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September 18, 2022

Science & Research
Restless Legs Syndrome Study: Pycnogenol Helps Relieve & May Prevent Symptoms. WholeFoods Magazine. September 7, 2022.
Experts Question Findings Linking Mulberry Leaf to Woman’s Death. WholeFoods Magazine. August 30, 2022.
How a Japanese herbal medicine protects the gut against inflammatory bowel disease. Science Daily. August 22, 2022.

Legal & Regulatory
The business case for kratom: Why this controversial herbal remedy presents opportunities worth the risk, says expert. Nutritional Outlook. August 23, 2022.

Community & Industry
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog Joins NOW Board of Directors. Nutrition Executive Insider. September 15, 2022.

Cannabis Update
Marijuana Could Help Reduce Depression and Anxiety. Discover. September 15, 2022.
Study examines current state regulations, public health risks of growing medicinal and recreational marijuana market. EurekAlert! September 14, 2022.
California may apply Prop. 65 warning to hemp. Natural Products Insider September 12, 2022.
Undisclosed THC threatens CBD market. Natural Products Insider. August 4, 2022.

Consumer & Popular
Quercetin: The lesser-known ingredient with big immune health promise. Nutritional Outlook. August 25, 2022.
Supplements to Support Our Furry Friends. WholeFoods Magazine. August 25, 2022.

Trends & Technology
Bullish on botanicals: Why now’s the time for a botanical bonanza. Nutritional Outlook. September 15, 2022.
What’s driving the adaptogens market? Nutritional Outlook. September 2, 2022.
Natural Skin Care Attracting a New Generation of Consumers. Nutrition Executive Insider. September 1, 2022.
Supplement business forecast – special report. Natural Products Insider. August 29, 2022.
Shoppers Look to Relieve Stress Through Functional Ingredients. WholeFoods Magazine. August 25, 2022.
Rising Demand For Healthy Food and Beverages Driving Adaptogen Market’s Growth. Nutrition Executive Insider. August 24, 2022.
Immune health ingredients to meet the moment of ‘365 immunity’. Natural Products Insider. August 22, 2022.

Environment & Conservation
All hands on deck: The involvement of indigenous people and local communities in Central African rainforests strengthens the fight against the illegal timber trade. TRAFFIC. September 1, 2022.
Will climate change hurt the botanicals industry? It already is. Nutritional Outlook. August 19, 2022.

Education
Celebrating WHO African Traditional Medicine Day 2022: Saving Plants that Save Lives and Livelihoods. TRAFFIC. August 31, 2022.

Community & Industry Releases
NYBG Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month through October 15 with a Mix of On-Site and Digital Programs Honoring Cultural Traditions and Botanical Heritage. New York Botanical Garden. September 15, 2022.
Is It Time for a ‘New FDA’ to Regulate Food and Dietary Supplements? American Herbal Products Association. September 14, 2022.
COSMOS-Mind Study Shows Promise for Multivitamins in Cognition. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 14, 2022.
NPA Asks CA Public Health Director to Weigh Enforcement Challenges of Newly Passed California Legislation Restricting Access to Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Association. September 8, 2022.
The First Issue of Our New Power of Plants Magazine Is Ready for You to Enjoy. National Institute of Medical Herbalists. September 7, 2022.
Forest Farming Wild Simulated Ginseng Workshop United Plant Savers. September 6, 2022.
NUHS Botanical Garden Expands. National University of Health Sciences. September 6, 2022.
A bitter mystery: Scientists sequence world’s oldest plant genome from 6,000-year-old watermelon seeds Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 2, 2022.
Following Landmark Achievement, California Psychedelic Decriminalization Bill Slated for 2023 Reintroduction Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Sciences. September 1, 2022.
CRN Foundation’s New Economic Report Details Billions of Potential Savings in US Health Care Costs Council for Responsible Nutrition. August 31, 2022.
Learn something new with short courses from Kew Gardens Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 26, 2022.
Calif. Legislation restricting sale of weight-loss supplements to minors heads to Governor’s desk Center for Science in the Public Interest. August 25, 2022.
Innovative Ways to Enhance Living Income for Cocoa Farmers Rainforest Alliance. August 24, 2022.
AHPA publishes updated Hemp Lexicon American Herbal Products Association. August 24, 2022.
Organic Trade Association welcomes launch of USDA's Organic Transition Initiative Organic Trade Association. August 22, 2022.
Climate Week 2022 at The New York Botanical Garden Features Thought-Provoking Programs, Installations, Self-Guided Tour Opportunities, and More, Emphasizing the Importance of Plants in Helping Solve the Climate and Biodiversity Crises New York Botanical Garden. August 19, 2022.
Voters in Growing Number of States to Decide on Marijuana Legalization This November NORML. August 18, 2022.
FairWild Foundation and GIZ promote sustainable wild liquorice production FairWild. August 18, 2022.
Introducing the NEW WildAmericanGinseng.org Website United Plant Savers. August 16, 2022.


August 18, 2022

Science & Research
How a Japanese herbal medicine protects the gut against inflammatory bowel disease. EurekAlert! August 17, 2022.
UCI-led study shows Rhodiola rosea root might be beneficial for managing type 2 diabetes. EurekAlert! August 15, 2022.
Proprietary Thai ginger extract improves mental alertness, attention, focus, according to new study. Nutritional Outlook. August 15, 2022.
Endogenous DMT: A Scientific Mystery. Project CBD. August 10, 2022.
NUS Medicine researchers use nutritional supplement to shrink breast cancer tumors. EurekAlert! August 2, 2022.
Proprietary Boswellia serrata extract may shorten duration of acute symptoms of gastrointestinal infections, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. July 28, 2022.
Green tea extract promotes gut health, lowers blood sugar. Science Daily. July 26, 2022.
Men over 40 who regularly eat sunomono more likely to be in lower blood pressure category, study finds. Science Daily. July 15, 2022.
Daily avocados improve diet quality, help lower cholesterol levels, study finds. Science Daily. July 5, 2022.
New study find that topical black seed oil supports skin elasticity, hydration, firmness and luminosity. Nutritional Outlook. June 30, 2022.
Holistic Health for Him: The men’s health toolbox is expanding with new ingredient research. Nutritional Outlook. June 23, 2022.

Community & Industry
Insights on Adverse Event Reporting from the Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit. WholeFoods Magazine. August 5, 2022.
China ingredient supply chain going from bad to worse. Natural Products Insider. June 17, 2022.

Cannabis Update
U.S. Hemp Roundtable asks senators to expand legal protections to all hemp cannabinoids in Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. Nutritional Outlook. August 9, 2022.
Undisclosed THC threatens CBD market. Natural Products Insider. August 4, 2022.
Cannabidiol effective for young people with treatment-resistant anxiety – pilot study. EurekAlert! August 3, 2022.
More women turning to medical cannabis for relief of menopause symptoms. EurekAlert! August 3, 2022.
The Risky Business of Synthetic Highs. Project CBD. July 27, 2022.
Is CBN the next big star in hemp supplements? Nutritional Outlook. July 26, 2022.

Consumer & Popular
Adaptogens explained: What makes an herb an adaptogen? Nutritional Outlook. July 21, 2022.

Quality Control
Identity crisis: The global supply chain is in chaos. Can you trust your botanicals’ authenticity? Nutritional Outlook. August 16, 2022.
AHPA to discuss climate change impact on the botanical supply chain at AHPA Botanical Congress in August. Nutritional Outlook. August 2, 2022.
NPA, CRN Respond to Research Showing Supplements with Banned Ingredients are Still on the Market. Nutrition Industry Executive. August 2, 2022.

Trends & Technology
Respect your elders: Checking in with elderberry. Nutritional Outlook. August 9, 2022.
Anthocyanins pull double duty as health-promoting ingredients and natural food colors. Nutritional Outlook. August 3, 2022.
Immune health ingredients to meet the moment of ‘365 immunity’. Natural Products Insider. August 2, 2022.
On the face of it: Are nutricosmetics and cosmeceuticals ready for their close-up? Nutritional Outlook. July 18, 2022.
The weight-management supplements market is recovering from its pandemic slump. Here’s how ingredient suppliers are investing in R&D. Nutritional Outlook. June 29, 2022.
Energy drinks in 2022: Sustainable, natural, and making a difference. Nutritional Outlook. June 28, 2022.

Environment & Conservation
Baobab – combatting desertification through sustainable supply chains. TRAFFIC. June 21, 2022.

Education
New Online Program: Master of Science in Integrative Medicine. Bastyr University. July 8, 2022.

Community & Industry Releases
TAZO to Become a Regenerative Brand By Transitioning Its Tea Portfolio to a Regenerative Organic Approach. TAZO. August 9, 2022.
Principal Investigator of AHPA-ERB Foundation-funded Goldenseal Harvest Study Presents Research. American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). August 4, 2022.
Congress: Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Designate Funding for Clinical Trials on the Efficacy of State-Licensed Medical Cannabis Products. NORML. August 4, 2022.
Analysis: Labels Often Inaccurate for Hemp-Derived CBD Topical Products. NORML. July 28, 2022.
RBG Kew and Greensphere Capital Sign Exclusivity Agreement for Spinout Climate and Technology Investments. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. July 28, 2022.
New JAMA Research on Adulterated Dietary Supplements Underscores Need for New FDA ‘Prohibited Acts’ Authority Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 26, 2022.
New JAMA Research Underscores FDA Performance Failures. Natural Products Association. July 26, 2022.
AHPA Submits Comments to FDA on NDIN Guidance AHPA. July 22, 2022.


June 14, 2022

Science & Research
New study in Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis reveals influence of host plant on medicinal qualities of mistletoe. EurekAlert! June 8, 2022.
Benefit of supplements for slowing age-related macular degeneration. Science Daily. June 2, 2022.
Herbal supplement shows promise against lung cancer. EurekAlert! May 30, 2022.
How cranberries could improve memory and ward off dementia. Science Daily. May 19, 2022.
Black currant extract supports eye health in subjects susceptible to digital eye fatigue, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. May 13, 2022.
Dark berry extracts offer colorful, natural immune support. Nutritional Outlook. May 11, 2022.
Regular blueberry consumption may reduce risk of dementia, study finds. EurekAlert! May 11, 2022.
Extract of turmeric and frankincense may support exercise-induced pain, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. May 6, 2022.

Legal & Regulatory
DNA barcoding researcher not guilty of misconduct according to university panel investigating allegations. Nutritional Outlook. June 7, 2022.
Two states push laws to protect the market for kratom, users. Natural Products Insider. May 27, 2022.
Hemp CBD industry struggles into 2022. Natural Products Insider. April 17, 2022.

Community & Industry
Cambridge University Herbarium gains national significance accolade. EurekAlert! May 30, 2022.
Remembering Dr. Richard Passwater, Natural Products Industry Pioneer. WholeFoods Magazine. April 28, 2022.

Cannabis Update
Thailand Becomes the First Asian Country to Legalize Marijuana, But Only for Medical Use. TIME. June 9, 2022.
US Hemp Authority releases version 4.0 draft on its certification program standards. Nutritional Outlook. June 9, 2022.
Cannabis Use and Pro-social Behavior. Project CBD. June 8, 2022.
Cannabis on Par with Opioids for Pain Relief, Study Suggests. Medscape. June 7, 2022.
Very high doses of CBD, a cannabis component, don’t affect driving. EurekAlert! May 30, 2022.
Califf on CBD: ‘I’m committed to do something about this’. Natural Products Insider. May 24, 2022.
Medicinal cannabis shown to reduce pain and need for opiate painkillers among cancer patients. EurekAlert! May 20, 2022.
Quality Control & Adulteration
Alkemist Labs launches Alkemist Assured consumer-facing product testing verification seal. Nutritional Outlook. May 26, 2022.
Only 7% of CBD brands test products for all impurities, says Leafreport. Nutritional Outlook. May 25, 2022.
What's in your weed? Study suggests current labeling system doesn't tell you much. EurekAlert! May 23, 2022.
NOW Continues Testing of Dietary Supplement Brands Sold on Amazon. Nutrition Industry Executive. May 16, 2022.

Consumer & Popular
A psychedelic surprise may be thriving in your local garden. National Geographic. April 26, 2022.

Trends & Technology
How will the weight-management supplements market shape up post-pandemic? Nutritional Outlook. June 2, 2022.
Sports nutrition innovation despite pandemic supply challenges. Natural Products Insider. May 25, 2022.
Shoppers Shift Back to Brick & Mortar. WholeFoods Magazine. May 24, 2022.
Immune health: New, novel ingredients are on the scene. Can they take on the market’s old guard? Nutritional Outlook. May 13, 2022.
Weight management’s growing influence on supplements, foods, and beverages. Nutritional Outlook. May 10, 2022.
All mushrooms are magic. Nutritional Outlook. May 3, 2022.
3 Top Trends from SSE 2022. WholeFoods Magazine. May 3, 2022.
Is hair health now the star of natural beauty supplements? Nutritional Outlook. May 2, 2022.
Consumers recharge with holistic energy and relaxation supplements. Nutritional Outlook. April 27, 2022.
Are immune health supplements still a priority for consumers? Nutritional Outlook. April 25, 2022.
Joint health supplements are ready to rebound. Nutritional Outlook. April 22, 2022.
Pandemic growth drives innovation in immune health. Natural Products Insider. April 21, 2022.

Environment & Conservation
Scientists Discovered the World's Largest Known Plant, and It's Over 100 Miles Long. Science Alert. June 1, 2022.
New Guide Aims to Educate on Ethical Palm Oil. WholeFoods Magazine. May 26, 2022.
Native plant gardening for species conservation. EurekAlert! May 18, 2022.
Fungi-based meat alternatives to help save Earth's forests. Science Daily. May 4, 2022.

Traditional Medicine
TCM formulation supports bone health, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. May 13, 2022.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA gives feedback on Senate HELP Committee MPL proposal. American Herbal Products Association. May 24, 2022.
FDA releases NDI enforcement discretion draft guidance. American Herbal Products Association. May 20, 2022.
Initial AHPA time study results suggest nearly $20 million initial compliance price tag for Durbin/Braun product listing bill. American Herbal Products Association. May 19, 2022.
Publications Spotlight Important Nutrition, Lifestyle Considerations for Women Across the Life Course. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 6, 2022.
CRN Objects to Missing Protections in FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements Act. Council for Responsible Nutrition. May 27, 2022.
CRN Responds to FDA’s NDI Announcement Council for Responsible Nutrition. May 19, 2022.
NPA Urges Senate HELP Committee to Strike Dietary Supplement Provisions from FDASLA. Natural Products Association. June 7, 2022.
Rhode Island Senate Looks to Pass Legislation that Would Raise Vitamin Prices, Inconvenience Consumers, and Strain Retailers Natural Products Association. May 25, 2022.
Senator Hatch Tribute by Loren Israelsen. United Natural Products Alliance. May 18, 2022.
FDA Launches New Dietary Supplement Education Initiative for Consumers, Educators, and Healthcare Professionals. US Food & Drug Administration. June 2, 2022.
Organic Trade Association Applauds Investment of up to $300 Million in New Organic Transition Initiative. Organic Trade Association. June 1, 2022.
Naturopathic Doctors Hope to be Licensed in New York. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. May 26, 2022.
New FDA Draft Guidance Aims to Increase Safety Information About Dietary Supplement Marketplace. US Food & Drug Administration. May 19, 2022.
Rhode Island Becomes 19th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adults. NORML. May 26, 2022.
MAPS Appoints Jeff George and Dan Grossman to MAPS PBC Board of Directors. Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. June 7, 2022.
Announcing The Business Case for Collective Landscape Action Initiative. Rainforest Alliance. June 2, 2022.
Community: The Secret to Stopping Deforestation in Guatemala. Rainforest Alliance. June 1, 2022.
In Memory of John Burton, TRAFFIC's First Leader. TRAFFIC. May 27, 2022.
Orchids in India's illegal wildlife trade: A new factsheet released on International Day for Biological Diversity. TRAFFIC. May 22, 2022.
FairWild Foundation establishes recognition arrangements for the mabagrown® standard. FairWild Foundation. May 2022.
National University of Natural Medicine, Rose Haven Day Shelter Resume Long-Standing Partnership After Two-Year Hiatus. National University of Natural Medicine. June 12, 2022.
Foods of the Future. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. June 10, 2022.
NYBG’s Major Exhibition Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love Examines the Art and Science of Foodways and Food Traditions and Celebrates Plants as Foundational to All Culinary Customs. New York Botanical Garden. June 1, 2022.
NCCIH Supports Research Training for Complementary and Integrative Health Practitioners. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. May 20, 2022.
NSF Advances Industry Leadership Through SCNM Master's Degree Curriculum. NSF International. May 2022.


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.


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