guidance Contrary to DSHEA. Natural Products Insider. December 14, 2016.
Synthetic Botanicals Should Be Dietary Ingredients, Industry Leaders Tell FDA. Nutritional Outlook. December 14, 2016.
Vancouver's Chinese medicine practitioners struggle for recognition. Vancouver Sun. December 12, 2016.
Fighting malaria in Africa from apartment in Charlestown. Baltimore Sun. November 17, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Mexico Moves Another Step Closer To Legalizing Medical Marijuana. Civilized. December 15, 2016.
Drug 85 Times as Potent as Marijuana Caused a ‘Zombielike’ State in Brooklyn. The New York Times. December 14, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
New book explores Echinacea, a medicinal plant with roots in Kansas. Medical Xpress. December 14, 2016.
Medicinal Herbal Teas. Today’s Dietician. December 2016.

Trends & Technology
The Year in Superfoods: The Good, The Bad, and The Strange. Vogue. December 15, 2016.
Trendy Superfood Diets Are Causing Food Insecurity In India. Vice. December 14, 2016.
Beauty from within: the state of the trend. CosmeticsDesign-Europe. December 14, 2016.
Herbarium goes digital in MP, now plant details a click away. Hindustan Times. December 13, 2016.
Food & Beverage: 2016 Year in Review. Natural Products Insider. December 9, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
More foreign health professionals are learning and practicing traditional Chinese medicine in China. ECNS. December 14, 2016.
Diplomats treated with traditional Chinese medicine. ECNS. December 14, 2016.
Global Institute For Traditional Chinese Medicine Launched. Asian Scientist Magazine. December 13, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
ASA and TheAnswerPage Launch New Program to Educate Doctors and Patients on Medical Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. December 15, 2016.
Exhibition: Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. December 15, 2016.
Judy Starr Joins Board of Directors at American College of Healthcare Sciences. American College of Healthcare Sciences. December 15, 2016.
CRN’s Comments on NDI Draft Guidance Note Progress, Address Lingering Industry Concerns. Council for Responsible Nutrition. December 13, 2016.
Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation presents its advice on a framework for legalization and regulation of access to cannabis. Health Canada. December 13, 2016.

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December 16, 2016

Science & Research
A Genetic Library for Beer. Food Canada. December 8, 2016.
Herbal Approaches to Alcohol Dependence: Evidence and Risks. Pharmacy Times. December 7, 2016.
Turmeric Based Herbal Supplement as Effective as Antidiabetic Drug. Food Consumer. December 7, 2016.
The Secret Slimming Effect of Sweet Potato Waste. Science Daily. December 7, 2016.
UVM Researchers Tout Growing Saffron in Vermont. Seven Days. December 7, 2016.
Cloves Effective for Treating Oral Cavity Pain. The Clinical Advisor. December 6, 2016.
Wise Plant Analysis: Identifying Plant Metabolites. Science Daily. December 5, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
GNC Settles Dietary Supplements Case with U.S. Government. Reuters. December 7, 2016.
India’s New Functional Food and Supplements Rules: The Key Requirements Every Firm Needs to Know. FoodNavigator-Asia. December 7, 2016.
FDA Publishes Adverse Events on Dietary Supplements and Conventional Foods. Natural Products Insider. December 6, 2016.
Why FDA Is Making Data Extracted from Reports of Adverse Events for Foods and Cosmetics Available to the Public. FDA Voice. December 6, 2016.

Community & Industry
NMU Offers New Medicinal Plant Chemistry Degree. The Mining Journal. December 12, 2016.
State of the Industry — Update & Outlook for 2017. Nutraceuticals World. December 2016.
ABC, AHPA Urge Officials to Refrain from Banning Kratom Constituents. NutraIngredients-USA. December 6, 2016.
CRN Outlines Priorities for 115th Congress. Nutritional Outlook. December 6, 2016.
Dietary Supplements: 2016 Year in Review. Natural Products Insider. December 5, 2016.

Grants &s; Awards
Nutritional Outlook's 2016 Best of the Industry Award Winners. Nutritional Outlook. December 7, 2016.
Nutritional Outlook's 2016 Best of the Industry, Industry Leader: Botanical Adulterants Program. Nutritional Outlook. December 7, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Australian Couple Gives $3M to Boost Jefferson's Medical Marijuana Research Center. Philadelphia Business Journal. December 7, 2016.
Texas Senator Introduces Longshot Medical Marijuana Bill. Austin American-Statesman. December 6, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine. NPR. December 6, 2016.
Tourists Are Flocking to Gabon to Try One of the World’s Strongest Psychedelic Drugs. Slate. December 5, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Adulteration to make spinach supplements...stronger? Securing Industry. December 12, 2016.

Trends & Technology
3 Compelling Supplement Trends in 2016. Natural Products Insider. December 12, 2016.
Many Pain Patients Using Complementary Health Approaches—but Not Necessarily for Pain. Pain Medicine News. December 8, 2016.
Clean Label, Sustainability & Transparency: The Trends Behind a Movement. Nutraceuticals World. December 7, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is China’s Latest ‘Soft Power’ Weapon. South China Morning Post. December 7, 2016.
China Issues First White Paper on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Xinhua. December 6, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Traditional Chinese Medicine Expansion for University. The University of Adelaide. December 8, 2016.
Medical Marijuana Policy Roadmap Released by Americans for Safe Access. Americans for Safe Access. December 8, 2016.
NPA Welcomes Efforts to Promote Transparency in Natural Products Industry. Natural Products Association. December 6, 2016.
AHPA Submits Comments to DEA on Potential Impacts of Scheduling Herbal Constituents. American Herbal Products Association. December 5, 2016.
Dr. Daniel Fabricant, NPA CEO, to Appear on "The Doctors" to Talk Kratom. American Herbal Products Association. December 5, 2016.

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December 7, 2016

Science & Research
A Dose of a Hallucinogen from a ‘Magic Mushroom,’ and Then Lasting Peace. The New York Times. December 1, 2016.
The Life-Changing Magic of Mushrooms. The Atlantic. December 1, 2016.
Bilberry Consumption Linked to Better Cholesterol Levels: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. December 1, 2016.
Fermented Tea Could Help Protect the Liver from High-fat Diet Damage. NutraIngredients-Asia. November 30, 2016.
Crabapple Supplements Could Help Cut Cholesterol, China Study Discovers. NutraIngredients. November 30, 2016.
Plant magic: Scientists Return to Roots to Fight Superbugs. Deutsche Welle. November 29, 2016.
Kratom May Have Medical Benefit as Opioid Alternative. Science Daily. November 28, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Drug Expert Says FDA, not DEA, Should Oversee Kratom as Herb Poses Little Public Health Risk. NutraIngredients-USA. December 5, 2016.
Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA Doesn’t Ban It. WIRED. November 30, 2016.
Don't Rush to Ban or Use Kratom, Expert Says. Medscape. November 30, 2016.
NPA Tells DEA that Kratom Poses Threat to Public Health. NutraIngredients-USA. November 30, 2016.
Kratom: Healing Herb or Dangerous Drug? Austin American-Statesman. November 29, 2016.
Prop 65 Warnings for Aloe Vera, Non-decolorized Whole Leaf Extract & Goldenseal Root Powder Effective Dec 4, 2016. NutraIngredients-USA. November 29, 2016.
The New Food Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Their Effect on Dietary Supplement Quality: What You Need to Know. Integrative Medicine. October 2016.

Community & Industry
Cranberry Industry Skewers JAMA Editorial Proposing No UTI Benefits. Nutritional Outlook. November 28, 2016.
British Nutrition Foundation Targets Myths in Media. November 28, 2016.
2016 Person of the Year: Cara Welch, Ph.D. Senior Advisor for FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. WholeFoods Magazine. November 18, 2016.
Can We Say Cure? Integrative Medicine. October 2016.

Cannabis Update
8 Burning Questions About the Coming Federal Pot Report. CBC News. November 30, 2016.
Cannabis for Canines? Medicinal Pot Products a Growing Trend for Toronto Pet Owners. CBC News. November 30, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Would You Feel Sexy Wearing Eau de Extinction? MIT Technology Review. December 5, 2016.
Exploring Botanical Names Requires a Trip Through History. Houston Chronicle. December 2, 2016.
US public divided over food science. EurekAlert! December 1, 2016.
Christmas Trees and the Science Behind Them. Michigan State University Extension. November 29, 2016.
Homeopathic ‘medicines’ will have to state they don’t work. Chemistry World. November 27, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Botanical Adulterants: What You Should Know. WholeFoods Magazine. November 29, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Herbal relaxation drinks: we sort truth from hype about trendy brews marketed to stressed-out Hongkongers. South China Morning Post. December 6, 2016.
Energy Takes No. 2 Spot Among Reasons Driving Supplement Use in 2016. Natural Products Insider. November 30, 2016.
5 innovative supplement delivery systems to watch. NutraIngredients-USA. November 30, 2016.
Top 2016 Legal and Regulatory Trends in Dietary Supplement Industry. Natural Products Insider. November 29, 2016.
2017 Marks Year of Extremes for Food & Beverage Industry. Natural Products Insider. November 17, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Glacier Melt Threatens Medicinal Plants in Pakistan. Glacier Hub. December 1, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Fighting the Flu with a Cretan Herbal Medicine. The National Herald. December 5, 2016.
Beijing Launches Traditional Chinese Medicine Tours Directed at Foreign Audiences. Yahoo! Finance. December 1, 2016.
'Every Plant That Exists Has Meaning': Traditional Ecological Medicine. KCET. November 30, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA submits comments to DEA on potential impacts of scheduling herbal constituents. American Herbal Products Association. December 5, 2016.
AHPA submits comments to FTC regarding consumer perceptions of "organic" claims. American Herbal Products Association. December 2, 2016.
Viet Nam’s traditional medicine sector sees clear benefits of using sustainably sourced wild plants. TRAFFIC. December 2, 2016.
India’s President recognizes USP partnership with NIPER. US Pharmacopeial Convention. December 1, 2016.
CRN Assesses New Political Climate in Post-Election Webinar. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 30, 2016.
ASA Files Petition with DOJ Demanding DEA Correct Misinformation About Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. December 5, 2016.
Kew supports Mexico in race against time to protect incredible biodiversity. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. November 29, 2016.
NPA Tells Drug Enforcement Agency that Kratom Poses Threat to Public Health, Could Cause Serious Unintended Consequences as Nation Struggles with Opioid Addiction. Natural Products Association. November 29, 2016.
Prescribing the balance of nature to traditional medicine schools. TRAFFIC. November 29, 2016.
Flu and Colds: In Depth. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. November 2016.
Know the Science. TRAFFIC. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. October 26, 2016.

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November 30, 2016

Science & Research
Curcumin supplementation shows benefits for people with severe depression: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. November 25, 2016.
Plant compounds may boost brain function in older adults. Knowridge Science Report. November 25, 2016.
Unlocking the genetic code of an ancient survivor. The Guardian. November 23, 2016.
Omega-3s boost muscle function in older women but not men: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. November 23, 2016.
No evidence of aloe vera found in the aloe vera at Wal-Mart, CVS. MSN Money. November 22, 2016.
The Healing Powers of Honey. The Atlantic. November 16, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Breaking the AMA logjam? Pennsylvania regulates naturopathic doctors. Integrative Practitioner. November 10, 2016.

Community & Industry
FDA's New Dietary Ingredient guidance challenges industry. New Hope Network. November 23, 2016.
GRMA close to finalizing consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. November 22, 2016.
Journalists need to prune the overgrowth in the jungle of supplement news. Health News Review. November 22, 2016.
News judgment: A tale of two Times stories. New Hope Network. November 22, 2016.

Cannabis Update
This small Alberta village could soon be home to the world's largest marijuana factory. CBC News. November 25, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Kale Is About To Have An Identity Crisis. NPR. November 28, 2016.
The Favorite Drink Of Italian Grandpas Gets An American Revival. NPR. November 25, 2016.
Time is ripe for polyphenols as prebiotics, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. November 21, 2016.
Tribes Revive Indigenous Crops, And The Food Traditions That Go With Them. NPR. November 18, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Giants in the Face of Drought. The Atlantic. November 27, 2016.
The World’s Coconuts Are in Danger. The Atlantic. November 14, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Macau aims to industrialize traditional Chinese medicine. Macau Daily Times. November 28, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Anti-Marijuana Zealot Tapped For Attorney General. NORML. November 18, 2016.

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November 25, 2016

Science & Research
Plant compounds may boost brain function in older adults, study says. EurekAlert! November 21, 2016.
Clinical Research: Twenty years of GCP. NutraIngredients-USA. November 21, 2016.
More needs to be done to ensure use of standard materials in botanical research, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. November 21, 2016.
How a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce heart failure in the aged. Science Daily. November 17, 2016.
Scientists explore how nutrition may feed mental health. EurekAlert! November 17, 2016.
Chemical origami yields new plant compounds with therapeutic and economic potential. November 17, 2016.
Anxiety and Complementary Health Approaches. NCCIH Clinical Digest. November 17, 2016.
Investigating Nephrotoxicity from Herbal Medicines. Thermo Fisher Scientific. November 16, 2016.
Database helps plant 'right tree for the right place'. BBC News. November 15, 2016.
Plant-based diet may lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Knowridge Science Report. November 16, 2016.
Drinking red wine before smoking can prevent short term vascular damage. EurekAlert! November 15, 2016.
Scientists uncover genetic evidence that 'we are what we eat'. EurekAlert! November 15, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
EFSA models transparency with open source ‘Knowledge Junction’. NutraIngredients. November 16, 2016.
State now requires naturopathic doctors to be licensed. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 15, 2016.

Community & Industry
Fujifilm, China Resources to team on herbal medicine. Nikkei Asian Review. November 21, 2016.
Your thoughts on Trump's triumph: From 'authoritarian tactics' to 'a thriving business environment.' NutraIngredients. November 15, 2016.
Trump: Good or bad news for the supplements industry? (Our survey results are in). NutraIngredients-USA. November 15, 2016.
Charleston native Ann Armbrecht to present research on herbs. Charleston Gazette-Mail. November 13, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Medical Marijuana Is Legal in California. Except When It’s Not. The New York Times. November 21, 2016.
Texas Wants to Make it More Expensive for Cannabis Oil Dispensaries to Do Business. Texas Public Radio. November 18, 2016.
Cannabis Studies Called Into Question As Research Weed Is Too Weak. IFLScience. November 14, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Which Supplements, if Any, May Be Worth Your Money. The New York Times. November 21, 2016.
Supplementary Facts: Polyphenols' Power Is in Food and Drink, Not in Pill Form. Medscape. November 21, 2016.
Herbal Support for Sexual Health. Natural Products Insider. November 16, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Prescription Drugs Found in Some Supplements. Consumer Reports. November 15, 2016.

Trends & Technology
The Controversial Redesign of the Lowly Multivitamin (Yes, Controversial). WIRED. November 15, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Meet the Scientists Breeding Vegetables for Our Changing Environment. NBC News. November 21, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Thomas Temple Re-Elected Chair of USP Board of Trustees. US Pharmacopeial Convention. November 21, 2016.
The New York Botanical Garden Receives $100,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation. New York Botanical Garden. November 17, 2016.
The Institute For Natural Medicine Continues to Strengthen Its Mission And Keep Its Promises. The Institute for Natural Medicine. November 16, 2016.
Natural Products Association Congratulates Donald J. Trump on Election Victory. Natural Products Association. November 16, 2016.
Pennsylvania Approves Naturopathic Licensure. Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. November 15, 2016.
FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding Marketing Claims for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Drugs. Federal Trade Commission. November 15, 2016.
UpS Awarded Grant. United Plant Savers. November 13, 2016.
Words from President Juan Manuel Santos at the launch event in Colombia of the "Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes.” The Amazon Conservation Team. November 11, 2016.
Call for Articles: 2017 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. United Plant Savers. November 11, 2016.
United Plant Savers at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. United Plant Savers. November 11, 2016.
Guidance on the preparation and presentation of the notification and application for authorisation of traditional foods from third countries in the context of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. European Food Safety Authority. November 10, 2016.
Voters In Eight States Approve Marijuana Law Reform In Unprecedented Election Victories. NORML. November 10, 2016.
Climate change dramatically disrupting nature from genes to ecosystems – study. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. November 10, 2016.

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November 15, 2016

Science & Research
Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements. The New York Times. November 14, 2016.
Green tea extract supplements may improve lipid levels for women. NutraIngredients. November 9, 2016.
Spices and diabetes: Urgent need for more human trials to assess benefits, say Asia researchers. NutraIngredients. November 9, 2016.
Licorice compound interferes with sex hormones in ovary, study finds. EurekAlert! November 9, 2016.
Scientists reconstruct largest ever family tree of major flowering plant group. November 4, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Botanicals progress: EU Health Commissioner promises solution in his time. NutraIngredients. November 14, 2016.
Proposed Pa. law would have naturopaths be registered. Pocono Record. November 11, 2016.
‘Pro business’ is best guess when looking at character of Trump administration. NutraIngredients-USA. November 9, 2016.
UK petition demands nutritionist become protected job title. NutraIngredients. November 9, 2016.
Trumpism and the Bigotry of the Antagonists to Integrative Medicine and Health. Huffington Post. November 11, 2016.

Community & Industry
NBTY, LI vitamin maker, changes name to the Nature’s Bounty Co. Newsday. November 14, 2016.
Meet Jun Mao, MSK’s Chief of Integrative Medicine. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center blog. November 11, 2016.
Can President Trump change the natural products industry? New Hope Network. November 11, 2016.
Meet the Pukka Herbs founders who are actually 'selling tea to China'. Bristol Post. November 11, 2016.
Medicinal herb industry takes root in Palestine. Al-Monitor. November 9, 2016.
Industry Leaders Slam FDA’s Take on Vinpocetine. Nutritional Outlook. November 7, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Federally produced cannabis for research does not reflect potency, diversity of legal markets. CU Boulder Today. November 14, 2016.
Advocates for medicinal marijuana look to Texas next for legalization. KXAN. November 14, 2016.
A New Test of Pot's Potential to Replace Painkillers. The Atlantic. November 10, 2016.
Cannabinoids induce memory loss through the decrease in energy of the neurons. EurekAlert! November 10, 2016.
Medlab announces first Australian cannabis trial for cancer pain as nutraceutical sales soar. NutraIngredients. November 10, 2016.
Medical marijuana victories in Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas, Montana turn the tide. The Washington Post. November 9, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Aldi and Menora assure the ACCC they will no longer sell oregano mixed with other leaves. The Sydney Morning Herald. November 10, 2016.

Trends & Technology
With app, forest dept gets set to check illegal supply of medicinal plants, herb. Deccan Herald. November 14, 2016.
How Your Genetic Sequence Can Be Exploited By The Supplement Industry. Forbes. November 14, 2016.
The top trending Ayurveda ingredients right now…and why they are destined to remain niche products in the West. NutraIngredients-USA. November 14, 2016.
The amaro craze now has its bible, Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs. Chicago Reader. November 11, 2016.
FRLH Herbarium’s WeDigBio 2016 enables citizen scientists to upload details of medicinal plants to create flora distribution maps. Pharmabiz. October 26, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
India pitches for cultivation of medicinal plants to mitigate climate change. November 10, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Peru's practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine bonds two ancient cultures. New China. November 14, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
'Agaricus of North America' Now Available from NYBG Press. New York Botanical Garden. November 10, 2016.
NYBG's Center for Conservation Strategy Launches New York City EcoFlora Project. New York Botanical Garden. November 4, 2016.
NPA Supports the Lawful Marketing of Vinpocetine in the U.S. in Comments to FDA. Natural Products Association. November 7, 2016.
Brad Jacobs, MD, Becomes Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. November 3, 2016.
McLean Hospital Study Finds That Medical Marijuana Use May Improve Cognitive Performance. McLean Hospital. October 18, 2016.

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November 9, 2016

Science & Research
Dietary Supplements in Irritable Bowel Disease. Pharmacy Times. November 4, 2016.
Scientists decode the genome of Chinese licorice. EurekAlert! November 3, 2016.
JAMA review finds no statistical support for bias in industry-sponsored research. NutraIngredients-USA. November 3, 2016.
Negative cranberry study looked at wrong endpoint and editorial confounded issue, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. November 2, 2016.
JAMA rejects cranberry for UTI; industry says Yale study infected with fault. NutraIngredients-USA. November 2, 2016.
Berry wine, minus the alcohol, may offer help for those with diabetes. Science Daily. November 1, 2016.
Review of industry-sponsored nutrition studies ‘suggests’ they’re more likely to have favourable conclusions. NutraIngredients-USA. November 1, 2016.
Opioids Out, Cannabis In: Negotiating the Unknowns in Patient Care for Chronic Pain. The JAMA Network. November 1, 2016.
From the Ground Up: Herbs and Antibiotics. Las Cruces Sun-News. November 1, 2016.
Cranberry disrupts harmful bacteria's ability to communicate, spread and become virulent. EurekAlert! October 25, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
13 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop. NutraIngredients-USA. November 7, 2016.
Consumers Urge FDA to Keep Vinpocetine on Market as Dietary Supplement. Natural Products Insider. November 4, 2016.
German impact study finds EU health claim laws blocking innovation; no excuse for lame marketing, says analyst. NutraIngredients. November 4, 2016.
Ten things to change about DSHEA. NutraIngredients-USA. November 4, 2016.
Senator Hatch urges withdrawal of vinpocetine notice. NutraIngredients-USA. November 4, 2016.

Community & Industry
How California's Marijuana Legalization Vote Could Impact The Entire Country. Forbes. November 7, 2016.
All Plants Are Medicine; We Just Need To (re)Learn How. National Geographic – Voices blog. November 4, 2016.
Curing What Ails Us, from Urban Herbalism to Activism. Civil Eats. November 3, 2016.
Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine. BBC News. November 2, 2016.
Supplement OWL product registry ready to accept product labels. NutraIngredients-USA. November 2, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Marijuana on the Ballot. Scientific American. November 7, 2016.
The Trend Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana. NPR. November 5, 2016.
Could pot help solve the U.S. opioid epidemic? Science. November 3, 2016.
Using DNA to unlock the mysteries of cannabis and reduce the risk of dodgy ‘medical’ products. The Conversation. October 31, 2016.
Vermont Group Makes $250,000 Investment In Hardwick-Grown Hemp. Vermont Public Radio. October 28, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Death Valley Is Alive. The New Yorker. November 14, 2016.
Superfood or Super Hype? Consumer Reports. November 7, 2016.
Everything you need to know about ashwagandha—the stress-fighting adaptogen of the moment. Well and Good. November 3, 2016.
The Definitive Superfood Ranking. Outside. October 31, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Detecting potentially harmful mycotoxins in beer. EurekAlert! November 2, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Brain Health and Sports Nutrition Team Up in Dietary Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. November 7, 2016.
Iran's exports of medicinal herbs rise as sanctions removed. Xinhua. November 4, 2016.
Autumn trend? Leaf extracts used as food colourants and nutraceuticals. NutraIngredients. November 3, 2016.
Hops beyond beer and tea from a spray can: Fona lists interesting food trends from October. FoodNavigator-USA. November 2, 2016.
Confidence, trust in supplements stay high as younger consumer usage grows: CRN data. NutraIngredients-USA. November 1, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Chinese Medicine Law Stirs Debate Between Scholars and Skeptics. Sixth Tone. November 7, 2016.
As health system collapses, Zimbabwe turns to street herbs. The Washington Post. November 6, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Bikes, Water & Women: How Traditional Medicinals’ Revive! Project is Changing Lives. CSRwire. November 3, 2016.
Brad Jacobs, MD, Becomes Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. Business Wire. November 3, 2016.
The Supplement OWL Has Landed: New Dietary Supplement Product Registry Ready to Accept Product Labels. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 1, 2016.
Kew and Colombia to help identify, protect and promote plant biodiversity. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. November 1, 2016.
AHPA reappoints Wynn Werner and P K Dave as co-chairs of the Ayurvedic Products Committee. American Herbal Products Association. October 31, 2016.
Groudbreaking Ceremony Marks Beginning of Construction of the Edible Academy, NYBG’s State-of-the-Art Facility for Learning about Healthful, Plant-based Nutrition. New York Botanical Garden. October 27, 2016.
USP and Chinese Pharmacopeia Extend Partnership to Improve Medicines Quality and Patient Safety. US Pharmacopeial Convention. October 27, 2016.
Planting the Future: Medicinal Plant Conservation in the Driftless Region. United Plant Savers. October 26, 2016.

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November 4, 2016

Science & Research
Cranberry for Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection? Time to Move On. The JAMA Network. October 27, 2016.
Rosemary and Time: Does This Italian Hamlet Have a Recipe for Long Life? The New York Times. October 19, 2016.
If You Want to Cure All Diseases, Include All of the World's Scientists. Scientific American. October 20, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Sen. Hatch Urges FDA to Withdraw Vinpocetine Dietary Supplement Notice. Natural Products Insider. October 26, 2016.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to decide dietary supplements case. Northern California Record. October 26, 2016.
Prop 65 private enforcers are just getting warmed up, attorney warns. NutraIngredients-USA. October 24, 2016.
Kratom: Deadly Drug or Herbal Cure for Opioid Epidemic? Rolling Stone. October 21, 2016.
NDIs—is everything old new again? United Natural Products Alliance. October 19, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Medicinal cannabis crops now legal in Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. October 30, 2016.
Election May Be a Turning Point for Legal Marijuana.The New York Times. October 24, 2016.
A ‘Green Rush’ to the Great White North. US News and World Report. October 24, 2016.
Inside big pharma's fight to block recreational marijuana. The Guardian. October 22, 2016.
Researchers uncover structure of marijuana receptor that makes humans 'high'. CBC News. October 21, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
An uncanny mixture: God, alcohol and even cannabis. BBC News. October 27, 2016.
Can Ginger Ale Really Soothe Nausea? The Atlantic. October 27, 2016.
What The Real Witches Of America Eat. NPR. October 26, 2016.
When Tomatoes Were Blamed For Witchcraft and Werewolves. Atlas Obscura. October 24, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Next Gen sequencing still not mature enough to use as standard botanical test method, experts argue. NutraIngredients-USA. October 28, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Assam herbs ripe for nutraceutical and functional food development: Study. NutraIngredients. October 26, 2016.
How Indians are embracing the superfoods all around them. South China Morning Post. October 24, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
‘Critics think it's snake oil medicine’: Call for more TCM research to prove doubters wrong. NutraIngredients. October 31, 2016.
Practitioners of traditional Mayan medicine have a lot to teach modern doctors. Quartz. October 26, 2016.
Guam's indigenous healers harvest medicinal heritage at naval base. USA Today. October 26, 2016.
4 Things Native American Doctors Got Right Long Before Modern Medicine. Medical Daily. October 26, 2016.
Singapore shells out $3m to boost research on traditional Chinese medicine. Singapore Business Review. October 24, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Ethiopia’s Prof. Sebsebe Demissew awarded prestigious Kew International Medal. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. October 21, 2016.
Update on international supplement regulations. American Herbal Products Association. October 21, 2016.
"Incidental DNA fragments" may be misinterpreted using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). American Herbal Product Association. October 19, 2016..
Lawmakers Agree: Naturopathic Doctors are a Solid Choice to Combat Chronic Pain for Veterans. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. October 12, 2016.
CRN Announces Educational Grant to Advance Nutrition Education. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 17, 2016.
Pew Supports Office of Dietary Supplements Strategic Plan but Suggests Evaluation. The Pew Charitable Trusts. September 30, 2016.

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October 24, 2016

Science & Research
Phytoestrogen health functions ‘inconclusive,’ review finds. NutraIngredients. October 13, 2016.
Anti-tuberculosis drug disrupted by botanical supplement, can lead to development of disease. Science Daily. October 10, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Room for Debate: Is Kratom the Plant That Heals, or Kills? The New York Times. October 19, 2016.
FDA’s Draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notifications in Dietary Supplements: Counting the Cost. Natural Products Insider. October 18, 2016.
DEA ends emergency kratom listing, begins more protracted proceeding. NutraIngredients-USA. October 13, 2016.

Community & Industry
Chinese Firms Look at Fortifying Nutrition Holdings With GNC. The Wall Street Journal. October 19, 2016.
From the Editor: Industry Taking the Right Road. Nutritional Outlook. October 18, 2016.
CRN donates $10,000 to Tufts University students. NutraIngredients-USA. October 17, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Will Hemp CBD’s Regulatory Controversy Help or Hurt Its Future as a Supplement Ingredient? Nutritional Outlook. October 18, 2016.
High on the horizon: A glimpse into Israel’s budding Medical Cannabis industry. Geek Time. October 16, 2016.
Mad Science, Bad Science and the Cannabis Plant. AlterNet. October 14, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Why bosweillia is the next ‘everything’ herb. ChiroEco. October 18, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
60 Percent of St. John's Wort Supplements Fail Tests: Lab. Newsmax Health. October 18, 2016.
ABC Adulterants Program speeds up publication schedule. NutraIngredients-USA. October 18, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Coffee And Climate Change: In Brazil, A Disaster Is Brewing. NPR. October 12, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent to Temporarily Place Mitragynine and 7- Hydroxymitragynine into Schedule I. US Department of Justice. October 12, 2016.

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October 13, 2016

Science & Research
Half of U.S. Adults Use Dietary Supplements, Despite Scant Evidence. NEJM Journal Watch. October 12, 2016.
Trends in Dietary Supplement Use Among US Adults From 1999-2012. Journal of the American Medical Association. October 11, 2016.
The Supplement Paradox: Negligible Benefits, Robust Consumption. Journal of the American Medical Association. October 11, 2016.
Botanical supplement may weaken TB drug. Futurity. October 11, 2016.
Enhanced curcumin boosts endothelial function for healthy people: RCT. NutraIngredients. October 11, 2016.
Western medicine, more so than herbal medicine, contributes to DILI in China. Healio. October 10, 2016.
Scientists outline biochemistry of xanthohumol -- an avenue to treat metabolic syndrome. EurekAlert! October 10, 2016.
Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders. Science Daily. October 3, 2016.
Building a Foundation for Clinical Trials of Natural Products. NCCIH Research Blog. September 27, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Panel explores issue of how best to live with NDI provisions. NutraIngredients-USA. October 11, 2016.
'Confusion' best describes global regulation of aloe, expert says. NutraIngredients. October 10, 2016.
EFSA to consider green tea catechins safety. NutraIngredients. October 6, 2016.
Herbal and dietary supplements tied to liver damage. Reuters. October 6, 2016.
Sabinsa’s Curcumin Ingredients Granted New Health Claims in Canada. Nutritional Outlook. October 6, 2016.

Community & Industry
Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference will draw more than 1,000 to Black Mountain. Mountain Xpress. October 11, 2016.
Where Does the Dietary Supplements Industry Stand Two Years after the New York Attorney General’s Investigation?. Nutritional Outlook. October 10, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Pets on Pot: The Newest Customer Base for Medical Marijuana. The New York Times. October 8, 2016.
Pharmacy’s Role in Medical Cannabis. Pharmacy Times. October 7, 2016.
Ancient Cannabis 'Burial Shroud' Discovered in Desert Oasis. National Geographic. October 4, 2016.
Jamaica, Long Opposed to Marijuana, Now Wants to Cash In on It. The New York Times. October 1, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Herbal medicine: A relic of the past or a signpost of the future? The Irish Times. October 11, 2016.
The Early Feminist Who Used Botany to Teach Kids About Sex. The Atlantic. October 6, 2016.
Wave Hill Hosts Dead Botanists Walk. Patch - Mount Vernon, New York. October 5, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Growth Industry: Flagler County palmetto berries attract pickers. Palm Coast Observer. October 6, 2016.
Himalayan kodo millet found to have nutraceutical and functional food potential. NutraIngredients. October 5, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Macao 'to be' traditional Chinese medicine hub. ECNS. October 11, 2016.
Chinese medicine hopes to standardize. ECNS. October 11, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
New Study of Supplement Usage Shows Steady Interest by Consumers in Product Category. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 11, 2016.
Toyota Supports Kew’s Vital Research Into Threatened Plant Species. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. October 7, 2016.
The Common Cold and Complementary Health Approaches. NCCIH Clinical Digest. October 6, 2016.

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October 9, 2016

Science & Research
Alternative medicine may be linked to lower vaccination rates. Reuters. October 3, 2016.
Wide net cast by paper clouds issue of liver injury risk posed by supplements, critics say. NutraIngredients-USA. October 3, 2016.
2-5 coffees per day shows CVD benefits. NutraIngredients. September 30, 2016.
Acai boosts vascular function, improves heart health: RCT. NutraIngredients. September 30, 2016.
Botanicals: Research round-up. NutraIngredients. September 28, 2016.
Pine bark extracts may help curb age-related muscle loss; Study. NutraIngredients-USA. September 28, 2016.
MPD3: a useful medicinal plants database for drug designing. Natural Products Research. September 28, 2016.
Top Kratom Researcher Discusses Potential Medical Use In Opioid Withdrawal. Forbes. September 28, 2016.
The spice of life: Cinnamon cools your stomach. Science Daily. September 26, 2016.
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Could plant-based Traditional Chinese Medicines aid treatment? NutraIngredients. September 26, 2016.
Hallucinogen Therapy Is Coming. Nautilus. September 22, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
DEA appears to waver on kratom listing in face of pressure from lawmakers. NutraIngredients-USA. October 5, 2016.
New Dietary Ingredients (NDI)– A Better Solution. NutraIngredients-USA. October 4, 2016.
FDA extends NDI comment period to Dec. 12. NutraIngredients-USA. October 4, 2016.
How Do FDA and FTC Regulate Ayurveda Products? Nutritional Outlook. October 3, 2016.
Why Health Canada’s proposed overhaul of NHP regs are a concern to the industry. NutraIngredients-USA. October 3, 2016.
Senators Ask DEA To Delay Plans To Criminalize Another Herb. Huffington Post. September 30, 2016.
EU herbals: Creative escape routes out of botanical claims limbo-land. NutraIngredients. September 29, 2016.
THMPD: Has it delivered? NutraIngredients. September 29, 2016.

Community & Industry
New York Pushes DNA Testing to Ensure Dietary Supplements Contain Promised Ingredients. Care2. October 3, 2016.
NBTY to DNA barcode herbal ingredients after agreement with NY AG. NutraIngredients. September 29, 2016.
What’s in Your Herbal Pills? Firm Promises DNA Testing for Proof. The New York Times. September 28, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Medical marijuana legal fight rages over expanding qualifying conditions. Chicago Tribune. September 30, 2016.
How a Maryland lawmaker shaped the medical marijuana industry — and joined it. Washington Post. September 29, 2016.
Pharmacy leads research in marijuana, other plants. The DM Online. September 29, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Supplement Testing in a DNA World. Natural Products Insider. September 30, 2016.
Can DNA testing make nutritional supplements safer? Some tests might not be up to snuff. STAT. September 29, 2016.
DNA Testing Methods Create Challenges for Supplements Industry Post-NYAG Investigation. Natural Products Insider. September 28, 2016..

Frostburg State University Ethnobotany Students Gain Insight Into Western Maryland Ginseng Operation. FSU News. September 27, 2016.
New class teaches Ambler students ‘botanical traditions’. The Temple News. September 27, 2016.
Lee Foundation MSc students from Singapore start their study at Kew. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 26, 2016.

Grants & Awards
Honoring tropical botany: NTBG award winner’s work focuses on plant colonization on Hawaii. The Garden Island. October 3, 2016.

Trends & Technology
What's Behind Oregon's Marionberry Mania? NPR. October 5, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
A partnership in plant biology and conservation. ASU Now. September 30, 2016.
Medicinal Herb or Myth? Indian Official Proposes Hunt for Sanjivani of Lore. New York Times. September 29, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Industry Leaders Collaborate to Develop the Supplement OWL — New Product Registry a Hallmark of Industry Maturation. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 3, 2016.
Food Supplements: Challenges & risks for consumers. BEUC: The European Consumer Organization. September 30, 2016.
AHPA expresses concern about DEA using emergency scheduling authority to temporarily classify herb as schedule I substance. American Herbal Products Association. September 30, 2016.
2016 AOAC Annual Meeting Highlights: Celebrating 132 Years of Analytical Excellence. AOAC International. September 30, 2016.

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October 2, 2016

Science & Research
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Could plant-based Traditional Chinese Medicines aid treatment? NutraIngredients. September 26, 2016.
UK researchers tap into China's scientific powerhouse. BBC News. September 23, 2016.
Could a shot of orange juice boost brain power for men? NutraIngredients. September 23, 2016.
DEA Blocks Research Into Promising Opioid Alternatives. Slate. September 22, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Demand Time (and Changes) in the FDA’s Move Limiting Access and Increasing Costs of Dietary Supplements. Huffington Post. September 24, 2016.
Dallas judge rejects feds' attempt to shutter lab accused of making dangerous supplements. Dallas News. September 24, 2016.
One Week Until Kratom Components Are Banned In The U.S. Forbes. September 23, 2016.
NDI Draft Guidance: Just When You Thought You Were Safe. Nutritional Outlook. September 23, 2016.
NDI guidance will dampen innovation in botanicals, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. September 22, 2016.

Community & Industry
This week: Join experts from ABC, GNC, Herbalist & Alchemist & Nature’s Way for the NIU Botanicals Forum. NutraIngredients-USA. September 26, 2016.
The science of UBC's secret garden. The Ubessy. September 24, 2016.
An Expert on Chinese Medicine, but No New Age Healer. The New York Times. September 23, 2016.
Trade groups claim victory on Puerto Rican product registration, fee plan. NutraIngredients-USA. September 23, 2016.
GNC/AHPA raw materials program nears final review. NutraIngredients-USA. September 22, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Lindsey Graham’s Mind-Expanding Pot Journey. Politico. September 20, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Can Breathing Oils and Herbs Aid Calm and Well-Being? Wall Street Journal. September 26, 2016.
Meet the Fruit: Aronia, a “Superfood” Native to the American Midwest. Modern Farmer. September 22, 2016.
Botanicals hit national spotlight in article on ethnobotany. NutraIngredients-USA. September 22, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Adulteration with bindweed: A big concern that nobody is talking about? NutraIngredients-USA. September 26, 2016.
Indo-Canadian study finds large scale adulteration of ingredient ‘Ashoka’ in traditional Indian medicines. India Live Today. September 20, 2016.

Trends & Technology
IASC says global aloe market continues to expand. NutraIngredients. September 26, 2016.
Turmeric leads the charge as herbal sales continue to bloom. NutraIngredients-USA. September 22, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Climate Change Threatens World’s Coffee Supply, Report Says. The New York Times. September 22, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Efforts on PROMESA Forces Puerto Rican Secretary of Health to Delay Onerous Restrictions on Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Association. September 22, 2016.
Puerto Rico Secretary of Health Stops AO 346 in its Tracks. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 22, 2016.
Statement from Health Canada on the Testing of Marijuana. Health Canada. September 21, 2016.

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September 25, 2016

Science & Research
The Inevitable Evolution of Bad Science. The Atlantic. September 21, 2016.
Chokeberries have ‘minor beneficial effects’ on heart health, says study. NutraIngredients-USA. September 20, 2016.
The Plant-Based Solution To Antibiotic Resistance. WBUR. September 20, 2016.
Will the next antibiotic breakthrough come from these humble plants? Mother Nature Network. September 20, 2016.
Troubling New Potential Garcinia Cambogia Side Effect. Consumer Reports. September 15, 2016.
Corydalis yanhusuo extract for use as an adjunct medicine for low to moderate chronic pain. Science Daily. September 14, 2016.
Kava, with caveats: is this popular psychoactive tea bad for your liver? The Verge. September 14, 2016.
What vitamins, nutrients will help prevent glaucoma from worsening? Science Daily. September 14, 2016.
Omega-3, omega-6 supplement improves reading for children. Science Daily. September 14, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
When it comes to dietary supplements, who’s watching whom? September 20, 2016.
Kratom Defenders Fight Plan To Ban Herb Used By People In Recovery. Kaiser Health News. September 20, 2016.
From nanotechnology to master files, 5 things to think about from FDA's new NDI draft guidance. NutraIngredients-USA. September 19, 2016.

Community & Industry
NPA to develop ‘safe harbor’ list for dietary ingredients. NutraIngredients-USA. September 21, 2016.
What’s going on with the NY AG 7? NutraIngredients-USA. September 21, 2016.
More NDI training needed: A pulse on the dietary supplements industry. NutraIngredients-USA. September 20, 2016.
AHPA President Cites History of Self-Regulation in Dietary Supplement Industry. Natural Products Insider. September 17, 2016.
More to herbs than you might know; Austin Herb Society here to educate. Austin American-Statesman. September 16, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Canadian producers working to meet growing overseas demand for 'superfood' hemp seeds. CBC News. September 20, 2016.
How Backyard Pot Farming Is Helping Kids With Autism. The Atlantic. September 15, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
See Dazzling Botanical Imagery Through the Ages. Atlas Obscura. September 21, 2016.
Is Coconut Oil Good for Brain Health? Scientific American. September 15, 2016.
Protecting the Fellows: Dietary Supplements for Prostate Health. Nutritional Outlook. September 15, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
DNA Testing: Weeding Out Botanical Adulterants. Nutritional Outlook. September 21, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Kelp Is the New Kale. The Atlantic. September 13, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Developing Massive Safe Harbor Dietary Ingredient Database for Industry Members in Response to NDI Draft Guidance. Natural Products Association. September 21, 2016.
Seeking to transform health care through interprofessional education, AIHM expands Fellowship scholarship offerings. Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. September 20, 2016.
SAVE THE DATE: The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals. United Plant Savers. September 20, 2016.
HHS takes steps to provide more information about clinical trials to the public. National Institutes of Health. September 16, 2016.
Missouri Botanical Garden Announces 2017 Summer Exhibit. Missouri Botanical Garden. September 15, 2016.

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September 18, 2016

Science & Research
Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis? The New York Times Magazine. September 14, 2016.
Corydalis yanhusuo extract for use as an adjunct medicine for low to moderate chronic pain. Science Daily. September 14, 2016.
Can Cinnamon Supplements Help with Glycemic Control in T2DM? Monthly Prescribing Reference. September 13, 2016.
Eating your greens could enhance sport performance. Science Daily. September 12, 2016.
Substitute developed for cancer-resisting Tibetan herb. Xinhua. September 10, 2016.
These wildflowers are so rare, botanists are keeping their location a secret. Science Alert. September 10, 2016.
Six-day clinical trial finds integrative medicine program alters blood serum. Science Daily. September 9, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA Official Clarifies Agency’s Position on NDI Filing Exemption. Natural Products Insider. September 14, 2016.
FDA Draft Guidance Tightens Requirements for New Dietary Ingredients. The National Law Review. September 14, 2016.
Banning a Promising Cure for Opioid Addiction Is a Bad Idea. WIRED. September 13, 2016
Drug Clause in DSHEA May Cause Death of Dietary Ingredient Vinpocetine. Natural Products Insider. September 13, 2016.
Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban. NPR. September 12, 2016.
Federal crackdown on drug some say treats opioid addiction faces backlash. The Guardian. September 11, 2016.
Health Canada to change standards for natural health products. The Globe and Mail. September 9, 2016.
Is GRAS Still a Viable NDI Workaround? Nutritional Outlook. September 9, 2016.
The DEA Is Rushing To Criminalize Another Herb, And Congress Is Silent. Huffington Post. September 9, 2016.
Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? The Guardian. September 9, 2016.
Company Submits First NDI Master File to FDA. Plus, Will Master Files and Piggybacking Really Be Useful in Practice? Nutritional Outlook. September 8, 2016.

Community & Industry
Drugs take back seat to seeds at Bayer with Monsanto acquisition. Chicago Tribune. September 15, 2016.
Would FDA’s NDI Guidance Really Cost Industry Billions of Dollars? Nutritional Outlook. September 14, 2016.
BCM-95 High Potency Turmeric GRAS for Medical Foods. Natural Products Insider. September 13, 2016.
Dietary Supplement Industry No Longer Flying Under State AGs’ Radar. Natural Products Insider. September 12, 2016.
Black cohosh: WNC's next cash crop? Asheville Citizen-Times. September 12, 2016.
A 19th-century Brunswick botanist gets her due with book of flora paintings. Portland Press Herald. September 11, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
What Donald Trump and Dr. Oz Have in Common. Mother Jones. September 14, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
New analytical method identifies adulterated St John’s wort products. NutraIngredients-USA. September 14, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Pet Health Supplements: Paw-Portunity Knocks. Nutritional Outlook. September 14, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
How customer communication and waste reduction are boosting herb business. Produce Business UK. September 15, 2016.
Can ‘plant blindness’ be cured? MongaBay. September 14, 2016.
Sustainability and Sourcing Conditions for Novel Beauty Ingredients. Natural Products Insider. September 14, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Time to revive our traditional knowledge systems. Millennium Post. September 14, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Time to revive our traditional knowledge systems. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 12, 2016.
IUCN Congress boosts support for Indigenous peoples’ rights. International Union for Conservation of Nature. September 10, 2016.
FDA provides $21.8 million to states for FSMA produce safety rule implementation. US Food and Drug Administration. September 9, 2016.
Takeaways from AHPA’s NDI draft guidance webinar in the September AHPA Report! American Herbal Products Association. September 9, 2016.
FDA Considering Vinpocetine Ineligible as a Dietary Ingredient. Natural Products Association. September 6, 2016.
Nine Companies Begin Beta-Testing of Industry-Wide Dietary Supplement Product Registry. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 6, 2016.

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September 11, 2016

Science & Research
Tracing the path of pygmies' shared knowledge of medicinal plants. EurekAlert! September 8, 2016.
How Chinese medicine kills cancer cells. Science Daily. September 8, 2016.
The Truth About Red Yeast Rice for Lowering Cholesterol. Consumer Reports. September 8, 2016.
Ginger and chili peppers could work together to lower cancer risk. EurekAlert! September 7, 2016.
Mango and the microbiota: Potential role of this superfruit in maintaining gut health. EurekAlert! September 7, 2016.
I’m Just Mad About Saffron (and Other Spices That Activate the Endocannabinoid System). AlterNet. September 6, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
More Than 100,000 People Urge Obama To Stop The DEA From Banning Kratom. Huffington Post. September 8, 2016.
FDA rules vinpocetine not a legal dietary ingredient despite successful NDI filings. NutraIngredients-USA. September 8, 2016.
Which Ingredient Categories Would Be Hit Hardest by FDA’s NDI Draft Guidance? Nutritional Outlook. September 7, 2016.
Walmart Reaches Agreement with Iowa AG over Dietary Supplement ‘Verification Statement’. Natural Products Insider. September 7, 2016.
Supplements slipping the net: Is a self-regulatory registration scheme the solution? NutraIngredients-USA. September 7, 2016.

Community & Industry
Testing Traditions: The World Health Organization has failed to apply scientific rigor to traditional medicines. That’s bad for everyone. Slate. September 7, 2016.
Supplement Industry Cites Challenges in Developing Pre-DSHEA Ingredient List. Natural Products Insider. September 6, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Jiaogulan: The little-known herb that may be the secret to longevity. Fox News. September 8, 2016.

Trends & Technology
China’s Gold Rush in the Hills of Appalachia. Foreign Policy. September 7, 2016.
Can moringa, amla and turmeric spur India towards superfoods success? NutraIngredients-USA. September 5, 2016.

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September 7, 2016

Science & Research
Antioxidant evidence is very weak, concludes review. NutraIngredients. September 6, 2016.
Reviewing the research on traditional Chinese medicine. Medical Xpress. September 6, 2016.
Drug, Herb, and Dietary Supplement Hepatotoxicity. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. September 6, 2016.
The medicinal properties of tropical fruit 'asam keping'. Medical Xpress. September 6, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Popular but illegal: Legal certainty on the horizon for Tongkat ali extract? NutraIngredients. September 6, 2016.
Popular herbal supplement will be classified like LSD. USA Today. September 5, 2016.
The DEA Thinks All Kratom Use Is Abuse. Reason Foundation. September 5, 2016.
Hidden network of kratom devotees tries to keep the supplement safe — and legal. STAT. September 2, 2016.
DEA’s Sudden ‘Herbal Heroin’ Ban Triggers Stiff Resistance from Kratom Community. US News & World Report. September 1, 2016.

Community & Industry
Charting the Path Forward on NDI Guidance in a Time of Industry Criticism. Nutritional Outlook. September 3, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Quantifying Weed: Why We Need More Data on Our Dank. Vice – Motherboard blog. September 4, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Summer of DMAA: Spate of imports blocked in EU. NutraIngredients. September 5, 2016.

Trends & Technology
The Drug of Choice for the Age of Kale. The New Yorker. September 12, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
How a native plant ended up on reality TV, and why it’s at risk. The Conversation. September 5, 2016.
Experts warn booming seaweed industry. EurekAlert! September 3, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Request for Comment on the Status of Vinpocetine. US Food and Drug Administration. September 7, 2016.
ASA Releases Comparative Analysis of DEA Marijuana Scheduling Decision. Americans for Safe Access. September 1, 2016.

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September 3, 2016

Science & Research
RCT supports Fenugreek extract’s menopausal benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. September 1, 2016.
FTC seeks injunction against prolific publisher of 'predatory' journals. NutraIngredients-USA. August 30, 2016.
Fermented soymilk isoflavones could cut UV damage. NutraIngredients-USA. August 30, 2016.
Fibromyalgia treatment warning: Comfrey herb dangers. EmaxHealth. August 30, 2016.
The Truth About Omega-3 Supplements and St. John's Wort for Depression. Consumer Reports. August 29, 2016.
Effect of Oral Silymarin Administration on Prevention of Radiotherapy Induced Mucositis: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Phytotherapy Research. August 23, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
DEA to List Kratom as Schedule I, Effectively Outlawing Herbal Supplement. Newsweek. September 1, 2016.
The DEA's Crazy Kratom Ban Dresses Pharmacological Phobia In Scientific Garb. Forbes. September 1, 2016.
Focus in NDI draft on supercritical CO2's 'newness' ignores its safety, quality, proponents say. NutraIngredients-USA. August 31, 2016.
The DEA Is Placing Kratom And Mitragynine On Schedule I. Forbes. August 30, 2016.
Feds Declare War On Herb Touted As A Solution To Opioid Addiction. The Huffington Post. August 30, 2016.

Community & Industry
Negative Industry Attention from State Attorneys General May Be “Diminishing,” AHPA Says. Nutritional Outlook. September 1, 2016.
NutraIngredients-Asia launched to shine the spotlight on industry across the region. NutraIngredients-USA. August 31, 2016.
Forum explores challenges & opportunities for botanical supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. August 31, 2016.

Grants & Awards
Billings woman named 2016 naturopathic physician of the year. Billings Gazette. August 30, 2016.

Cannabis Update
USDA Now Allows Organic Certification for Industrial Hemp. Market Wired. August 30, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Regulator warns of weight-loss supplements containing banned pharma. FoodNavigator-Asia. August 31, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground. NPR. August 31, 2016.
Herb Stories: How We Protect Trillium. The Mountain Rose Blog. August 25, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
NIH Review Finds Nondrug Approaches Effective For Treatment of Common Pain Conditions. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. September 1, 2016.
Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art Will Showcase Masterworks From the Oak Spring Garden Library—Many Shown Publicly for the First Time. New York Botanical Garden. September 1, 2016.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine Into Schedule I. Federal Register. August 31, 2016.
DEA Kratom Change “Toothless” Without United States Government Enforcement, Says NPA. Natural Products Association. August 31, 2016.
DEA Announces Intent to Schedule Kratom. US Drug Enforcement Agency. August 30, 2016.
NPA Requests Extension Period for Commenting on Final GRAS Rule to Determine Impact on Consumers. Natural Products Association. August 29, 2016.

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August 30, 2016

Science & Research
A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health. NPR. August 29, 2016.
Beetroot juice helps muscle recovery, but not through antioxidants. NutraIngredients-USA. August 29, 2016.
Miracle fruit's flowering, fruiting behaviors revealed. EurekAlert! August 29, 2016.
Moth takes advantage of defensive compounds in Physalis fruits. August 26, 2016.
Purslane production practices enhance nutritional value. Science Daily. August 25, 2016.
MSU researchers spread the buzz about bee viruses. Montana State University. August 24, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process U.S. government agency sues publisher, charging it with deceiving researchers. Retraction Watch. August 26, 2016.
4 Ways Brexit Could Affect the Supplement Industry. Nutritional Outlook. August 26, 2016.
Are Supplements About to Get Safer? Healthline. August 25, 2016.
Embracing the future: The dietary supplement industry comes of age. NutraIngredients-USA. August 25, 2016.

Community & Industry
NPA asks for NDI comment period extension. NutraIngredients-USA. August 26, 2016.
Respect for nature, and a cold, spawns tea business. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. August 26, 2016.
Seaweed helps bring food security to Latin America. The Christian Science Monitor. August 24, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Timeline For Texas’ Cannabis Oil Law Leads To Medical Refugees. Houston Public Media. August 25, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Environmental Nutrition: Top 10 tips for IBS relief. Chicago Tribune. August 24, 2016.
The Ginseng Web. Boston Globe. August 25, 2016.
The Movement to Define Native American Cuisine. The New York Times. August 16, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
FDA investigating high lead levels in Chinatown firm's dietary supplements. Chicago Tribune. August 29, 2016.

Trends & Technology
The Aztecs Once Revered It. Will You Fall For Amaranth, Too? NPR. August 25, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Making TCM acceptable abroad. China Daily. August 29, 2016.
Can India draw red lines to protect traditional health knowledge systems from bio piracy? August 26, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Requests Extension Period for Commenting on Revised Draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notifications. Natural Products Association. August 24, 2016.
SCNM’s Gaia Herbs Selective Offers Unique Experience in Botanical Medicine. Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. August 24, 2016.

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August 28, 2016

Science & Research
Sea buckthorn seed oil may reduce cardiovascular risk. NutraIngredients. August 23, 2016.
Berry eaters may be at lower risk of diabetes: Meta-analysis. NutraIngredients. August 22, 2016.
Excessive antioxidant use may interfere with cell stress response, study finds. NutraIngredients-USA. August 22, 2016.
Spirulina’s anti-fatigue benefits supported by RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. August 11, 2016.
Soy supplements may be good for women with PCOS. Reuters. August 11, 2016.
Anti-inflammatory diets lower risk of depression in women by 26%: 12-year study. NutraIngredients. August 10, 2016.
Resveratrol: The key to reducing elderly frailty? NutraIngredients. August 9, 2016.
Managing diabetes with medicinal plants. Kew Science blog. August 9, 2016.
Nutrition science is broken, say researchers. NutraIngredients-USA. August 4, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Could Brexit give a boost to the UK’s supplements industry? NutraIngredients. August 24, 2016.
Dietary Supplement Industry Elevates Efforts to Engage State Attorneys General. Natural Products Insider. August 19, 2016.
CRN’s Steve Mister Covers the State of the Supplements Industry at ACI’s Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum. WholeFoods Magazine. August 15, 2016.
Opioid-Like Herbal Supplement to Stay on Shelves in Texas, At Least for Now. KUT. August 8, 2016.
US Marshals seize $150,000 of kratom. NutraIngredients-USA. August 5, 2016.
What is Kratom and why won't the FDA approve it as medicine? KPCC. August 5, 2016.

Community & Industry
Minnesota library chronicles the history of natural cures. Minneapolis Star Tribune. August 17, 2016.
Can Chinese medicine cure farm income deficiency? The Roanoke Times. August 16, 2016.

Focus on NDI Guidelines/GRAS Rules
FDA’s NDI Guidance and GRAS Rule: Stop Fighting, and Move Forward. Nutritional Outlook. August 23, 2016.
UNPA on the NDI draft guidance: ‘The economic cost to industry could be billions of dollars’. NutraIngredients-USA. August 22, 2016.
UNPA Overview of FDA/NDI Guidance Republished on August 11, 2016. UNPA. August 18, 2016.
Self-affirmed GRAS omitted from new NDI draft guidance. NutraIngredients-USA. August 18, 2016.
Chemical Alteration in FDA's NDI Guidance “Will Impact Everyone”: Takeaways from Natural Products Association’s NDI Webinar. Nutritional Outlook. August 18, 2016.
NDIs: The biggest changes may be on the industry side. NutraIngredients-USA. August 16, 2016.
FDA Issues a Revised Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients Used in Dietary Supplements. Covington & Burling LLP. August 15, 2016.
FDA’s new NDI draft guidance: ‘Not much that’s surprising’. NutraIngredients-USA. August 15, 2016.
GRAS route will still be popular with hard line taken in NDI draft on synthetic botanicals. NutraIngredients-USA. August 12, 2016.
FDA Issues GRAS Final Rule, Officially Ushers In Voluntary Notification. Nutritional Outlook. August 12, 2016.
Supplement Industry Begins Analyzing Long-Awaited Revised NDI Draft Guidance. Natural Products Insider. August 11, 2016.
Can the FDA Make New Supplement Ingredients Any Safer? Consumer Reports. August 11, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Could Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic? Scientific American. September 1, 2016.
DEA Ends Mississippi's Medical Marijuana Research Monopoly. LA Weekly. August 20, 2016.
Updated FDA marijuana Q&A hems in use of CBD still further. NutraIngredients-USA. August 15, 2016.
Private Companies Have No Incentive to Study Marijuana. Newsweek. August 6, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Yes, America Has A Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It. NPR. August 23, 2016.
Tiny Spanish publisher clones world's most mysterious book. Yahoo! News. August 21, 2016.
Before steroids, Russians secretly studied herbs. Food & Environment Reporting Network. August 19, 2016.
How Democracy Gave Birth to Medical Populism. History News Network. August 7, 2016.
Herbs and Curses: Doping at the ancient Olympics. [video] Newsday. August 5, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Paper-based device spots falsified or degraded medications. EurekAlert! August 21, 2016.
British dieticians issue safe sports supplement guide. NutraIngredients. August 19, 2016.
UK launches campaign against fake weight loss pills. NutraIngredients. August 18, 2016.
Some Weight Loss Pills Still Contain Banned Substances. Consumer Reports. August 17, 2016.
FDA Finds Potentially Harmful Ingredients in Certain Supplements. US News & World Report. August 11, 2016.
Supplement shaming wins first Olympic gold medal. NutraIngredients. August 10, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Chinese medicine makers go mainstream. [video] Reuters TV. August 24, 2016.
The future of tea: From hangover cures to tea jellies, Tetley’s top five predictions. NutraIngredients. August 16, 2016.
Wild Himalayan fruits provide nutritional and nutraceutical opportunities: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. August 17, 2016.
Nanotechnology shows promise in overcoming fortification challenges. NutraIngredients-USA. August 12, 2016.
Productive, Protein-Rich Breadfruit Could Help The World's Hungry Tropics. NPR. August 9, 2016.

Environment & Conservatism
Are superfoods all good for you and the environment? Deutsche Welle. August 2, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
MHRA launch FakeMeds campaign with warning on dodgy diet pills. UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. August 17, 2016.
DEA Announces Actions Related to Marijuana and Industrial Hemp. US Drug Enforcement Administration. August 11, 2016.
FDA updates draft guidance on premarket safety notifications for dietary supplement industry. US Food and Drug Administration. August 11, 2016.
DEA Denies Cannabis Has Medical Value, Again. Americans for Safe Access. August 11, 2016.
Kratom seized in California by US Marshals Service. US Food and Drug Administration. August 4, 2016.

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August 2, 2016

Science & Research
Researchers develop new framework for human nutrition. EurekAlert! August 1, 2016.
RCT supports Ashwagandha root extract’s weight management potential. NutraIngredients-USA. July 28, 2016.
A sage discovery: Plant-derived compounds have potent anti-inflammatory effects. EurekAlert! July 27, 2016.
International Tree Nut Council study finds link between nut intake and inflammatory biomarkers. EurekAlert! July 27, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Food and Pharma: The Broadening Reach of Regulators. Pharmaceutical Executive. August 1, 2016.
FDA Acknowledged Flaws in Guidance for Dietary Supplement Industry. Natural Products Insider. July 28, 2016.

Community & Industry
Colgate Launches Herb Attack Against Patanjali's Dant Kanti With 'Cibaca Vedshakti'. Huffington Post India. August 1, 2016.
CRN Describes as ‘Same Old’ Consumer Reports Article on Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Insider. July 29, 2016.

Cannabis Update
What is California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation? Comstock’s. August 1, 2016.
Minn. medical marijuana program opens doors to chronic pain patients. Minneapolis Star Tribune. July 30, 2016.
Doctors make easy money from medical marijuana. What happens when it's legal? The Guardian. July 28, 2016.
One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana. The Washington Post. July 13, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Consumer Reports names ‘15 supplement ingredients to avoid’. NutraIngredients-USA. July 28, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Beauty-from-within category success will require a combination of topicals and supplements, say experts. NutraIngredients-USA. July 29, 2016.

Environment & Conservatism
Conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants: problems, progress, and prospects. Chinese Medicine. July 30, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Welcomes New Vice President, Quality and Technical Affairs. Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 28, 2016.

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Friday July 29, 2016

Science & Research
What’s new for an old molecule like resveratrol? NutraIngredients. July 25, 2016.
15 Supplement Ingredients to Always Avoid. Consumer Reports. July 27, 2016.
Single IRB Policy Will Streamline Multi-Site Clinical Research. NCCIH Research Blog. July 25, 2016.
Herbal Compound May Fight Colon Cancer. Newsmax. July 25, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA Expected to Release NDI Guidance for Dietary Supplement Industry. Natural Products Insider. July 25, 2016.

Community & Industry
Learning from others’ mistakes: NPA launches warning letter database. NutraIngredients-USA. July 27, 2016.
UM Hosts World Health Organization Working Group. Ole Miss News Blog. July 26, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Study examines evolving rates, perceptions of marijuana use. USA Today. July 26, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
We Made This Weight-Loss Supplement. Consumer Reports. July 27, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Supplement Sales Outpaced Overall OTC Sales in 2015, Says Market Researcher. Nutritional Outlook. July 22, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Europe's first Traditional Chinese Medicine museum opens in San Marino. New China. July 25, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Responds to Consumer Reports September 2016 Issue. Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 27, 2016.
NPA President Mark Le Doux Highlights Accomplishments and Goals for Association in Letter to Members. Natural Products Association. July 26, 2016.
NPA Launches Warning Letter Database for Member Companies. Natural Products Association. July 26, 2016.
The Prince of Wales announced as new royal Patron of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. July 25, 2016.
Garden Researcher Assists with Establishment of National Park. Missouri Botanical Garden. July 19, 2016.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Science & Research
Cinnamon may be fragrant medicine for the brain. EurekAlert! July 21, 2016.
Flavonoid intakes linked to lower depression risk for women: Harvard study. NutraIngredients-USA. July 19, 2016.
Scientists agree that cranberry benefits may extend to the gut, heart, immune system and brain. EurekAlert! July 19, 2016.
Beware of antioxidant supplements, warns scientific review. Science Daily. July 19, 2016.
Beyond Cannabis: Plants and the Endocannabinoid System. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. July 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Sigesbeckia Chinese Herbal Medicine Given UK Approval. Science 2.0. July 21, 2016.

Community & Industry
Having the right research best way to weather nootropics storm, supplier says. NutraIngredients-USA. July 21, 2016.
Dietary Supplement Industry Prepares for GMO-Labeling Law. Natural Products Insider. July 20, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Lawmakers want to reclassify cannabis for research purposes. American Pharmacists Association. July 20, 2016.
Medicinal Cannabis Update: Insight from the Regulators. Lexology. July 18, 2016.
VA Hospitals Will Continue to Reject Medical Marijuana. High Times. July 5, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Smoothies as talismans: the allure of superfoods and the dangers of nutritional primitivism. The Conversation. July 21, 2016.
You Asked: Does Aromatherapy Really Work? TIME. July 20, 2016.
What Is Tamarind? A Tropical Fruit With Health Benefits. The Daily Meal. July 20, 2016.
How to Grow and Use Elderberry Plants. Grit. July 20, 2016.
How Craft Brewers Advance Science, and Make Better Beer. The New Yorker. July 8, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Coca-Cola turns to baobab in new low calorie soft drink brand. NutraIngredients. July 19, 2016.
Will breadfruit be the next superfood? PRI. July 18, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Is this honey Malaysia's healing secret? Fox News. July 20, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians [AANP] to host Annual Convention with focus on Diversity and Innovation in Health Care. AANP. July 21, 2016.
NPA Presses Congressional Task Force to Report on Impact of Puerto Rican Natural Products Policy. Natural Products Association. July 20, 2016.
Countdown to Giant Corpse Flower Bloom—and the Release of Its Infamous Stench—Is On at NYBG This Week. New York Botanical Garden. July 20, 2016.
Some Supplement Ingredients Can Hurt You. NSF International. July 18, 2016.
FDA Approves First-Ever Liquid Synthetic THC Formulation. NORML. July 14, 2016.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Science & Research
Studies look to enhance broccoli’s ability to ward off disease. NutraIngredients-USA. July 18, 2016.
Solving a plant-based Rubik's cube puzzle. Science Daily. July 15, 2016.
New prebiotic identified in fermented Japanese vegetable. EurekAlert! July 3, 2016.
What effect does oral aloe vera have on diabetes? EurekAlert! June 28, 2016.
Benefits of drinking coffee outweigh risks, review suggests. EurekAlert! June 27, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Herbalife Agrees To Pay $200 Million To Settle Complaints It Deceived Consumers. NPR. July 15, 2016.
Is self-regulation of supplements actually, at long last, working? New Hope Network. July 9, 2016.

Community & Industry
Go Inside New York’s Nearly Secret Botanical Library. Smithsonian. July 15, 2016.

Cannabis Update
What Can't Medical Marijuana Do? The Atlantic. July 18, 2016.
Study: Why pharma companies are fighting medical pot. The Denver Post. July 15, 2016.
Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadows. PBS Newshour. July 13, 2016.
Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use. EurekAlert! July 6, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Politics and supplements—an uneasy mix. New Hope Network. July 15, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Lead-poisoning case linked to Ayurvedic supplements renews concerns about herbal remedies. MinnPost. July 18, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Never Mind Grass-Fed, How About Elixir-Fed Meats? The New York Times. July 15, 2016.
Fads in focus: Coconut oil – panacea or artery clogger? NutraIngredients. July 18, 2016.
Herbs and Botanicals Bounce Back. Nutraceuticals World. July/August 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Joint scientific research drives TCM westbound. New China. July 14, 2016.
Killer Knotweed Exposes Hidden Dangers of TCM. July 18, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Explore Kew’s First Science Festival. Kew Royal Botanic Garden. July 18, 2016.
Congress Clears Federal Mandatory GMO Labeling Bill to Be Signed into Law. American Herbal Products Association. July 15, 2016.
Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Less Prescription Drug Use, Medicare Spending. NORML. July 14, 2016.
New Study Compiles Checklist of Known Amazonian Tree Species. Missouri Botanical Garden. July 13, 2016.
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) Board Chair announces retirement of President and CEO Frank Vitale. MUIH. June 22, 2016.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Science & Research
Could this South American plant hold the key to weight loss? Fox News. July 13, 2016.
Expert review: ‘DNA barcoding unsuitable as a stand-alone tool for identifying & authenticating botanicals'. NutraIngredients-USA. July 13, 2016.
Pomegranate juice may improve knee joint health: Study. NutraIngredients. July 11, 2016.
Hops extract studied to prevent breast cancer. EurekAlert! July 11, 2016.
Some natural treatments may actually help with menopause symptoms. The Washington Post. July 10, 2016.
Rosemary + grapefruit extracts show beauty-from-within potential: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. July 6, 2016.
Drug Testing and Analysis Special Issue: Advancing supplement science - challenges and solutions. SpectroscopyNow. July 6, 2016.
Compounds in parsley and dill help fight cancer, research shows. Science Daily. June 28, 2016.
Polyphenol and fiber from dried fruit, green tea, may attenuate blood sugar levels. NutraIngredients-USA. July 1, 2016.
Researches identify medicinal plants using machine learning approach. TASS Russian News Agency. June 30, 2016.
Pomegranate finally reveals its powerful anti-aging secret. EurekAlert! July 11, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA, DOJ Steroid Sweep Charges Two More Sports Nutrition Execs. Natural Products Insider. July 12, 2016.
Senate Passes A GMO Labeling Bill That The Food Industry Likes. NPR. July 8, 2016.
Massachusetts Bill Prohibiting Dietary Supplements to Minors Fails. WholeFoods Magazine. July 8, 2016.
Shelved Massachusetts bill part of rising tide of attempts to regulate supplements at state level. NutraIngredients-USA. July 5, 2016.
Experts dispute notion that DSHEA hamstrung FDA. NutraIngredients-USA. July 8, 2016.
EFSA adds botanicals to interactive data warehouse. NutraIngredients. July 7, 2016.
USPlabs to Offer Experts to Show Safety of Dietary Supplement in Felony Prosecution. Natural Products Insider. July 6, 2016.
The botanical blockade: EC ponders 3 pathways. NutraIngredients. July 4, 2016.
Regulatory malaise: Why sports nutrition is not racing away. FoodNavigator-Asia. July 5, 2016.
Ex FDA commissioners say their hands were tied while they were at agency. NutraIngredients-USA. June 28, 2016.

Community & Industry
CRN’s Online Product Registry to Launch End of 2016. WholeFoods Magazine. July 12, 2016.
Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants. Cool Green Science. July 11, 2016.
GUEST ARTICLE: Whole Foods will be sharing its sales data again. Why now? What now?. NutraIngredients-USA. July 8, 2016.
GNC raw material proposal in active revision, AHPA says. NutraIngredients-USA. July 5, 2016.
CRN names UL for Dietary Supplement Product Registry. NutraIngredients-USA. July 5, 2016.
‘Impactful meaningful self-regulation’: CRN & NAD celebrate 10 years of advertising program. NutraIngredients-USA. June 28, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Weed Might Be Able to Block the Onset of Alzheimer's. VICE. July 1, 2016.
Medical cannabis to be trialled in treatment of melanoma at the University of Canberra. The Canberra Times. June 30, 2016.
Illinois medical marijuana director resigns after 1 year. Chicago Tribune. June 27, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
How Olympians Choose Which Sports Supplements Are Worth It Wired. July 11, 2016.
Is this pea plant better at making decisions than you are? The Christian Science Monitor. July 2, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Is Chinese Medicine Being Destroyed by Chinese Herbs? The Epoch Times. July 10, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Digital Plant Diagnosis: Turning a Mobile App into an Agricultural Game-Changer. USDA Blog. July 13, 2016.
Trends in Weight Management Products. Natural Products Insider. July 12, 2016.
Botany may be dying … but somehow the plants survive. The Conversation. July 12, 2016.
What is the secret superfood hiding in Britain's waters? The Telegraph. July 8, 2016.
The Former CEO of Clif Bar Is Trying to Get America to Drink Herbs. Fortune. June 28, 2016.
The Weird Business Behind a Trendy “Anti-Aging” Pill. Wired. July 6, 2016.
Why You Need to Know About Adaptogens. The Huffington Post UK. July 5, 2016.
From Tree To Tap: Maple Water Makes A Splash. NPR. July 5, 2016.

Grants & Awards
Plant medicine R&D helps scientist win science prize. July 13, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
China defends use of wild animals in traditional medicine.. Reuters. July 2, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Residents of Three States Charged with Unlawful Sale of Dietary Supplements. US Department of Justice. July 12, 2016.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew statement on the UK’s referendum decision to leave the EU. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. July 8, 2016.
Congress: Bipartisan Measures Introduced To Facilitate Marijuana Research Trials. NORML. July 7, 2016.
Kew scientists turn to crowdfunding to solve the mystery of 2,000 year old Aloe vera plant. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. July 4, 2016.
AHPA Presents on GACP and GMP for Herbal Ingredients at ACI Conference. American Herbal Products Association. June 29, 2016.
CRN Names UL to Develop and Administer Dietary Supplement Product Registry. Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 5, 2016.
CRN & NAD Celebrate Ten Years of Dietary Supplement Industry’s Highly Regarded, Advertising-Focused Self-Regulatory Program. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 27, 2016.
USP points to publicly available resources designed to address dietary supplement quality challenges in a special issue of “Drug Testing and Analysis” devoted to the topic. US Pharmacopeial Convention. June 16, 2016.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Science & Research
Picky eaters: Bumble bees prefer plants with nutrient-rich pollen. EurekAlert! June 27, 2016.
Broccoli sprout extract may protect against oral cancer recurrence. EurekAlert! June 23, 2016.
Why the Sweet Scent of Japanese Honeysuckle Signals Trouble. The New York Times. June 24, 2016.
Using plants to develop, improve medicinal treatments. Missouri State University News. June 23, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Puerto Rico Bill to Raise Taxes on Dietary Supplements Defeated. Nutritional Outlook. June 27, 2016.
Supreme Court vacates former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction. CNN. June 27, 2016.
Why Vitamins and Other 'Dietary Supplements' Can Contain Anything. The Atlantic. June 26, 2016.
Industry reaction: What #Brexit means for UK & EU nutrition sectors. NutraIngredients. June 24, 2016.

Community & Industry
Federal report on alternative health understates impact of supplements, CRN says. NutraIngredients-USA. June 27, 2016.

Cannabis Update
How the government limits valid scientific research on cannabis sativa. Medical Xpress. June 23, 2016.
Experts off guidance on medical marijuana for pain. Science Daily. June 23, 2016.
Hatch introduces bill to encourage medical marijuana research. June 21, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Attention given to preventing adulteration on the rise, but has that curbed the problem? NutraIngredients-USA. June 24, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Meet the Moringa Tree, an Overqualified, Underachieving Superfood. The New Yorker. June 27, 2016.
This unexpected herb could be the next cure for the world's clean water crisis. AOL Business News. June 22, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN & NAD Celebrate Ten Years of Dietary Supplement Industry’s Highly Regarded, Advertising-Focused Self-Regulatory Program. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 27, 2016.
NPA Responds to Senate Agreement on GMO Labeling. Natural Products Association. June 23, 2016.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Science & Research
Plant kingdom provides two new candidates for the war on antibiotic resistance. Science Daily. June 20, 2016.
Self Medication, Wildlife Style: How Birds and Other Creatures Use Medicinal Plants. Cool Green Science. June 20, 2016.
Cocoa, tea compound may slash heart disease mortality by 40%. NutraIngredients. June 10, 2016.
Plant Engineering Method Could Fill Demand for Crucial Malaria Drug. Drug Discovery & Development. June 15, 2016.
Coffee, for Your Health. The Atlantic. June 15, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Hepatitis Outbreak Linked to USPlabs’ Dietary Supplement Shows Limitations of FDA MedWatch Program. Natural Products Insider. June 20, 2016.

Community & Industry
New tool by SPINS and IRI to give natural channel retailers ‘unprecedented advantage’. NutraIngredients-USA. June 20, 2016.
Royal Botanic Garden botanist Dr Barbara Briggs celebrates 57 years. The Sydney Morning Herald. June 12, 2016.

Cannabis Update
The First Big Company to Say It’s Serving the Legal Marijuana Trade? Microsoft. New York Times. June 16, 2016.
Pressure is on the U.S. to relax marijuana’s legal status. Chemical & Engineering News. June 20, 2016.
Texas might be ready to expand medical marijuana use. Austin American-Statesman. June 16, 2016.
US researchers call for re-evaluation of microbial testing of Cannabis. Medical Xpress. June 14, 2016.

Grants & Awards
Industry champion Sen. Tom Harkin receives Nutrition Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Nutrition Business Journal. June 15, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Action needed to curb boswellia adulteration: QC analyst. NutraIngredients. June 15, 2016.

Trends & Technology
The world’s unquenchable thirst for energy drinks. NutraIngredients. June 14, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Will Medicine Survive the Anthropocene? Smithsonian. June 20, 2016.
Forest Service opens ginseng lottery. Asheville Citizen-Times. June 15, 2016.
The Plant Prospectors: The Arnold Arboretum’s systematic mission to sample botanic diversity. Harvard Magazine. July/August 2016.
Appropriating or Appreciating? An Examination of the Origins and Rise of “Superfoods”. Council on Hemispheric Affairs. June 16, 2016.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Science & Research
Tea and grape compounds show mitochondrial benefits for overweight & obese people. NutraIngredients-USA. June 9, 2016.
Ginger linked to healthier hearts: Study. Science Daily. June 8, 2016.
Plant-based sweeteners may help individuals control their blood glucose levels. Science Daily. June 8, 2016.
In the war against antibiotic resistance, scientists fear the bacteria are winning—but not for long. Medical Xpress. June 6, 2016.
How Other Primates Self-Medicate—and What They Could Teach Us. Alternet. June 3, 2016.
Rosemary extract may improve brain trauma-induced cognitive deficits, rat study finds. NutraIngredients-USA. June 7, 2016.
Recreational drug kratom hits the same brain receptors as strong opioids. Chemical & Engineering News. June 3, 2016.
Community & Industry
CRN: Dietary supplements industry contributes $122 billion, 750K jobs to US economy. NutraIngredients-USA. June 8, 2016.
Gaia Herbs begins multi-million dollar expansion. Asheville Citizen-Times. June 8, 2016.
Consumer confidence, transparency & innovation: What's going on in the dietary supplements industry? NutraIngredients-USA. June 7, 2016. 
Tea Journey Successfully Crowdfunded. World Tea News. June 6, 2016. 
FDA Official Comments on New Dietary Supplements Office at CRN Summit. WholeFoods Magazine. May 19, 2016.

Cannabis Update
International expertise on medicinal cannabis needed, advocates say. Nelson Mail. June 7, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
The Unsung Hero of Western Science. The Atlantic. June 7, 2016. 
Ayahuasca's Power Comes From the One-Two Punch of Anti-Depressants and DMT. Inverse. June 6, 2016.
Supporting Urologic Health: What Are Your Options? WholeFoods Magazine. May 16, 2016.
Are Herbs Useful for Chronic Pain? Dynamic Chiropractor. May 15, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Nature Made Supplements Recalled Over Salmonella, Staph Contamination Concerns. Huffington Post. June 8, 2016.

Trends & Technology
How To Create A Superfood. Huffington Post Australia. June 8, 2016.
This Is Why Everyone’s So Obsessed With Turmeric Right Now. Huffington Post. June 7, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Healthy Products Support Healthy Economy: Dietary Supplement Industry Contributes $122 Billion, Over 750,000 Jobs to U.S. Economy. CRN. June 8, 2016.
Thorne Research Partners with Multiple U.S. NBGs for Sport. Thorne Research. June 7, 2016.
CHTA Demands Action from Health Canada. Canadian Hemp Trade Association. May 16, 2016.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Science & Research
Elsevier Selected to Publish Open Access Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. PR Newswire. June 6, 2016.
Myricitrin may protect against neuronal loss in Parkinson's disease. EurekAlert! June 6, 2016.
Plant extract under development may regulate appetite in men. Healio. June 4, 2016.
Supplement Staves Off Alzheimer’s — In Mice. American Council on Science and Health. June 3, 2016.
The Mushroom Farmer Versus Drug-Resistant Superbugs. The Atlantic. June 3, 2016.
'Bitter brake' activates gut hormones and suppresses food intake. Science Daily. June 2, 2016.
Walnuts may improve your colon health. Science Daily. June 2, 2016.
Mushroom Mania. WholeFoods Magazine. May 16, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Plans afoot to standardise TCM in S’pore. TODAY. June 6, 2016.
IP back to the future. Canadian Lawyer. June 6, 2016.

Community & Industry
The History of Compounds, Extraction and Tablet Compression. Natural Products Insider. June 6, 2016.
NCCIH’s New Strategic Plan: Exploring the Science of Complementary and Integrative Health. NCCIH Research Blog. June 3, 2016.

Cannabis Update
FDA Looking to Canada to Learn More About Regulating Medical Marijuana. High Times. June 3, 2016.
HIA petitions DEA to remove industrial hemp from controlled substance list: ‘It has no potential whatsoever for drug abuse’. NutraIngredients-USA. June 2, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Datura gives arid elegance. June 6, 2016. 
We Asked a Veteran Peruvian Ayahuasca Shaman About Dumb Tourists. VICE. June 5, 2016.
Exactly How Bogus Were Those ‘Trump Vitamins?’ Huffington Post. June 2, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Dietary Supplement Marketer Convicted of Selling Ephedra Years After FDA Ban. Natural Products Insider. June 3, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp. NPR. June 5, 2016.
Traditional Medicine
4 Tribal youths make use of traditional knowledge in herbal medicine, set up business in their region. Times of India. June 6, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Christina Sax, Ph.D., named new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for Maryland University of Integrative Health. MUIH. June 1, 2016.
Updating a Classic: First Sections of New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada Now Available from NYBG Press. New York Botanical Garden. June 6, 2016.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Science & Research
Dietary supplement may prevent and reverse severe damage to aging brain, research suggests. EurekAlert! June 2, 2016.
Is beer good for the brain? Science Daily. June 1, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Puerto Rico Dietary Supplement Order a ‘Money Grab’. Natural Products Insider. June 2, 2016.
And Then There Were Seven: FDA Issues the Final Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food; the Last Required by FSMA. FDA Law Blog. May 31, 2016.

Community & Industry
Q&A with FDA's New Deputy Commissioner Dr. Stephen Ostroff. Food Safety. June 2, 2016.
NutraIngredients-USA’s Top 5 most-read articles of 2016… so far. NutraIngredients-USA. June 2, 2016.
Refugees Cultivate Seeds of Hope in Lebanon. Voice of America. June 1, 2016.

Cannabis Update
'The pharmaceutical takeover' of medical cannabis. June 2, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Are you fooled by superfoods? BBC News. June 2, 2016.
The Future of Food Is Cheese Curds and Turmeric. The Atlantic. June 2, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
AIHM Interprofessional Fellowship Breaks New Ground with Scholarships. Business Wire. June 2, 2016.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Science & Research
Seaweed could potentially help fight food allergies. EurekAlert! June 1, 2016.
Subpar rosaceae-derived supplements abundant, USDA researcher says. NutraIngredients-USA. May 31, 2016.
Review supports safety of green tea extracts. NutraIngredients-USA. May 25, 2016.
British researchers to investigate Chinese herbal medicine as alternative treatment to antibiotics. Xinhua News Agency. May 25, 2016.
Scientists have found an ancient Welsh recipe could help fight food poisoning. ITV. May 25, 2016.
Common plant could help fight Zika virus. Student Science. May 26, 2016.
Can sesame-based ingredients reduce oxidative stress? EurekAlert! May 17, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
The dangers of normalising a medical taboo. NutraIngredients. May 25, 2016.
McCaskill's push for FDA review of herb/chemotherapy interactions called an intrusion into doctor/patient relationship. NutraIngredients-USA. May 23, 2016.
Are the regulations giving some sub-standard operators a competitive advantage over quality manufacturers? NutraIngredients-USA. May 19, 2016.
Sen. McCaskill Brings Herb-Drug Interactions into Regulatory Spotlight. Natural Products Insider. May 23, 2016.
Alabama becomes the sixth state to ban Kratom. Independent. May 13, 2016.

Community & Industry
The Irrepressible Palm Tree Tourists Who Travel the World to See Fronds. Atlas Obscura. May 31, 2016.
Beijing to build world's largest herbal garden. May 26, 2016.
Vitamins and supplements lobby ‘disgusted’ by supposed ABC exposé. FoodNavigator-Asia. May 25, 2016.
Cranberry players unite. NutraIngredients. May 24, 2016.
Meeting Dr. Michael Balick, a Premier Ethnobotanist. Huffington Post. May 23, 2016.
Naomi Whittel: From entrepreneur to Twinlab CEO. Sun Sentinel. May 23, 2016.
Start-up is banking on the "new kale". CNBC. May 20, 2016.
Action Alert: Industry Members Needed to Fight Two Attacks on Industry. WholeFoods Magazine. May 19, 2016.
NPA challenges Puerto Rico VMS fees. Drug Store News. May 19, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Creating reference standards for cannabis testing: an interview with Adam Ross. May 25, 2016.
Pets on pot: is medical marijuana giving sick animals a necessary dose of relief? The Guardian. May 23, 2016.
How Congress Finally Got Behind Veterans Who Need Medical Marijuana. Civilized. May 21, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Way over the limit: Hong Kong study finds excessive pesticide residue in Chinese herbs. South China Morning Post. May 29, 2016.

Trends & Technology
How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood. Vice – Munchies blog. May 19, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Can Planting More Milkweed Save Monarch Butterflies? It's Complicated. NPR. May 31, 2016.
All bark and no bite. Forests News. May 23, 2016.
Can legumes solve environmental issues? Science Daily. May 23, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
A peek into Guangzhou's traditional Chinese medicine museum. The Jakarta Post. May 26, 2016.
Meet Shane Ingrey, who is using science to explore Indigenous medicine. SBS. May 26, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Moves to Capitol Hill. Natural Products Association. May 31, 2016.
Ohio Set to Become the 26th Medical Cannabis State. Americans for Safe Access. May 27, 2016.
NPA Responds to Senator McCaskill’s Statement on Dietary Supplements and Cancer Patients. Natural Products Association. May 19, 2016.
NPA Works to Repeal Puerto Rico Rule that Raises Prices, Limits Access to Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. May 18, 2016.
New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity. International Union for Conservation of Nature. May 10, 2016.
MUIH Expands to New Maple Lawn Campus. Maryland University of Integrative Health. May 9, 2016.
Two New Volumes in the Landmark Flora Neotropica Series Now Available From The New York Botanical Garden Press. New York Botanical Garden. May 6, 2016.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Science & Research
Caraway extract shows slimming potential for women. NutraIngredients-USA. May 23 [sic], 2016.
Scientists Want to Fight Cow Burps and Farts with Oregano. Vice – Munchies blog. May 17, 2016.
Fruit compounds could be effective against diabetes and CVD, study finds. NutraIngredients. May 16, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Sen McCaskill calls for inquiry into chemotherapy-supplement interactions. NutraIngredients-USA. May 18, 2016.
Proper Questions for Experts Subject of Disagreement in Herbal Supplements Litigation. Natural Products Insider. May 18, 2016.

Community & Industry
NSF brings its DNA supplement testing services to Europe: 'We want to assist EU regulators'. NutraIngredients-USA. May 18, 2016.
Ikhlas Khan Receives UM Distinguished Researcher Award. Ole Miss News. May 14, 2016.
MTSU President McPhee highlights herbal medicine research. The Tennessean. May 18, 2016.

Young plant scientists are top emerging botanists. FIU News. May 18, 2016.
UNM alum headed to Africa for Fulbright research. UNM Newsroom. May 18, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
The Story Of An NBA Player’s Mystery Healing Herb. Voactiv. May 12, 2016.
A Bark with Benefits: What Is Slippery Elm? Monthly Prescribing Reference. May 17, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Herb Supplier Euromed Creates Its Own Quality Seal. Nutritional Outlook. May 17, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Hemp food and personal care US retail sales estimated at $283 million. NutraIngredients-USA. May 15, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Syria’s famous damask rose withered by war. Times of Israel. May 17, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
Aveda and the Estée Lauder Companies Support Conservation of Candelilla in Mexico. American Herbal Products Association. May 16, 2016.
MediHerb® Research Shows Limitations of DNA Barcoding in Authenticating Botanical Extracts. Standard Process. May 16, 2016.
Education Partnership between Leaders of Integrative Medicine and Public Health in San Diego. Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. May 17, 2016.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Science & Research
Use of complementary, alternative medicine affects initiation of chemotherapy. Science Daily. May 12, 2016.
RCT supports cardiovascular safety of Bitter Orange in healthy people. NutraIngredients-USA. May 12, 2016.
New integrative data portal for brilliant brassicas. EurekAlert! May 12, 2016.
John Oliver takes down the too-much-science-not-enough-skepticism problem. New Hope Network. May 10, 2016.
Fruit discovery could provide new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. EurekAlert! May 11, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Amendment to limit military access to dietary supplements withdrawn. NutraIngredients-USA. May 11, 2016.
Move over GNC: Crackdown on dietary supplement makers continues. JD Supra Business Advisor. May 11, 2016.

Community & Industry
FDA’s new dietary supplement office should focus on tainted products, GMPs & NDIs, industry leaders say. NutraIngredients-USA. May 10, 2016.
Oracle’s Ellison gives $200 million for cancer research. SF Gate. May 12, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Pot Matters: Cannabis and Veterinary Medicine. High Times. May 11, 2016.
'Marijuana superstore' wins legal battle over medical pot shops in California. The Guardian. May 10, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Turmeric, matcha & mushroom among specialty teas that are engaging Millennials and driving sales. NutraIngredients-USA. May 11, 2016.
Grading the costs and benefits of acai, chia and other ‘superfoods’. The Washington Post. May 11, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Botany at bay: A report on the state of the world’s vegetation gives cause for concern. The Economist. May 14, 2016.
Symposium highlights threats to the world’s plants, but solutions are to hand. TRAFFIC. May 12, 2016.
One in Five Plant Species Threatened with Extinction. Discovery News. May 11, 2016.
Cataloguing the world’s plants. The Economist. May 10, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
What the West Can Learn From Tibetan Pain Management. The Wall Street Journal. May 12, 2016.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Science & Research
Menace to society: Age-old herbal remedies don't guarantee safety. NutraIngredients. May 6, 2016.
RESEARCH: Peppermint tea boosts memory. The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times. May 5, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA Criminal Office Said to Be Examining Drug Ostarine in Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Insider. May 6, 2016.
Senator Criticizes “Loophole” in Self-Affirmed GRAS System. Nutritional Outlook. May 6, 2016.
Drinking cherry juice may lower high blood pressure: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. May 5, 2016.
What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil. NPR. May 8, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Cherokee council sparks up medicinal marijuana initiative. Carolina Public Press. May 6, 2016.
Court ruling may stop feds from going after medical marijuana. The Christian Science Monitor. May 8, 2016.

Showcasing natural products in the gardens they come from. Chemical & Engineering News. May 9, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Native Plants in Cities Need Protection Too. The Atlantic. May 5, 2016.
Bringing Back Cacao, The Great Healer. Indian Country. May 7, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA Prop 65 Guidance for Naturally Occurring Botanical Constituents, Goldenseal Root Powder and Aloe vera, Non-Decolorized Whole Leaf Extract. American Herbal Products Association. May 6, 2016.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Science & Research
Novel bitter melon extract show metabolic and anti-obesity effects: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. May 3, 2016.
Grape polyphenols help counter negative effects of high fat diet. EurekAlert! May 3, 2016.
Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard. Science Daily. May 3, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
China’s New Sports Nutrition Safety Standard. Natural Products Insider. May 3, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Germany to legalise medicinal cannabis: minister. Medical Xpress. May 3, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Four plant species named for James Bond. Science. May 4, 2016.

Herbs & Conditions
Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent. Clinical Advisor. May 2, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Runa, gifts shares to indigenous workers. New Hope Network. May 2, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Link between traditional Chinese medicine and liver transplants? 100 Hong Kong cases stir concern. South China Morning Post. May 4, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
The Republic of Tea Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea. US Food & Drug Administration. April 29, 2016.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Science & Research
Tropical Plant Called Moringa Shows Promise in Health, Anti-Aging Products. Rutgers Today. April 28, 2016.
Eating chocolate each day could reduce heart disease, diabetes risk. Science Daily. April 28, 2016.
Peppermint Tea May Improve Memory, Cognitive Function — Chamomile Tea, Not So Much. Medical Daily. May 2, 2016.
Science Confirms that Herbal Tea Boosts Your Memory and Makes You Chill. VICE – Munchies blog. April 30, 2016.
Eating black raspberries may decrease heart disease risk: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 29, 2016.
Garcinia’s conflicting science. New Hope Network. March 22, 2016.
Crowdsourcing control: Don’t make it a free for all, warn researchers. NutraIngredients. April 29, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
CRN seeks tweaks to proposed Prop 65 changes in bid to cut lawsuits off at the pass. NutraIngredients-USA. April 28, 2016.

Community & Industry
Fruit vs. triclosan: How one exotic ingredient could transform the toxic soap industry. New Hope Network. April 29, 2016.

Harvard’s David Eisenberg to Receive the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine Award. Integrative Practitioner. April 21, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Up in Smoke: Does Medical Marijuana Work? Consumer Reports. April 28, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
A wake-up call: UNPA survey shows lack of consumer & market awareness of credible certification seals. NutraIngredients-USA. April 29, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Despite risks, Americans flock to Amazon for Ayahuasca ritual and spiritual awakening. Fox News Latino. April 28, 2016.
Future Smartphones Will Tell You What’s Killing Your Plants. The Atlantic. April 26, 2016.
Growth in Global Dietary Supplements Market Led by Asia Pacific Region. Natural Products Insider. May 2, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Madagascar’s unique ‘Spiny Forest’ is fast being turned into charcoal. The Conversation UK. April 28, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Drought ravaging trees for birth control in Kenya. SciDev.Net. April 16, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA Adopts Labeling Guidance for Alcohol-Removed Products. American Herbal Products Association. April 28, 2016.
AHPA President Reviews Adulteration Solutions at IADSA Expert Roundtable on Botanicals. American Herbal Products Association. April 29, 2016.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Science & Research
Rosemary really is herb of remembrance, as scent boosts memory by 15 per cent, say scientists. The Telegraph. April 27, 2016.
Could a combined dietary supplement help ward off heart disease? Science Daily. April 25, 2016.
Twisted Proteins May Give Plants A Memory. Popular Science. April 27, 2016.
Review supports immune health potential of larch arabinogalactan. NutraIngredients-USA. April 26, 2016.
Olive-sourced hydroxytyrosol effective in biscuits: Study. NutraIngredients. April 27, 2016.

Community & Industry
Bianca Shah to Lead ITI. World Tea News. April 25, 2016.
If They Don't Want to Be Members, Give Them Something Else to Join. Associations Now. April 27, 2016.
Nestlé Develops Foods to Treat Diseases. The Wall Street Journal. April 12, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Former state trooper selected as Maryland’s new medical marijuana czar. Washington Post. April 25, 2016.
State Supreme Court delays enforcement of medical pot ruling. Missoulian. April 26, 2016.

Quality Control & Adulteration
How to shut down the illicit ginkgo trade. NutraIngredients. April 26, 2016.
Many Roads Lead to Adulterated Sports Nutrition Products. Natural Products Insider. April 27, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Loathed By Farmers, Loved By Ancients: The Strange History Of Tiger Nuts. NPR. April 27, 2016.
Cold Brew Tea. World Tea News. April 25, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Illegal harvest of medicinal plants threatens Tanzania's national park. Xinhua News Agency. April 27, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Korean traditional medicine struggles to remain competitive. Yonhap News Agency. April 26, 2016.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Science & Research
Observers say Harvard anti-supplements article so poorly done as to be 'embarrassing'. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2016.
Dark chocolate rivals beetroot juice in boosting athletic performance, study shows. NutraIngredients. April 25, 2016.
'Mediterranean' diet linked to lower risk of heart attacks & strokes in heart patients. EurekAlert! April 24, 2016.
Coffee-Related Plant Could Boost HIV Treatments, FIU Researchers Say. Miami New Times. April 25, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Another April, another sports nutrition scandal. New Hope Network. April 13, 2016.

Ties to Alaska's wild plants: Ethnobotany film series connects plants with traditional uses. April 25, 2016.
Crowdfunding Campaign: Community Herbal Education Center. IndieGoGo. Ends May 7, 2016.
Evolution and Science Education: Religion Needs to Butt Out. Inquisitr. April 25, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Recent Study Shows That Cannabis Fights Osteoarthritis Related Cartilage Breakdown. The Weed Blog. April 24, 2016.
DEA Approves First Ever Marijuana Study for Veterans with PTSD
. Medical Jane. April 25, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Ancient German City Turns Public Spaces Into Gardens and Pastures. The Wall Street Journal. April 18, 2016.

Trends & Technology
This Cybernetic Lifeform Is Powered by Plant Intelligence. Vice – Motherboard blog. April 25, 2016.
Pastoral Medicine Credentials Raise Questions In Texas. NPR. April 25, 2016.

The Dangers of ‘Polypharmacy,’ the Ever-Mounting Pile of Pills. The New York Times. April 22, 2016.
Warning: Supplements and medications may not mix. USA Today. April 24, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA Board of Trustees Updates Membership Application Policies. AHPA. April 22, 2016.
NPA’s Dr. Fabricant Speaks at National Organic Standards Board and Calls for Carrageenan to Be Allowed in Organic Infant Formulas. NPA. April 25, 2016.
Senate Panel Votes to Protect State Medical Marijuana Laws. ASA. April 21, 2016.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Science & Research
Turmeric research boosted by $1.5M joint study. NutraIngredients. April 21, 2016.
Supplements for Seniors: New Research. Nutritional Outlook. April 21, 2016.
Measurement of β-Glucan in Mushrooms and Mycelial Products. Journal of AOAC International. March 1, 2016.
Barcoding Brouhaha. National Law Review. April 22, 2016.

Cannabis Update
Marijuana/Fibromyalgia – The Data Pile Up. National Pain Report. April 14, 2016.
Canada to introduce legislation to decriminalize recreational cannabis. The Guardian. April 20, 2016.
Mexico's president proposes legalising medical marijuana. The Guardian. April 21, 2016.

Trends & Technology
How to take the sleaze out of libido supplements. NutraIngredients. April 22, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Healing the Earth With Mushrooms. Epoch Times. April 22, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Restore sacred tribal practices to national parks. San Francisco Chronicle. April 22, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA endorses CARERS and Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Acts. AHPA. April 14, 2016.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Science & Research
Compound from hops lowers cholesterol, blood sugar and weight gain. Science Daily. April 18, 2016.
Not all cranberry supplements prevent urinary tract infections. Reuters UK. April 19, 2016.
US Phytotherapy Reports Significant Efficacy in Initial Studies on Dengue Virus. PR Newswire. April 20, 2016.
Enhanced curcumin shows endothelial benefits for healthy people: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 19, 2016.
Human data supports acai’s antioxidant activity in healthy women. NutraIngredients-USA. April 19, 2016.
A better understanding of bananas could help prevent blindness. Science Daily. April 20, 2016.

Community & Industry
Mauritius President for more collaboration in research, trade. Business Recorder. April 19, 2016.
UNM Curanderismo program returns for its 16th year. University of New Mexico Newsroom. April 20, 2016.
McCormick Acquires Australian Herb Company. The Wall Street Journal. April 19, 2016.

Cannabis Update
A Patent for Marijuana Plants Already Exists — and More Are Expected to Follow. VICE News. April 20, 2016.
Holy Moses These Fake Nuns Totally Grow Weed. Wired. April 20, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Supplement Pets' Lives, Boost Retail Sales. Pet Product News. April 2016.
Tea Trends: Cacao Shell Tea. World Tea News. April 19, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Announces 19th Annual Natural Products Day. April 12, 2016.
Multiple Nations Call for Reform in International Cannabis Policies at United Nations. ASA. April 19, 2016.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Science & Research
Berry drink shows skin benefits. NutraIngredients. April 15, 2016.
A natural food sweetener with anti-pancreatic cancer properties. Oncogenesis. April 11, 2016.
How Burning Herbs [Can] Cleanse Your Space—No, Really. They Can Kill Bacteria. Alternet. April 6, 2016.
Data confirms that DNA barcoding alone not suitable for finished dietary supplement products. NutraIngredients-USA. April 15, 2016.
Study shows curcumin/fenugreek combo helps relieve work-related stress. NutraIngredients-USA. April 18, 2016.
Resveratrol’s heart health benefits linked to gut microbiota changes. NutraIngredients-USA. April 18, 2016.
Great willow herb as an antitode in therapies against multi-drug resistant bacteria. Science Daily. April 14, 2016.
Debal Deb, India’s rice warrior, finds rice species containing medicinal properties. The Indian Express. April 16, 2016.
Maple syrup polyphenols may protect against neurodegenerative effects: Study. NutraIngredients. April 18, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
FTC action casts more doubt over usefulness of 'all natural' claims. NutraIngredients-USA. April 14, 2016.

Community & Industry
A Research Centre On Traditional Medicine to Be Set Up in Mauritius. All Africa. April 15, 2016.
UM Dedicates Natural Products Training Center. University of Mississippi News. April 14, 2016.
FDA ‘appreciates’ CRN’s product registry efforts. NutraIngredients-USA. April 15, 2016.
Singapore's first ethnobotany garden to open late 2017: NParks. Channel NewsAsia. April 18, 2016.
DNA barcoding is a critical part of improving the industry’s quality program, says NY AG’s office. NutraIngredients-USA. April 18, 2016.

Cannabis Update
The Word "Marijuana" Versus the Word "Cannabis". The Stranger. April 13, 2016.
Outrageous Sentences for Marijuana. The News York Times. April 14, 2016. [Editorial]
Prominent Doctors To Launch Marijuana Legalization Organization On Monday. The Weed Blog. April 16, 2016.

Consumer & Popular
Why we need consumer guides for complementary and alternative medicine. Hippocratic Post. April 18, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Network marketing continues to be growing outlet for supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. April 14, 2016.
Adaptogens yield functional food, beverage growth — but 'pixie dusting' concerns loom. Food Dive. April 14, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Dubai, China join hands in traditional Chinese medicine research. Xinhua. April 17, 2016.
Indigenous doctor incorporates traditional practices in modern medicine. CBC Radio. April 17, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA appoints Robert Wildman to chair Sports Nutrition Committee. AHPA. April 14, 2016.
Six North Texas Botanic Gardens Band Together to Promote National Public Gardens Day, May 6, 2016. BRIT. April 15, 2016.
Pennsylvania Becomes 24th State to Legalize Medical Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. April 18, 2016.
Maryland: Governor Signs Hemp Research Law
. NORML. April 14, 2016.
UM Dedicates Natural Products Training Center. Ole Miss. April 14, 2016.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Science & Research
Personalised nutrition ‘really works’: new research. NutraIngredients. April 13, 2016.
In search of a treatment for osteoporosis from the tequila agave. Science Daily. April 9, 2016.
Increase in coffee consumption could provide protective effect in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Science Daily. April 13, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Global Tea Industry Faces Diverse Challenges. World Tea News. April 12, 2016.
EFSA needs more botanical experts, plant pundits urge. NutraIngredients. April 13, 2016.

Community & Industry
CRN Plans to Launch Dietary Supplement Product Registry. Natural Products Insider. April 13, 2016.
NPA vs current & former board members update: Defendants summit motion to dismiss complaints. NutraIngredients-USA. April 8, 2016.
Birkle-Dreer, Chief of NCCIH Scientific Review, Mourned. NIH Record. April 13, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Climate Change and the Migration of Infectious Disease. The Health Care Blog. April 13, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Why black rice is a star superfood. Fox News. April 12, 2016.
Guidelines for Predicting the Next Major Functional Ingredient Trend. Natural Products Insider. April 12, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Rina Yang on the cultural complexities of traditional Chinese medicine. Honi Soit. April 13, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Announces Industry-Wide Dietary Supplement Product Registry to be Launched This Year. CRN. April 13, 2016

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Science & Research
Eating pears regularly may improve blood pressure, heart function: study. Delhi Daily News. April 12, 2016.
The Health Benefits of Turmeric: Better than Ibuprofen? Inquisitr. April 9, 2016.
Hepatotoxicity by Dietary Supplements: A Tabular Listing and Clinical Characteristics. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. April 9, 2016.
Chinese medicine plant secrets probed. BBC News. April 9, 2016.
Elderberry extracts may protect air travelers from colds and flu. NutraIngredients. April 7, 2016.
Dietary Supplements for Dysmenorrhea: Are Any Effective? Monthly Prescribing Reference. April 7, 2016.
10 studies from Experimental Biology that caught our eye Part 1: Vitamins K2 & D, berries and green tea. NutraIngredients-USA. April 11, 2016.
10 studies from Experimental Biology that caught our eye Part 2: Omega-3s, lutein and mistletoe. NutraIngredients-USA. April 11, 2016.
Berry polyphenols may benefit learning and memory, for mice at least. NutraIngredients-USA. April 11, 2016.
Broccoli could counter obesity related liver disease: Mouse data. NutraIngredients-USA. April 11, 2016.
Breakthrough may stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks. Science Daily. April 11, 2016.

Legal & Regulatory
Sen McCaskill: “We shouldn’t be relying on Cohen et al to ensure industry is acting responsibly”. NutraIngredients-USA. April 7, 2016.

Community & Industry
Five Questions with Todd Rubin, President of The Republic of Tea. Food Tank. April 11, 2016.
Michael Murray, N.D., the voice of natural medicine. Nutrition Business Journal. March 26, 2016.
The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes. The Amazon Conservation Team. April 2016.

Cannabis Update
In California, Marijuana Is Smelling More Like Big Business. The New York Times. April 11, 2016.
Revised medical marijuana manual lists many adverse effects. CBC News. April 11, 2016.
Medical cannabis companies partner to advance research into whole-plant treatment for sports-related injuries. Extract. April 7, 2016.

Environment & Conservation
Extinction of medicinal herbs leading to poor-quality ayurvedic drugs. The Times of India. April 10, 2016.

Trends & Technology
Dietary Supplements for Stress-Related Burnout. Nutritional Outlook. April 11, 2016.

Traditional Medicine
Choosing modern medicine over traditional healers in Ebola-affected Guinea. IFRCRCS. April 11, 2016.
Herbal life: traditional medicine gets a modern twist in Iran. The Guardian. April 11, 2016.

Community & Industry Releases
DEA Set To Act Imminently On Five-Year-Old Rescheduling Petition. NORML. April 7, 2016.

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