Press releases from the American Botanical Council:
Is There an Herbal Supplement Conspiracy?
Feb. 21, 2015 – Top Secret Writers
Proven Ingredients, Omega-3s for Cross Sell Key to Success in Cognitive Health Space, Marketing Experts Say
Feb. 20, 2015 – NutraIngredients-USA
Are Nutritional Supplements Scams - Or Just What You Need to Rev Your Personal Motor?
Feb. 20, 2015 – MainStreet
Herbal Horrors: Tennessee and Alabama Won't Say if They're Pulling Supplements
Feb. 19, 2015 – Chattanooga Time Free Press
Leave Supplements on the Shelves but Create Better Oversight
Feb. 17, 2015 – The Hill
Experts Panel Offering Ready Access Could Fend Off Future Public Relations Debacles like AG Affair, Observers Say
Feb. 16, 2015 – NutraIngredients-USA
Supplement Lawsuits Piling Up in Wake of NY AG Investigation
Feb. 16, 2015 – Natural Products Insider
Ginkgo, Roses, or Just Filler? The New York Attorney General's Attack on Supplements
Feb. 16, 2015 – Mondaq
Industry Offers Free Botanical Resources in Wake of NY AG Probe
Feb. 12, 2015 – Natural Products Insider
Cooperman: AG Used Wrong Test but That Doesn't Mean There Isn't a Quality Problem in Supplement Industry
Feb. 12, 2015 – NutraIngredients-USA
Gaia Herbs VP: An Assay Only as Good as the Reference Material
Feb. 12, 2015 – NutraIngredients-USA
Supplements Industry Derides NY Attorney General's DNA Tests
Feb. 8, 2015 – Associated Press
Q&A with Mark Blumenthal
Feb. 6, 2015 – Modern Healthcare Professional
Endorsements, Research Offer Positive Outlook for Botanicals, Probiotics, Joint Health Ingredients
Feb. 2, 2015 – Natural Products Insider
Maca: Can a Root Boost Energy and Sex Drive?
Dec. 22, 2014 – Wall Street Journal
Botanical Council Tea Market Report
Dec. 8, 2014 – World Tea News
Study Finds Widespread Adulteration of Grape Seed Extract
Dec. 1, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA
Herbs for What Ails You [VIDEO]
Nov. 1, 2014 – Central Texas Gardener
Hazardous Herbs [PDF]
Oct. 2014 – Vogue
From Ancient Rome to iTunes App
Sept. 2014 – Pharmacy Practice News
Herbal Supplement Sales Up 7.9 Percent in 2013 (Infographic)
Sept. 2, 2014 – NewHope360
Botanical Ingredients Step Up to Battle Cognitive Decline
July 21, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA
Find more ABC media mentions in the archive.
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:
DNA Tests Reliable for Raw Botanicals, but Not Extracts
In this video from Natural Products Insider, Mark explains that DNA testing is a reliable test method for raw botanical materials, but it has serious limitations when it comes to validating the identity of botanical extracts, especially when it’s used alone. Watch here.
Supplements Under Attack, Parts 1 & 2
Dr. Ronald Hoffman interviewed Mark for the Intelligent Medicine Podcast regarding the recent actions of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, based on potentially flawed testing of DNA testing. Listen to both episodes here.
Responsible Use of Herbal Medicine
Aug. 11, 2014. 88.3 WPPB. In this episode of Stirring the Pot with Stefanie Sacks, Mark offers insight into the world of herbal medicine and teaches listeners how to responsibly and effectively navigate the incredible array of herbal remedies now available to the public. Listen here.
Inside Botanical Adulteration
July 2014. Natural Products INSIDER’s Steve Myers interviewed Mark about the scope of the botanical adulteration problem and potential solutions, including how companies can limit exposure to adulteration by qualifying suppliers and only doing business with those who pass tests, as well as collaborative efforts undertaken by ABC, NCNPR and the American Herbal Pharmacopeia (AHP), as part of the Botanical Adulterants Program. Watch the video here.
Your Best Resource for Reliable Herbal Medicine Information
March 15, 2014. Steve Lankford interviewed Mark on how we know what herbs are safe and reliable, what the best forms and dosages are, and more. Listen to the recording here.
Find more of ABC On the Air in the archive.
ABC's staff and board members speak at conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world:
Ingredient Marketplace. April 7-9, 2015. Orlando, FL. Mark will speak during a panel discussion titled "Adulteration & Your Role in Delivering Value to Consumers: Quality, Safety & Efficacy." Save $50 on conference registration with promo code ABCIM15. More information.
Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals. April 13-16, 2015. Oxford, MS. Mark will speak on the topic "Advances in the Detection of Adulterants in Botanical Raw Materials, Extracts, and Essential Oils — A review of the progress of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program." More information.
Texas WIC Nutrition & Breastfeeding Conference. July 7-9, 2015. Austin, TX. ABC Education Coordinator Jenny Perez will give a presentation on the medicinal uses of herbs, tailored for WIC participants. 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.