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)
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Challenges in the Botanical Ingredient Supply Chain
July 1, 2020 – Natural Products Insider
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
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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:
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.
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ABC's staff and board members speak at conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world:
The Plant Medicine Summit. August 2020. Online. Mark 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'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.