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September 16, 2021

Science & Research
World-first research from the University of Queensland hopes to cure cancer, solve obesity using 'plant medicine.' Australian Broadcasting Corporation News. September 13, 2021.
Two new studies demonstrate men’s health benefits of Tongkat ali. Nutritional Outlook. September 8, 2021.
Diet may affect risk and severity of COVID-19. Science Daily. September 8, 2021.
Researchers identify the biosynthesis of carthamin, the historic red colorant in safflowers. Science Daily. September 3, 2021.
Curcumin as a stress and sleep management supplement. Nutritional Outlook. September 2, 2021.

Community & Industry
Finding Answers to Questions About Drug-Herb Interactions. NCCIH Research Blog. September 2, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Staying relevant: Can CBD sales remain buoyant post-pandemic? Nutritional Outlook. September 13, 2021.
California legalizes CBD, but it’s not all roses for hemp producers. Natural Products Insider. September 11, 2021.
The Endocannabinoid System and the Brain. Project CBD. September 8, 2021.
The Great Cannabis Efficacy Debate: How can we prove cannabis efficacy, and what’s impeding our progress? Nutritional Outlook. September 7, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Recent study highlights new analytical strategies for improving turmeric quality. Nutritional Outlook. September 13, 2021.
Now develops analytical method to test pesticide residue in challenging botanicals. Nutritional Outlook. September 2, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
Echinacea Isn’t Itself Anymore. The New York Times. August 25, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
Seeds of Conflict. Smithsonian Magazine. September 2021.
What is Wildcrafting? Bastyr’s Unique Outdoor Elective. Bastyr University News. September 3, 2021.
Bastyr University Launches Community Initiative. Bastyr University. September 3, 2021.
Climate change threatens to squeeze out Indonesia’s medicinal plants. MongaBay. August 18, 2021.

Traditional Medicine
This plant medicine teacher is reclaiming Anishinaabe names for species. Why that could be good for the planet. CBC News. September 12, 2021.
Decolonizing Alternative Medicine: The Herbalism and Ecology of the African Diaspora. Healthline. August 16, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA submits comments to the “Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act” Discussion Draft. American Herbal Products Association. September 7, 2021.
Natural Products Insider provides forum for debate on mandatory supplement product listing. American Herbal Products Association. September 2, 2021.
NPA Partners with Virginia Based Information Technology Firm B&A to Deliver Lunch, Energy Drinks to Capitol Police. Natural Products Association. September 8, 2021.
FDA, FTC Warn 10 Companies Illegally Selling Dietary Supplements Claiming to Treat Diabetes. US Food & Drug Administration. September 9, 2021.
Study: No Rise in Youth Marijuana Use Following Legalization. NORML. September 9, 2021.
Analysis: Medical Cannabis Provides Benefits to Migraine Patients. NORML. September 9, 2021.
Americans for Safe Access and Cannakeys Partner Together to Bring Cannabis Research to Patients, Healthcare Professionals, and Policy Makers. Americans for Safe Access. September 1, 2021.
Recap of the 2021 AOAC Annual Meeting. AOAC International. September 9, 2021.
Support AOAC’s Newest Program: Analytical International Methods and Standards (AIMS). AOAC International. September 8, 2021.
Threats to crop wild relatives compromising food security and livelihoods. IUCN. September 7, 2021.
Scientists reveal huge new areas of threatened fog-generated ecosystems in Peru and Chile. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 7, 2021.
Indigenous Peoples launch self-determined agenda at IUCN World Conservation Congress. IUCN. September 3, 2021.
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta awarded Kew International Medal for work to protect nature and stop biodiversity loss. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 2, 2021.
Endangered Plants and Women’s Health: Fertility Herbs At Risk. United Plant Savers. August 27, 2021.
Dr. J. Chris Pires to Serve as Dean of the International Plant Science Center and Chief Science Officer of The New York Botanical Garden. New York Botanical Garden. September 1, 2021.


September 1, 2021

Science & Research
A Vaccine against Poison Ivy Misery Is in the Works as Scientists Also Explore New Treatment Paths. Scientific American. September 2021.
Black seed’s immune-health benefits get scientific validation. Nutritional Outlook. August 26, 2021.
Pecan-enriched diet shown to reduce cholesterol. Science Daily. August 23, 2021.
Study finds that supplementation with Bacopa monnieri may support emotional wellbeing. Nutritional Outlook. August 18, 2021.
The good herb: Buckwheat liquor helps cells clean house. Science Daily. August 16, 2021.
Pycnogenol pine bark extract outperforms cranberry extract in relieving recurrent urinary tract infections in new study. Nutritional Outlook. August 11, 2021.
Herbal medicines demonstrate potency against bartonella, a disease-causing pathogen, according to new lab study. EurekAlert! August 5, 2021.
Ancient herbal medicine may offer relief to veterans with Gulf War Illness. EurekAlert! August 5, 2021.
Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults, older women. Science Daily. August 4, 2021.
Botanical mechanisms of action for cognitive health. Natural Products Insider. August 3, 2021.
Adding color to your plate may lower risk of cognitive decline. Science Daily. July 29, 2021.
Fruit compound may have potential to prevent and treat Parkinson's disease. EurekAlert! July 28, 2021.
Recent open label study finds that ashwagandha supports stress and sleep quality with good tolerability. Nutritional Outlook. July 16, 2021.
Pilot study shows potential of goat weed formulation to support hair health. Nutritional Outlook. July 16, 2021.
Cognitive care using medicinal plant peptides. EurekAlert! June 18, 2021.

Legal & Regulatory
The FDA Defers to Pharma, Nixes CBD as Dietary Supplement. Project CBD. August 23, 2021.
Navigating FDA Regulatory Requirements for Clinical Trials on Natural Products. NCCIH Research Blog. August 10, 2021.
Trademark registration application for “Herbalist” withdrawn. Nutritional Outlook. August 25, 2021.

Community & Industry
A Naturopath’s Advice for Reasoning with Vaccine Deniers. Mother Jones. August 24, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Minor cannabinoids poised for the spotlight. Natural Products Insider. August 30, 2021.
People with fibromyalgia are substituting CBD for opioids to manage pain. Science Daily. June 24, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
NOW tests turmeric products sold on Amazon and finds potency, labeling, and other problems. Nutritional Outlook. August 11, 2021.

Trends & Technology
Curcumin, testosterone boosters may aid sports endeavors. Natural Products Insider. August 23, 2021.

Traditional Medicine
Poison or cure? Traditional Chinese medicine shows that context can make all the difference. University at Buffalo Now. August 31, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
Dr. J. Chris Pires to Serve as Dean of the International Plant Science Center and Chief Science Officer of The New York Botanical Garden. New York Botanical Garden. September 1, 2021.
The Forest Farmers Handbook (Free Download). United Plant Savers. August 31, 2021.
Analytical science leaders honored at the 2021 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting. AOAC International. August 30, 2021.
Endangered Plants and Women’s Health: Fertility Herbs At Risk. United Plant Savers. August 27, 2021.
AHPA publishes educational materials for prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination. American Herbal Products Association. August 26, 2021.
Study: Chronic Pain Patients Report Improved Quality of Life Following Medical Cannabis Use. NORML. August 26, 2021.
Clinical Trial: CBD Dosing Associated with Transient Improvements in Sleep Satisfaction. NORML. August 26, 2021.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Appoints New Health and Wellness Coaching Department Chair. Maryland University of Integrative Health. August 25, 2021.
Trademark registration application for “Herbalist” withdrawn. American Herbal Products Association. August 24, 2021.
ODS Dietary Supplement Label Database modernized. American Herbal Products Association. August 18, 2021.
Dr. Fraser Smith honored for his work in naturopathic medicine with Vis Award. National University of Health Sciences. August 13, 2021.
Setting a Safe Level of Daily Consumption Remains Best Path to Regulating CBD Following FDA’s Objection to New Dietary Ingredient Claim. Natural Products Association. August 12, 2021.
Analysis: Legal Cannabis Sales Projected to Reach $43 Billion By 2025. NORML. August 12, 2021.
Killer tobacco plant: Insect-trapping species named new to science. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 11, 2021.
CRN Denounces FDA Rejection of New Dietary Ingredient Notifications for Hemp Extract Containing CBD, Urges Congress to Act. Council for Responsible Nutrition. August 11, 2021.


July 14, 2021

Science & Research
Meta-analysis finds that omega-3 fatty acids improved cardiovascular outcomes. Science Daily. July 8, 2021.
Why wild African fruits can supplement low protein staple foods. EurekAlert! July 7, 2021.
Curcumin may be valuable adjuvant therapy to COVID-19 treatment, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 30, 2021.
Starting the day off with chocolate could have unexpected benefits. Science Daily. June 27, 2021.
New study: Eating prunes daily improves risk factors for heart disease and inflammation. EurekAlert! June 22, 2021.
2.5 grammes of pure cocoa found to improve visual acuity in daylight. EurekAlert! June 23, 2021.
Drinking any type of coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease. EurekAlert! June 21, 2021.
Ginger extract was shown to ease dyspepsia symptoms in recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 18, 2021.
Compounds derived from hops show promise as treatment for common liver disease. Science Daily. June 16, 2021.
Saffron extract may help reduce symptoms of perimenopause, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 15, 2021.
Novel bilberry extract reduces eye fatigue associated with chronic screen usage, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 15, 2021.
New health benefits of red seaweeds unveiled. Science Daily. June 14, 2021.
Tongkat ali supports testosterone levels in healthy, young males, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 14, 2021.

Legal & Regulatory
Forget dietary supplement product listing—FDA should enforce current laws. Natural Products Insider. July 12, 2021.

Community & Industry
Interview With NCCIH Scientific Review Officer Patrick Still, PhD. NCCIH Research Blog. July 8, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Real-World CBD Evidence, CBD and Ketamine, and More. Project CBD. July 7, 2021.
People with fibromyalgia are substituting CBD for opioids to manage pain. Science Daily. June 24, 2021.
Understanding the impact of medical cannabis on kids, a meta-analysis. EurekAlert! June 21, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
Natural ways to help regulate blood glucose. Natural Products Insider. June 29, 2021.
10 nutrients to help with brain health. Natural Products Insider. June 28, 2021.
Nutrition, Immunity and a Global Pandemic. Scientific American. June 24, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
How COVID-19 shaped botanical adulteration. Nutritional Outlook. June 28, 2021.

Trends & Technology
The changing face of skincare: As consumers rethink their beauty priorities, healthy, holistic ingredients are set to win the day. Nutritional Outlook. July 9, 2021.
How has COVID-19 changed consumer food and drink preferences? Nutritional Outlook. July 7, 2021.
Five supplement ingredient trends set to dominate 2021. Natural Products Insider. June 23, 2021.
Bacopa, green oat extract, GABA for brain health. Natural Products Insider. June 18, 2021.
Weight Expectations: The COVID-19 pandemic slowed weight-management supplement sales. Nutritional Outlook. June 8, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
Biodiversity must be at the heart of recovery strategies. TRAFFIC. July 6, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA encourages FDA to study “healthy” claim symbol in herbs, spices and teas. American Herbal Products Association. July 13, 2021.
Guidance on allergens in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). American Herbal Products Association. July 12, 2021.
AHPA Board of Trustees approves two new guidance resources for the hemp industry. American Herbal Products Association. July 9, 2021.
Pullulan added to NOSB National List. Maryland University of Integrative Health. June 1, 2021American Herbal Products Association. July 1, 2021.
AHPA Guidance: Federal Labeling Requirements for Herbal Dietary Supplements. American Herbal Products Association. June 14, 2021.
CRN and ASNF Announce New Joint Initiative to Advance Nutrition Education. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 24, 2021.
CRN Applauds New York State Legislators for Ensuring Access to Sports Nutrition and Weight Management Products. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 11, 2021.
House Appropriations Report Ignores Strong Safety Record of Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. July 8, 2021.
NPA Grassroots and Lobbying Efforts Block NY Bill to Restrict Access to Supplements. Natural Products Association. June 11, 2021.
Feds: Marijuana Trafficking Convictions Have Fallen Dramatically Following Statewide Legalization. NORML. July 8, 2021.
Study: Legal Marijuana Farms Are Not a Drain on Water Resources. NORML. July 8, 2021.
Mexico: Court Moves to Abolish Laws Prohibiting Personal Use of Marijuana. NORML. July 1, 2021.
Supreme Court Justice Questions Whether Federal Marijuana Ban Should Remain in Place. NORML. July 1, 2021.
Study: CBD-Rich Cannabis Products Associated with Improvements in Pain, Anxiety, and Depression in Patients with More Severe Symptoms. NORML. July 1, 2021.
Consultation: Proposed regulations amending the Natural Health Products Regulations - Improving labelling for natural health products. Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate. June 25, 2021.
Diversity Task Force works to ensure more diversity within NUHS curriculum. National University of Health Sciences. July 6, 2021.
Dr. Melanie Henriksen Appointed President of National University of Natural Medicine. National University of Natural Medicine. July 1, 2021.
American College of Healthcare Sciences Appoints Tracey Abell as College President. American College of Healthcare Sciences. July 1, 2021.
Dr. Devin Byrd Appointed Sixth President of Bastyr University. Bastyr University. June 22, 2021.
The New York Botanical Garden Names Jennifer Bernstein as CEO and The William C. Steere Sr. President. New York Botanical Garden. June 16, 2021.
The Saving A Sacred Fertility Herb… False Unicorn Root. United Plant Savers. July 13, 2021.
How We Protect Trillium. United Plant Savers. July 13, 2021.
Medicinal Plant Conservation Award 2021. United Plant Savers. June 29, 2021.
New research highlights how unique group of South African species relies on wildfires for seed dispersal and germination. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. June 23, 2021.
Texas Legislature Designates State Mushroom. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. June 21, 2021.


June 8, 2021

Science & Research
New research examines the science behind superfoods. EurekAlert! June 7, 2021.
Food scientists aim to make plant-based protein tastier and healthier. Science Daily. June 4, 2021.
Nutritional supplement proves 92% effective in boosting brain function. EurekAlert! June 4, 2021.
Growing evidence fruit may lower type 2 diabetes risk. EurekAlert! June 2, 2021.
Potential reversal of epigenetic age using a diet and lifestyle intervention. AANP News. May 28, 2021.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA, FTC target infertility supplements. Natural Products Insider. May 27, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Cannabis for ADHD. Emerging Therapeutic Option. Project CBD. June 2, 2021.

Trends & Technology
Energy ingredients with market buzz. Natural Products Insider. June 4, 2021.
Sleep and stress supplement market. Natural Products Insider. June 2, 2021.
Cognitive function and focus trending. Natural Products Insider. May 26, 2021.
Natural sweeteners: Business developments plus ingredient innovation means exciting times ahead. Nutritional Outlook. May 26, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
The unsustainability of the botanical supply chain: Why botanical supply chains are so strained today, and why they are in danger moving forward. Nutritional Outlook. May 28, 2021.
New training suite will help protect vulnerable plant species from overharvesting, in line with CITES Non-Detriment Findings guidance. TRAFFIC. May 25, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
AOAC Announces Six Test Kits Approved for Enumeration of Yeast and Molds in Cannabis. AOAC International. June 4, 2021.
Review: Data is “Promising” Regarding Use of Cannabinoids for Autism. NORML. June 3, 2021.
House Lawmakers Reintroduce Legislation Repealing Federal Marijuana Prohibition. NORML. June 3, 2021.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces free Professional Continuing Education courses for mental health providers. Maryland University of Integrative Health. June 1, 2021.
Summer Concert Series. United Plant Savers. June 2021.
ACHS Professor Abbey Skinner Starts New Holistic Health Role Helping Veterans. American College of Healthcare Sciences. May 28, 2021.
Veterans hospitals offer students opportunities to treat complex cases in multi-disciplinary settings. National University of Health Sciences. May 27, 2021.
World’s leading environmental event opens in 100 days. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. May 27, 2021.
Research Team Led by NYBG Scientist Identifies the Likely Original Relative of Many Food Crops, a Resource That Could Make Them More Environmentally Resilient. New York Botanical Garden. May 24, 2021.


May 27, 2021

Science & Research
NCCIH Champions Pathways To Advance the Science of Minority Health and Health Disparities. NCCIH Research Blog. May 25, 2021.
Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress, study finds. ScienceDaily. May 14, 2021.

Community & Industry
Can supplement manufacturers and their research convince men to take control of their health? Nutritional Outlook. May 17, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Promising growth areas for CBD and other phytocannabinoids. Natural Products Insider. May 24, 2021.
CBD sales will reach $16 billion by 2026, says Brightfield Group. Nutritional Outlook. May 20, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
Foods and botanicals for inflammation: Expert recommendations. Nutritional Outlook. May 21, 2021.
6 Potential Benefits of Berberine You Should Know About. AANP News. May 14, 2021.

Trends & Technology
Cognitive function and focus trending. Natural Products Insider. May 26, 2021.

Education
Five of the Many Modalities of Naturopathic Medicine. Bastyr University News. May 18, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
FDA, FTC Warn Five Companies Illegally Selling Dietary Supplements Claiming to Treat Infertility. US Food & Drug Administration. May 26, 2021.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew commits to become climate positive by 2030. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. May 25, 2021.
AHPA releases 2021 update to free Primer on Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). American Herbal Products Association. May 25, 2021.
AHPA updates GACP-GMP guidance to include new appendix on prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination. American Herbal Products Association. May 25, 2021.
Research Team Led by NYBG Scientist Identifies the Likely Original Relative of Many Food Crops, a Resource That Could Make Them More Environmentally Resilient. New York Botanical Garden. May 24, 2021.
FDA Announces Seizure of Adulterated Dietary Supplements Containing Kratom. US Food & Drug Administration. May 21, 2021.
First Contact. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. May 21, 2021.
International Day for Biological Diversity 2021. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. May 21, 2021.
Colorado Surpasses $10 Billion in Retail Cannabis Sales. NORML. May 20, 2021.
NPA Continues to Call for Safe Level of Consumption for CBD Products. Natural Products Association. May 20, 2021.
Study: Terpenes and Cannabinoids Produce Additive Therapeutic Effects. NORML. May 20, 2021.
AHPA Releases Five Updated Entries to Botanical Safety Handbook Ahead of AHPA Botanical Congress. American Herbal Products Association. May 13, 2021.
AHPA requests CITES exemption for cultivated American ginseng. American Herbal Products Association. May 10, 2021.


May 18, 2021

Science & Research
Vegetarians have healthier levels of disease markers than meat-eaters. Science Daily. May 9, 2021.
One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease. Science Daily. May 4, 2021.
Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Science Daily. April 21, 2021.
Supplement treats schizophrenia in mice, restores healthy 'dance' and structure of neurons. Science Daily. April 20, 2021.
Dietary cocoa improves health of obese mice; likely has implications for humans. Science Daily. April 14, 2021.
Better together: Using nutraceuticals to reduce prescription drug side effects. Nutritional Outlook. May 5, 2021.
Tongkat ali may support reproductive hormones in young males, say recent study. Nutritional Outlook. April 30, 2021.
Do some plants contain solutions for chronic liver health problems? Nutritional Outlook. April 27, 2021.
Recent study demonstrates curcumin’s potential to support recovery post-exercise. Nutritional Outlook. April 16, 2021.
Alzheimer's study: A Mediterranean diet might protect against memory loss and dementia. EurekAlert! May 6, 2021.
Avocado discovery may point to leukemia treatment. EurekAlert! April 29, 2021.
Compound found in some vegetables may reduce diabetes-related kidney damage. EurekAlert! April 27, 2021.
Plant compound shows promise against triple-negative breast cancer. EurekAlert! April 27, 2021.

Community & Industry
Navigating the Supply Chain in a Perfect Storm. Nutrition Industry Executive. May 12, 2021.
Curcumin wars escalate with head-to-head study. Natural Products Insider. April 29, 2021.

Cannabis Update
New report details prevalence of third-party testing among CBD brands. Nutritional Outlook. May 12, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
Can supplement manufacturers and their research convince men to take control of their health?. Nutritional Outlook. May 17, 2021.
Mood-modulating nutraceuticals. Natural Products Insider. May 14, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Reliably detecting cocoa off-flavors. EurekAlert! April 20, 2021.

Trends & Technology
Energy and relaxation dietary supplements: Stress and fatigue drive consumers to supplement shelves. Nutritional Outlook. April 16, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
Finding new life for wine-grape residue. EurekAlert! April 22, 2021.
Get Involved—Health in the Climate Crisis. Bastyr University. April 26, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
Naturopathic Medicine Week 2021. Bastyr University. May 16, 2021.
NCCIH Strategic Plan FY 2021–2025: Mapping a Pathway to Research on Whole Person Health. NCCIH. May 14, 2021.
Medical Marijuana for Animals: A Call for Standards. Project CBD. May 12, 2021.


April 13, 2021

Science & Research
Sarcopenia Stoppers: Nutritional ingredients to combat age-related muscle loss. Nutritional Outlook. April 12, 2021.
Can Trees Heal Heart Disease? Discover. April 9, 2021.
How a Carnivorous Mushroom Poisons Its Prey. Scientific American. April 8, 2021.
Polyphenol-rich blend of ingredients may protect skin from pollutants, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. April 6, 2021.
Changes in mouth bacteria after drinking beetroot juice may promote healthy aging. ScienceDaily. March 30, 2021.
Psychedelics for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Project CBD. March 25, 2021.
Green leafy vegetables essential for muscle strength. EurekAlert! March 24, 2021.

Community & Industry
Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Peppermint Tea Market. The Sentinel Newspaper. April 9, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Medical cannabis growers in Canada face strict new rules. For some, that could mean losing their license. Regina Leader-Post. April 12, 2021.
Questions still surround cannabis use and public health. American Medical Association Connect. April 9, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
How TCM Can Help Relieve Your Spring Allergy Symptoms. WholeFoods Magazine. April 12, 2021.
Respiratory health: Can nutritional ingredients breathe life into the respiratory category? Nutritional Outlook. April 6, 2021.
Type 2 Diabetes and Depression: Not Just Two Separate Diagnoses. Bastyr University News. March 29, 2021.

Trends & Technology
Herbal medicine linked to Danish Salmonella outbreak. Food Safety News. April 12, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
Growing trends in esports dietary supplements. Nutritional Outlook. April 8, 2021.
Separating beer waste into proteins for foods, and fiber for biofuels. EurekAlert! April 6, 2021.
Waste from making purple corn chips yields a natural dye, supplements, kitty litter. EurekAlert! March 24, 2021.
Scientists created edible food films for food packaging. EurekAlert! March 23, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
Sweet tooth for medicinal liquorice is a risk to ecosystems and livelihoods, warns a report released this World Health Day. TRAFFIC. April 7, 2021.

Traditional Medicine
Inland Chinese province ramps up herbal medicine industry. ECNS. April 12, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
Sixth Annual Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit Features Top FDA Regulators. Natural Products Association. April 12, 2021. Maryland University of Integrative Health supports A Wider Circle’s Race to End Poverty. Maryland University of Integrative Health. April 9, 2021.
Study: Cannabis Associated with Sustained Improvements in Chronic Pain Patients. NORML. April 8, 2021.
Unwind with new Kew Gardens wellbeing programme. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. April 6, 2021.
CRN Unveils Retailer Education Campaign on Probiotics. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 30, 2021.


March 24, 2021

Science & Research
Uniform drying time for goldenseal to enhance medicinal qualities of forest herb. ScienceDaily. March 22, 2021.
Black seed oil may influence immune response. Natural Products Insider. March 18, 2021.
Feeding cattle seaweed reduces their greenhouse gas emissions 82 percent. ScienceDaily. March 17, 2021.
Researched botanicals for immune health. Natural Products Insider. March 17, 2021.
Patented botanical formulation kills COVID. Natural Products Insider. March 12, 2021.
Microwave Processing Isolates Red Ginseng Compounds That Suppress Lung Cancer Metastasis. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. March 5, 2021.

Community & Industry
Rooted in St. Louis: The Ethnobotanical Work of Professor Memory Elvin-Lewis. Student Life. March 15, 2021.
Gainesville Herbal Aid partners with GRACE Grows to serve the homeless community. The Independent Florida Alligator. March 15, 2021.

Cannabis Update
The Essential Guide to CBD. Project CBD. March 14, 2021.
Medical Marijuana Is Not Regulated as Most Medicines Are. The New York Times. March 8, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
One brain, multiple concerns: The diversity of the cognitive health category. Nutritional Outlook. March 19, 2021.
Getting serious about sleep ingredients: Science experts share their picks for the most scientifically credible sleep ingredients. Nutritional Outlook. March 17, 2021.
Does black licorice have health benefits? The Chicago Tribune. March 15, 2021.
What is moringa? Everything you need to know about the superfood. Today. March 9, 2021.

Trends & Technology
CBD content in topical products largely inconsistent with label claims, says Leafreport. Nutritional Outlook. March 15, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
How to put community values at the core of landscape management. Forests News. March 19, 2021.
Helping stevia plants brave the cold. EurekAlert! March 17, 2021.
Traditional healers are preserving their knowledge, and with it, the biodiversity of Brazil’s savanna. MongaBay. March 12, 2021.
Graveyards Are Surprising Hotspots for Biodiversity. Scientific American. February 24, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
Taiwan researchers tout effects of common herb against COVID-19. Focus Taiwan. March 11, 2021.
Ethnobotanical survey enlightens traditional knowledge, use and conservation of plants in Kenya. Phys.org. March 9, 2021.
China approves sale of traditional medicine products to treat Covid-19. CNN. March 4, 2021.
Covid-19 vaccines face a trust gap against some traditional African remedies. Quartz Africa. March 1, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Over-the-Counter CBD Products for Pain Relief. US Food & Drug Administration. March 22, 2021.
Maryland University of Integrative Health adopts culturally responsive language in renaming its acupuncture programs. Maryland University of Integrative Health. March 22, 2021.
Announcing the 15th International Herb Symposium. United Plant Savers. March 22, 2021.
Defra Ministers appoint five new Trustees to the board of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 19, 2021.
Study: Cannabis Use Correlated with Increased Exercise. NORML. March 18, 2021.
Survey: People Most Likely to Report Using CBD Products to Mitigate Anxiety, Improve Sleep. NORML. March 18, 2021.
CSPI Celebrates 50 Years as America’s Food and Health Watchdog. Center for Science in the Public Interest. March 17, 2021.
California Prepares New Regulations for Largest CBD Market in US. Natural Products Association. March 16, 2021.
CRN Announces Promotions, New Responsibilities for Three Key Staffers. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 16, 2021.
Americans for Safe Access Mobilizes Advocates to Urge VA Secretary to Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. March 16, 2021.


March 10, 2021

Science & Research
Five herbal medicines potent against tick-borne disease babesiosis in lab, says new study. EurekAlert! March 9, 2021.
New discovery explains antihypertensive properties of green and black tea. Science Daily. March 8, 2021.
Less inflammation with a traditional Tanzanian diet than with a Western diet. Science Daily. March 4, 2021.
Sesaminol: Parkinson's disease's surprise medicine. EurekAlert! March 3, 2021.
Green tea supplements modulate facial development of children with Down syndrome, study finds. Science Daily. March 3, 2021.
Bitter receptor involved in anti-inflammatory effect of resveratrol? EurekAlert! March 2, 2021.
Sage extract shown to support working memory in recent study. Nutritional Outlook. March 1, 2021.
Green tea compound aids p53, 'guardian of the genome' and tumor suppressor. Science Daily. February 12, 2021.
Use of goldenseal may compromise glucose control in diabetics on metformin. EurekAlert! February 8, 2021.
Grape consumption may protect against UV damage to skin. EurekAlert! February 5, 2021.
Scientists extract pigments from algae for food supplements. EurekAlert! February 4, 2021.

Legal & Regulatory
New bill in California would restrict the sale of weight management products. Nutritional Outlook. March 2, 2021.

Community & Industry
A Whole New World—Natural Products Update 2021. Nutrition Industry Executive. March 1, 2021.
Contract manufacturing outlook for dietary supplements in 2021. Nutritional Outlook. February 19, 2021.
Formulation challenges of appealing supplement delivery formats. Natural Products Insider. February 16, 2021.
2021 Dietary supplement and natural product industry outlook: Insights from Nutritional Outlook’s Editorial Advisory Board. Nutritional Outlook. February 4, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Innovation is key for hemp-derived CBD products. Natural Products Insider. March 10, 2021.
Hemp CBD oversupply has farmers questioning their 2021 strategy. Natural Products Insider. February 22, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
How Natural Ingredients Can Aid in Healthy Aging. Nutrition Industry Executive. March 1, 2021.
Consumers value dietary supplements during a pandemic. Nutritional Outlook. January 28, 2021.
Consumers highly conscious about digestive health. Natural Products Insider. February 8, 2021.

Trends & Technology
How COVID-19 shook the sports nutrition market. Is recovery in sight? Nutritional Outlook. March 10, 2021.
Botanical immune boosters with a side of zinc. Natural Products Insider. March 8, 2021.
Big gains for digestive supplements on Amazon in 2020. Natural Products Insider. February 25, 2021.
Has COVID-19 changed the immune-health product landscape forever? Nutritional Outlook. February 17, 2021.
Ashwagandha sales grew in 2020. Experts discuss how it will lead the mainstreaming of adaptogens in 2021. Nutritional Outlook. February 16, 2021.
Mushrooms sales growth in 2020 promises success this year. Nutritional Outlook. February 15, 2021.
How elderberry became an immune-health superstar last year. Nutritional Outlook. February 12, 2021.
COVID-19 plus legal uncertainty slowed CBD sales in 2020. Nutritional Outlook. February 11, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
Celebrating the contribution of sustainable trade in wild forest resources to economies, health and conservation. TRAFFIC. March 3, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Asks Gov. Cuomo, New York Officials to Follow CDC Guidance and Prioritize Essential Dietary Supplement Workers for Vaccination. Natural Products Association. March 10, 2021.
Call for Methods: Mycotoxin Screening Technique in Cannabis Plant Materials and Cannabis Derivatives. AOAC International. March 8, 2021.
Honoring Diversity: National University of Health Sciences Creates New Naturopathic Medicine Scholarship. National University of Health Sciences. March 8, 2021.
CRN Launches New ‘Supplement OWL’ Website, Increasing Industry Transparency. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 4, 2021.
Study: Cannabis Use Mitigates Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy. NORML. March 4, 2021.
Announcing the Passing of Robert Broadwell, ND, OMD, LAc. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. March 3, 2021.
Our manifesto for change 2021-2030. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 2, 2021.
Americans for Safe Access Launches 100 Days of Medical Cannabis Advocacy. Americans for Safe Access. March 2, 2021.
AHPA submits comments to FDA proposed rule on traceability for “certain foods”. American Herbal Products Association. March 1, 2021.
John Travis Named Technical Leader of NSF International’s Certified for Sport® Supplement Certification Program. NSF International. February 2021.
NPA Puts Biden Nominees on the Record. Natural Products Association. February 25, 2021.
New leadership at TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC. January 28, 2021.
With Spring Around the Corner, The New York Botanical Garden Offers a New Season of Leading Experts and Compelling Topics in Online Lectures. New York Botanical Garden. February 26, 2021.
Missouri Botanical Garden Announces First Diversity & Inclusion Director. Missouri Botanical Garden. February 11, 2021.


January 19, 2021

Science & Research
MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with later onset of Parkinson's disease. EurekAlert! January 13, 2021.
Stress, sleep can be affected by gut-brain connection. Natural Products Insider. January 14, 2021.
Compound Isolated From Medicinal Plant Kills Brain-Eating Amoebae in the Lab. Technology Networks. January 14, 2021.
Medicinal Plants in the Treatment of Depression: Evidence from Preclinical Studies. Physician’s Weekly. January 14, 2021.
Extract of medicinal plant Artemisia annua interferes with replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro. News-Medical. January 11, 2021.

Legal & Regulatory
Thailand to remove Kratom from narcotics list after recent unlocking of marijuana and hemp. Pattaya Mail. January 17, 2021.
FDA inspections of dietary supplement facilities plummet. Natural Products Insider. January 13, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Terpenes: The Little-Known Compounds That Make Cannabis a Better MedicineDiscover. January 18, 2021.
NY State Department of Health proposes new hemp-derived CBD regulation, CRN responds . Nutritional Outlook. January 18, 2021.
Thai hospital rolls out marijuana-laced menu. New Straits Times. January 15, 2021.

Trends & Technology
Are medicinal mushrooms on the cusp of mainstream fame? Nutritional Outlook. January 18, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
112 medicinal plants in Himalayas 'threatened', but conservation plans in place for just 5. Times of India. January 15, 2021.

Traditional & Medicine
Ancient Maya May Have Smoked Marigold To Make Tobacco More Enjoyable, Study Finds. IFLScience. January 18, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA seeks reforms to FDA’s Produce Safety Rule. American Herbal Products Association. January 14, 2021.
Study: Marijuana Use Not Associated with Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. NORML. January 14, 2021.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL Announces Katerina Mastovska as 2021 Wiley Award Winner. AOAC International. January 14, 2021.
CRN Announces New Chairman, 2021 Board of Directors—Chairman Names Officers and Committee Chairs. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 12, 2021.
Overdoses from Contaminated Poppy Seeds Suggest Need for Action by FDA, DEA. Center for Science in the Public Interest. January 12, 2021.
NSF International Launches 455 GMP Certification for Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics and OTCs. NSF International. January 2021.


January 13, 2021

Science & Research
New research finds ginger counters certain autoimmune diseases in mice. ScienceDaily. January 6, 2021.
Beating the bulge with a nice cup of tea. EurekAlert! January 6, 2021.
Higher levels of omega-3s associated with better heart rate recovery, says new study. Nutritional Outlook. December 15, 2020.
An avocado a day keeps your gut microbes happy. EurekAlert! December 15, 2020.
Tomatoes offer affordable source of Parkinson's disease drug. ScienceDaily. December 9, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
2021 Regulatory outlook for dietary supplements, functional foods, and natural productsNutritional Outlook. January 12, 2021.

Cannabis Update
USDA nears completion of final rule for U.S. hemp productionNatural Products Insider. January 13, 2021.
More than half of people using cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawal symptoms. EurekAlert! January 8, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Spilling the beans on coffee's true identity. EurekAlert! January 13, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Probiotic coffee and tea drinks. ScienceDaily. January 11, 2021.
2021 Flavor trends for food and beverage. Nutritional Outlook. January 6, 2021.
Apple cider vinegar: The science and the trendsNutritional Outlook. December 29, 2020.
Centuries-old supplement ingredient solutions to newer problemsNatural Products Insider. December 29, 2020.

Traditional & Medicine
Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases. ScienceDaily. December 31, 2020.
Healthy muscles are a carrot on a string for healthy lungs. EurekAlert! December 2, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
New FDA Announcement on CBD Signals Continued Agency Inaction. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 8, 2021.
CRN Applauds Support of Dietary Supplement Use in ‘2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans’. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 2020.
CRN Launches ‘4 Things to Know’ Video Series. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 2020.
AHPA expands COVID Web Center with vaccine distribution resources. American Herbal Products Association. January 6, 2021.
NY Assembly Returns to Target Brick and Mortar Health Food Stores, Limit Access to Essential Products. Natural Products Association. January 5, 2021.
NPA Welcomes New Members of Congress, Expresses Concern Over CBD Regulations and Import Alerts. Natural Products Association. January 4, 2021.
Standing up for Science: CSPI’s Top 10 Wins from 2020. Center for Science in the Public Interest. December 31, 2020.
Study: Medical Cannabis Associated with Prolonged Reductions in Opioid Use. NORML. January 7, 2021.
2020 Year in Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events in Marijuana Policy. NORML. December 28, 2020.
Can Cannabis help ease the mind in the age of COVID-19? The University of New Mexico. December 21, 2020.
FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling CBD Products. US Food & Drug Administration. December 22, 2020.
Healthcare Groups Release Proceedings of Summit Exploring Drug Safety, Supply Chain Security. US Pharmacopeia. December 22, 2020.
Indigenous Women Achieve “Mamakunapa” Civil Society Nature Reserve. Amazon Conservation Team. December 22, 2020.
Call for Member Contributions to the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. United Plant Savers. December 17, 2020.
The ugliest orchid in the world tops Kew’s 2020 new species list. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. December 17, 2020.
Virginia’s Naturopathic Doctors are Continuing a 15-year Fight for Licensure. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. January 5, 2021.
Year in Review: NUHS’ Top 5 news stories. National University of Health Sciences. December 31, 2020.
Dr. Glen Nagel Is ACHS' New Herbal Medicine Program Chair. American College of Healthcare Sciences. December 29, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Maryland University of Integrative Health. December 17, 2020.


September 24, 2020

Science & Research
Born to be wild: Fungal highways let bacteria travel in exchange for thiamine. EurekAlert! September 24, 2020.
Standardized Andrographis paniculata may modulate immune response, says new studyNutritional Outlook. September 23, 2020.
Cancer survivors urgently need better nutritional support. EurekAlert! September 21, 2020.
Authoritative new analysis links increased omega-3 intake to cardioprotection and improved cardiovascular outcomes. Science Daily. September 17, 2020.
To recreate ancient recipes, check out the vestiges of clay pots. EurekAlert! September 11, 2020.
Does the Mediterranean diet protect against rheumatoid arthritis? Science Daily. September 10, 2020.
Study finds botanical effective for chemo-resistant colon cancer. EurekAlert! September 9, 2020.
French oak wood extract supports vigor in older subjects, says recent studyNutritional Outlook. September 8, 2020.

Community & Industry
Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day. BBC News. September 24, 2020.
Botanical growth in the COVID-19 pandemicNutritional Outlook. September 17, 2020.
Natural Products Industry Rises to Meet COVID Challenges. Holistic Primary Care. September 11, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Relaxation of Cannabis Regulation: A New Hope for Alternative Medicine. Lexology. September 23, 2020.
Study Finds Cannabis Effective for 82% of Migraine Patients. Pain News Network. September 23, 2020.
University of South Carolina study reveals how cannabinoids may be useful to prevent colon cancer. EurekAlert! September 15, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Managing stress and mood with natural botanicalsNutritional Outlook. September 21, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Nature’s Way Finds More Evidence of Widespread Elderberry Adulteration. NutraIngredients-USA. September 23, 2020.
Study discovers multiple unapproved drugs in "brain boosting" supplements. EurekAlert! September 23, 2020.
Herbal ingredient adulteration in 2020Nutritional Outlook. September 9, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Supercritical fluid’s evolving role in dietary ingredients extractionNutritional Outlook. September 23, 2020.
The Analyst's Take: 3 insights from Nutrition Business Journal's Immune Health Report. New Hope Network. September 22, 2020.
Digestive health ingredients are diversifying, creating new opportunities for growthNutritional Outlook. September 14, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Review Paper Suggests that Cannabis Use Is Negatively Associated with Cancer Risk. NORML. September 24, 2020.
NUNM announces departure of its President Dr. Christine Girard. National University of Natural Medicine. September 23, 2020.
TRAFFIC joins European Commission’s Global Coalition for Biodiversity. TRAFFIC. September 23, 2020.
New Analysis Unfairly Maligns and Misrepresents Brain Health Supplement Category. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 23, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. Maryland University of Integrative Health. September 21, 2020.
NYBG Celebrates the Traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean with a Month of Digital Programs and Events. New York Botanical Garden. September 17, 2020.
NORML Files Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court Challenging Cannabis’ Schedule I Prohibited Status. NORML. September 17, 2020.
Recognizing the outstanding scientists building the future of analytical science. AOAC International. September 14, 2020.
Landmark exhibition to explore the fragility of the natural world: Paradise Lost by Jan Hendrix. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 14, 2020.
The Institute for Functional Medicine Appoints Loren Israelsen to Governing Board of Directors. United Natural Products Alliance. September 11, 2020.
Americans for Safe Access Unveils 2020 Report Cards Analyzing Medical Cannabis Programs Across the United States. Americans for Safe Access. September 10, 2020.
Study Shows Latin America Twice as Rich in Plant Species as Tropical Africa, Home to One-Third of the World’s Biodiversity. Missouri Botanical Garden. September 9, 2020.
Second Phase of The New York Botanical Garden’s Reopening, with Access to Haupt Conservatory, Begins September 22. New York Botanical Garden. September 9, 2020.
New CBD Proposals Would Undermine Public Trust in Safety of Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. September 8, 2020.
Farmers could substantially boost productivity by conserving soil biodiversity – IUCN report. IUCN. September 8, 2020.
Supplement and Hemp Industry Associations Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Regulate Hemp-Derived CBD. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 4, 2020.


September 28, 2020

Science & Research
Powerful pennycress: Dr. Sedbrook’s research team is transforming a weed into a crop. Illinois State University News. September 28, 2020.
The Plant Pandemics Just Keep on ComingThe Atlantic. September 27, 2020.

Community & Industry
Merlin Sheldrake reveals the complexity of the fungal world. Science Focus. September 28, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Why more people are turning to medicinal cannabisThe Sydney Morning Herald. September 28, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Cooked carrots can trigger allergic reactions. EurekAlert! September 24, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Are CBD sales up or down during COVID-19? Nutritional Outlook. September 24, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
A Noah's Ark for threatened plants. Bray People. September 26, 2020.
US senators demand action after AP exposes palm oil abuses. WSLS. September 25, 2020.
The pandemic caused a seed shortage. Here’s how to save themThe Philadelphia Inquirer. September 11, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Four New Members Join NCCIH National Advisory Council. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. September 25, 2020.
MORE Vote Postponed, But Support Remains High Among Democratic, Republican Voters. NORML. September 24, 2020.


October 16, 2020

Science & Research
Ashwagandha’s sleep benefits to extend to people with insomnia: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. October 12, 2020.
Exploring fig trees’ chemical tricks and reviving ancient date palms. Chemical & Engineering News. October 10, 2020.
A diet high in prunes prevents bone loss associated with spinal cord injuries. EurekAlert! October 6, 2020.
Drink coffee after breakfast, not before, for better metabolic control. EurekAlert! September 30, 2020.
Rapeseed instead of soy burgers: Researchers identify a new source of protein for humans. Science Daily. September 30, 2020.
Dietary folate, magnesium, and dairy products may all help stave off bowel cancer, study finds. Science Daily. September 28, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA, consumer groups in favor of mandatory listing of dietary supplement productsNatural Products Insider. October 12, 2020.
US FDA issues warning to herbal medicine companies offering Covid-19 products. CNN. October 9, 2020.
FDA allows qualified health claim for cranberry productsNutritional Outlook. October 1, 2020.

Community & Industry
Experts sound alarm over 2021 botanical supply challenges. NutraIngredients-USA. October 12, 2020.
‘Botanicum Medicinale’ uncovers ancient roots of herbal treatments, plants’ importance in modern medicineThe Washington Post. October 10, 2020.
Where has all the dietary supplement packaging gone during COVID-19? Nutritional Outlook. October 5, 2020.
COVID-19’s impact on the dietary supplement supply chain: How good are your supplier relationships, your forecasting, and your credit? Nutritional Outlook. September 29, 2020.

Cannabis Update
CBD regulatory and market update 2020Nutritional Outlook. October 12, 2020.
Cannabis use prompts need for more anesthesia during surgery, increases pain. EurekAlert! October 5, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Market outlook positive for cognitive health productsNatural Products Insider. October 6, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Trees Are Time MachinesThe Atlantic. October 9, 2020.
Changes ahead at TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC. October 5, 2020.
210 scientists highlight state of plants and fungi in Plants, People, Planet special issue. EurekAlert! September 29, 2020.
Coffee Rust Is Going to Ruin Your MorningThe Atlantic. September 16, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Why it’s so hard for China to promote the use of traditional remedies abroad to treat Covid-19South China Morning Post. October 10, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Lands of Freedom: Preserving and Honoring the Heritage of the Matawai. Amazon Conservation Team. October 9, 2020.
Analysis: Little Evidence to Support Health Benefits Claims of CBD Products Available Over-the-Counter. NORML. October 8, 2020. Vermont Becomes Eleventh State to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana Sales. NORML. October 8, 2020.
Nations fall short on biodiversity despite protected area growth – IUCN co-authored study. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. October 7, 2020. Maryland University of Integrative Health Provost Receives Extraordinary Service and Leadership Award. Maryland University of Integrative Health. October 6, 2020.
Failure to tap into the myriad uses of plants and fungi is costing people and planet, says new report. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 30, 2020. Maryland University of Integrative Health to offer Spring 2021 Intake of its Master of Science in Herbal Product Design & Manufacture Program. Maryland University of Integrative Health. September 30, 2020.
NYBG Scientist and Collaborators Propose Measures to Improve Plant Research Collections and Data Access to Address Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change. New York Botanical Garden. September 30, 2020.
USP and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Partner to Strengthen Laboratories and Improve Medicines Quality in Cambodia and Laos. United States Pharmacopiea. September 30, 2020.
2020 CRN Survey Reveals Focus on Vitamins and Minerals—Available-for-purchase consumer survey reaffirms consumer confidence and trust in the industry. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 29, 2020.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL activates accelerated program to evaluate test kits that measure yeast and mold in cannabis. AOAC International. September 28, 2020.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL and the Hemp and Cannabinoid Science Institute Announce Cooperative Agreement. AOAC International. September 28, 2020.


November 12, 2020

Science & Research
Review of plants' role in antibacterial activity clears new paths for drug discovery. EurekAlert! November 11, 2020.
Bacterial metabolism of dietary soy may lower risk factor for dementia. Science Daily. October 22, 2020.
High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure. Science Daily. October 21, 2020.
Ashwagandha supports sleep quality, says recent studyNutritional Outlook. October 20, 2020.
Drinking green tea and coffee daily linked to lower death risk in people with diabetes. Science Daily. October 20, 2020.

Community & Industry
Dietary supplement manufacturing challenges have never been greater thanks to the COVID-19 pandemicNutritional Outlook. November 4, 2020.

Cannabis Update
The New High Trend: Cannabis Regulation and TestingNutraceuticals World. November 2, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Americans confident in dietary supplement effectiveness and quality in 2020, including during COVID-19 pandemic, CRN surveys showNutritional Outlook. October 20, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Botanical adulteration in the time of COVID-19: Laboratory perspectiveNutritional Outlook. October 27, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
The Sorghum Solution?: The Salk Institute’s plant-based research to battle climate change gets a boostThe San Diego Union-Tribune. November 10, 2020.
One third of UK fruit and vegetables are imported from climate-vulnerable countries. EurekAlert! November 9, 2020.
Better health - for people and the planet - grows on trees. EurekAlert! November 5, 2020.
Joint FAO-TRAFFIC workshop on Sustainable health care, well-being and nutrition raises the profile of wild plants. TRAFFIC. November 10, 2020.
Sweet trade: Shifting trade in liquorice root from Central Asia towards sustainability. TRAFFIC. October 30, 2020.
In the News: Ecological and Ethical Problems of ‘Smudging’. United Plant Savers. October 28, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
EPA issues final rule on pesticide tolerance crop groups for herbs, spices. American Herbal Products Association. November 9, 2020.
Americans for Safe Access Join Forces with Leaf411 on Medical Cannabis Affordability Program. Americans for Safe Access. October 23, 2020.
Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cannabis Oil Effective for Patients with Fibromyalgia. NORML. November 5, 2020.
USDA Approves Several More States’ Hemp Production Plans. NORML. October 22, 2020.
Review: Medical Cannabis Shows Promise as an Adjunctive Treatment for Patients with Huntington Disease. NORML. October 22, 2020.
Call for Comments: Draft Laboratory guidance for drying field-fresh hemp plant samples in preparation for determination of total THC on a dry-weight basis. AOAC International. November 3, 2020.
AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements now available on aoac.org. AOAC International. October 27, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Appoints New Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Department Chair. Maryland University of Integrative Health. October 21, 2020.
Dr. Melanie Henriksen Appointed Interim President of National University of Natural Medicine. National University of Natural Medicine. October 30, 2020.


December 1, 2020

Science & Research
Medicinal plant evolves to hide from humans, blends in with environment where harvested. The Print. November 29, 2020.
Eating dried fruit may be linked with better diet quality and health markers. EurekAlert! November 24, 2020.
Can drinking cocoa make you smarter? EurekAlert! November 24, 2020.
Can eating mangoes reduce women's facial wrinkles? EurekAlert! November 19, 2020.
An acebuchin-oil-enriched diet helps to reduce hypertension. EurekAlert! November 17, 2020.
Mediterranean diet helps reduce effects of stress in animal model. Science Daily. November 16, 2020.
Heart health dietary supplement 2020 updateNutritional Outlook. November 13, 2020.

Community & Industry
5 Top mood-support ingredients: A pharmacist’s perspectiveNutritional Outlook. November 23, 2020.
Chris Kilham’s 4 top herbs with the most upside – podcastNatural Products Insider. November 4, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Hemp and Native American Sovereignty. Project CBD. November 19, 2020.
Cannabis strength soars over past half century. Science Daily. November 16, 2020.
New molecules derived from cannabidiol are designed with more potent antioxidants. EurekAlert! November 16, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Nutritional quality of foods, beverages in movies. EurekAlert! November 23, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Chia, goji & co. – German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment consumer monitor special superfoods. EurekAlert! November 25, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Conscious botanicals for cognitive healthNatural Products Insider. November 18, 2020.
Curcumin and PEA for sports nutrition recoveryNatural Products Insider. November 18, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Botanical gardens: The need to conserve medicinal plants. The New Times. November 30, 2020.
About 94 per cent of wild bee and native plant species networks lost, study finds. Vet Candy. November 29, 2020.
“Wildlife Conservation 20” message to G20: Invest in nature or face biodiversity collapse and further pandemics. TRAFFIC. November 20, 2020.
Joint FAO-TRAFFIC workshop on Sustainable health care, well-being and nutrition raises the profile of wild plants. TRAFFIC. November 10, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
7 Native American Inventions That Revolutionized Medicine And Public HealthForbes. November 29, 2020.
Understanding traditional Chinese medicine can help protect species. Science Daily. November 26, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Iowa Becomes Latest State to Propose CBD Regs to Fill FDA Vacuum. Natural Products Association. November 24, 2020.
CSPI Announces Agreement with Homeopathic Maker Boiron. Center for Science in the Public Interest. November 23, 2020.
Seeds of hope: Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank celebrates 20 years with 2.4 billion seeds banked. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. November 19, 2020.
CRN Responds to the American Medical Association's New Policy on Dietary Supplements. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 19, 2020.
California: Universities Awarded $30 Million in Cannabis Research Funding. NORML. November 19, 2020.
Israel: Justice Ministry Plan Calls for Regulating the Adult-Use Marijuana Market. NORML. November 19, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Academic Leaders Receive Awards from the American Public Health Association. Maryland University of Integrative Health. November 18, 2020.
Making Plant Medicine Sustainable: From Wildcrafting to Organic Cultivation. United Plant Savers. November 16, 2020.
EPA accepts AHPA’s requests, adds over 200 herbal commodities to crop groups. American Herbal Products Association. November 12, 2020.


December 4, 2020

Science & Research
Healthy muscles are a carrot on a string for healthy lungs. Science Daily. December 2, 2020.
Peeking into the pods of black soybeans. Science Daily. December 2, 2020.
Plant-inspired alkaloids protect rice, kiwi and citrus from harmful bacteria. EurekAlert! December 2, 2020.
Plants on aspirin. Science Daily. December 1, 2020.
Letter to the Editor: Phytochemicals a Potential Cure for COVID-19. Emergency Medicine News. December 1, 2020.
Tweaking carotenoid genes helps tomatoes bring their a-game. EurekAlert! December 1, 2020.
Chemical compounds in foods can inhibit a key SARS-CoV-2 enzyme. EurekAlert! November 30, 2020.
Cinnamon May Improve Blood Sugar Control in People With PrediabetesNutrition Industry Executive. November 30, 2020.

Community & Industry
CRN Announces New, Upgraded Supplement OWL PlatformNutrition Industry Executive. December 2, 2020.

Cannabis Update
U.N. Reclassifies Cannabis as a Less Dangerous DrugThe New York Times. December 2, 2020.
Hemp and CBD had a tough year in 2020 but hope springs eternalNatural Products Insider. December 1, 2020.
How Poland’s History Made The Nation A Leader For Industrial Hemp. Forbes. November 30, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
5 adaptogens now found for immunityNatural Products Insider. December 3, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Alkemist Labs’ Elan Sudberg and “Next-Generation Transparency”Nutrition Industry Executive. November 30, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Imbibe releases its top 5 beverage trend predictions for 2021Nutritional Outlook. December 2, 2020.
The Analyst’s Take: What will the supplement industry look like in 2021? New Hope Network. November 30, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Sustainability and stewardship in supplements: raising the bar in a responsible industryNatural Products Insider. November 24, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Lawsuit Filed Against the DEA and Attorney General to Compel Issuance of Licenses to Manufacture Marijuana for Clinical Trials and Potential FDA Approval. MAPS. December 3, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Faculty Focus on Self-Care for the Maryland Higher Ed Community. Maryland University of Integrative Health. December 3, 2020.
An Ancient Plant with a Modern Treatment Opportunity. Bastyr University. December 1, 2020.
CRN Announces New, Upgraded Supplement OWL Platform. Council for Responsible Nutrition. December 1, 2020.


December 9, 2020

Science & Research
Chemists re-engineer a psychedelic to treat depression and addiction in rodentsScience. December 9, 2020.
Science focus: Top 10 most read nutrition research of 2020. NutraIngredients. December 9, 2020.
Tomatoes offer affordable source of Parkinson's disease drug. Science Daily. December 9, 2020.
Red propolis could be a better treatment for schistosomiasisDrug Target Review. December 8, 2020.
Psychedelics are gaining gradual acceptance by mainstream medicine. Genetic Literacy Project. December 8, 2020.
It's Not Just Humans. Sparrows Have Been Seen Using Preventative Medicine. Science Alert. December 8, 2020.
Computer algorithms reveal new details about creosote bushes. Earth.com. December 7, 2020.
Possible bittersweet effects of stevia uncovered by Ben-Gurion U. researchers. EurekAlert! December 7, 2020.
The Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of having another heart attack. EurekAlert! December 4, 2020.
Blackcurrants are favorable for glucose metabolism. Science Daily. December 3, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
Dietary Supplement Leaders Lament Pitfalls of FDA’s Approach to NDIsNutraceuticals World. December 7, 2020.
COVID-19 pandemic diverted some FTC resources from CBD enforcementNatural Products Insider. December 7, 2020.

Community & Industry
Vermont becomes a center for the fledgling U.S. saffron industry. VT Digger. December 6, 2020.
Turning the Page on 2020Nutraceuticals World. December 4, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Marijuana delivery and cannabis “bars” gain traction in DenverThe Denver Post. December 7, 2020.
Europe’s CBD Conundrum. Project CBD. December 3, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Sabinsa sends FDA and FTC documentation of adulterated amla ingredientNutritional Outlook. December 1, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Mystic Meg for the market: Top 10 trends for 2021. NutraIngredients. December 9, 2020.
The top 10 nutrition trends for 2021, according to Natural Grocers. New Hope Network. December 7, 2020.
State of the Industry: Positive Market Outlook Despite COVID-19 TurmoilNutraceuticals World. December 4, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Through war, wildfire and pandemic, the world’s seed vaults hold strong. MongaBay. December 8, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Health Foods Stores Must Stay Open under New CA COVID-19 Lockdowns and Restrictions, Says NPA. Natural Products Association. December 7, 2020.
Analytical Methods Week Activities for December 14-18, 2020. AOAC International. December 7, 2020.
Members of the US House of Representatives Vote to End Federal Marijuana Criminalization. NORML. December 4, 2020.


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