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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 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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


August 21, 2020

Science & Research
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts a cut above for blood vessel health. Science Daily. August 20, 2020.
Rhodiola there to support consumers’ upcoming transitions. NutraIngredients-USA. August 19, 2020.
Cashew shell compound appears to mend damaged nerves. EurekAlert! August 17, 2020.
Research finds daily cranberry intake associated with reduced H. pylori infection rates. EurekAlert! August 17, 2020.
RCT highlights milk thistle’s potential menopause benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. August 12, 2020.
Nitrate-rich beetroot juice reduces blood pressure, trial finds. NutraIngredients-USA. August 11, 2020.
Pycnogenol French maritime pine bark extract may ease migraine discomfort. NutraIngredients-USA. August 6, 2020.
Consumption of a blueberry enriched diet by women for six weeks alters determinants of human muscle progenitor cell function. EurekAlert! August 5, 2020.
Single dose of blueberry polyphenols boosts cognitive performance in middle aged adults. NutraIngredients-USA. August 5, 2020.
Black cohosh, rhodiola reduce menopause symptoms: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. August 4, 2020.
Curcumin-pomegranate mix cuts inflammation in runners. NutraIngredients-USA. July 24, 2020.
Ashwagandha extract cuts amount of non-restorative sleep: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. July 23, 2020.
Food supplements may improve brain health among young children in low income countries. Science Daily. July 22, 2020.
Research on inflammation among runs wins Research Project of Year. NutraIngredients-USA. July 22, 2020.
Antioxidant-rich powders from blueberry, persimmon waste could be good for gut microbiota. Science Daily. July 22, 2020.
Cinnamon may improve blood sugar control in people with prediabetes. Science Daily. July 21, 2020.
Hop help: Kirin’s mature hop bitter acid aids cognitive health in older adults: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. July 21, 2020.
Call to action for stronger, better-funded federal nutrition research. EurekAlert! July 20, 2020.
Turmeric could have antiviral properties. EurekAlert! July 17, 2020.
Pickled capers activate proteins important for human brain and heart health. Science Daily. July 13, 2020.
Avocado pulp may speed post-exercise cardiovascular recovery: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. July 9, 2020.
Antioxidants in corn line could aid human IBD protection, therapy. Science Daily. July 7, 2020.
In mouse study, black raspberries show promise for reducing skin inflammation. Science Daily. July 2, 2020.
Study: Beetroot supplements could boost weight training performance. NutraIngredients-USA. July 1, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
New health claim boost: Ginseng recognized for improving bone health in South Korea. NutraIngredients-USA. August 18, 2020.
FTC to marketers: Stop making unsupported COVID treatment claims. NutraIngredients-USA. August 17, 2020.
Bill introduced to extend HSA, FSA eligibility to supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. August 7, 2020.
TCM products make up majority of recent COVID-19 warning letters. NutraIngredients-USA. July 16, 2020.

Community & Industry
Supplement industry quick to warn consumers about Trump’s enthusiasm for oleander as COVID-19 cure. NutraIngredients-USA. August 19, 2020.

Cannabis Update
CBD for mood: Going green to ease the blues. NutraIngredients-USA. August 19, 2020.
Is CBD legal in cosmetics? Nutritional Outlook. August 10, 2020.
Review hints at CBD’s performance enhancing qualities as EC decision awaits. NutraIngredients-USA. August 10, 2020.
Beyond CBD: Exploring other hemp cannabinoids’ health benefitsNutritional Outlook. July 29, 2020.
Yes, CBD Creams Relieve Pain. But Science is Still Learning About the Benefits and RisksDiscover Magazine. July 28, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
FDA finds inconsistent levels of CBD, and THC presence, in hemp-derived CBD productsNutritional Outlook. July 15, 2020.
FDA to resume on-sit domestic inspections. NutraIngredients-USA. July 13, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Ashwagandha finds itself in the right place at the right time. NutraIngredients-USA. August 19, 2020.
Can sports nutrition sales stay strong during COVID-19? Nutritional Outlook. August 17, 2020.
Nature’s long documented history of modulating inflammationNatural Products Insider. August 14, 2020.
Elderberry expands in supplements, food, and beveragesNutritional Outlook. August 3, 2020.
Seniors and supplements: Making dietary supplements easier for seniors to takeNutritional Outlook. July 27, 2020.
The age of adaptogensNutritional Outlook. July 1, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
How dietary supplements can do their part for the environmentNatural Products Insider. August 13, 2020.
Sustainable sourcing: Not ‘selfies with farmers’Natural Products Insider. August 11, 2020.
Botanical companies shine a light on sustainable sourcingNatural Products Insider. August 3, 2020.
Wild plant ingredients: Addressing the risks for lasting benefits. Natural Products Insider. July 30, 2020.
Sustainability in the herb tradeNatural Products Insider. July 24, 2020.
Major haul of Indian Red Sanders in Malaysia. TRAFFIC. July 23, 2020.
Botanical sustainable sourcing and biodiversityNatural Products Insider. July 8, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Indigenous people vital for understanding environmental change. EurekAlert! July 29, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Dietary Supplement Usage Up Dramatically During Pandemic, New Ipsos-CRN Survey Shows. Council for Responsible Nutrition. August 20, 2020.
Retail Cannabis Sales Continue to Surge to Record Highs. NORML. August 20, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health approved for Cannabis Science program by Maryland Higher Education Commission. Maryland University of Integrative Health. August 20, 2020.
Study: After-Hours Marijuana Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Job Performance. NORML. August 20, 2020.
Scientists approve new test for measuring flavanols and procyanidins in cocoa and chocolate products. AOAC International. August 18, 2020.
AHPA Statement on oleandrin and Nerium oleander. American Herbal Products Association. August 18, 2020.
Missouri Botanical Garden Receives IMLS Grants to Expand Science Education. Missouri Botanical Garden. August 17, 2020.
As Americans Look to Supplements to Boost Immune Systems, New Legislation Introduced in US Senate to Expand Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts for Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. August 7, 2020.
Drug Safety Summit examined national security implications of global drug manufacturing. United States Pharmacopeia. August 4, 2020.
Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Opioid-Sparing Effects on Pain Patients. NORML. August 6, 2020.
USP partners with the Republic of Korea on laboratory testing of USP Reference Standard candidate materials. United States Pharmacopeia. August 6, 2020.
CRN’s Virtual ‘Supplement Advocacy Send-In’ Sets the Bar for Effective Advocacy During Pandemic. Council for Responsible Nutrition. August 5, 2020.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Eurofins Foundation award recognizes up and coming scientists for their innovative work in life science testing. AOAC International. August 5, 2020.
“Paradise island teeming with life”: New data reveals New Guinea has the highest plant diversity of any island in the world. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 5, 2020.
NPA Proposes Streamlined Data Sharing At Food and Drug Administration. Natural Products Association. July 31, 2020.
“Paradise island teeming with life”: New data reveals New Guinea has the highest plant diversity of any island in the world. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 5, 2020.
NPA Proposes Streamlined Data Sharing At Food and Drug Administration. Natural Products Association. July 31, 2020.
FDA Approves New Indication for Drug Containing an Active Ingredient Derived from Cannabis to Treat Seizures in Rare Genetic Disease. US Food & Drug Administration. July 31, 2020.
States Experience Record Surge in Retail Marijuana Sales. NORML. July 30, 2020.
AOAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with ILSI North America. AOAC International. July 24, 2020.
NPA Calls for Unified Standards for Natural Product Certification Bodies, Touts Benefits of SSCI. Natural Products Association. July 23, 2020.
NPA Asks FDA to Stop Fraudulent Products from Entering US Natural Products AssociationNatural Products INSIDER. July 20, 2020.
AHPA online Botanical Safety Handbook updated with new information. American Herbal Products Association. July 14, 2020.
CRN’s Label Wise Honored with 2020 NutraIngredients USA Industry Initiative of the Year Award. Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 14, 2020.
AHPA requests USDA APHIS amend and delay Phase VI of the import declarations enforcement schedule. American Herbal Products Association. July 9, 2020.
Tony Hayes, 1955-2020 -- In Memoriam. American Herbal Products Association. July 9, 2020.
Dr. Carrie Rebora Barratt To Step Down As CEO and President of The New York Botanical Garden. New York Botanical Garden. July 8, 2020.
Missouri Botanical Garden Receives $24,000 Grant from Bayer Fund. Missouri Botanical Garden. July 7, 2020.


June 23, 2020

Science & Research
Grape seed extract constituents directly stimulate gut hormone release, study finds. NutraIngredients-USA. June 22, 2020.
Plants are marvelous chemists, the gardenia's DNA shows. National Science Foundation. June 22, 2020.
Honey as a Wound Treatment? Scientists Are Exploring Its Potential Healing EffectsDiscover Magazine. June 18, 2020.

Community & Industry
GNC said to be seeking bankruptcy loan as June 15 liquidity deadline looms. NutraIngredients-USA. June 11, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Adaptogen market stronger with clinical researchNutritional Outlook. June 22, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Study rings alarm on avocado oil, finds 82% expired or adulterated. NutraIngredients-USA. June 18, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Peak dietary supplement sales leveling off during COVID-19 pandemic, but growth still remains strong over last yearNutritional Outlook. June 15, 2020.
Untapped market potential found in ‘big gap’ between consumers seeking, using functional foods. FoodNavigator-USA. June 23, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
FairWild Week 2020: why wild plants matter more than ever. TRAFFIC. June 22, 2020.
'Sang under siege: Picking by permit only protects wild ginseng. The Mountaineer. June 22, 2020.
Medicinal plant industry under threat due to booming trade. The Citizen. June 22, 2020.
The essential but invisible trade: TRAFFIC sounds alarm over sustainability of wild plants used to treat COVID-19. TRAFFIC. June 18, 2020.
Scientists unlock secrets of Ethiopia's superfood in race to save it from warming climate. EurekAlert! June 18, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association. Maryland University of Integrative Health. June 22, 2020.
NYBG-led scientists foresee a “profound impact” from the COVID-19 pandemic on research about relationships between local communities ad their environment. New York Botanical Garden. June 22, 2020.
Sustainability Self-Assessment Tools & Standards. American Herbal Products Association. June 18, 2020.
Case Studies - Substantiating Claims for Herbal Immune Support Products. American Herbal Products Association. June 17, 2020.
FDA Warns Four Manufacturers of Unapproved Injectable Drugs Labeled as Homeopathic. US Food & Drug Administration. June 16, 2020.
Study: Prolonged Cannabis Treatment Associated with Reduced Migraine Frequency. NORML. June 18, 2020.
CRN Files Citizen Petition Calling on FDA to Regulate CBD as a Legal Dietary Supplement. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 17, 2020.


June 16, 2020

Science & Research
Wounded plants: How they coordinate their healing. EurekAlert! June 15, 2020.
Camelina sativa oil and fatty fish have positive effects on lipid metabolism. EurekAlert! June 11, 2020.
Nutraceuticals for promoting longevity. EurekAlert! June 10, 2020.
New review of research explores potential antiviral benefits of curcumin. Nutritional Outlook. June 5, 2020.
New study finds drinking fruit juice in early years can have long term dietary benefits. EurekAlert! June 9, 2020.
Carob bean extract supports cardiometabolic health factors, says recent animal study. Nutritional Outlook. June 2, 2020.
Fighting autoimmunity and cancer: The nutritional key. ScienceDaily. May 7, 2020.

Cannabis Update
NSF to start offering hemp/CBD testing, certification. NutraIngredients-USA. June 15, 2020.
New Study Finds Hemp Oil Can Help Treat Chronic Neuropathic Pain. Fresh Toast. June 15, 2020.
High anxiety: Will CBD ever be legal in foods and beverages? Nutritional Outlook. June 11, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
The Invincible Elder. Pittsburgh Quarterly. June 15, 2020.
Cultivating calm amid the coronavirus. UCI News. June 15, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Stevia and monk fruit: Innovation in agronomy and formulation. Nutritional Outlook. June 11, 2020.
Peak dietary supplement sales leveling off during COVID-19 pandemic, but growth still remains strong over last year. Nutritional Outlook. June 15, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
States advised to encourage agroforestry in contract farming on lines of crops right from pre-planting, planting and harvest. The Tribune. June 15, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
NOSM announces first research chair in Indigenous health, traditional medicine. Sudbury.com. June 15, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA goes virtual for the remainder of 2020. American Herbal Products Association. June 15, 2020.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine. US Food & Drug Administration. June 15, 2020.
Cristina Mittermeier and Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier to receive BRIT’s 2020 International Award of Excellence in Conservation. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. June 11, 2020.
NORML Demands NIDA Acknowledge Marijuana Prohibition's Burden on Public Health. NORML. June 11, 2020.
NPA Invites FDA to Brief Industry on CBD Regulatory Process on June 23. Natural Products Association. June 10, 2020.
New Probiotic Clinical Practice Guidelines Focused on Disease Treatment. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 10, 2020.


June 2, 2020

Science & Research
Meta-analysis supports sports performance benefits of NZ blackcurrants. NutraIngredients. June 1, 2020.
Hydrangea leaf extract may boost skin health from within: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. May 29, 2020.
New report discusses coffee's effect on digestion and digestive disorders. EurekAlert! May 28, 2020.
‘Remarkable findings’ reported in RCT on citrus and olive polyphenols for heart health. NutraIngredients. May 27, 2020.
Adding a blend of spices to a meal may help lower inflammation. ScienceDaily. May 21, 2020.
Men’s healthy aging: Herbal superstarsNutritional Outlook. May 20, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
FTC sends $470k in refunds to consumers defrauded by aloe vera supplement marketer. NutraIngredients-USA. May 27, 2020.

Community & Industry
COVID-19 caution: Chinese botanical suppliers hold back on capacity building despite demand spike. NutraIngredients. June 2, 2020.
Gaia Herbs Offers Grants to Organizations Expanding Herbal Access for Underserved Populations in the United States. Yahoo! Finance. June 1, 2020.
How to speak consumers’ language around efficacyNatural Products Insider. June 1, 2020.
An interview with Wade Davis, Canadian anthropologist and ethnobotanist Global Americans. May 28, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Study: CBD may relieve arthritis in dogs, researchers say follow-up in humans warranted. NutraIngredients-USA. June 1, 2020.
Not Enough Info About Effects of Cannabis Use, Parkinson’s Foundation States. Parkinson’s News Today. May 27, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Alkemist Labs rings alarm on doctored C of A certificates. NutraIngredients-USA. May 14, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Immunity via the gut dominates May product launches. NutraIngredients-USA. May 28, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Faced with a health crisis, a plea for trees and agroforestry (commentary). Mongabay. May 28, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
Ghanaians Look to Herbal Remedies for COVID-19. Voice of America. June 2, 2020.
Clinical trials for Ayurvedic cure of COVID-19 are underway, says Patanjali’s Acharya Balkrishna. The Free Press Journal. June 1, 2020.
IP shield for medicines in the works. Bangkok Post. May 29, 2020.
Taking Kampo global: Researchers call for continued research into Japanese herbal medicine and frailty. NutraIngredients. May 26, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Request for proposals: Slippery elm sustainable wild harvest study. American Herbal Products Association. June 1, 2020.
NPA Calls for FDA Action on Imported Adulterated Dietary Supplement Ingredients. Natural Products Association. June 1, 2020.
Learn from Home: From the Garden to the Kitchen, NYBG’s Online Adult Education Classes in June Offer Opportunities for All Plant-lovers to Grow Their Knowledge. New York Botanical Garden. May 29, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with the American Institute of Stress. Maryland University of Integrative Health. May 28, 2020.
Clinical Trial: Cannabinoid Administration Via a Metered-Dose Inhaler Is Safe and Effective for Chronic Pain Patients. NORML. May 28, 2020.
City of Fort Worth Approves Agreement for BRIT to Manage the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. May 19, 2020.


May 19, 2020

Science & Research
More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer's. ScienceDaily. May 5, 2020.
Excess coffee consumption a culprit for poor health. ScienceDaily. May 13, 2020.
Good news for menopausal women taking hop supplements: Tests show no drug interactions. EurekAlert! May 18, 2020.
Effects of antioxidant rich Indo-Mediterranean foods on pre-heart failure. EurekAlert! May 11, 2020.
French oak wood extract may support recovery post-surgery, says recent studyNutritional Outlook. May 19, 2020.
Trial Begins to Assess Effects of Probiotics on COVID-19 PatientsWholeFoods Magazine. May 19, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
NAD to keep monitoring supplement ads after CRN pact endsNatural Products Insider. May 14, 2020.

Community & Industry
Editors’ Series: COVID-19 and Immune Health Claims: What NOT to Say (Do’s and Don’ts)Nutritional Outlook. May 29, 2020.
Continuity, control and communication points in the right direction during COVID-19Natural Products Insider. May 19, 2020.
Herbalife to pay $123 million fine in tentative settlement of China bribery case. NutraIngredients-USA. May 18, 2020.
NutraIngredients-USA Awards 2020: And the finalists are… NutraIngredients-USA. May 19, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Virginia and Texas pursue their own rules for regulating CBD as food. Is this the start of a nationwide patchwork, asks NPA? Nutritional Outlook. May 8, 2020.
Hemp quality concerns aboundNatural Products Insider. May 19, 2020.
Hemp and CBD: Endocannabinoid system drives innovation, growth. New Hope Network. May 5, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
6 Sports drink trends to watchNutritional Outlook. May 19, 2020.
Will the COVID-19 pandemic cause younger consumers to adjust their health and wellness buying habits? Nutritional Outlook. May 18, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Nutrimedia, a resource that assesses the veracity of messages about food and nutrition. EurekAlert! May 14, 2020.
Food as medicine: The rise of gut health and its potentialNatural Products Insider. May 14, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
A review on phytochemistry, pharmacological action, ethanobotanical uses and nutritional potential. EurekAlert! May 7, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
USP Statement to the 73rd World Health Assembly Agenda Item 3: Address by WHO Director-General, devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic response. United States Pharmacopeial Convention. May 18, 2020.
Economic Relief for Cannabis Businesses Absent from Latest COVID Package. NORML. May 14, 2020.
Coming Soon: The Goldenseal Summit. United Plant Savers. May 12, 2020.
CRN and NAD Continue Commitment to Self-Regulatory Efforts for Dietary Supplement Advertising as the CRN/NAD Program Ends. Council for Responsible Nutrition. May 12, 2020.
New Survey from NPA Shows Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Natural Products Industry. Natural Products Association. May 11, 2020.
More States Take CBD Regulation into Their Own Hands as FDA Stalls. Natural Products Association. May 8, 2020.
Bastyr Clinics Offering Free Virtual Wellness Coaching Visits in Response to COVID-19. Bastyr University. May 7, 2020.
Study: CBD Products Marketed Toward Pets Suffer from Quality Control Issues. NORML. May 7, 2020.
The Forest Farmers Handbook by Rural Action and UpS – Free PDF Now Available. United Plant Savers. May 7, 2020.
AHPA Hemp-CBD Status Report. American Herbal Products Association. May 6, 2020.


May 5, 2020

Science & Research
Aromatherapy may reduce nurses' stress, WVU researcher suggests. EurekAlert! May 1, 2020.
Plant extract combo may relieve hangover symptoms. ScienceDaily. April 30, 2020.
Pycnogenol may alleviate dry mouth, says a recent pilot studyNutritional Outlook. April 30, 2020.
Schisandra plus vitamin C may synergistically boost cognition (for mice at least). NutraIngredients-USA. April 29, 2020.
Fenugreek extract improves strength and muscle mass, says recent studyNutritional Outlook. April 29, 2020.
Ayurveda and yoga for COVID-19 prevention. EurekAlert! April 28, 2020.
Brewer’s yeast extract may help recovery from challenging exercise: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 28, 2020.
A more plant-based diet without stomach troubles: Getting rid of FODMAPs with enzymes. ScienceDaily. April 15, 2020.
Diet may help preserve cognitive function. ScienceDaily. April 14, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
Essential oils marketers added to list of coronavirus claims offenders. NutraIngredients-USA. May 4, 2020.

Community & Industry
Supplement industry can help consumers change their health regimens after the crisis. NutraIngredients-USA. May 1, 2020.
Supplier relationships in the time of COVID-19Nutritional Outlook. April 29, 2020.
Herbalist & Alchemist CEO: ‘We’ve seen an upsurge in adaptogens and stress support products’. NutraIngredients-USA. April 27, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
How to plant a medicinal garden - the best herbs to grow and top tips. The Telegraph. May 4, 2020.
The Pandemic Is Making Us Depressed and Anxious. Can Healthy Food Provide Relief? Discover. April 29, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Botanical adulteration: Today’s testing tools combat fraudNutritional Outlook. May 4, 2020.

Trends & Technology
The next stage of sports nutritionNutritional Outlook. April 30, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Stopping Deforestation Can Prevent Pandemics. Scientific American. May 1, 2020.
Panic buying amid pandemic drives scarcity in medicinal herbs in Sri Lanka. MongaBay. April 21, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Learn from Home: With Something for Every Plant-lover, NYBG’s Online Adult Education Classes in May Are Now Available for Registration. New York Botanical Garden. April 30, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health launches Online Integrative Health Job Board. Maryland University of Integrative Health. April 30, 2020.
Study Suggests that Cannabis Access Reduces Opioid Demand Among Pain Patients. NORML. April 30, 2020.
COMPENDIUM: Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation – Free PDFs Now Available. United Plant Savers. April 29, 2020.
Expert Review Panel approves an analytical method for detecting and measuring cannabinoids in hemp. AOAC International. April 22, 2020.
Survey of Natural Products Businesses Shows Industry is Hard Hit. Natural Products Association. April 21, 2020.
The quality of botanical dietary supplements: past, present and future. US Pharmacopeia. April 17, 2020.


April 21, 2020

Science & Research
Harnessing the moonseed plant's chemical know-how. Phys.org. April 20, 2020.
UM study finds diverse diet as effective as sports supplements for female athletes. EurekAlert! April 17, 2020.
Fenugreek extract may increase strength and muscle mass, industry-backed study finds. NutraIngredients-USA. April 17, 2020.
SMART and MIT develop nanosensors for real-time plant health monitoring. EurekAlert! April 16, 2020.
Psychedelic compound from magic mushrooms produced in yeast. EurekAlert! April 16, 2020.
Study: Mediterranean Lowers Risk of Cognitive ImpairmentWholeFoods Magazine. April 16, 2020.
Traditional vegetable diet lowers the risk of premature babies. EurekAlert! April 14, 2020.
Mice study: Green tea shows promise for food allergies. NutraIngredients-USA. April 14, 2020.
Adaptogenic combo cuts anxiety among cognitive impairment sufferers. NutraIngredients-USA. April 13, 2020.
Resveratrol may contribute to brain ageing reversal by as much as ten years: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 9, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
ANSES warns of turmeric-based supplements’ effect on immune response. NutraIngredients. April 21, 2020.
Madagascar’s president promotes unproven herbal cure for COVID-19. MongaBay. April 20, 2020.
Industry Associations to IRS: Expand HSA and FSA to Include SupplementsWholeFoods Magazine. April 20, 2020.
Cashing in on the crisis: More FDA warning letters. NutraIngredients-USA. April 14, 2020.

Community & Industry
Prominent animal supplement stakeholder shares insight into supply chain, cautions industry. NutraIngredients-USA. April 20, 2020.
No longer foes, science and herbalism find common cause. Salon. April 19, 2020.
Some treating coronavirus with herbal medicine despite lack of proof. Fox News. April 19, 2020.
AHPA Announces Winners of 2020 AwardsWholeFoods Magazine. April 13, 2020.
Remembering Charlotte Figi, 13, the Girl Who Inspired Charlotte’s WebWholeFoods Magazine. April 9, 2020.
US health and wellness companies pivot to aid first responders. NutraIngredients-USA. April 21, 2020.

Cannabis Update
The Pitt Prescription: Exploring medical marijuana as alternative medicine. The Pitt News. April 20, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
This Is A Good Time To Start A Garden. Here's How. NPR. April 21, 2020.
Ten weeds you can eatPopular Science. April 19, 2020.
Calm Your Coronavirus Anxiety With These Herbal Teas. Thrillist. April 17, 2020.
The Mystery of a Medieval Blue Ink Has Been Solved. Atlas Obscura. April 17, 2020.
Consumer attitudes: The short and long term effects of an unprecedented pandemic. NutraIngredients-USA. April 15, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Weight management's herbal starsNutritional Outlook. April 7, 2020.
Organic Market Grows Worldwide During COVID-19 CrisisWholeFoods Magazine. April 17, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Seed companies see sales spike amid pandemic. Dispatch. April 19, 2020.
Healthy climate news: Fava beans could replace soy. EurekAlert! April 16, 2020.
Algae is a growing health and nutrition solution with sustainable benefitsNutritional Outlook. April 9, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Oregon adopts temporary rule prohibiting unsubstantiated claims that goods prevent, treat, diagnose, or mitigate COVID-19 related conditions. American Herbal Products Association. April 17, 2020.
US Pharmacopeia (USP) outlines plans that support the quality of cannabis for medical use. US Pharmacopeia. April 17, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Announces National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching. Maryland University of Integrative Health. April 17, 2020.
NORML Formally Responds to Proposed Changes to DEA's Marijuana Cultivation Rules. NORML. April 16, 2020.
Review: Oral Use of CBD Reports Anxiolytic and Anti-Psychotic Activity, Few Adverse Effects. NORML. April 16, 2020.
Saving the nation’s trees: Kew celebrates banking 13 million seeds from UK native trees. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. April 16, 2020.
As Essential Businesses, Health Food Stores, Supplement Manufacturers Add More Jobs. Natural Products Association. April 14, 2020.
Essential Cannabis Employees Will Converge Online for a Free Training on Sanitation Practices in the Era of Covid-19. Americans for Safe Access. April 14, 2020.
ACHS Launches Innovative and Fully Online Master of Business Administration with Focus on Sustainability and Integrative Health & Wellness. American College of Healthcare Sciences. April 13, 2020.
AHPA submits supply chain issues to USDA and continues to collect industry data. American Herbal Products Association. April 10, 2020.
2020 AHPA awards recognize excellence in the herbal products industry. American Herbal Products Association. April 9, 2020.
NYBG's New Online Classes Offer All Plant-lovers, from Budding Gardeners to Artists, the Opportunity to Keep Growing Their Knowledge at Home. New York Botanical Garden. April 7, 2020.


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