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The Real Reason Your Olive Oil Is Probably Fake
Nov. 19, 2020 – Mashed

The Strange, Booming Market of Florida's Palmetto Berries
Nov. 23, 2020 – The Guardian

Artemis Teams Elderberry with Aronia, Black Currant in New Immune Blend
Nov. 23, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

Trending Joint Health Ingredients Expand the Dietary Supplement Formulator’s Toolbox
Nov. 24, 2020 – Nutritional Outlook

Company that Studied ‘Oleandrin’ as Drug Barred from Marketing It as Supplement
Sept. 10, 2020 – Natural Products INSIDER

ABC: Record-Breaking Herbal Sales Predicted for 2020

Aug. 31, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine

The International Aloe Science Council…A Brief History
Aug. 31, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine

Not So Grape Expectations
Aug. 31, 2020 – Food Safety Tech

ABC, AHPA Warn Consumers against Oleander Supplements
Aug. 21, 2020 – Nutritional Outlook

New BAPP Bulletin Summarizes Info on Adulteration of English Lavender Oil
July 9, 2020 – Nutritional Outlook

Majority of Lavender Products on Market Adulterated in Some Way, BAPP Bulletin Reveals
July 9, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

BAPP Publishes New Bulletin on English Lavender Oil
July 8, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine

BAPP Publishes English Lavender Oil Adulteration Bulletin
July 7, 2020 – Nutraceuticals World

Elderberry Demand Continues; So Does Adulteration
July 6, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

Artemis International Doubles Down on Exposing Adulteration of Elderberry Extracts
July 6, 2020 – Nutritional Outlook

How Brands Can Prevent Adulteration from Poisoning Profits - Podcast
July 6, 2020 – Natural Products Insider

Challenges in the Botanical Ingredient Supply Chain
July 1, 2020 – Natural Products Insider

More Data Available to Support Botanical Immunity Products to Meet Rising Demand
June 24, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

Is Frankincense Good for Your Health?
June 29, 2020 – Yahoo!

Artemis Raises Concerns on Adulteration of Elderberry
June 18, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine

Study Rings Alarm on Avocado Oil, Finds 82% Expired or Adulterated
June 18, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

New Quality Advocacy Group Brings Medical, Pharmaceutical Groups to Table with Supplement Industry Stakeholders
May 27, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

Is Plant Cell Culture Technology Finally Ready for Big Time?
May 26, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

ASD, Sustainable Herbs Program Spotlight Forest Botanicals
May 24, 2020 – Bristol Herald Courier

Quality, Ingredient List and Assurance Seal Most Important to Chinese Consumers - USP
May 21, 2020 – NutraIngredients-Asia

Euromed Commits to Second Herb through Adopt-an-Herb Program
May 12, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine

Sustainable Herbs Program Launches Free Sustainability Toolkit
April 22, 2020 – Nutritional Outlook

SHP Publishes Sustainability & Regenerative Practices Toolkit
April 21, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine

Sustainable Herbal Program Toolkit Provides Free Guidance to Botanical Industry
April 21, 2020 – Nutraceuticals World

Adaptogenic Combo Cuts Anxiety Among Cognitive Impairment Sufferers
April 13, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

Echinacea Demand Spike Likely to Cause Bottlenecks, Price Increases
April 10, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

ABC/ BAPP: ‘We Are Deeply Concerned About the Integrity of the Botanical Supply Chains’
April 8, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

Still Gold: Turmeric Studies Are Revealing New and Surprising Benefits
April 7, 2020 – Nutritional Outlook

Some Truths Endure, Even Through the Confusions of Today

March 27, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

COVID-19 Provides Another Reason for US Supplement Brands to Source Locally
March 27, 2020 – New Hope Network

Popularity of Curcumin Continues to Drive Ingredient Innovation
March 19, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

ABC Herbal Community Builder Award Goes to ‘Fire Cider Three’
March 18, 2020 – Yahoo!

ABC Giving Varro E. Tyler Award to Napo Pharmaceuticals
Feb. 24, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine

Supplements’ Weakest Link

Feb. 14, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine

Prominent Mexican Scientist Recognized by ABC for Contributions to Medicinal Plant Research
Feb. 14, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA 

Elderberry Growth Was Huge in 2019. Here’s Why. 2020 Ingredient Trends to Watch for Foods, Drinks, and Dietary Supplements

Feb. 4, 2020 – Nutritional Outlook

Five Drivers of the Correlated Growth of Cannabis, Herbal Medicine

Jan. 29, 2020 – Green Entrepreneur

2020 Predictions: Staff Changes at FDA, CBD, Personalization, and the Microbiome

Jan. 15, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA 

ABC Releases BAPB on Olive Oil
Jan. 14, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine


Olive Oil Adulteration Still Among Most Common Cases of Food Fraud
Jan. 13, 2020 – Nutraceuticals World

Meta-analysis Supports Grape Seed Extract’s Cardiovascular Potential
Jan. 13, 2020 – NutraIngredients-LATAM

Paucity of Testing Ensures Olive Oil Adulteration Continues to Plague Market, BAPP Bulletin Says
Jan. 10, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

Reason for Optimism in Supplements Market

Jan. 3, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA

Echinacea Extract Shows Mild Anti-anxiety Effects in RCT
Jan. 3, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA 

CBD, climate crisis, sustainability: ABC takes a look at 2019 and beyond
Dec. 20, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA

ABC: True Lavender Adopted by National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy
Dec. 20, 2019 – WholeFoods Magazine 

ABC Article Paints Grim Picture of Climate Change Effects on Plants and How It's Changed in Past Decade

Dec. 4, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA 

Nutritional Outlook’s 2019 Best of the Industry Awards, Industry Leader: Michael McGuffin

Dec. 3, 2019 – Nutritional Outlook

Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

Nov. 20, 2019 – JAMA Network

The Many Benefits of Manzanilla Tea — and How to Brew Your Own

Nov. 13, 2019 – Livestrong

Plant Extracts Future Scope, Demand, Leading Key Players and Industry Growth by Forecast to 2027
Nov. 12, 2019 – Digital Journal 

BAPP’s Adulterated Materials SOP Nearing Final Form

Nov. 4, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA

Consumer Reports Takes Another Swing at Dietary Supplements and the Industry Responds
Oct. 31, 2019 – New Hope Network

BAPP Bulletin Cites Significant Oregano Adulteration
Oct. 30, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA 

Botanical Program Issues Bulletin on Oregano Adulteration
Oct. 28, 2019 – Nutraceuticals World

Report: CBD Tops Turmeric as Top-selling Dietary Supplement, Charting Up 333% in Natural Channels
Sept. 26, 2019 – Hemp Industry Daily 

Despite Rising Popularity, Ayahuasca Supplies Not Imperiled As Yet, Expert Finds
Aug. 28, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA 

When Planning and Planting...Don’t Forget the Herbs
Aug. 14, 2019 – The Lewiston Tribune 

Experts propose USDA branch as most logical federal coordinator of cannabis trade
July 26, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA

K. Patel Adopts Senna Through Adopt-an-Herb

July 16, 2019 – WholeFoods Magazine

40 Unforgettable Founders of the Natural Products Industry

July 1, 2019 – New Hope Network


 Studies of Aged Garlic Extract Show Potential Health Benefits
June 28, 2019 – The Japan Times

ABC’s Blumenthal, Mountain Rose Herbs & Herb Pharm Among AHPA Awards Recipients

March 12, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA

BAPP Grape Seed Lab Document Builds Case for Branded Ingredients, Supplier Says
March 12, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA

Euromed Adopts Milk Thistle through Adopt-an-Herb
March 5, 2019 – WholeFoods Magazine

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

BAPP Ashwaganda Bulletin to Help Industry Tell When Roots Have Been Adulterated With Leaves

January 16, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA

Shutdown Presents Opportunity for Industry to Highlight Self Regulatory Effort

January 11, 2019 – NutraIngredients-USA

Here’s your chance to learn about herbs at American Botanical Council’s East Austin headquarters
April 20, 2018 Austin360

Tieraona Low Dog Receives Inaugural ABC Fredi Kronenberg Award
March 27, 2018 – WholeFoods Magazine

Call For New Category of Herbal Products Likely to Fall on Deaf Ears
March 29, 2018 – NutraIngredients-USA

Within Broader Synthetic Botanicals Question, Stakeholders Focus on Labeling Issue
March 22, 2018 – NutraIngredients-USA

Orrin Hatch, James A. Duke, Indena Among Recipients of AHPA Awards
March 14, 2018 – NutraIngredients-USA

Regenerative Certification Meant Add to USDA Organic, not Supplant It, Developers Say
March 7, 2018 FoodNavigator-USA.com

Pharmatoka to Receive ABC Award for Excellence in Phytomedicinal Research
March 2, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

Health Canada Issues Warning About Product Containing Yohimbe
Feb. 28, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

American Botanical Council Names Dick Griffin as ABC Champion for 2017
Feb. 23, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

Innovation Reforming Supply of Botanical Ingredients
Feb. 15, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

US-China Research Partnership on Ginseng Sign of Growing Backing for TCM, Sources Say
Feb. 5, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

Beehive Botanicals Adopts Propolis through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program
Jan. 23, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

ABC's HerbClip Research Reporting Service Now Numbers More Than 7,000 Publications
Jan. 17, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

Ginkgo Adulteration has Become ‘Rather Sophisticated,’ says Herbal Expert
Jan. 22, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

New Name for BAPP Better Outlines Mission of Program That Ferrets Out Adulteration
Jan. 12, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

Sessions Opens Door for Stepped Up Cannabis Enforcement; Effect on CBD Sphere Unclear
Jan. 5, 2018 NutraIngredients-USA

Study Finds Anti-depressant Potential in Saffron, Botanical Expert Calls Results ‘Encouraging’
Dec. 14, 2017 NutraIngredients-USA

Ethnobotanist Jim Duke Passes at 88
Dec. 11, 2017  WholeFoods Magazine

American Botanical Council Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members
Dec. 8, 2017 NutraIngredients-USA

Health Warning Over Green Tea Slimming Pills

Nov. 17, 2017 mySA.com

Under-the-Radar Botanicals to Watch in 2018
Nov. 16, 2017 Nutritional Outlook

Creating a Supply Chain Solution
Nov. 2, 2017  New Hope Network

Project on Rhodiola Verification Provides Example for Industry, Expert Says

Nov. 2, 2017 NutraIngredients.com

More Things To Do
Nov. 1, 2017 Austin American-Statesman

Publication Outlines Rhodiola Adulteration and Misidentification Issues
Oct. 24, 2017 NutraIngredients-USA

Birthwort Cancer Risk: People are Still Eating One Of The Most Dangerous Plants On Earth as a Traditional Medicine
Oct. 18, 2017 Newsweek

ABC Leads Effort to Make Sure Rejected Raw Material is Destroyed, Not Resold
Oct. 12, 2017 NutraIngredients-USA

Solvents Publication Will Bolster Industry's Quality Practices, ABC Founder Says
Oct. 5, 2017 NutraIngredients-USA

SupplySide West: ABC’s Mark Blumenthal on Botanical Adulteration
Oct. 4, 2017 WholeFoods Magazine

ABC Shines Light on Tainted Ingredients With Book Chapter on Essential Oil Adulteration

Sept. 18, 2017  Integrative Practioner

What Should You Make of the Health Claims for Turmeric?
Sept. 14, 2017 Philly.com

Ayurvedic Herbs’ Rise Continues as Turmeric & Ashwagandha Post Big YOY Growth
Sept. 11, 2017  NutraIngredients-USA

U.S. Sales of Herbal Supplements Increase in 2016
Sept. 11, 2017  Nutrition Industry Executive

U.S. Retail Sales of Herbal Dietary Supplements Surpass $7 Billion
Sept. 7, 2017  Nurtraceuticals World 

Transparency Is Making Headway — But Is it Enough?
Sept. 5, 2017 NutraIngredients-USA

Natural products quality expert on industry challenges 10-years after GMPs 
Sept. 5, 2017  NutraIngredients-USA

Alaska Rhodiola Harvest Ramps up to Bring US-sourced Raw Material to Market
Aug. 25, 2017 NutraIngredients-USA

Taking a Closer Look at Health Claims for Turmeric
Aug. 20, 2017 Santa Fe New Mexican

Chinese Herb Pioneer Bill Brevoort Dies at 75

August 4, 2017  WholeFoodsMagazine.com 

Industry Pays Tribute to Bill Brevoort's 'Remarkable Life'
Aug. 4, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA

Supplements could be missing opportunity connected to essential oils, experts say
July 31, 2017 –

Pot Entrepreneurs Court Texas Investors in Cannabis ‘Green Rush’

July 23, 2017 – mySA.com 

Jiaherb Adopts Rhodiola Through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program
July 14, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA 

Data Show Botanicals Are Best Selling Category of Supplements

July 14, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA

How Pure is Grapefruit Seed Extract? - Chromatography Investigates
July 13, 2017 – Chromatography Today

Carbon 14 Verification Sets Curcumin Ingredient Apart, Supplier Says
July 18, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA 

 Systematic Reviews Backing Efficacy of Botanical Ingredients Continue to Pile Up, Expert Says
July 10, 2017 NutraIngredients-USA

Researchers Find Wide Range of Monacolin K in Red Yeast Rice Supplements
July 5, 2017 – Natural Products Insider 

AHPA Supports NIST in DNA Testing Program

June 30, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA 

For Botanical Supplements, Sound Science Beats Celebrity Endorsements
June 22, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA 

Botanicals: The Risks and Benefits, Opportunities and Challenges
June 15, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA

Grapefruit Seed Extract Guide Examines Methods of Analysis to Detect Synthetic Antimicrobial Compounds
June 7, 2017 – Nutritional Outlook

Vitafoods Insights—Adulteration of Botanical Ingredients
June 2, 2017 – Natural Products Insider 

What's Your Desert Island Supplement?

May 1, 2017 New Hope Network

EuroPharma Supports ABC Educational Mission through Turmeric Adoption

April 26, 2017 Yahoo News

ABC Endorses Supplement OWL Product Registry
April 11, 2017 Nutraceuticals World

GARDENING: Learn How to Grow Herbs for Health at Herb Day
April 14, 2017 Austin360.com

OWL Endorsed by ABC
Apr. 5, 2017 – WholeFoods Magazine

HumanN Invests in the Long Game with Nitric Oxide Enhancement
Apr. 6, 2017 - New Hope Network 

School of Pharmacy Hosts International Botanical Conference
April 2, 2017 – University of Mississippi News

President of Mauritius Recognized by ABC for Contributions to Medical Plant Research
March 15, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA.com 

ABC Announces Recipient of 2016 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award
Mar. 8, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA

Industry Lauds Accomplishments of Late Stevia Pioneer James May
Mar. 8, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA 

Bulletin highlights vegetable oil adulteration issues for saw palmetto extracts
Feb. 6, 2017 – NutraIngredients-USA.

Food Dyes Used to Adulterate St. John’s Wort Extracts, New Botanical Adulterants Bulletin Reports
Jan. 27, 2017 – Nutritional Outlook.

Echinacea's Drawbacks Keep It As Immune Health Stalwart Rather Than Superstar
Jan. 19, 2017 Nutraingredients-USA

Botanical Ingredients for Foods and Beverages
Jan. 16, 2017 – Prepared Foods Nutra Solutions

Curcumin Suppliers "Guaranteeing" Natural Curcumin Is Not Synthetic by Using Carbon Dating: SupplySide West Report
Oct. 14, 2016 – Nutritionaloutlook.com

ABC Adulterants Program speeds up publication schedule
Oct. 18, 2016 – Nutraingredients-USA

How to fight off fatigue and stress the natural and healthy way
Oct. 19, 2016 – Personal Liberty Digest

 DEA Ends Emergency Kratom Listing, Begins More Protracted Proceeding
NutraIngredients-USA. October 13, 2016

Alternative Joint-Health Ingredients Are on the Rise
Nutritionaloutlook.com Oct. 15, 2016 

Why Experts are Now Saying Kava is Not Only Safe, but Needed Now More Than Ever
Oct. 4, 2016 – Newswire

Fighting Botanical Ingredient Adulteration
Sept. 25, 2016 – NBJ Weekly 

Wide Net Cast by Paper Clouds Issue of Liver Injury Risk Posed by Supplements, Critics Say
Oct. 3, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA

Adulteration With Bindweed: A Big Concern That Nobody Is Talking About?
Sept. 26, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA

Fighting Botanical Ingredient Adulteration
Sept. 25, 2016 – New Hope Network 

Drug Clause in DSHEA May Cause Death of Dietary Ingredient Vinpocetine
Sept. 13, 2016 – Natural Products Insider

Adulterated Ingredients and Products in the Natural Supplements Industry
Sept. 14, 2016 – Natural Medicine Journal 

Before Steroids, Russians Secretly Studied Herbs
Aug. 19, 2016 – National Geographic

NewsBriefs: August 2016
July 20, 2016 – WholeFoods Magazine

National Animal Supplement Council Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program
July 18, 2016 – Natural Medicine Journal  

Featherstone Celebrates the Versatility of Lavender
July 12, 2016 – Martha's Vineyard Times

Expert Review: 'DNA Barcoding Unsuitable as a Stand-Alone Tool for Identifying & Authenticating Botanicals'
July 13, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA

Complete Digital Archive of HerbalGram Issues Now Available
July 14, 2016 – CNBC 

ABC Investigates Black Cohosh Adulteration in Latest Bulletin
June 30, 2016 – Nutritional Outlook

Federal Report on Alternative Health Understates Impact of Supplements, CRN Says
June 27, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA 

Attention Given to Preventing Adulteration on the Rise, but Has That Curbed the Problem?
June 24, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA 

Turmeric Rising: Turmeric and Curcumin Research Is Hot
June 16, 2016 – Nutritional Outlook

ABC Updates Black Cohosh Adulteration With New Bulletin
June 14, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA 

In Memoriam: Rachel Perry
June 2016 – WholeFoods Magazine

Bulletin Highlights Adulteration of 'Folkloric' Star Goldenseal
June 9, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA 

NutraIngredients-USA's Top 5 Most-Read Articles of 2016… So Far
June 2, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA

Holistic Skincare Book Named Winner of National Indie Excellence Awards in Alternative Medicine
June 1, 2016 – PR Newswire 

Lycored Partners with ABC and NPA
May 27, 2016 – Nutraceuticals World

Review Supports Safety of Green Tea Extracts
May 25, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA 

McCaskill's Push for FDA Review of Herb/Chemotherapy Interactions Called an Intrusion Into Doctor/Patient Relationship
May 23, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA

Sen. McCaskill Brings Herb-Drug Interactions into Regulatory Spotlight
May 23, 2016 – Natural Products Insider 

Botanical Adulterants Program 'Intended to Raise the Bar of Awareness of the Problem, and I Think We've Done That,' Blumenthal Says
May 13, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA

Brassica Protection Products Adopts Broccoli Through ABC's Adopt-An-Herb Program
May 12, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA

New 'Botanical Adulterants Bulletins' Series Launched to Help Raise Awareness of Herb Adulteration
May 12, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA 

ABC Launches New Botanical Adulterants Bulletins
May 6, 2016 – Nutritional Outlook

Botanical Adulterants Program Introduces 'Botanical Adulterants Bulletins' Series to Help Raise Awareness of Current Herb Adulteration
May 5, 2016 – PR Newswire

South Pacific Drink Finds New Home in South Austin
May 5, 2016 – Time Warner Cable News Austin

Maypro to Market Afrigetics' Zulu Herbal Testosterone Ingredient
May 4, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA 

News: AstaReal Separates from NAXA, New Products from Mondi, Fruit d’Or & More
April 29, 2016 – Natural Products Insider

American Botanical Council Launches ‘Herbal MediaWatch’ Online News Feed
April 28, 2016 – Nutraceuticals World 

Expo West Briefs
May 2016 – WholeFoods Magazine

Getting Serious With Herbal Medicine
April 25, 2016 – Punch

Observers Say Harvard Anti-Supplements Article So Poorly Done as to Be 'Embarrassing'
April 25, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA 

DNA Barcoding Is a Critical Part of Improving the Industry's Quality Program, Says NY AG's Office
April 18, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA

Data Confirms That DNA Barcoding Alone Not Suitable for Finished Dietary Supplement Products
April 15, 2016 – NutraIngredients-USA

Can Echinacea Melt Winter's Colds and Flu?
Jan. 11, 2016 – The Wall Street Journal 

Person of the Year: NYAG Eric Schneiderman
Jan. 2016 – WholeFoods Magazine

There's Plenty of Room for Botanical Discovery, Especially in Finding New Ingredients From Familiar Sources, Experts Say
Jan. 4, 2016 – Nutralingredients-USA

Niche Ought to Be Carved out of GMP Compliance Picture for Ultra Small Herb Companies, Experts Say
Dec. 23, 2015 – Nutralingredients-USA

Study Finds Widespread Adulteration of Grape Seed Extract
Dec. 1, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA

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

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. 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

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:

How brands can prevent adulteration from poisoning profits
July 6, 2020. In this Natural Products INSIDER's podcast episode Senior Editor Todd Runestad and ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal discuss how consumer brands can prevent adulteration and protect their brands. Listen to the episode here.

Supply Side West Overview 
October 29, 2019. Judy Brooks and Roy Walkenhorst of Healing Quest speak with ABC Founder Mark Blumenthal about Supply Side West ingredients trends in the dietary supplement world. Listen to the episode here

Late Night Health Radio

October 17, 2019. Late Night Health Radio host Mark Alyn speaks with Mark Blumenthal about Americans' health, plant-based foods, and more. Listen to the episode here.

Industry takes stand against botanical adulteration – audio report
June 26, 2019. Natural Products INSIDER’s Karen Butler narrates the discussion among Mark Blumenthal of the American Botanical Council and ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program; Holly Johnson, Ph.D., of the American Herbal Products Association; and Margaret Dohnalek, Ph.D., of Valensa International. Listen to the audio report here

'Pick one thing and start' to improve sustainability
May 14, 2019. In Natural Products INSIDER podcast, Ann Armbrecht, director of the Sustainable Herbs Program, discusses how brands can start to ease the climate conundrum with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER. Listen to the episode here.

Ashwagandha Gets Lampooned on Saturday Night Live. That's Great News! 
March 28, 2019. Listen to Todd Runestad, senior editor, Natural Products INSIDER, talk with Mark Blumenthal, founder/executive director of the American Botanical Council, about what it means for consumer acceptance once ashwagandha gets lampooned on SNL. 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.

How Does Botanical Adulteration Affect You?
August 23, 2017. Natural medicines can really make a difference in our health and longevity. But great care must be taken to ensure the proper sourcing, identification, and standardization of these botanical-based medicines. Fortunately, most supplements are made following good manufacturing processes (GMPs), however, there is concern about adulteration in the global botanical marketplace. This free webinar is presented by Mark and hosted by Terry Talks Nutrition. See video here.

From NBJ Summit 
September 19, 2016. Mark Blumenthal speaks on Fighting Ingredient Adulteration. Ingredient adulteration is the biggest problem affecting the supplement market today. Hear what herbal organizations are doing to help others understand how to properly identify and test incoming raw materials so they will not fall victim to inauthenticmaterial. See videhere.

17th Annual CMA Annual Conference
September 15, 2016. ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal was the keynote speaker. See Mark's lecture on the topic of adulteration here.

Supplements Under Attack, Parts 1 & 2
February 9, 2015. 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.

Responding to Criticism of Herbal Products
Dec. 21, 2013. In this interview for Dr. Ronald Hoffman's radio show "Health Talk," Mark responded 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 discussed 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 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.