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January 19, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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