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)
Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Turmeric Laboratory Guidance Document (4/1/2020)
All Press Releases
Euromed Commits to Second Herb through Adopt-an-Herb Program
May 12, 2020 – WholeFoods Magazine
Quality, Ingredient List and Assurance Seal Most Important to Chinese Consumers - USP
May 21, 2020 – NutraIngredients-Asia
ASD, Sustainable Herbs Program Spotlight Forest Botanicals
May 24, 2020 – Bristol Herald Courier
Is Plant Cell Culture Technology Finally Ready for Big Time?
May 26, 2020 – NutraIngredients-USA
Find more ABC media mentions in the archive.
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.
Can This Ancient Greek Medicine Cure Humanity? New York Times, July 26, 2019. The resin from the mastic tree, that grows on the Greek island of Chios, has been used by locals as a panacea for centuries. Now pharmaceutical companies are showing interest.
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:
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.
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:
Botanical Safety Consortium Annual Meeting May 29, 2020. Hiroshima, Japan. Stefan Gafner, PhD, ABC's chief science officer, will give a lecture titled "Botanical Ingredient Characterization: A Tale of More Than One Thousand and One Compounds." 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.