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Keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in herbal medicine. From ABC's appearances as a trusted source of information for the press to the speaking engagements of Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal, you'll find it all here and more.

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ABC News - Press Releases

 

Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Bulletin on English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Oil Adulteration (7/7/2020)

Euromed Adopts Fig through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program
(5/12/2020)

Sustainable Herbs Program Releases Free Sustainability Toolkit on Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary
(4/21/2020)

Pharmactive Adopts Saffron through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program
(4/6/2020)

All Press Releases

 



ABC In the Media

 


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

Nurturing the Herb-and-Herbalist Connection
July 15, 2020 – Nutraceuticals World

Can Rosemary Improve Cognitive Function?
July 20, 2020 – Conscious Life News


Find more ABC media mentions in the archive.

 


News Also of Interest


NYBG-led scientists foresee a “profound impact” from the COVID-19 pandemic on research about relationships between local communities and their environment.
New York Botanical Garden. June 22, 2020.

Plant life 'expanding over the Himalayas'
. BBC News. January 10, 2020. Researchers have found plant life in the Himalayas, including in the Everest region, where vegetation was not previously known to grow.

The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature
. TIME. September 12, 2019. Wallasea is the largest restored coastal wetland in Europe, an exemplar of a growing movement to “rewild” land and return it to the way it was before humans began inhabiting it millennia ago.

Meat-eating Plants Making a Comeback in England
. BBC News. September 4, 2019. Botanists will reintroduce carniverous plants like the sundew (Drosera anglica) to parts of England as an attempt to bolster endangered populations whose numbers have been decimated by the disappearance of wetlands.




ABC News - On the Air

ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal travels the world speaking about relevant herbal topics. Check out video, podcasts and articles featuring Mark and other ABC employees:



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


Find more of ABC On the Air in the archive.

 

 

ABC News - On the Road

 

ABC's staff and board members speak at conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world: 

The Plant Medicine Summit. To be announced. OnlineMark Blumenthal, ABC's founder and executive director, will give a lecture at this event covering product adulteration, counterfeiting, and fraud and how ABC's Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program aids in maintaining botanical supply chain integrity. More information.

ABC Webinars


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.



 


Botanical Excellence Awards

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.

2019 Award Recipients:

Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award: Professor Rachel Mata, PhD

Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award: Jaguar Health/Napo Pharmaceuticals

ABC Champion Award: Thomas Brendler

ABC Fredi Kronenberg Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals for Women’s Health Award: Dr. Mary L. Hardy

ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature AwardFlora of the Voynich Codex: An Exploration of Aztec Plants

All recipients

 



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