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ABC Press and Media Archive:

Botanical Ingredients Step Up to Battle Cognitive Decline
July 21, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA

Lift of German Kava Ban, Detailed in ABC Article, Expected to Boost Botanical in US Market
July 10, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA

9 Healing Herbs
July-Aug. 2014 – Experience Life


Knowledge Base of Herbal Products Sector is Waning, Pioneer Fears
June 6, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA

On Ashwagandha, and the Forced Marriage of Herbs and Dietary Supplements
June 2, 2014 – NewHope360 (Note: Access to this article requires free registration at NewHope360.com.)

Plant Power
May 15, 2014 – Food in Canada

'Dry Labbing' Is Still Out There, and There Is Still a Market for It, Say Analytical Experts
May 13, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA

ABC Responds to CNN's 'Weed 2'
May 12, 2014 – Functional Ingredients

Herbal Expert Talks Industry and Adulteration

April 29, 2014 –
Natural Foods Merchandiser

How About Some Hedgerow Gardening?
April 25, 2014 – Austin American-Statesman


No Salt, Low Salt and Sea Salt!
April 11, 2014 –
Prepared Foods


Industry Experts Dispute Dietary Supplement Critic Cohen's Call for Sweeping New Regulations
April 3, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA

USDA Article Attacking African Mango Supplements Doesn't Represent Responsible Core of Industry, Experts Say
March 31, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA

Naturex Battles Botanical Adulteration with Supply Chain Security
March 27, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA

Tools Identified for Evaluating CAM
March 14, 2014 –
The Clinical Advisor

American Botanical Council Awards Botanical Excellence in Anaheim
March 13, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA

'American' Herbal Organizations Adopt Increasingly Global Perspective
Feb. 10, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA

New Clue to Voynich Manuscript Mystery
Feb. 7, 2014 – The Guardian



Industry Experts Dispute Dietary Supplement Critic Cohen's Call for Sweeping New Regulations
April 3, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA

USDA Article Attacking African Mango Supplements Doesn't Represent Responsible Core of Industry, Experts Say
March 31, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA

Naturex Battles Botanical Adulteration with Supply Chain Security
March 27, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA

American Botanical Council Awards Botanical Excellence in Anaheim
March 13, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA


'American' Herbal Organizations Adopt Increasingly Global Perspective
Feb. 10, 2014 –
NutraIngredients-USA

New Clue to Voynich Manuscript Mystery
Feb. 7, 2014 – The Guardian


Mexican Plants Could Break Code on Gibberish Manuscript
Feb. 3, 2014 – New Scientist


Global Tea Polyphenols Market Set to Hit $368 Million by 2020
Jan. 28, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA


A Botanical Industry Educator Marks Three Decades

Jan. 1, 2014 Nutrition Business Journal

Industry Congratulates ABC on 25th Anniversary
Dec. 6, 2013 – Natural Products INSIDER

Study of Herbal Supplements Finds Problems

Dec. 4, 2013 – Philadelphia Inquirer

The Press is Part of the Political Game
Nov. 27, 2013 – Natural Products INSIDER

American Botanical Council Endorsed by Andrew Weil, MD

Nov. 9, 2013 – Examiner

Herbal Supplements: Are You Getting What You Pay For?
Nov. 6, 2013 – Care2

Despite Bad Publicity, Adulteration Picture Slowly Improving, Experts Say

Nov. 5, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem
Nov. 3, 2013 New York Times


Menopause: On Female Power and Healthy Options (Part 1 of 2)
Oct. 22, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

Planting the Seed of Acceptance: The American Botanical Council Celebrates 25 Years
Oct. 2013WholeFoods Magazine


Adulterants Program to be Priority for Stefan Gafner, ABC's New Chief Science Officer
Sept. 20, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

Experts Outline Seven Basic Tips for Selecting a Contract Laboratory: HerbalGram Article
Sept. 18, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA


Planning Needed to Ensure Health of US Wild Ginseng Stocks in Face of Huge Chinese Demand

Sept. 11, 2013 NutraIngredients-USA


AHPA Honors Founding Member
Aug. 27, 2013 Natural Products Insider


Cinnamon Gets a Sponsor in ABC's Adopt an Herb Program
Aug. 20, 2013 NutraIngredients-USA

 
Herbal Supplement Sales Rose 5.5% in US in 2012, ABC Says

Aug. 19, 2013 NutraIngredients-USA
 

Ginkgo Adulteration 'Very Widespread', Say Industry Experts, So Why is Awareness Low?
Aug. 5, 2013 NutraIngredients-USA

UNPA Adds 3 Members, 7 Partnerships

July 30, 2013 Natural Products Insider

Moving Beyond Hoodia
July 16, 2013 Nutrition Business Journal
 

Outdoor Pharmacy

Summer 2013 – Edible Austin

ABC: No Need for FDA Ginkgo Ban
June 4, 2013 – Engredea

Ginkgo Ban Call Uncalled For
June 4, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

ABC Tackles Black Cohosh Adulteration
May 29, 2013 – Engredea

ABC Article Details Many Facets of Black Cohosh Adulteration
May 28, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

Report Examines Black Cohosh Adulteration
May 28, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

Is Ginkgo Dangerous?
May 18, 2013 – Huffington Post

ABC Mourns the Passing of American Herbalist Cascade Geller
May 9, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

ABC Mourns Death of Cascade Anderson Geller
May 8, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

New Herbal Handbook Helps to Inform Health Care Professionals
May 8, 2013 – Fox News

HerbDay Celebrates Role of Medicinal Plants in Human Health
May 2, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

Ginkgo Under Attacks, and Herbalists Bite Back
April 30, 2013 – iWellville

New Doubts About Ginkgo Biloba
April 29, 2013 – New York Times

ABC Hits Back at Report Linking Ginkgo Biloba to Cancers in Mice
April 23, 2013 – Beverage Daily

New Report Ties Ginkgo to Cancer
April 23, 2013 – BevNet

Industry Celebrates 8th Annual HerbDay on May 4
April 23, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

Gov't Study Tying Ginkgo to Cancer Challenged
April 19, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

Faking It: Superfruit Market 'Ripe' for Adulteration
April 18, 2013 – NutraIngredients

Nutratech: BfR Report is 'Clearly at Odds with the Scientific Literature on Safety of Bitter Orange-Caffeine Combinations'
April 10, 2013 – NutraIngredients

American Botanical Council Awards Botanical Excellence: ABC Awards 2013 in Pictures
March 26, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

Discussing Superfruits in Dairy and Beverages
March 8, 2013 – Dairy Foods Magazine

Botanical Adulterants Program Hits Milestone of Over 100 Supporters
March 1, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

Horphag Research Presented American Botanical Council's Tyler Award
Feb. 27, 2013 – Nutraceuticals World

Horphag Named American Botanical Council's Tyler Award Recipient
Feb. 25, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

ABC Honors 'Godmother of American Herbalism' with 1st Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award
Feb. 21, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

The American Botanical Council Awards Professor De-an Guo, PhD
Feb. 21, 2013 – Nutraceuticals World

ABC Honors Chinese Professory with Farnsworth Award
Feb. 20, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

ABC Honors 'Godmother of American Herbalism'
Feb. 20, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

ABC Gives Botanical Research Award
Feb. 19, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

2013 NPA Awards Winners
Feb. 14, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

HerbalGram Publishes First Cannabis Cover
Feb. 8, 2013 – Engredea

Cannabis: ABC's New Cover Herb
Feb. 7, 2013 – Natural Products Insider

Ayurvedic Workhorses Poised for Market Breakthrough, Expert Predicts
Jan. 17, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

Experts Cools Concerns Over FDA Aloe Vera Carcinogenicity Study
Jan. 16, 2013 – NutraIngredients-USA

19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety
Jan.  2013 – Health Magazine

2012's Predictions: How Did We Do?
Dec. 14, 2012 – NutraIngredients-USA

Adulteration Issues Highlighted 2012, Blumenthal Says
Dec. 13, 2012 – NutraIngredients

Wintergreen: An Old-School Taste of Winter
Dec. 6, 2012 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pomegranate and Black Cohosh Adulteration: Botanical Collaboration Lines Up Next Focus Topics
Nov. 28, 2012 – NutraIngredients-USA

DNA Analysis Offers Authentication for True Black Cohosh
Nov. 21, 2012 – NutraIngredients-USA

ABC Celebrates 24th Birthday
Nov. 2, 2012 – Natural Products Insider

Bilberry Market 'Rife' with Adulteration
Nov. 2, 2012 – Natural Products Insider

American Botanical Council Enters 25th Year
Nov. 1, 2012 – Nutritional Outlook

Study Finds Echinacea Prevents Cold Symptoms
Oct. 26, 2012 – American News Report

British Study: Swiss Echinacea Extract Helps Prevent Common Cold
Oct. 26, 2012 – Drug Store News

AHP to Release Aloe Monograph at Las Vegas Summit
Oct. 16, 2012 – NutraIngredients-USA

American Botanical Council: Newmark, Thomas
Oct. 8, 2012 – Nutraceuticals World

Newmark Joins ABC Board
Oct. 3, 2012 – Natural Products Insider

HerbalGram Goes Digital
Sept. 30, 2012 – Nutraceuticals World

American Botanical Council Launches Digital HerbalGram
Sept. 26, 2012 – Nutritional Outlook

HerbalGram Available in Flip-Page Format
Sept. 25, 2012 – Natural Products Insider

Grapefruit Seed Extract: A Natural Solution for Acne?
Sept. 25, 2012 – About.com

Agave Quality Profile and Authentication Methods Established
Sept. 19, 2012 – GotAgave

ABC Publishes Top Herbs of 2011
Sept. 12, 2012 – Nutritional Outlook

FDA Honors UM Scientist for Work on Dietary Supplements
Sept. 10, 2012 – Ole Miss News

Herbal Supplement Sales Hit $5.3 billion, ABC Report Says
Sept. 5, 2012 – NutraIngredients-USA

US Herbal Supplements Sales Hit $5.3bn
Sept. 5, 2012 – Ingredients Network

Herbal Supplement Sales Up 4.5 Percent
Sept. 5, 2012 – Natural Products Insider

FDA Study Shows Bitter Orange Ups Blood Pressure
Aug. 27, 2012 – Natural Products Insider

Butterbur for Better Health
Aug. 16, 2012 – Wellness Times

Bioforce USA Announces Newly Updated GMP Facility for Manufacturing Bionorica's Sinupret® to Highest Standards
Aug. 2, 2012 – Digital Journal

Will the FDA Revise Its Stance on Synthetic Botanical Constituents? It's Not Looking Promising...
July 30, 2012 – NutraIngredients-USA

AHPA Adds Grapefruit Seed Extract to Adulterant List
July 26, 2012 – Natural Products Insider

Worst Products Being Sold as Natural Antimicrobials
July 13, 2012 – Examiner.com

Black Cohosh Quells Menopause Symptoms
July 12, 2012 – Wellness Times

2012 International Herb & Botanical Trends
July 1, 2012 – Nutraceuticals World

A Holistic Mama's Secret to Doing Herb Research Using ABC, Part 1
June 30, 2012 – Holistic Mamas Blog

Is New Geranium Analysis the 'Final Nail in the DMAA Coffin'?
June 27, 2012 – NutraIngredients-USA

Aloe Goes Beyond the Burn
June 21, 2012 – Wellness Times

Flower Power on Your Plate
June 20, 2012 – Bottom Line Publications

How a Holistic Mama Interprest Scientific Research, Part 1
June 13, 2012 – Holistic Mamas Blog

ABC Plumps Up Online Bookstore Offerings
June 11, 2012 – Engredea

Pressure Builds to Ban Dietary Supplement DMAA
June 4, 2012 – Chicago Tribune

Despite Rescession, Natural Medicine Continues to Grow
May 24, 2012 – Holistic Primary Care

DMAA Latest: FDA Considers Next Steps; GNC Remains Defiant; Nutrex Says FDA is 'Demonstrably Wrong'
May 18, 2012 – NutraIngredients-USA

Weaving a Life
May 14, 2012 – Ayurveda in Translation Blog

Saw Palmetto Reduces Sexual Dysfunction in BPH Patients
May 11, 2012 – Natural Products Insider

Garlic Shown to Help Support Healthy Blood Pressure
May 1, 2012 – Botanic Choice

The Medicine Hunter's Favorite Herbal Adaptogens
April 30, 2012 – Wellness Times

Updated: FDA Cracks Down on DMAA - But This is Just the Start, Not the End, of the Debate, Predicts CRN
April 27, 2012 – NutraIngredients-USA

TCM Herb Tainted with Kidney-Damaging Toxins
April 13, 2012 – Natural Products Insider

DNA Testing Finds Allergens, Toxins in Traditional Chinese Medicines
April 12, 2012 – Health Day

The Proof is in the Pine Bark
March 1, 2012 – Wellness Times

Illegal Drug Products Masquerading as Dietary Supplements
Feb. 2, 2011  DoctorOz.com

 


 

 

 

 

 

 



ABC On the Air Archive:

Adulterated Herbs: Black Cohosh:
June 13, 2013. Mark Blumenthal joined Board President Steven Foster for this webinar by Terry Talks Nutrition on the adulteration of black cohosh, based on the paper written by Foster and produced by the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program. The entire webinar is available for download from the Terry Talks website here.


The Science of Herbal Medicine:
April 9, 2013. Mark gave an hour-long webinar through Terry Talks Nutritions on "What Works and Why: The Science of Herbal Medicine." The entire webinar is available for download from the Terry Talks website here.

The Second Oldest Profession:
Dec. 20, 2012. Functional Ingredients editor-in-chief Todd Runestad site down with Mark to discuss the ups-and-downs of the botanical trade during this interview.


Evidence for Herbal Medicine:
July 10, 2012. Wellness Times Editorial Advisor, Lise Alschuler, ND, interviewed Mark in this 50-minute radio program about the scientific evidence substantiating the use of herbal medicines. The two botanical experts also discuss safety and other issues associated with the use of medicinal herbs. Listen to the interview here.

iHealthTube — Stevia and More:

June 22, 2012. Mark filmed a segment on stevia for iHealthTube.com. An additional 26 short videos that Mark did for iHealthTube.com on various herbal topics such as basics of herbal medicine, how to find safe and effective herbal products, and mixing herbal medicine with conventional medicine are available here.

Responsible Use of Medicinal Plants:
June 15, 2012. Mark was heard on the Austin, TX-based KOOP radio program "Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer." The show featured a discussion of issues involving research, regulation, marketing, and responsible use of medicinal plants and other alternatives to traditional Western medicine. The podcast is available for download here.

ABC's Mission to Promote Medicinal Plants:
June 1, 2012. In this interview at New Hope 360's Hall of Legends awards, Mark talks about the growth of herbal and botanical products over the last decades and the role of the American Botanical Council in legitimizing the concept of using herbs to improve health.

Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses of Controlled Clinical Trials on Herbs:
October 2011. At the annual American Nutrition Association conference, Mark gave this presentation on the safety and benefits of numerous herbs and phytomedicinal dietary supplements.

Herbal Insights — Chamomile, Açai, Echinacea and More:
Jan. 2010 - Nov. 2011. Healing Quest, co-hosted by Olivia Newton-John on PBS stations, has aired 15 Herbal Insight segments featuring Mark covering chamomile, slippery elm, peppermint, ginger, marshmallow, senna, licorice, turmeric, hibiscus, rose hips, aloe, açaí, açaí hype, echinacea and one on whether echinacea works. View the schedule to see when Healing Quest airs near you.

Herb-Drug Interactions:
March 13, 2010. Joe and Theresa Graedon interviewed Mark Blumenthal for the nationally syndicated radio show "The People’s Pharmacy". During the show, Blumenthal discusses the errors, flaws, and omissions of the review article on herb-drug interactions published in early February 2010 by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, about which ABC issued a Member Advisory and Press Release. A podcast of the broadcast can be downloaded here on The People’s Pharmacy website.