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April 15, 2022

Science & Research
Heart health is still a top concern among seniors. Here’s how research is driving this category forward. Nutritional Outlook. April 12, 2022.
Indian sandalwood oil may protect skin from environmental stressors, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. April 11, 2022.
Curcumin research for cognition, immunity and skin health. Natural Products Insider. April 5, 2022.
Eating two servings of avocados a week linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Science Daily. March 30, 2022.
Kudzu Roots and Soy Molasses may help treat three types of cancer especially kids'. EurekAlert! March 30, 2022.
Good news for coffee lovers: Daily coffee may benefit the heart. Science Daily. March 24, 2022.
Plant-based omega-3s may boost heart health, reduce risk of heart disease. Science Daily. March 23, 2022.
Trial use of soybean waste to tackle obesity. Science Daily. March 23, 2022.
100g of cranberries a day improves cardiovascular health, study finds. Science Daily. March 22, 2022.
Multi-herb extract supports healthy cholesterol levels, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. March 16, 2022.
Trial testing cocoa flavanol supplement shows promise for reducing cardiovascular risk. Science Daily. March 16, 2022.
Elders & betters: Elderberry research is validating the hype. Nutritional Outlook. March 4, 2022.

Community & Industry
Layn Natural Ingredients launches Botanical Ingredient Library. Nutritional Outlook. April 11, 2022.
From field to frustration: How botanicals are weathering the great supply-chain cataclysm of 2022. Nutritional Outlook. March 28, 2022.
CHPA Launches Index to Analyze Trends in Supplements. WholeFoods Magazine. March 25, 2022.
Supply chain threats in herbs and botanicals with a focus on ashwagandha. Natural Products Insider. March 17, 2022.
Gaia Herbs appoints scientific advisory board to advance innovation in herbal supplements. EurekAlert! March 15, 2022.
NPEW 2022: The State of Natural & Organic. WholeFoods Magazine. March 11, 2022.

Cannabis Update
UK first to regulate market for oral cannabis extracts. Nutritional Outlook. April 4, 2022.

Consumer & Popular
Move It! Exercise and the Endocannabinoid System. Project CBD. April 13, 2022.
Americans Look to 3rd-Party Certifications to Align Purchases with Their Values. WholeFoods Magazine. March 30, 2022.
Are smokers’ health dietary supplements legit? Nutritional Outlook. March 30, 2022.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Ensuring Compliance and Quality in the Natural Products Marketplace. Nutrition Industry Executive. April 1, 2022.

Trends & Technology
Brain health supplements for the younger customer: How to sell cognitive supplements to Gen Z and millennials. Nutritional Outlook. April 14, 2022.
Blood sugar support supplements become more versatile. Nutritional Outlook. April 13, 2022.
Eyes on the prize: With projections high for the eye health supplements market, innovation and research are active. Nutritional Outlook. April 8, 2022.
How to win the sports and active nutrition game in 2022. Nutritional Outlook. March 28, 2022.
PBFA: Plant-Based Hit All-Time High in 2021. WholeFoods Magazine. March 25, 2022.
Humanization of pets driving innovation in natural ingredients. Natural Products Insider. March 17, 2022.
Broad benefits: Immune health supplements and powders are going multifunctional. Nutritional Outlook. March 14, 2022.
Relaxation and sleep supplements, “mushroom everything,” and carbonated soda for gut health among 2022’s biggest trends, predicts U.S. food broker Presence. Nutritional Outlook. March 7, 2022.
Ashwagandha goes mainstream in U.S. as sales boom. Natural Products Insider. March 4, 2022.

Environment & Conservation
World Health Day 2022: Celebrating the Himalayan plants supporting local livelihoods, health, and biodiversity. TRAFFIC. April 7, 2022.
TRAFFIC launches its online Learning Centre. TRAFFIC. March 31, 2022.

Education
April 25 Lecture To Explore Kratom’s Therapeutic Potential in Opioid Addiction. NCCIH Research Blog. April 4, 2022.
Bastyr University Welcomes DEI Leader Dr. Erika Lorenzana Del Villar. Bastyr University. March 15, 2022.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love – No. 4: Aloe Vera. American Herbal Products Association. April 8, 2022.
FDA denies petitions to accept NAC in dietary supplement definition. American Herbal Products Association. April 7, 2022.
AHPA updates eight entries to the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed. in first 2022 release. American Herbal Products Association. April 7, 2022.
AHPA releases educational materials in Chinese for prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination. American Herbal Products Association. March 24, 2022.
AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love – No. 3: Japanese Pagoda Tree. American Herbal Products Association. March 23, 2022.
CRN’s Mister Applauds COSMOS Research, Says Results to Drive Industry Innovation Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 16, 2022.
NPA Says Mandatory Product Listing in FDA FY 2023 Budget Request is a ‘Non-Starter’ and Amounts to ‘Pre-Market Approval’. Natural Products Association. March 28, 2022.
Rhode Island is Latest State to Target Dietary Supplements with Excessive Regulation Natural Products Association. March 22, 2022.
Poll: Super-Majority of Voters Favor Federal Repeal of Marijuana Prohibition. NORML. March 31, 2022.
Senate Unanimously Approves Legislation Providing Attorney General with Greater Say in Cannabis Research Decisions. NORML. March 31, 2022.
Analysis: Legal Cannabis Sales Projected to Top $72 Billion by 2030. NORML. March 31, 2022.
Call for Nominations: AOAC Official Methods Board. AOAC International. April 8, 2022.
March 2022 Analytical Methods Week Highlights. AOAC International. April 7, 2022.
eSymposium Phytotherapeutics in Children. ESCOP. April 5, 2022.
Call for Special Guest Editor Sections for the Journal of AOAC International. AOAC International. March 30, 2022.
How Your Company Can Support Regenerative Agriculture. Rainforest Alliance. April 4, 2022.
‘Biodiversity loss is our shared burden. It’s also our shared responsibility’. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. April 1, 2022.
Scientists develop model to improve biodiversity protection using AI technology. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 24, 2022.
New Measures to Support Transition to 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard. Rainforest Alliance. March 23, 2022.
International Day for Biological Diversity 2022. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 16, 2022.
UpS x Caledonia Northern Folk Studios: The Ohio Herbal Elders Project 2.0. United Plant Savers. April 5, 2022.
AHP pledges its support to the Society of Medicinal Plant Research (GA) call for humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees. United Plant Savers. March 17, 2022.
Pharmacognosy Dispatches from the Ukrainian Frontline. American Society of Pharmacognosy. March 2022.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul Delivers Keynote Address at NYBG’s Women’s History Month Celebration Honoring Bronx Women Community Leaders. New York Botanical Garden. March 24, 2022.
Based on More Than a Decade of Research, Field Guide to the Palms of Belize Is Now Available from NYBG Press in Hardcover, Softcover, and Digital Formats. New York Botanical Garden. March 16, 2022.
Revised Edition of The Secret Chief Revealed: Conversations with Leo Zeff, Pioneer in the Underground Psychedelic Therapy Movement to publish April 19, 2022. Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. March 30, 2022.


March 4, 2022

Science & Research
Spinach extract supports muscle strength in adults over 50, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. March 2, 2022.
Combination of hibiscus and lemon verbena extracts may support satiety, according to recent study. Nutritional Outlook. February 25, 2022.
Blood sugar supplements have a larger role to play in the global fight against rising blood glucose levels. Nutritional Outlook. February 25, 2022.
2 Studies Show Potential Benefits of Mango Consumption. WholeFoods Magazine. February 25, 2022.
Proprietary olive leaf extract may support joint health in individuals experiencing knee pain, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. February 23, 2022.
Eating prunes may help protect against bone loss in older women. Science Daily. February 9, 2022.
All Choked Up: Harvesting the Health Benefits of Artichoke. Holistic Primary Care. February 8, 2022.
Compound in the herb rosemary may be useful against COVID-19 and other inflammatory diseases. EurekAlert! February 1, 2022.
Bark of neem tree may protect against coronavirus variants, study finds. Science Daily. January 28, 2022.
Flavonoids may reduce mortality risk for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Science Daily. January 26, 2022.
Researchers feed worms a natural plant extract; watch them fatten, live 40% longer. Science Daily. January 23, 2022.
Mediterranean diet associated with a lower risk of mortality in older adults. Science Daily. January 20, 2022.

Legal & Regulator
Citizen’s petition from NPA requests that FDA recognize CBD as dietary ingredient or review premarket notification of CBD on case-by-case basis. Nutritional Outlook. February 22, 2022.
FDA Decommissions “Poisonous Plant Database”. WholeFoods Magazine. February 22, 2022.

Community & Industry
Dr. Bronner’s Takes Steps to Offer Employees Psychedelic Assisted Therapy. WholeFoods Magazine. February 28, 2022.
2022 Dietary supplement and natural product industry outlook: Insights from Nutritional Outlook’s Editorial Advisory Board. Nutritional Outlook. January 18, 2022.
40 years of AHPA: US herbal market evolution. Nutritional Outlook. January 18, 2022.

Cannabis Update
USDA Releases Results of 2021 Hemp Acreage Survey. WholeFoods Magazine. March 1, 2022.
Digging deeper into cannabis research. EurekAlert! February 23, 2022.
Substance analogous to cannabidiol can enhance chemotherapy by preventing neuropathic pain. EurekAlert! February 23, 2022.
CBD and sleep: Promising but preliminary. Nutritional Outlook. February 16, 2022.
CBD proving grounds: 2022 Ingredient trends for food, drinks, dietary supplements, and natural products. Nutritional Outlook. February 2, 2022.
Loneliness, Depression, and Our ‘Inner Cannabis’. Project CBD. February 2, 2022.

Consumer & Popular
Inadequate Sleep: A Public Epidemic. Nutrition Industry Executive. March 1, 2022.
ADM Points to 5 Top Drivers of Supplement Consumers. WholeFoods Magazine. February 10, 2022.
Men’s health supplement ingredients. Natural Products Insider. February 8, 2022.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis study highlights novel method to ‘actively’ analyze herbal remedies. EurekAlert! February 18, 2022.

Trends & Technology
Personal care ingredient trends. Natural Products Insider. February 24, 2022.
In the mood for ashwagandha: 2022 Ingredient trends for food, drinks, dietary supplements, and natural products. Nutritional Outlook. February 10, 2022.
The immune health category comes back down to earth: 2022 Ingredient trends for food, drinks, and dietary supplements. Nutritional Outlook. February 7, 2022.
Sleep support surges in 2022: 2022 Ingredient trends for food, drinks, dietary supplements, and natural products. Nutritional Outlook. January 31, 2022.
Cognitive function is now a mainstream market with strong growth: 2022 Ingredient trends for food, drinks, dietary supplements, and natural products. Nutritional Outlook. January 21, 2022.

Environment & Conservation
PLT’s Boswellia serrata supply is sustainable, third-party audit in India confirms. Nutritional Outlook. March 2, 2022.
Survey: Majority of Shoppers Consider Sustainability When Buying Packaged Foods. WholeFoods Magazine. February 3, 2022.

Traditional Medicine
New study in Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis marries modern science with traditional knowledge to decipher anti-diarrheal effect of cashew stem bark extract. EurekAlert! February 23, 2022.
Honoring traditional knowledge of plant foods and medicines held by Indigenous Peoples in the Americas. EurekAlert! February 15, 2022.

Community & Industry Releases
Black Naturopathic Opportunity scholarship recipients share advice for students of color considering naturopathic medicine. National University of Health Sciences. March 1, 2022.
NPA Announces New SVP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. Natural Products Association. March 1, 2022.
Local Organizations Partner with NUNM’s Food as Medicine Institute on Nutritional Program for East Portland and Gresham. National University of Natural Medicine. February 28, 2022.
Study: Older Patients Experience Improvements in Their Quality of Life Following Medical Cannabis Treatment. NORML. February 24, 2022.
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research. January 13, 2022.
Hear Jim Turner’s Interview with Susan Leopold United Plant Savers. February 24, 2022.
Nation’s Largest Medical Cannabis Patient Organization Releases Report on Efficacy of State Medical Cannabis Laws. Americans for Safe Access. February 23, 2022.
NUHS updates curriculum for the promising future in integrative medicine National University of Health Sciences. February 18, 2022.
Review: Cannabinoids Effective for Mitigating Back Pain. NORML. February 17, 2022.
NUNM College of Classical Chinese Medicine Adds Master of Acupuncture Degree for Fall 2022. National University of Natural Medicine. February 16, 2022.


January 19, 2022

Science & Research
Study Considers Cost and Benefit of Supplementation for Cancer Survivors. WholeFoods Magazine. January 14, 2022.
Dried goji berries may provide protection against age-related vision loss. Science Daily. January 13, 2022.
Curcumin 2021 research roundup. Natural Products Insider. January 13, 2022.
Green-med diet seems to slow age-related neurodegeneration, study finds. Science Daily. January 13, 2022.
Study: Tocotrienols May Help Reduce Bone Loss, Oxidative Stress in Postmenopausal Women. WholeFoods Magazine. January 10, 2022.

Legal & Regulator
FDA dietary supplement office taps third acting director. Natural Products Insider. January 13, 2022.

Cannabis Update
The Curious Case of CBN & Sleep. Project CBD. January 12, 2022.
Cannabis Compounds Prevented Covid Infection in Laboratory Study. Bloomberg. January 11, 2022.

Trends & Technology
2022 Dietary supplement and natural product industry outlook: Insights from Nutritional Outlook’s Editorial Advisory Board. Nutritional Outlook. January 18, 2022.

Environment & Conservation
Reflecting on 2021: A Message from Rick Scobey. TRAFFIC. December 21, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
2022 at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. January 17, 2022.
Agroforestry - Resilient Land Use through More Holistic Production Systems. Rainforest Alliance. January 13, 2022.
Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Yield Over $10 Billion in New Tax Revenue. NORML. January 13, 2022.
Paper Submission for Planta Medica-Special Issue “Oral Health”. Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research. January 13, 2022.
AHPA Spring 2022 Committee Meeting & Event Schedule. American Herbal Products Association. January 11, 2022.
Simon Toomer appointed Curator of Living Collections. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. January 11, 2022.
Study: Labeling of Commercially Available CBD Products Often Inaccurate. NORML. January 11, 2022.


January 13, 2022

Science & Research
Higher olive oil intake associated with lower risk of CVD mortality. EurekAlert! January 10, 2022.
Stopping dementia at the nose with combination of rifampicin and resveratrol. Science Daily. December 29, 2021.
Dietary fiber improves outcomes for melanoma patients on immunotherapy. Science Daily. December 23, 2021.
Where does the special scent of thyme and oregano come from? Science Daily. December 21, 2021.
Traditional medicinal plant relieves malaria symptoms. EurekAlert! December 20, 2021.
Plant scientists find recipe for anti-cancer compound in herbs. Purdue University News. December 20, 2021.
'Drink your peas!' Benefits of supplementing cow milk with plant protein. Science Daily. December 15, 2021.
Study finds single molecule within a specific plant used by Native Americans can treat both pain and diarrhea. Science Daily. November 16, 2021.

Legal & Regulator
Acacia Gum Fits Definition of Dietary Fiber, FDA Rules. WholeFoods Magazine. January 3, 2022.
WHO Decides Against Scheduling Kratom. WholeFoods Magazine. December 17, 2021.
CHPA Releases Animation Calling for DSHEA Modernization. WholeFoods Magazine. December 10, 2021.

Community & Industry
Obituary: Paul C. Ross (1931-2021), Bioforce USA Founder & Chairman. Nutrition Industry Executive. January 5, 2022.
Department of Energy announces $30 million for plant genomics research to facilitate experimental validation of plant gene function. EurekAlert! December 20, 2021.
In Memoriam: Jack Speer, Essential Formulas. WholeFoods Magazine. December 8, 2021.

Cannabis Update
CBD reduces glioblastoma’s size, supportive environment in experimental model. EurekAlert! December 23, 2021.
7 Trends to Watch in the Cannabinoid-Enabled Market in 2022. Nutrition Industry Executive. December 21, 2021.
Cannabis in medicine: Enormous therapeutic potential but reliable studies still lacking. EurekAlert! December 17, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
Here's why wild ginseng roots can cost over $17,000. Business Insider. December 16, 2021.
With Medicinal Plant Index, Travis Gumbs Wants to Make Holistic Healing More Approachable. Vogue. December 14, 2021.

Trends & Technology
2022 Flavor trends for food and beverage. Nutritional Outlook. December 30, 2021.
Adaptogenic mushrooms for pre-workout and recovery. Natural Products Insider. December 27, 2021.
Optimizing testosterone levels naturally. Natural Products Insider. December 22, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
DiCaprio Ylang-Ylang Tree Among 2021’s Amazing New Species. Mother Jones. January 8, 2022.
5 Hot Topics at the Sustainable Foods Summit. Natural Products Insider. December 27, 2021.
The road to regenerative agriculture: Why we can’t turn our back. Nutritional Outlook. December 13, 2021.

Traditional Medicine
Farmers hope to cash in on $130b global market for traditional Chinese medicine with long-term study. Australian Broadcasting Corporation News. January 7, 2022.
Cubans turn to natural remedies in midst of prescription drugs shortage. National Geographic. January 6, 2022.
To Fight COVID-19, Asia Increasingly Turns to Traditional Medicine. The Diplomat. December 24, 2021.
In Italy’s Alps, Traditional Medicine Flourishes, as Does Covid. The New York Times. December 16, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA releases seven updated entries to the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed. American Herbal Products Association. January 5, 2022.
AHPA celebrates 40 years of leadership and advocacy in the herbal and natural products industry. American Herbal Products Association. January 4, 2022.
AHPA adopts revised guidance policy on GMO. American Herbal Products Association. December 27, 2021.
Jaguar Health Launches Canalevia-CA1 (Crofelemer) for the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea (CID) in Dogs. Jaguar Health. January 4, 2022.
Review: Minor Cannabinoids Acknowledged to Possess Therapeutic Properties. NORML. January 6, 2022.
Encouraging Cancer Research. Project CBD. January 1, 2022.
2021 Year in Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events in Marijuana Policy. NORML. December 30, 2021.
Government-Funded Survey Shows Unprecedented Decline in Marijuana Use by Young People. NORML. December 23, 2021.
Medicinal Cannabis Watchdog Group Launches Campaign to Implement Ryan’s Law. Americans for Safe Access. December 21, 2021.
UK Epileptic Children Denied Cannabis Prescriptions. Project CBD. December 15, 2021.
Dick Griffin – In Memoriam. American Herbal Products Association. January 6, 2022.
In memoriam Peter Richard Bradley (1937-2021). Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research. December 14, 2021.
Kew’s 2021 top ten new species list. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. January 6, 2022.
Herbs & Spices Program: Joint Rainforest Alliance and UEBT Certification. Rainforest Alliance. January 6, 2022.
Bringing Back the American Chestnut Tree and Native Medicinal and Food-Producing Species. United Plant Savers. December 16, 2021.
Sustainable Foods Summit 2022: Sustainable & Plant-Based Food Innovations. NSF International. December 2021.
MAPS and Vine Ventures Pioneer Novel Regenerative Funding Structure to Infuse Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Research and Access with Timely $70 Million. Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. December 2, 2021.
China Issues Catalogue of Herbal Medicines That Are Also Foods. Hong Kong Trade Development Council. December 24, 2021.
HKBU establishes Centre for Chinese Herbal Medicine Drug Development to enhance the creation of novel Chinese medicine drugs in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Baptist University. December 22, 2021.
UM sets over ten international quality standards for Chinese medicine. University of Macau. December 15, 2021.


December 4, 2021

Science & Research
A natural substance extracted from marine algae prevents infection of cells with the Coronavirus. EurekAlert! November 28, 2021.
Ancient Aboriginal bush medicine could improve modern day cancer treatment. EurekAlert! November 22, 2021.
Plant-derived antiviral drug is effective in blocking highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, say scientists. EurekAlert! November 19, 2021.
Coffee and tea drinking may be associated with reduced rates of stroke and dementia. ScienceDaily. November 16, 2021.
Can ancient botanical therapies help treat COVID-19? EurekAlert! November 12, 2021.
Blood metabolites associated with coffee consumption may affect kidney disease risk. ScienceDaily. November 4, 2021.
Matcha may ease stress-related cognitive decline, according to new study. Nutritional Outlook. November 3, 2021.
Are there DBPs in that cup of tea? ScienceDaily. September 15, 2021.

Legal & Regulator
Kratom products must be destroyed under court order. Natural Products Insider. November 4, 2021.
FDA’s efforts to ban kratom will lead to more overdoses, deaths. Natural Products Insider. November 3, 2021.

Community & Industry
The Godmother of ‘Plant-Based’ Living. The New York Times. November 20, 2021.
The Secretary of the Ministry of AYUSH on the use of ashwagandha root – video. Natural Products Insider. November 15, 2021.
COVID strains on supply chain will take years to unravel. Natural Products Insider. November 2, 2021.
In Memoriam: Guru Sandesh Singh Khalsa. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. November 1, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Cannabis use during pregnancy impacts the placenta and may affect subsequent child development. EurekAlert! November 15, 2021.
Alzheimer’s Disease and the Endocannabinoid System. Project CBD. October 20, 2021.
Alcohol and the Endocannabinoid System. Project CBD. November 10, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
Lighten the load: Botanical “bests” for less stress, from a pharmacist’s perspective. Nutritional Outlook. October 28, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
DNA barcoding study retracted after co-author raises concerns about its validity. Nutritional Outlook. November 24, 2021.

Trends & Technology
Sleep supplement research on high as suppliers tease new sleep benefits from their nutrition ingredients. Nutritional Outlook. November 4, 2021.
Joint health supplements: New ingredients are elbowing their way into the joint health market. Nutritional Outlook. October 25, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
Will COP26 forestry pledges to tackle climate change strengthen the fight against illegal timber trade? TRAFFIC. November 11, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
Missouri Botanical Garden Announces New Senior Vice President of Science and Conservation. Missouri Botanical Garden. November 22, 2021.
Deep Ecology Artist Fellowship: Now Accepting Applications for 2022! United Plant Savers. November 22, 2021.
CRN Disappointed with FDA Response to NAC Citizen Petition. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 17, 2021.
Biden Admin’s Vaccine Mandate Will Have Immediate Adverse Impact on Natural Products Industry, Says NPA. Natural Products Association. November 16, 2021.
We’re Launching the Online Duke Ethnobotanical Archives and We Need Your Help! United Plant Savers. November 2021.


October 20, 2021

Science & Research
High intake of fatty acid in nuts, seeds and plant oils linked to lower risk of death. EurekAlert! October 13, 2021.
A boost for digestive health. EurekAlert! October 13, 2021.
UCI-led study finds medicinal plant extract to prevent morphine addiction. EurekAlert! October 12, 2021.
Mushroom consumption may lower risk of depression. Science Daily. October 12, 2021.
Rye a better choice than wheat for weight loss. Science Daily. October 12, 2021.
Novel ginseng extract reduced risk of cardiovascular disease risk in recent study. Nutritional Outlook. October 11, 2021.
Mining for gold: The latest in turmeric and curcumin research. Nutritional Outlook. October 5, 2021.
Plant compound may protect bees from deadly virus that makes them lose their way home. EurekAlert! September 28, 2021.
Japanese Knotweed extract could cut cancer risk of processed meat. Science Daily. September 21, 2021.
Small but mighty: Microgreens go from trendy vegetables to functional food. Science Daily. September 15, 2021.
Are there DBPs in that cup of tea? Science Daily. September 15, 2021.
Lupin and Arsenic: Research on soil decontamination by an exceptional plant. EurekAlert! August 24, 2021.

Cannabis Update
California Governor signs new legislation that regulates sale of industrial hemp products. Nutritional Outlook. October 7, 2021.
Cannabis Therapy for Headaches. Project CBD. October 6, 2021.
CBD’s legal future: Purgatory…or promise? Nutritional Outlook. October 1, 2021.
5 Trends Defining CBD Product Development in 2021. Nutrition Industry Executive. September 21, 2021.

Trends & Technology
Sexual health supplements go holistic. Nutritional Outlook. October 20, 2021.
More than a feeling: Mood, stress, and sleep supplements are having a moment. Nutritional Outlook. October 7, 2021.
Let the good times last: Can the botanicals market maintain momentum through 2021 and beyond? Nutritional Outlook. September 16, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
World Leaders mobilise resources to combat biodiversity crisis and Build Back Better. TRAFFIC. October 15, 2021.
Plant-based jet fuel could reduce carbon emissions by 68 percent. Earth.com. October 15, 2021.
Climate predictions build resilience in African tea plantations. EurekAlert! October 14, 2021.
Traffic Urges Crucial High-level Commitments As CoP15 Begins. TRAFFIC. October 11, 2021.
“Mystery plant” from the Amazon declared a new species after nearly 50 years of flummoxing scientists. EurekAlert! October 6, 2021.
Biodiversity’s Greatest Protectors Need Protection. Scientific American. October 1, 2021.
Indigenous Amazon Communities Fight Deforestation with New Early-Alert Tool. Scientific American. August 9, 2021.

Education
What is Wildcrafting? Bastyr’s Unique Outdoor Elective. Bastyr University. September 3, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
Opposition to mandatory product listing outweighs support in AHPA member survey. American Herbal Products Association. October 6, 2021.
Lawsuit aimed at self-affirmed GRAS dismissed by Federal Court. American Herbal Products Association. October 6, 2021.
AHPA Releases New Brochures Highlighting Sustainability and Good Harvesting Practices. American Herbal Products Association. September 28, 2021.
AHPA releases four updated entries to the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed. American Herbal Products Association. September 23, 2021.
Books on Ferns, Lichens and a Pioneering Woman Botanist among BRIT Press New Releases. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. October 12, 2021.
Solving a Five-Decade-Old Botanical Mystery, NYBG Scientist and Colleagues Identify a New Species of Amazonian Rain Forest Tree Using DNA Analysis. New York Botanical Garden. October 6, 2021.
Use of CBD-Dominant Cannabis Products Is Associated with Decreases in Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms. NORML. September 30, 2021.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launches new Science Strategy to stop biodiversity loss in crucial decade for the planet. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 28, 2021.
Professional Services Firms to Pilot New Sustainability Certification Program. NSF International. September 2021.
Murdock Grant Provides Technological Boost to NUNM’s Year-One Online Naturopathic Program. National University of Natural Medicine. September 30, 2021.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces new program in Culinary Health and Healing. Maryland University of Integrative Health. September 29, 2021.


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.


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