The Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) has selected the American Botanical Council (ABC) for one of its 2007 Business Achieve-ment Awards for Education.1 These awards were announced in the December 2007 issue of NBJ and will be presented at the 11th annual NBJ Summit, July 23-25, 2008, in Dana Point, California.2
"The American Botanical Council was selected because of the organization's longstanding commitment to educating consumers, healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, industry and the media on the safe and effective use of herbs and medicinal plants," wrote Katia Fowler, editor of NBJ at the time (e-mail, January 29, 2008).
According to Fowler, this award is based on nominations from the industry created at the NBJ Web site, through e-mail, and by word of mouth. The winners are then selected from this group of nominations by a committee composed of a mix of NBJ staff, members of the NBJ Editorial Advisory Board, and Don McLemore, New Hope Natural Media's vice president of standards.1
"The committee welcomed the opportunity to honor ABC for its continued efforts and innovations in education on the brink of the group's 20th anniversary," wrote Fowler. "NBJ is grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of ABC in the indus-try."
NBJ previously honored ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal with a lifetime achievement award in 2005 for his work in the herb research and education community, which has had a positive impact on the dietary supplement industry. This award was covered in HerbalGram 68.3
NBJ is a publication of New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media, that also publishes Natural Foods Merchandiser, Func-tional Ingredients, and Delicious Living Magazine. New Hope also produces the natural products industry's largest trade shows, Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East. Natural Products Expo East education and tradeshow will take place October 15-18, 2008, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
- NBJ Business Achievement Awards page. The New Hope Media Web site. Available at http://nbj.stores.yahoo.net/nbjawards071.html. Accessed February 1, 2008.
- Executive Review and NBJ Business Achievement Awards. NBJ. December 2007; 12(12):1-10.
- Silverman W. Nonprofit Organizations and Leaders Honored by NBJ. HerbalGram. 2005;68:18.