Press releases from the American Botanical Council:
'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. 2013 – WholeFoods 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
Find more ABC media mentions in the archive.
ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal travels the world speaking about relevant herbal topics. Check out video, podcasts and articles featuring Mark:
Responding to Criticism of Herbal Products
Dec. 21, 2013. In this interview for Dr. Ronald Hoffman's radio show "Health Talk," Mark responds to criticism that herbal products are unproven, frequently adulterated, or worthless. A podcast of the show is available here.
The Best Way to Identify Botanicals
Nov. 26, 2013. In this interview from Natural Products INSIDER, Mark discusses the DNA barcode analysis study published in BMC Medicine, its flaws, and his take on the best way to identify botanicals. The video is available here.
DNA Barcode Analysis Controversy
Nov. 7, 2013. Mark was a guest on the radio show "Forum with Michael Krasny," broadcast by NPR station KQED. He was joined by three other guests to discuss the controversy surrounding a new study that purports to have discovered the adulteration of some herbal supplements through the use of DNA Barcode Analysis. The audio recording can be found here.
Adulterated Herbs: Black Cohosh:
June 13, 2013. Mark 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.
Find more of ABC On the Air in the archive.
ABC's Mark Blumenthal speaks at conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world:
2014 International Garlic Symposium. March 4-6, 2014. Dana Point, CA. Mark will give a presentation on the history of garlic and its use in herbal medicine. More information.
NEXT Innovation Summit. March 5-6, 2014. Anaheim, CA. Mark will speak at a panel discussion on "Truths and Myths: Global Trends in Herbs, Spices, and Botanicals." More information.
International Congress of Aromatherapy and Medicinal Plants (Phyt'Arom). April 11-13, 2014. Grasse, France. Mark will give a presentation on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of controlled clinical trials on herbs, demonstrating the safety and efficacy of many popular herbal preparations. More information.
13th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. April 15-17, 2014. Oxford, MS. Mark will give a presentation on "Adulteration in the Herbal Marketplace — An Update." More information.
Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium. May 30 - June 2, 2014. Black Mountain, NC. Mark will give three presentations: botanical adulteration, recent meta-analyses of clinical trials showing the benefits of popular herbs and phytomedicines, and the year in health as seen in cartoons. More information.