Jim Emme Named ABC Champion for 2018 (2/18/2019)
Afrigetics Botanicals Adopts Bulbine through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program (2/13/2019)
ABC Publishes Updated Monograph on Scientific and Clinical Research on Pycnogenol (2/7/2019)
Natural Remedies Supports ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program through Licorice Adoption (1/16/2019)
All Press Releases
Afrigetics Botanicals Adopts Bulbine Through Adopt-An-Herb Program
February 19,2019 – WholeFoods Magazine
Gottlieb Unveils Sweeping Plan to Recamp DSHEA, Review Botanical Safety, Recharge NDI Process
February 11, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA
Citrus Oil Market to Experience Significant Growth during the Forecast Period 2018 to 2026
January 29, 2019 – Oak Tribune
Organic & Natural Health Ramps Up Goals for Nutrient Field Study Participation
January 25, 2019 – WholeFoods Magazine
Find more ABC media mentions in the archive.
Grasses Found to Cheat Evolution by Stealing Genes from Their Neighbors. February 19, 2019. Researchers have found that a species of grass known as Alloteropsis semialata can steal genes from its neighbors to give it an evolutionary advantage.
What the People of the Amazon Know That You Don't. TEDGlobal. Oct. 2014. In this TED Talk, ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin warns that indigenous tribes and their knowledge are the Amazon's most endangered species.
Humble Plants that Hide Surprising Secrets. TED. Oct. 2014. ABC Advisory Board member Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces rare plant species that have evolved in Africa's isolated regions and islands.
ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal travels the world speaking about relevant herbal topics. Check out video, podcasts and articles featuring Mark:
Herbal Education, Research, and Advocacy
February 20, 2019. ABC's Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal was featured in Wellness Insider Network podcast with pharmacist Lana Camiel talking about herbal education, research and advocacy. Listen to the episode here.
Wholistic Living, Lifestyle Management, and Sustainable Agriculture
November 28, 2018. “Plant chemistry is not static. It’s a dynamic interaction with the environment.” John P. Troup and Mark Blumenthal discuss sustaining life on the planet and the evolution of medicinal herbs in this episode of the Wholistic Matters podcast. Listen to the episode here.
The Science of Herbs and Phytomedicines
February 1, 2018. We now have access to herbs from around the world. How do we know which herbs are effective? How do we know which herbs are scientific studied? What about adulteration and fraud? Host Steve Lankford and Mark Blumenthal explore these questions in episode 273 of the Health Quest podcast.. Listen to the episode here.
Supply Side West 2017
October 2, 2017. Mark Blumenthal spoke with Laurie Petersen, WholeFoods Magazine editor-in-chief, about the evolution of the industry and his initiative to shine a light on the issue of botanical adulteration. The conversation took place at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, NV. See video here.
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ABC's staff and board members speak at conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world:
24th Annual Herb Forum at Round Top
March 15-16, 2019. Round Top, TX. Caroline Caswell, ABC's education assistant, will give a presentation on "The Medicinal Uses of True Tea (Camellia sinensis)". More information.
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine
March 29-31, 2019. Tempe, AZ. Mark Blumenthal, ABC's founder and executive director, will give a lecture titled "The Latest Research on Botanical Adulterants." More information.
Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals
April 8-11, 2019. Oxford, MS. Mark Blumenthal, ABC's founder and executive director, will give a lecture titled "DSHEA after 25 Years: The Growth of the Botanical Dietary Supplement Industry – Quality Issues and Sustainability Challenges". More information.
6th World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Human and Animal Welfare
November 13-17, 2019. N. Cyprus. Mark Blumenthal, ABC's founder and executive director, and Stefan Gafner, PhD, ABC's chief science officer, will give lectures titled "Combating Adulteration and Fraud in the Global Botanical Ingredients Market: A Review of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program" and "Botanical Ingredient Adulteration – A Review of Data Published Over the Past Five Years", respectively. More information.
ABC's of Herbal Extractions
ABC Special Projects Director Gayle Engels takes you through the basics of creating herbal extracts in this two-part webinar series.
|ABC’s Botanical Excellence Awards were founded in 2006. They are presented each year at the American Botanical Celebration, which takes place in conjunction with the Natural Products Expo West/Next Innovation Summit (formerly known as Nutracon). Recipients are chosen based on their contributions to the herbal and botanical community during the previous year.
2018 Award Recipients:
Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award: TBA
ABC Champion Award: Jim Emme, NOW Health Group.
Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award: TBA
James A. Duke Botanical Literature Award: TBA
Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award: TBA
Fredi Kronenberg Award for Excellence in Botanicals for Women’s Health: TBA