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Herbal MediaWatch highlights articles from a wide range of media sources to help you keep up-to-date with the exploding amount of coverage on health and health-related practices.

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December 4, 2019

Science & Research
Medicine against bone disease found in the leaves of saussurea. EurekAlert! December 3, 2019.
Research suggests coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of metabolic syndrome. EurekAlert! November 26, 2019.
Hops compounds help with metabolic syndrome while reducing microbiome diversity. ScienceDaily. November 25, 2019.
Turmeric research: liver function, memory, cholesterol, and sperm quality. Nutritional Outlook. November 22, 2019.
Combination of curcumin and boswellia support exercise recovery, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. November 18, 2019.
The Plant That Produces Cocaine And Coca-Cola May Also Have Multiple Medicinal Uses. IFLScience. November 18, 2019.
New ashwagandha research: strength, thyroid function, healthy testosterone, brain health. Nutritional Outlook. November 4, 2019.
Avocados may help manage obesity, prevent diabetes. EurekAlert! October 30, 2019.
Stressing cancer with spice. ScienceDaily. October 23, 2019.

Community & Industry
Nutritional Outlook’s 2019 Best of the Industry Awards, Industry Leader: Michael McGuffin. Nutritional Outlook. December 3, 2019.
Botanicals in the limelight during scientists’ social media Q&A. Environmental Factor. December 2019.
Rosemary is not a rosemary, rules RHS - it's a sage, as they tell gardeners to change plant labels. The Telegraph. November 22, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Results from largest publicly held cannabis company underpin meteoric growth projections for CBD sector. NutraIngredients-USA. December 3, 2019.
CBD’s potential health benefits: antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, chronic pain, and more. Nutritional Outlook. November 27, 2019.
Cannabis reduces headache and migraine pain by nearly half. EurekAlert! November 25, 2019.
The 'Father of Cannabis Research' on the Untapped Potential of Marijuana as Medicine. Discover Magazine. November 21, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Meet Forbidden Root, Easton’s new Botanical Brewery. Columbus Monthly. December 3, 2019.
Botany at the Bar. Scientific American. November 26, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
UFC and USADA revamp anti-doping policy to better recognize the value of third-party supplement certification. NutraIngredients-USA. December 2, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau. The Washington Post. December 3, 2019.
Forest farms could create market for ginseng, other herbs. EurekAlert! November 25, 2019.

Education
For Yale’s blossoming Marsh Botanical Garden, golden days ahead. Yale News. December 2, 2019.
Hidden In Plain Sight: Ann Arbor Research Garden Demonstrates Ties Between Plants And Medication. WEMU. November 11, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Addressing challenges in inter-rater reliability in traditional chinese medicine. EurekAlert! November 20, 2019.
Pharmacy in the jungle study reveals indigenous people's choice of medicinal plants. Phys.org. November 6, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Fort Worth Botanic Garden, BRIT Co-Host 2020 Butterflies in the Garden. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. December 2, 2019.
Natural Products Association Urges Confirmation of Dr. Stephen Hahn as FDA Commissioner. Natural Products Association. December 2, 2019.
Announcing: Hope for Hydrastis. United Plant Savers. November 2019.
New CBD Warning Letters and Consumer Update Won’t Protect Consumers from Public Health Crisis Without Real Action from FDA. National Products Association. November 26, 2019.
FDA Throws Shade at Entire CBD Industry Without Addressing Real Public Health Issues—Misguides Consumers and Undermines Business. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 26, 2019.
FDA warns 15 companies for illegally selling various products containing cannabidiol as agency details safety concerns. US Food & Drug Administration. November 25, 2019.
IPSL Institute for Global Learning Joins NUNM. National University of Natural Medicine. November 21, 2019.
CRN Applauds Legislation that Promotes a Safer Dietary Supplement Marketplace. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 20, 2019.
CRN Demonstrates Commitment to Advance Nutrition Education. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 18, 2019.
VA Senators secure $590,000 to expand forest farming in Appalachia. American Herbal Products Association. November 13, 2019.
CA Prop 65 Guidance for Tea and Infusion Products. American Herbal Products Association. November 13, 2019.
New guidelines require laboratories to meet AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements for Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Hemp. AOAC International. November 12, 2019.


October 21, 2019

Science & Research
Pilot study hints at potential of Rhodiola-Cordyceps mix for body composition benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. October 21, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA warns pregnant and breast-feeding women to avoid CBD and cannabis products for fear of ‘serious risk’. NutraIngredients-USA. October 17, 2019.

Community & Industry
Herbalists defended their brew in court. They won. The Boston Globe. October 20, 2019.

Cannabis Update
UConn launches hemp testing lab in response to industry need. EurekAlert! October 21, 2019.
What Are the Benefits of CBD? Project CBD. October 16, 2019.
Using Cannabis to Treat Cancer. Fox Business. October 8, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
How to plant trees – and help save the planet. The Guardian. October 19, 2019.
Could This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil? NPR. October 19, 2019.
To Protect the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond, We Must Start in the Andes. TIME. October 17, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
UNPA welcomes Mile High Labs, its first member under the new hemp extract/cannabinoids policy guidelines. United Natural Products Alliance. October 17, 2019.

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October 14, 2019

Science & Research
Study: Ashwagandha may lower stress, improve sleep. NutraIngredients-USA. October 11, 2019.
Habitual tea drinking modulates brain efficiency: Evidence from brain connectivity evaluation. Science Daily. October 11, 2019.
Coffee bean extracts alleviate inflammation, insulin resistance in mouse cells. Science Daily. October 11, 2019.
Dietary supplement from tomatoes discovered to boost sperm quality. EurekAlert! October 9, 2019.
Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood. NPR. October 9, 2019.
Cheap as chips: identifying plant genes to ensure food security. EurekAlert! October 8, 2019.
Preventing antibiotic resistance through natural remedies. New Food. October 8, 2019.
Cinnamon: A Journey from Traditional Flavor to Modern Health Applications. Nutraceuticals World. October 7, 2019.
Frequent mushroom consumption associated with reduced prostate cancer risk: Japan cohort study. NutraIngredients-Asia. October 2, 2019.
The Scientific Evidence for the Health Benefits of Cordyceps. Scientific American. October 2, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Early data on FDA portal suggests FSMA is boosting safety. NutraIngredients-USA. October 10, 2019.
Kratom, the herbal supplement from Indonesia that has US drug agencies worried. South China Morning Post. October 6, 2019.

Community & Industry
Is going big the only way to win in the supplement industry? NutraIngredients-USA. October 11, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Women in weed: How female entrepreneurs are investing in a billion-dollar industry. Fox Business. October 8, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
AOAC approves methods to ID, quantify cranberry constituents. NutraIngredients-USA. October 14, 2019.

Trends & Technology
The mushroom boom: Fungi offers versatility and health benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. October 8, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Indigenous farming practices failing as climate change disrupts seasons. National Geographic. October 14, 2019.
Saving heather could help wild bees. Discover Wildlife. October 10, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
A native plant is exposing the clash between traditional knowledge and Western conventions. The Sydney Morning Herald. October 13, 2019.
Wisdom of ethnobotany useful in advancing technology to benefit humanity. The Virginian-Pilot. October 12, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Saving heather will help to save our wild bees. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. October 10, 2019.
UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Awards Grants for Five Novel Studies. UC San Diego. October 10, 2019.
Dietary Supplement Industry Unites to Urge Swift Congressional Action on CBD. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 9, 2019.

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September 27, 2019

Science & Research
First of its kind review supports curcumin’s vascular benefits. NutraIngredients-Latam. September 26, 2019.
A ‘brahmi’ plant popular in Ayurvedic might help to prevent dementia. Care2. September 24, 2019.
A Plant-Based Medicine Research Center Is Coming to Jamaica. Live Kindly. September 19, 2019.

Cannabis Update
House passes CBD banking bill. NutraIngredients-USA. September 26, 2019.
Pennsylvania governor calls for legalization of recreational marijuana. USA Today. September 25, 2019.
CBD health claims: Manufacturers beware. Nutritional Outlook. September 25, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Third party verification best way to thwart counterfeiters, expert says. NutraIngredients. September 25, 2019.
Stanford study describes spice makers adding lead to turmeric. New Atlas. September 24, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Contract Manufacturers ID 10 Top Trends for 2020. WholeFoods Magazine. September 26, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Connecting our dwindling natural habitats could help preserve plant diversity. Science News. September 26, 2019.
Tree-Poaching Is On the Rise. [video] The Atlantic. September 26, 2019.
The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature. TIME. September 12, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Australia: Capital Territory Becomes First Jurisdiction to Legalize Marijuana for Personal Use. NORML. September 26, 2019.

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September 26, 2019

Science & Research
Scientists find ways to improve cassava, a 'crop of inequality' featured at Goalkeepers. Science Daily. September 25, 2019.
Unlocking the medicinal secrets of spices and culinary herbs. EurekAlert! September 25, 2019.
Boosting daily nut consumption linked to less weight gain and lower obesity risk. Science Daily. September 23, 2019.

Community & Industry
Supp.AI aims to streamline drug-supplement interaction data. NutraIngredients-USA. September 24, 2019.

Cannabis Update
US House to vote today on hemp/CBD banking measure. NutraIngredients-USA. September 25, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Kindred Herbs’ Guide to Growing Medicinal Herbs. Good Times. September 25, 2019.
Certification Fatigue: Is it really a thing? Natural Products INSIDER. September 24, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
6 Botanical ingredients at risk of adulteration. Nutritional Outlook. September 24, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Ayurvedic product line aims to work in harmony with keto dieters. NutraIngredients-USA. September 25, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Verdure tackles sustainability measures to secure Boswellia supply. NutraIngredients-USA. September 25, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
NSF International and Soil Association Team Up to Offer SFI® and FSC® Forestry Certifications. NSF International. September 25, 2019.

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September 25, 2019

Science & Research
Tea may improve brain health, says study. BeverageDaily. September 23, 2019.
Blueberries aid healthy ageing, studies suggest. NutraIngredients. August 1, 2019.

Community & Industry
Improving dietary supplement traceability during production. Nutritional Outlook. September 23, 2019.

Community & Industry
NSF to start offering hemp/CBD testing, certification. NutraIngredients-USA. September 24, 2019.
The CBD Horse Is Out of the Barn. Slate. September 24, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
''Professor Ayushman'' comic book series to increase awareness among kids on use of herbs, home remedies. Outlook India. September 24, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Q&A: Market trends answer the call for sleep, stress support. Natural Products INSIDER. September 17, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
China’s tree-planting drive could falter in a warming world. Nature News. September 23, 2019.

Education
Medical Cannabis Students Sent Forth as Pioneers. UMB News. September 23, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Blending Western and traditional medicine in Colombia. The McGill Tribune. September 24, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Botanical Art Blooms at BRIT. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. September 24, 2019.
CRN Promotes Dr. Andrea Wong to Head of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 24, 2019.
Epilepsy Society Welcomes European Approval Of Medicinal Cannabis For Severe Childhood Epilepsies. Epilepsy Society. September 23, 2019.

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September 24, 2019

Science & Research
Does bias against company-funded research really serve consumers? NutraIngredients-USA. September 20, 2019.
RCT supports efficacy of St John’s wort for postmenopausal symptoms and depression. NutraIngredients-USA. September 19, 2019.
Research lacking in the eye health supplement market. Natural Products INSIDER. September 17, 2019.

Cannabis Update
NIH Awards $3 Million for Study of Cannabinoids, Terpenes. Gangapreneur. September 23, 2019.
Colorado launches groundbreaking hemp supply chain initiative. Natural Products INSIDER. September 19, 2019.
Concern over lack of federal oversight in CBD nutraceutical market. Natural Products INSIDER. September 18, 2019.
CBD Survey Results: Cultivating Wellness. Project CBD. September 17, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Three trends that dietary supplements and pharma firms are paying attention to – Mintel. NutraIngredients-USA. September 23, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
When We Love Our Food So Much That It Goes Extinct. NPR. September 23, 2019.
'Edible forests' can fight land clearing and world hunger at the same time. Phys.org. September 23, 2019.
To Feed a Hot Planet, They’re Making More Efficient Plants. The New York Times. September 21, 2019.

Education
Medical students receiving poor nutrition education, global analysis reveals. NutraIngredients. September 20, 2019.
Faculty Feature on Dr. Greg Yasuda. Bastyr University News. September 17, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
NCCIH Welcomes Five New Members to Its National Advisory Council. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. September 20, 2019.
Safety and Innovation for CBD Starts with a Legal Pathway to Market. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 20, 2019.
Report: Many Commercially Marketed CBD Products Tainted with Psychoactive Adulterants. NORML. September 19, 2019.
Guidance: Federal Labeling Requirements for Herbal Dietary Supplements. American Herbal Products Association. September 17, 2019.
Analytical Science Leaders Honored at AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting. AOAC International. September 10, 2019.

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September 21, 2019

Science & Research
RCT supports efficacy of St John’s wort for postmenopausal symptoms and depression. NutraIngredients-USA. September 19, 2019.
Pine bark extracts may offer post-exercise protection: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. September 19, 2019.
Ayurveda and Alzheimer’s: Bacosides from Brahmi display cognitive benefits—Malaysian review. NutraIngredients-USA. September 18, 2019.
Drinking tea improves brain health, study suggests. Science Daily. September 12, 2019.
Eating mushrooms may help lower prostate cancer risk. EurekAlert! September 5, 2019.
Red wine benefits linked to better gut health, study finds. Science Daily. August 28, 2019.
Ginkgo biloba may aid in treating type 2 diabetes. Science Daily. August 22, 2019.
Mankai duckweed plant found to offer health benefits. Science Daily. August 5, 2019.
New study explains the molecular mechanism for the therapeutic effects of cilantro. Science Daily. July 22, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
EFSA expresses concern over thyroid effects of Moringa leaf extract. NutraIngredients. September 16, 2019.

Cannabis Update
The endocannabinoid system, hemp, and CBD: The bigger picture. Nutritional Outlook. September 18, 2019.
A responsible CBD market: Closing the gaps in testing and supply chains. Nutritional Outlook. September 5, 2019.
Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use. EurekAlert! September 3, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Why Does Everything Smell, So Peacefully, of Lavender? The New York Times. September 14, 2019.
It’s Not Your Father’s Gin And Tonic Anymore: How Local Botanicals Are Transforming Gin. Forbes. September 14, 2019.
The Health Benefits of Coffee. Scientific American. August 29, 2019.
Alcohol Producers Tout Wellness Benefits. Health Experts Say Don't Swallow Claims. NPR. August 5, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
China’s unending demand for rosewood furniture is damaging African forests. Quartz Africa. September 16, 2019.
Implementation of CITES trade measures for medicinal and aromatic plants. TRAFFIC. August 27, 2019.
Turning a blind eye to the importance of plants. TRAFFIC. August 25, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Tanzania's Zanzibar begins to register traditional healers. Reuters. September 16, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Safety and Innovation for CBD Starts with a Legal Pathway to Market. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 20, 2019.
NIH to investigate minor cannabinoids and terpenes for potential pain-relieving properties. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. September 19, 2019.
FDA, NIH Regulators Recommend Amending Regulations to Facilitate Clinical Cannabis Testing. NORML. September 19, 2019.
ASA Urges FDA to Implement Good Manufacturing Principles for Vaporization Products. Americans for Safe Access. September 18, 2019.
NSF International Event Celebrates 75 years of Protecting and Improving Public Health. NSF International. September 18, 2019.
NSF International Brings Scientific Testing, Auditing and Certification to the Hemp and CBD Industry. NSF International. September 18, 2019.
Guidance: Federal Labeling Requirements for Herbal Dietary Supplements. American Herbal Products Association. September 17, 2019.
Vaping Crisis Will Happen with CBD if USG Doesn’t Act. Natural Products Association. September 16, 2019.
SupplySide West panels to explore climate action in the health and nutrition industry. American Herbal Products Association. September 16, 2019.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at 20. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. September 13, 2019.
Climate Week NYC at NYBG Features an Inspiring Lineup of Programs and Activities to Showcase and Accelerate Global Climate Action. New York Botanical Garden. September 12, 2019.
Online Sustainability Bootcamp -- Fall Session. American Herbal Products Association. September 11, 2019.
BRIT® Receives $1.5M Award from National Science Foundation. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. September 5, 2019.

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July 11, 2019

Science & Research
Kratom Unsafe as Herbal Supplement, Research Suggests. WholeFoods Magazine. July 10, 2019.
The Psychedelics Evangelist: A German Financier Wants to Turn Magic Mushrooms into Modern Medicine. Scientific American. July 9, 2019.
Research shows that drinking Matcha tea can reduce anxiety. EurekAlert! July 8, 2019.
Review supports heart health benefits of Aronia berry consumption. NutraIngredients-USA. June 28, 2019.
Recent study suggests curcumin safe to use as adjuvant to chemotherapy, with potential clinical benefits. Nutritional Outlook. June 26, 2019.
Amla extract (Capros) may boost endothelial function, immune response and more: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. June 24, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
The case for mandatory product listing, and the arguments against it. NutraIngredients-USA. June 19, 2019.

Community & Industry
United Plant Savers works to keep the Wild West out of wildcrafting and preserve native herbs. New Hope Network. June 28, 2019.

Cannabis Update
A master's in marijuana: Schools designing programs to meet industry demand for educated workers. ABC News. July 1, 2019.
New third-party certification program to test for THC content in ingredients, finished products. Nutritional Outlook. June 25, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
What is So Amazing About Using Herbs to Promote Gut Health? Maryland University of Integrative Health blog.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Economic adulteration and the need for carbon-14 testing in the natural products industry. Nutritional Outlook. July 1, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Medicinal mushrooms are skyrocketing: poria, reishi, chaga, wood ear, lion’s mane, and more. Nutritional Outlook. July 3, 2019.
At IFT 2019, botanical suppliers see growth in stress management claims, and set sights on CBD. Nutritional Outlook. June 21, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Climate change: How important is the rainforest in limiting global warming? BBC News. July 9, 2019.
Climate change and deforestation together push tropical species towards extinction. Science Daily. July 8, 2019.
Frankincense in trouble: Iconic 'Gift of the Magi' is in decline. USA Today. July 2, 2019.
Fair Trade Helps Farmers, But Not Their Hired Workers. NPR. July 1, 2019.
Using Thoreau, scientists measure the impact of climate change on wildflowers. Science Daily. March 14, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Study: Patients Report Reduced Anxiety, Improved Sleep Following CBD Administration. NORML. July 3, 2019.
The Science Behind a Favorite Summertime Treat. US Department of Agriculture. July 2, 2019.
FDA issues warnings to companies selling illegal, unapproved kratom drug products marketed for opioid cessation, pain treatment and other medical uses. US Food & Drug Administration. June 25, 2019.

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June 12, 2019

Science & Research
In older adults, more strawberry consumption linked to reduced cognitive decline risk. NutraIngredients-USA. June 12, 2019.
Standardized curcumin as effective as NSAIDs in managing osteoarthritis symptoms, according to recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 12, 2019.
Antioxidant research update: Polyphenols, resveratrol, lycopene, lutein, and tocotrienols. Nutritional Outlook. June 12, 2019.
An unnatural way to make natural products. EurekAlert! June 11, 2019.
Tart cherry shown to decrease joint pain, sore muscles in some breast cancer patients. Science Daily. June 10, 2019.
Structuring sweetness: What makes Stevia 200 times sweeter than sugar. EurekAlert! June 10, 2019.
‘You don’t apply statistical analysis to hearsay’: AER expert slams new Harvard analysis. NutraIngredients-USA. June 6, 2019.
Decoding the Mathematical Secrets of Plants’ Stunning Leaf Patterns. Smithsonian. June 6, 2019.
Unsalted tomato juice may help lower heart disease risk. Science Daily. June 5, 2019.
Eating blueberries every day improves heart health. Science Daily. May 30, 2019.
Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections. Science Daily. May 29, 2019.
Maqui berry extract shows potential to improve dry eyes: RCT. NutraIngredients. May 22, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
German drug authority approves first herbal weight control remedy. NutraIngredients. June 12, 2019.

Community & Industry
New online tool to help explain benefits of supplements. NutraIngredients. June 6, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Archaeologists find signs of ritualized cannabis use 2,500 years ago in China. The Washington Post. June 12, 2019.
Scientists Find Ancient Humans Used Weed 2,500 Years Ago, Too. The New York Times. June 12, 2019.
Texas OKs hemp farming, Louisiana imposes restrictions on CBD products. Natural Products INSIDER. June 11, 2019.
Can medical marijuana help combat the opioid epidemic? Maybe not, new study finds. Vox. June 11, 2019.
Marijuana health claims lure patients as science catches up. The Washington Post. June 7, 2019.
Rapidly diversifying CBD realm will cleave along quality lines. NutraIngredients-USA. June 7, 2019.
Brands' top 8 hemp CBD questions, answered. New Hope Network. June 6, 2019.
US Adults Consuming Cannabis/Hemp Products to Reduce Use of Prescription Medications. Nutraceuticals World. June 6, 2019.
Cannabis Companies Push F.D.A. to Ease Rules on CBD Products. The New York Times. May 31, 2019.
New mouse study finds level of liver toxicity for CBD. NutraIngredients. May 24, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Beer Archaeologists Are Reviving Ancient Ales — With Some Strange Results. NPR. May 26, 2019.
In Ontario, a Quest to Rediscover the Work of a Groundbreaking 19th-Century Botanist. Atlas Obscura. May 23, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Turmeric turmoil: Adulteration and contamination issues touted as hepatitis cases hit nineteen. NutraIngredients. June 10, 2019.
Pyrrolizidine alkaloid levels in dried and deep-frozen spices and herbs too high. Science Daily. May 20, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Black seed oil: High growth rates and exciting synergistic effects. NutraIngredients-USA. June 7, 2019.
The Analyst's Take: Gummy supplement sales double from 2014 to 2018. New Hope Network. June 6, 2019.
Medium-chain triglycerides are in high demand. Here's why. Nutritional Outlook. June 4, 2019.
Botanical applications in sports nutrition. New Hope Network. May 24, 2019.
The Analyst's Take: Dietary supplement sales growth rebounds to 6% in 2018. New Hope Network. May 23, 2019.
Herbal Tea Is Catching On Globally. World Tea News. May 20, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'. BBC News. June 11, 2019.
UK seed vault banks on wild crops to feed a warming world. Reuters. June 6, 2019.
Teaching about the Herb Industry and Sustainability. Sustainable Herbs Program Blog. May 17, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Asian Medicinal Plants Contain Anti-Cancer Compounds. Asian Scientist. June 12, 2019.
Study reveals a fragile web of knowledge linking plants to people. MongaBay. June 4, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Opposes Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 12, 2019.
Researchers sprout hemp plants, plan new class for cannabis science initiative. Southern Illinois University. June 12, 2019.
New Legislation Expands Access to Nutritional Supplements for Low-Income Families. Natural Products Association. June 12, 2019.
AHPA presents at 2019 NIH ODS Dietary Supplement Research Practicum. American Herbal Products Association. June 5, 2019.
Species extinction not just a curiosity: our food security and health are at stake. UN Environment. May 22, 2019.
How We Are Empowering Barley Farmers in Uganda. InBev. March 20, 2019.

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June 5, 2019

Science & Research
Blueberries May Offer Heart Health Benefits to Adults with Metabolic Syndrome. Nutraceuticals World. June 4, 2019.
Pilot study: Blackcurrant extract may aid in post-exercise recovery. NutraIngredients-USA. June 4, 2019.
Botanical Science: Black Pepper Testing, Ginseng for Inflammation & Ginkgo as Antimicrobial. Nutraceuticals World. June 3, 2019.
Kratom's reputed pain-relief benefits could come from one of its metabolites. Phys.org. May 29, 2019.
3 Plants from US Civil War Medical Guide Fight Infection. Futurity. May 28, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA issues pregnancy warning on troubled ingredient vinpocetine. NutraIngredients-USA. June 4, 2019.
Will FDA change its definition of a dietary ingredient? Nutritional Outlook. May 29, 2019.

Community & Industry
Setting the record straight: Botanical Safety Consortium not involved in regulatory decisions, says co-chair. NutraIngredients-USA. May 29, 2019.
15 highlights from the FDA’s public meeting on responsible innovation in dietary supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. May 20, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Experts detail quality, safety concerns at CBD meeting. NutraIngredients-USA. June 4, 2019.
FDA commissioner highlights 'unanswered questions' regarding safety of CBD, THC. Natural Products INSIDER. June 3, 2019.
Here’s when marijuana will be legal in Illinois, and answers to other burning questions about recreational weed. Chicago Tribune. June 3, 2019.
Could CBD supplementation help curb heroin cravings?. NutraIngredients. May 29, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
‘Botanical Sexism’ Could Be Behind Your Seasonal Allergies. Atlas Obscura. May 17, 2019.

Trends & Technology
‘DNA-based personalised sports nutrition ready for prime time,’ nutrigenomic study says. NutraIngredients. June 5, 2019.
10 emerging sustainability trends in natural beauty. New Hope Network. May 24, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Plant Silhouettes Foreshadow the Effects of Climate Change. WIRED. June 5, 2019.
Native Plant Species May be at Greater Risk From Climate Change than Non-Natives. Science World Report. June 1, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Editorial: The World Health Organization’s decision about traditional Chinese medicine could backfire. Nature. June 5, 2019.
As Ayahuasca Tourism Booms, Peru’s Traditional Healers Try to Regain Control. World Politics Review. June 4, 2019.
Could a Chinese herbal tea help treat endometriosis? SBS. May 30, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
UNPA signs memorandum of understanding with Hemp Industries Association. United Natural Products Alliance. June 4, 2019.
Americans for Safe Access Releases Patient’s Guide to CBD. Americans for Safe Access. June 4, 2019.
Bastyr Researcher Leads Progressive Parkinson's Disease Summer School Program. Bastyr University. June 3, 2019.
AHPA President Michael McGuffin urges FDA to use existing authority to create legal pathway for CBD products. American Herbal Products Association. May 31, 2019.
2019 Medicinal Plant Conservation Award. United Plant Savers. May 23, 2019.

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May 15, 2019

Science & Research
NUS study: Medicinal properties discovered in native Southeast Asian plants. Connected to India. May 14, 2019.
Compound found in blueberries linked to increased physical activity in mouse study. NutraIngredients-USA. May 13, 2019.
Berries and brain health: What do we know so far? NutraIngredients-USA. May 13, 2019.
Prehistoric Medicine: How Archaic Humans Cured Themselves. Discover. May 10, 2019.
Genomics uncovers the mystery of the magic drumstick tree—Moringa oleifera. Phys.org. May 10, 2019.
What can maple syrup do for athletes? – podcast. Natural Products INSIDER. May 9, 2019.
Broccoli sprout compound may restore brain chemistry imbalance linked to schizophrenia. Science Daily. May 9, 2019.
Montmorency tart cherries may provide benefits for adults with metabolic syndrome. EurekAlert! May 7, 2019.
Pumpkin seed extract may benefit symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia: Study. NutraIngredients. May 7, 2019.
RCT supports curcumin for liver health in overweight people. NutraIngredients-USA. May 6, 2019.
Ayahuasca fixings found in 1,000-year-old bundle in the Andes. EurekAlert! May 6, 2019.
A spoonful of peppermint helps the meal go down. EurekAlert! April 26, 2019.

Community & Industry
NutraIngredients-USA Awards 2019: And the finalists are…. NutraIngredients-USA. May 8, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Cannabis kombucha, gluten-free edibles: weed companies jump on wellness trends. The Guardian. May 13, 2019.
CBD alternative? PEA-based ingredient takes aim at pain relief after CBD's 'novel food' reclassification. NutraIngredients-USA. May 10, 2019.
Latin America’s Cannabis Belt Is Going Legit. OZY. May 10, 2019.
Cannabis and the Immune System: A Complex Balancing Act. Project CBD. May 8, 2019.
Texas House passes bill to vastly expand access to medical cannabis. The Texas Tribune. May 6, 2019.
Hemp market forecast to hit $20 billion by 2024. NutraIngredients. May 6, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
FDA working toward validated DNA methods for finished products, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. May 13, 2019.
Essential Oils Meet Analytical Chemistry. Lab Manager. May 9, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Herbal ingredients growing in joint-health products. Nutritional Outlook. May 14, 2019.
How Did Chickpea Flour, A Staple Of Indian Cuisine, Become A Health Food Sensation? NPR. May 12, 2019.
Younger consumers increasingly worried about cognitive decline with aging, market expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. May 8, 2019.
Five brain health ingredients on the rise. Nutritional Outlook. May 7, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Syrup Is as Canadian as a Maple Leaf. That Could Change With the Climate. The New York Times. May 3, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
The quiet loss of knowledge threatens indigenous communities. EurekAlert! May 2, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
CVS Pharmacy Launches 'Tested to Be Trusted' Program for Vitamins and Supplements, Launches Self-Care Campaign to Highlight Purpose-Led Initiatives and Expanded Product Assortment. CVS Health. May 15, 2019.
FDA warns manufacturers of products labeled as homeopathic for putting consumers at risk with significant violations of manufacturing quality standards. US Food & Drug Administration. May 14, 2019.
WSU to partner with the Puyallup Tribe on medicinal cannabis for opioid use and pain. Washington State University. May 14, 2019.
The teaching of Curanderismo traditional medicine through a free online course. University of New Mexico. May 13, 2019.
Wild plant experts and stakeholders meet at FairWild Forum 2019 in Budapest. TRAFFIC. May 10, 2019.

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May 1, 2019

Science & Research
Patented maca improves physical performance, sexual function, and fatigue in men, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. May 1, 2019.
Scientists examine the ethnobotanical uses of stramonium. Phys.org. April 30, 2019.
Purdue’s groundbreaking pawpaw research fails to reach markets today. The Exponent. April 29, 2019.
Dark chocolate consumption linked to improved markers of cardiovascular health in new study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 29, 2019.
Botanicals: More than meets the eye. Natural Products INSIDER. April 25, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA’s Tave: ‘Opportunity to strengthen regulatory framework couldn’t come at a more pivotal time’. NutraIngredients-USA. April 10, 2019.

Community & Industry
Takeaways: Botanicals basics and beyond. Natural Products INSIDER. April 30, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Consumers flood FDA with comments on CBD’s medical benefits. Natural Products INSIDER. April 29, 2019.
Psychedelics & Cannabis Therapeutics. Project CBD. April 17, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Health & Happiness: Chocolate Ginseng Truffles. Folklife. April 17, 2019.

Trends & Technology
The coming revolution of AI in dietary supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. April 26, 2019.
Are Mushrooms the Next Big Supplement for Athletes? Bicycling. April 26, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Why 'plant blindness' matters — and what you can do about it. BBC News. April 29, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Donkeys Are Dying Because China Wants Their Hides For A Traditional Remedy. NPR. April 30, 2019.
In India, Ayurveda Is A Booming Business. NPR. April 28, 2019.
NWT naturopath aims to challenge assumptions around Indigenous medicine in new book. CBC News. April 27, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
C. G. Pringle: Botanist, Traveler, and the “Flora of the Pacific Slope” (1881-1884), Available from NYBG Press, Has Been Nominated for Prestigious Botanical Literature Award. New York Botanical Garden. April 30, 2019.
Americans for Safe Access Board of Directors Congratulates Steph Sherer for Her New Position as President of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI). Americans for Safe Access. April 30, 2019.
AHPA ERB Foundation issues RFP for goldenseal sustainable harvest study. American Herbal Products Association. April 30, 2019.

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April 26, 2019

Science & Research
Ancient secrets of medicinal mint. Science Daily. April 24, 2019.
Elderberries could help minimise flu symptoms. University of Sydney News. April 24, 2019.
Theacrine plus caffeine may help maintain energy & offer cognitive benefits: Soccer study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 24, 2019.
Mexican study suggests potential prebiotic activity of mango peel. NutraIngredients. April 22, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Consumer advocacy group presses FDA to take enforcement against smoking-cessation drugs sold as supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2019.
With recent warning letters, ingredients’ regulatory status takes center stage, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. April 24, 2019.
FDA Announces Plan to Increase Oversight of Dietary Supplements. Lexology. April 24, 2019.
FDA’s thinking on GMPs. Natural Products INSIDER. April 24, 2019.

Cannabis Update
The ICBC recap: Explore the monumental world of medical cannabis research. Health Europa. April 25, 2019.
High hopes: Will 'cannabusiness' turn around deprived communities? Reuters. April 24, 2019.
Pennsylvania woman sues CBD company after failed drug test. Natural Products INSIDER. April 24, 2019.
CBD reduces impairment caused by cannabis. EurekAlert! April 23, 2019.
CBD product development takes market consideration. Natural Products INSIDER. April 23, 2019.
Marijuana is a lot more than just THC - a pharmacologist looks at the untapped healing compounds. Herald & Review. April 19, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Structure/function claims help consumers, even if some MDs don’t like them, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
How strengthening botanical ingredient verification helps build consumer trust. New Hope Network. April 23, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Australians are riding the 'shroom boom'. The Sydney Morning Herald. April 24, 2019.
The growing appeal of whole-food supplements. Nutritional Outlook. April 23, 2019.
How Blueberries Became a Superfood. Outside. April 23, 2019.
Researchers sequenced giant redwood genomes to kickstart a 23andMe for trees. Popular Science. April 23, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Asia-Pacific countries vow to eliminate malaria by 2030, hail discovery of Artemisinin. Xinhua. April 25, 2019.
The dark underbelly of the traditional Chinese medicine boom. World Finance. April 23, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Report: CBD Content In Commercial Products Typically Less Than Advertised. NORML. April 25, 2019.
FDA Urged to Take Enforcement Action against Manufacturers of Dietary Supplements that Promise to Help Smokers Quit. Center for Science in the Public Interest. April 23, 2019.
Dr. Christine Girard Named President of National University of Natural Medicine. National University of Natural Medicine. April 23, 2019.
MUIH Research 2019. Maryland University of Integrative Health. April 23, 2019.

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April 23, 2019

Science & Research
Medicinal Herbs from Indian Ocean Island Found to Stop Growth of Cancer Cells. Newsweek. April 22, 2019.
Study highlights anti-tumor activity of curcumin on stomach cancer. EurekAlert! April 22, 2019.
Watch a Flower That Seems to Remember When Pollinators Will Come Calling. The New York Times. April 20, 2019.
16th Century Ginkgo Prescription Shows Promise as Antibacterial for Skin. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. April 19, 2019.
Chocolate Consumption May Protect Against Hearing Loss. Nutraceuticals World. April 17, 2019.
Robuvit Found to Offset Symptoms of PTSD. Nutraceuticals World. April 17, 2019.
Active ingredient of aconite root against peripheral neuropathic pain is identified as neoline. EurekAlert! April 10, 2019.
Plant compounds could provide the answer for blindness caused by diabetes, say experts. Science Daily. April 9, 2019.
Research Shows Green Tea May Protect Against Obesity. World Tea News. April 8, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Opioid Users Call Kratom a Godsend. The FDA Says It’s a Menace. The New York Times. April 17, 2019.

Community & Industry
Supply chain transparency: A practice of trust through legitimacy, from ‘farm to fork'. Natural Products INSIDER. April 22, 2019.
Are proprietary blends useful tools, or the bane of the industry? NutraIngredients-USA. April 19, 2019.
Visiting Our Past: The world’s herbs gathered in this mountain bowl. Asheville Citizen-Times. April 14, 2019.

Cannabis Update
420: Seven charts on how cannabis use has changed. BBC News. April 20, 2019.
A Higher Cause: Is It Possible to Consume Organic Cannabis? Sierra. April 20, 2019.
CBD Lures Stressed-Out Parents Looking to Unwind. The New York Times. April 12, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
To Maintain Wellness, Students Turn to Plants. Washington Square News. April 22, 2019.
Immune-support supplements gaining popularity with consumers of all types. Nutritional Outlook. April 12, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
FTIR pros and cons for botanical testing. Natural Products INSIDER. April 18, 2019.

Trends & Technology
5 ingredients driving the booming digestive health category. Natural Products INSIDER. April 22, 2019.
'Adaptogens' Promise Plant-Based Remedies For Stress And More, But Do They Work? WBUR. April 12, 2019.
Getting to the root of plant simulations. Science Daily. April 11, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
California Has Farmers Growing Weeds. Why? To Capture Carbon. KQED. April 22, 2019.
Climate change is putting this invasive species to good use. Popular Science. April 9, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional but unconventional: Hong Kong’s first Chinese medicine hospital signals a change in gov’t attitude. Hong Kong Free Press. April 20, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
CSUN Herbarium Digitizes Collection of Plant Specimens. California State University Northridge. April 10, 2019.

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April 19, 2019

Science & Research
Can ginkgo biloba seeds fight skin infections? Futurity. April 18, 2019.
Winemaking byproduct has potential for fiber fortification, says new study from Brazil. NutraIngredients. April 16, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA sends warnings letters on illegal ingredients in sports, weight loss products. NutraIngredients-USA. April 17, 2019.
Balancing consumer access and safety. NutraIngredients-USA. April 17, 2019.
If botanicals don’t fit easily under supplement heading, why not try to fix that? NutraIngredients-USA. April 12, 2019.

Community & Industry
Kratom group: CDC report doesn’t show botanical caused deaths. Natural Products INSIDER. April 15, 2019.
Manufacturing information beyond GMPs. Natural Products INSIDER. April 11, 2019.
Plethora of supplement forms confuses communication with patients, physician says. NutraIngredients-USA. April 11, 2019.

Cannabis Update
State regulation of CBD. Natural Products INSIDER. April 16, 2019.
Flood of synthetic cannabinoids threatens to undermine CBD market, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. April 15, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Bilberries: Are They Good for the Eyes? American Council on Science and Health. April 16, 2019.
You Can Now Smell a Flower That Went Extinct a Century Ago. Popular Mechanics. April 16, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
FDA launches tool to ‘quickly alert’ consumers of unlawful ingredients marketed as supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. April 16, 2019.

Trends & Technology
New research, product innovation expand curcumin’s reach. Natural Products INSIDER. April 17, 2019.
Botanical superstars in 2019. Nutritional Outlook. April 15, 2019.
Indiana University Herbarium completes massive plant digitization project. Indiana University Bloomington News. April 11, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
4 key principles to ensure your product is Ayurvedic. New Hope Network. April 5, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) is excited to announce the transfer of the PCO Forest Grown Verification Program to United Plant Savers. United Plant Savers. April 18, 2019.
FDA Statement from Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas on new steps to protect consumers from unlawful ingredients in dietary supplements. US Food & Drug Administration. April 16, 2019.
CRN Commends FDA’s Commitment to Consumer Safety and Enhancing Dietary Supplement Regulation —Agency Launches the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 16, 2019.
FDA Public Meeting on Responsible Innovation in Dietary Supplements. American Herbal Products Association. April 10, 2019.
New Supplement Study is “Fake Science”. Natural Products Association. April 9, 2019.
Celebrating 75 Years of Protecting and Improving Human Health. NSF International. April 5, 2019.

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April 8, 2019

Science & Research
Could eating garlic reduce aging-related memory problems? EurekAlert! April 8, 2019.
Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer. EurekAlert! April 8, 2019.
Study Upends ‘Dogma’ On Malaria Drug Component. NC State University News. April 8, 2019.
Spicy compound from chili peppers slows lung cancer progression. EurekAlert! April 6, 2019.
The future of agriculture is computerized. MIT Media Lab. April 3, 2019.
Patented Maca Ingredient Shown to Improve Strength, Energy Levels & Sexual Function in Men. Nutraceuticals World. March 26, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
What was NPQAA and what role did it play in the successful passage of DSHEA? NutraIngredients-USA. April 8, 2019.
NDIs at 25: Third time’s the charm? Natural Products INSIDER. April 8, 2019.
FDA Finds Unsafe Levels of Heavy Metals in Kratom. Pain News Network. April 5, 2019.
Emerging Regulatory Pathways for Nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals World. April 1, 2019.

Community & Industry
Industry Trade Groups Unite for Dietary Supplement Lobby Day. WholeFoods Magazine. April 8, 2019.
Evolution of supply chain transparency. Natural Products INSIDER. April 1, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Fresh guidance to fill 'information vacuum' on new cannabis products for medicinal use. EurekAlert! April 6, 2019.
Hemp world takes steps toward legitimacy, but still has need for growth. NutraIngredients-USA. April 5, 2019.
FDA reiterates intent to seek CBD regulatory solution, updates cannabis Q&A. NutraIngredients-USA. April 4, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
What Is The 'Mushroom Of Immortality'? Forbes. April 7, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Industry expert warns of dwindling natural resources and importance of clinically validated by-products for NPD. NutraIngredients-USA. April 5, 2019.
The benefits and challenges of incorporating climate action. Natural Products INSIDER. April 3, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Sir Richard Taylor's Weta designed new Chinese medicine museum. NZ Herald. April 9, 2019.
Medicinal plants used in traditional remedies under threat in Mexico. TRT World. April 7, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Industry trade organizations establish unified front for Dietary Supplement Lobby Day. United Natural Products Alliance. April 8, 2019.
Seventy-seven-year-old botanist crowns her life’s work with a PhD at Rhodes University. Rhodes University. April 8, 2019.
Celebrate World Health Day through Integrative Health Practices. Maryland University of Integrative Health. April 5, 2019.
CRN Opens Membership to Include CBD Companies, Pursues Regulatory Path Forward. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 4, 2019.
CSPI and Healthy School Food Maryland Sue to Stop USDA’s Weakening of Nutrition Standards for School Meals. Center for Science in the Public Interest. April 3, 2019.
CSPI Urges FDA, DEA to Crack Down on Sale of Contaminated Poppy Seeds. Center for Science in the Public Interest. April 3, 2019.
Medical Foods Could Play Larger Role in Chronic Pain Management & Opioid Crisis, Says NPA. Natural Products Association. April 2, 2019.

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April 5, 2019

Science & Research
Elderberry reduces upper respiratory symptom duration and severity, says new meta-analysis. Nutritional Outlook. April 4, 2019.
Polysaccharide supplement may give marathon runners an immune boost. NutraIngredients-USA. April 1, 2019.
Study: Pycnogenol Can Help Relieve Symptoms of Osteoarthritis. WholeFoods Magazine. April 1, 2019.
Study supports ‘virility stalwart’ maca root’s men’s health benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. April 1, 2019.
Aloe vera does not present risk of increased exposure to hydroxyanthracene compounds, Herbalife Nutrition researchers find. Nutritional Outlook. March 29, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA’s thinking on dietary ingredient status could hinder biotechnology advancements. Natural Products INSIDER. April 3, 2019.
Crushing Biopiracy in Sri Lanka. Daily News. April 3, 2019.

Community & Industry
Evolution of supply chain transparency. Natural Products INSIDER. April 1, 2019.
FDA, supplement industry eye ways to foster compliance with ingredient notification system. Natural Products INSIDER. March 29, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Florida Seeks to Limit Strength of Smokable Medical Pot. US News & World Report. April 3, 2019.
Canada set to take a leading role on the global stage for cannabis research. Health Europa. April 2, 2019.
FDA says it’s exploring CBD’s uses. Does it work — and is it legal? PBS Newshour. April 2, 2019.
FDA, FTC warn CBD marketers claiming to treat diseases. Natural Products INSIDER. April 2, 2019.
A blast from the past: exhibit explores weed as medicine. Soapbox Cincinnati. April 2, 2019.
Hemp world sits at pivotal moment in its history, Israelsen tells attendees at expo. NutraIngredients-USA. April 1, 2019.
CVS And Walgreens Bet On Cannabis, Testing The Market And Responding To Consumer Demand For CBD. Forbes. April 1, 2019.
Gottlieb: FDA targeting CBD marketers of ‘over-the-line claims’. Natural Products INSIDER. March 28, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Brain Booster in a Bottle? Don’t Bother. The New York Times. April 1, 2019.
The humble kohlrabi has been reinvented as a delicacy. Quartz. March 31, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Protecting botanicals from adulteration. Natural Products INSIDER. April 4, 2019.
Paper provides 'great overview' of challenge of choosing right botanical test materials. NutraIngredients-USA. April 1, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Oat milk is the new trending plant milk. Nutritional Outlook. April 4, 2019.
Adaptogens’ continued rise built on supplier partnerships. Natural Products INSIDER. April 3, 2019.
Why a cacao ceremony might be exactly what you need right now. USA Today. April 3, 2019.
Unlikely effects and ridiculous claims: Are 'superfoods' the new food fraud? FoodNavigator-Asia. April 3, 2019.
Just Herbs: Crowdsourced Ayurveda. Forbes India. April 2, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Plants grow less in hotter temperatures. EurekAlert! April 4, 2019.
Cameroon farmers spice up earnings with forest-friendly foods. Thomson Reuters Foundation News. April 3, 2019.
Scientists trial drones to protect coffee plants from devastating fungal disease. Phys.org. March 29, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
How A Seed Bank Helps Preserve Cherokee Culture Through Traditional Foods. NPR. April 2, 2019.
Medicinal plants may be a key to understanding other cultures. Phys.org. April 1, 2019.
Editorial: The World Health Organization Gives the Nod to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Bad Idea. Scientific American. April 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Guam Legalizes Marijuana Use By Adults. NORML. April 4, 2019.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to advance agency’s continued evaluation of potential regulatory pathways for cannabis-containing and cannabis-derived products. US Food & Drug Administration. April 2, 2019.
CRN Launches Campaign to Educate Consumers on Dietary Supplement Label Changes. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 2, 2019.
The New York Botanical Garden Receives $1Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support the Environmental Humanities Programs and Outreach of Its Humanities Institute. New York Botanical Garden. March 27, 2019.
22 areas in Guinea are declared the first official ‘tropical important areas’ in Africa, helping protect 60% of threatened plants there. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 20, 2019.

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March 29, 2019

Science & Research
Could Beetroot Fight Salt-Induced High Blood Pressure? HealthDay. March 28, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Best Frenemies: Can the drug and dietary supplement industries get along? Nutritional Outlook. March 27, 2019.
FDA responses to supplement ingredient notices show improved success rate. Natural Products INSIDER. March 26, 2019.

Community & Industry
AHPA issues guidance on hemp and hemp-derived CBD supplements & foods. NutraIngredients-USA. March 28, 2019.
Nature's Way strategy and innovation chief shares how a legacy company is keeping up with the times. NutraIngredients-USA. March 27, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Can medicinal cannabis treat the tics in Tourette syndrome? EurekAlert! March 27, 2019.
Edible Cannabis Linked to Higher-Than-Expected Rate of ED Visits. NEJM Journal Watch. March 26, 2019.
Rethinking cannabis scheduling: discover WHO’s recommendations. Health Europa. March 26, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Growth of HPTLC Association shows it’s meeting a need, official says. NutraIngredients-USA. March 28, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Curcumin’s popularity ups and downs. Natural Products INSIDER. March 27, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
David Attenborough Isn't Sure We Can Save the Natural World. But at 92, He's Not Giving Up Trying. TIME. March 28, 2019.
Novel insights into soil biodiversity, Earth's global engine. EurekAlert! March 28, 2019.
Can Soil Microbes Slow Climate Change? Scientific American. March 26, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
As China pushes traditional medicine globally, illegal wildlife trade flourishes. Reuters. March 28, 2019.
Climate change threatens use of traditional Māori plants - study shows. Stuff.co.nz. March 27, 2019.

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March 25, 2019

Science & Research
Heal Me With Plants. The New York Times. March 25, 2019.
Tuck into colourful fruits and vegetables and see the light. Science Daily. March 25, 2019.
Could Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Be as Effective as Stimulant Medicines in Treating ADHD? Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. March 22, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Firm that followed in legendary herbalist's footsteps gets warning letter. NutraIngredients-USA. March 25, 2019.
Botanical must be in food, not medicine, for ‘historical use’ safety justification. Natural Products INSIDER. March 25, 2019.
Shire City Herbal's suit over 'fire cider' trademark heads to trial this week. The Berkshire Eagle. March 24, 2019.

Community & Industry
Martin Bauer Group expands global botanicals empire with BI Nutraceuticals acquisition. NutraIngredients-USA. March 25, 2019.
Do synthetic ingredients have a place in the ‘natural’ products industry? NutraIngredients-USA. March 22, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Coming soon to a supplement label near you. Natural Products INSIDER. March 22, 2019.

Trends & Technology
How plant-based brands are riding on collagen’s momentum, without the collagen. NutraIngredients-USA. March 22, 2019.
Next-gen sports nutrition beverages. Natural Products INSIDER. March 22, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Science: Sowing the seeds – The previous, current and way forward for plant conservation at FFI. Infosurhoy. March 23, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
How Traditional Knowledge Opens Nature’s Medicine Cabinet. Sapiens. March 22, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Martin Bauer Group Announces the Acquisition of BI Nutraceuticals. Business Wire. March 25, 2019.

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March 22, 2019

Science & Research
Science meets ancient knowledge in cancer care. The Jerusalem Post. March 21, 2019.
Go for a run or eat chocolate: A choice dictated by the cannabinoid receptors. Science Daily. March 19, 2019.
Indian Gooseberry Boosts Heart Health. Nutraceuticals World. March 14, 2019.
Ecuadorian Chuquiraga may be ‘important source of bioactives’. NutraIngredients. March 14, 2019.
Study supports oak wood extract’s fatigue-fighting potential. NutraIngredients. March 12, 2019.
Methods to extract and quantify ‘antidepressant’ hops gives hope for future supplements. Penn Today. March 18, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
The Battle for the One, True ‘Fire Cider’. The New York Times. March 16, 2019.
Dietary Supplements With Natural Ingredients Can Be Patented. Bloomberg Law. March 15, 2019.
Commentary: Why We Should Regulate Kratom. US News & World Report. March 15, 2019.
Sports nutrition firms, owners indicted for selling SARMs, prohormones. Natural Products INSIDER. March 14, 2019.
Introduction to DSHEA—podcast series. Natural Products INSIDER. March 14, 2019.

Community & Industry
Dr. Andrew Weil, Wellness Guru Donates $15 Million to University of Arizona. The Arizona Tribune. March 14, 2019.
ABC’s Blumenthal, Mountain Rose Herbs & Herb Pharm among AHPA Awards recipients. NutraIngredients-USA. March 12, 2019.

Cannabis Update
FDA’s Gottlieb: Legislation is Faster Path to Legalize CBD. WholeFoods Magazine. March 21, 2019.
Where do CBD companies source their CBD ingredients from? Nutritional Outlook. March 21, 2019.
FDA on CBD: Let Congress deal with it. Natural Products INSIDER. March 20, 2019.
Marijuana cultivation in India permitted for research and medicine, but nutraceuticals remain left out. NutraIngredients-USA. March 13, 2019.
According to a New Crop of Cannabis Activists, Pot Is a Spiritual High. Cosmopolitan. March 12, 2019.
CBD Oil Is Everywhere, But Is It Really Safe and Healthy? TIME. March 12, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Lavender Oil's Effects on Anxiety. Psychology Today. March 12, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
University of Aberdeen Study Covers Tea Authentication. World Tea News. March 11, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Legal Expo West 2019 trends: CBD craze and FDA Commissioner resigns—podcast. Natural Products INSIDER. March 20, 2019.
Botanicals for blood sugar support. Nutritional Outlook. March 14, 2019.
Seven key supplement trends from Expo West 2019. NutraIngredients-USA. March 12, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Saving endangered plants in the Alps. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 20, 2019.
Could internet activity provide accurate in plant and animal conservation? EurekAlert! March 13, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Researchers work to standardize traditional Chinese medicine. RCGTN America. March 21, 2019.
Traditional Chinese medicine believed to be alternative treatment for opioid-related disease: expert. Xinhua. March 18, 2019.
In China, scandal engulfs a big seller of traditional medicine. The Economist. March 14, 2019.
World's first TCM evidence-based medical center established. Xinhua. March 13, 2019.
How Chinese traditional medicine helped beat malaria. BBC News. March 13, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Natural Products Association Demands FDA Action on CBDs. Natural Products Association. March 21, 2019.
IRI and SPINS Offer Expanded Product Label and Ingredient Insights to Drive Success in Natural and Wellness. SPINS. March 13, 2019.

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March 20, 2019

Science & Research
Active substance from plant slows down aggressive eye cancer. Science Daily. March 20, 2019.
Avocado seed extract shows anti-inflammatory promise. NutraIngredients. March 20, 2019.
Green light for green tea as study links its potency to lower obesity risk. NutraIngredients. March 19, 2019.
NHS to trial ayurvedic herbal remedy to cut down on antibiotics for coughs and colds. The Telegraph. March 19, 2019.
Study: Spearmint extract may boost attention in healthy, active men and women. NutraIngredients-USA. March 18, 2019.
Unearthing a botanical legacy, one seed at a time. Penn Today. March 18, 2019.
Curcumin exhibited anti-fatty liver properties in Iranian clinical trial. NutraIngredients-USA. March 14, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA budget request includes call for mandatory premarket product registration. NutraIngredients-USA. March 20, 2019.

Community & Industry
Transformation of VA to 'whole health' model featured in JACM special issue. EurekAlert! March 20, 2019.
Standardization is tide that can raise all botanical boats, supplier says. NutraIngredients-USA. March 19, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Why patients are still being denied legalised medical cannabis. The Pharmaceutical Journal. March 20, 2019.
Indecision reigns over current CBD Novel Food status as industry groups clash with authorities. NutraIngredients-USA. March 18, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Can Supplements Really Improve Your Cognitive Functioning? Psychology Today. March 19, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Betting on black elderberry for a farm-to-table super fruit story. NutraIngredients-USA. March 20, 2019.
Brain health market is still largely undeveloped and ripe with opportunity, experts say. Nutritional Outlook. March 20, 2019.
Food as medicine a resurgent trend at Natural Products Expo West. Food Business News. March 19, 2019.
From the Editor's Desk: Separating fads from trends. NutraIngredients-USA. March 15, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Marc Levin Named President and CEO of MUIH. Maryland University of Integrative Health. March 13, 2019.

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March 1, 2019

Science & Research
Science Versus Pseudo-Science: What Really Works to Prevent Cognitive Decline? Forbes. February 23, 2019.
Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's. Science Daily. February 20, 2019.
Advances in naturopathy research reported in new special issue of JACM. EurekAlert! February 20, 2019.
Shilajit may help maintain muscle strength for longer during exercise. NutraIngredients-USA. February 19, 2019.
Grasses found to cheat evolution by stealing genes from their neighbors. New Atlas. February 19, 2019.
Aloe sanguinalis, a new red Aloe from Somaliland. EurekAlert! February 14, 2019.
New Monograph on Centella asiatica Looks to Expand Use and Applications. Nutraceuticals World. February 13, 2019.
Mango leaf extract linked to sprint muscle performance. NutraIngredients. February 13, 2019.
Compound from Vietnamese herb shows promise in fight against sarcopenia. NutraIngredients-USA. February 12, 2019.
The 'Strange Science' Behind The Big Business Of Exercise Recovery. NPR. February 11, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Poison reports related to herbal drug kratom soar, new study says. USA Today. February 23, 2019.
Calls to Poison Control Centers for Kratom Increase. NEJM Journal Watch. February 22, 2019
USPlabs co-founder signals intent to plead guilty in dietary supplement fraud case. Natural Products INSIDER. February 20, 2019.
Is Kratom a Performance Enhancer or a Lethal Opioid? Outside Magazine. February 19, 2019.
What should DSHEA 2.0 look like? Here are a couple of suggestions. NutraIngredients-USA. February 15, 2019.
Properly crafted memory, cognition claims still viable in wake of FDA Alzheimer's enforcement action. NutraIngredients-USA. February 13, 2019.

Community & Industry
UNPA and National Animal Supplement Council Signed MOU. WholeFoods Magazine. February 28, 2019.
Supplement Industry May Be Next in FDA’s Crosshairs. Bloomberg Law. February 21, 2019.
Stakeholders cautiously optimistic on Gottlieb’s proposal for info protection in NDI filings. NutraIngredients-USA. February 15, 2019.
FDA’s willingness to explore reform of DSHEA draws mixed reactions. Natural Products INSIDER. February 13, 2019.
'Better-for-you' ingredients aren’t necessarily better for everybody in the supply chain. New Hope Network. February 13, 2019.
How crisis communications can turn dietary supplement industry challenges into opportunities. NutraIngredients-USA. February 13, 2019.

Cannabis Update
The Case For Legalizing Marijuana. Indianapolis Monthly. March 2019.
Gottlieb to Talk to Congress Regarding Approaches to CBD. WholeFoods Magazine. February 28, 2019.
Scientists Have Created Cannabis's Active Ingredients In The Lab Without Using The Plant. IFLScience! February 28, 2019.
FDA plans first public hearings on legalizing CBD foods in April. CNBC. February 27, 2019.
Hemp extract sourcing and extraction: The pros and cons for the natural product industry. Natural Products INSIDER. February 21, 2019.
5 Critical Questions Cannabis Researchers And Producers Are Asking In 2019. Forbes. February 21, 2019.
Medicinal Cannabis and the Need for Data. Lexology. February 20, 2019.
America’s CBD boom: brazen claims, fake products, regulatory scrutiny. The Boston Globe. February 19, 2019.
Medicinal cannabis: Why has it taken so long to get to patients? BBC News. February 16, 2019.
The Analyst’s Take: 47 percent of consumers are familiar with CBD. New Hope Network. February 13, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Top 6 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs. Care2. February 22, 2019.
Proprietary blends still prevalent in pre-workout products, but consumer demand for transparency is increasing. NutraIngredients-USA. February 20, 2019.
The Japanese Spice Blend Taking Over America. Bloomberg. February 19, 2019.
How To Make Herbal Tinctures at Home. Care2. February 15, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Argentina celebrates 'historic record' for yerba maté sales. NutraIngredients. February 19, 2019.
Is it time for supplement companies to move away from ‘cleanse’ and ‘detox’? NutraIngredients. February 15, 2019.
Liver health supplements attract young adults that regularly consume alcohol, says analyst. NutraIngredients-USA. February 15, 2019.
SPINS analysts: Mitochondrial function, better sleep, keto, and CBD are top trends for supplements in 2019. NutraIngredients-USA. February 14, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
How does traditional Chinese medicine threaten wildlife? National Geographic. February 27, 2019.
Hong Kong sets up reference standards for 299 Chinese traditional medicines. Xinhua. February 20, 2019.
Aboriginal healers treat patients alongside doctors and nurses at Lyell McEwin Hospital. ABC News. February 20, 2019.
TCM extends global reach with ISO standardization. China.org.cn. February 18, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
AOAC to Launch Cannabis Analytical Science Program. AOAC International. February 28, 2019.
Studies: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Changes In Brain Morphology. NORML. February 28, 2019.
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Banking Access for Cannabis-Related Businesses. Americans for Safe Access. February 13, 2019.

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February 27, 2019

Science & Research
New Study Suggests Diet May Affect Response To Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs. Forbes. February 27, 2019.
Probiotic-fermented soy has potential to enhance cognitive function in older adults: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. February 27, 2019.
Report urges policy makers to find a bigger role for supplements in healthcare. NutraIngredients. February 26, 2019.
Consuming garlic and onions may lower colorectal cancer risk. Science Daily. February 21, 2019.
Few essential oils met label spec in recent test. NutraIngredients-USA. February 21, 2019.
Could saffron be as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD? EurekAlert! February 21, 2019.
The 'blue' in blueberries can help lower blood pressure. Science Daily. February 20, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA official: Gottlieb announcement shows dietary supplements is ‘agency priority’. Natural Products INSIDER. February 27, 2019.

Community & Industry
Transparency: The clear route to success in the wellness space? NutraIngredients. February 25, 2019.
FDA official sheds light on dietary supplement working group. Natural Products INSIDER. February 25, 2019.
Focus on supply chain will help top quality brands weather commoditization storm. NutraIngredients-USA. February 22, 2019.

Cannabis Update
A Cannabis High, No Plant Required. The Atlantic. February 27, 2019.
Washington has work to do on CBD, hemp. Politico. February 27, 2019.

Trends & Technology
The healing evolution of sage in natural products. Natural Products INSIDER. February 26, 2019.
Botanicals to watch in 2019. Nutritional Outlook. February 25, 2019.
Immune-health ingredient update 2019. Nutritional Outlook. February 21, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Digitization in the forestry sector will enhance Ghana’s herbal medicine industry. News Ghana. February 23, 2019.
Regenerative agriculture is moving the sustainability goalpost in the nutrition industry. Nutritional Outlook. February 14, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
NUNM Celebrates Completion of Ten-Year Naturopathic Medicine Book Series. National University of Natural Medicine. February 27, 2019.
UNPA signs memorandum of understanding with the National Animal Supplement Council. United Natural Products Alliance. February 27, 2019.
Go Behind the Scenes of the Missouri Botanical Garden at the Science and Sustainability Open House. Missouri Botanical Garden. February 21, 2019.
With Spring Around the Corner, NYBG Offers a New Season of Renowned Speakers and Compelling Topics in Lectures, Presentations, and a Symposium. New York Botanic Garden. February 20, 2019.
WHO Expert Committee Calls For Changes In Cannabis' International Classification. NORML. February 14, 2019.
NPA Announces Dates for 2019 Big Natural and Natural Products Day. Natural Products Association. February 13, 2019.
FDA Announces New Attention to Dietary Supplement Regulations. American Herbal Products Association. February 11, 2019.
CRN Applauds FDA’s Commitment to Increased Enforcement Action. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 11, 2019.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s new efforts to strengthen regulation of dietary supplements by modernizing and reforming FDA’s oversight. US Food & Drug Administration. February 11, 2019.

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February 8, 2019

Science & Research
Hibiscus tea may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk, new study suggests. NutraIngredients-USA. February 6, 2019.
Chinese research links schisandra extract to reduced risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver. NutraIngredients-USA. February 5, 2019.
How to Maintain Trust in Nutrition Science. Nutraceuticals World. February 4, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA focuses on food safety education, enforcement. Natural Products INSIDER. February 6, 2019.

Community & Industry
Gaia Herbs formulator: For liver health, botanicals ‘deal you the cards that your body needs’. NutraIngredients-USA. February 7, 2019.
The Secrets Inside the C.O. Bigelow Apothecary (Est. 1838). The New York Times. February 1, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Hemp and CBD after the 2018 Farm Bill. Natural Products INSIDER. February 6, 2019.
New York City Cracks Down on CBD Edibles, Saying the Cannabis Derivative Is Unsafe. The New York Times. February 5, 2019.
Uruguay is betting on exports of medical marijuana. The Washington Post. February 5, 2019.
Marijuana's Unexpected Effect on Sperm Count Revealed in Harvard Study. Inverse. February 5, 2019.
The FDA’s Position on Regulating Cannabis Products Post-Farm Bill. JD Supra. February 4, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
7 Emerging Benefits of Pueraria Mirifica. Healthline. February 6, 2019.
Why colorful foods boost immunity. CNN. February 5, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Study: Less than 1% of more than 40,000 adverse supplement events were serious. NutraIngredients-USA. February 5, 2019.
Adverse Event Reports: A Look at the Data on Dietary Supplements. WholeFoods Magazine. February 5, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Bay Area entrepreneur wants to make Asian herbs 'fun and enjoyable' for US consumers. NutraIngredients-USA. February 6, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Rare-plant hunters race against time to save at-risk species. Science News for Students. February 7, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Patients Frequently Substitute Cannabis For Anti-Anxiety Drugs. NORML. February 7, 2019.
Report: Retail Cannabis Tax Revenues Surpass $1 Billion In 2018. NORML. February 7, 2019.
IUCN study identifies tree species for climate-resilient reforestation. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. February 7, 2019.
AHPA submits comments on use of dairy names for plant-based product labels. American Herbal Products Association. February 6, 2019.

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February 5, 2019

Science & Research
Konjac glucomannan may improve symptoms of fatty liver, new study suggests. NutraIngredients-USA. February 4, 2019.
New BTI database to foster efficiency, collaborations. Cornell Chronicle. February 4, 2019.
Turmeric Polyherbal Supplement May Help Reduce Facial Erythema. Dermatology Advisor. February 1, 2019.
Curcumin-fenugreek combo linked to improved cardiovascular health markers in obese young men. NutraIngredients. January 29, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Industry lawyers weigh in on FTC commissioners, social media and case law. Natural Products INSIDER. February 4, 2019.
Can a sports nutrition product be too good? NutraIngredients-USA. February 1, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Updated EFSA ruling for CBD classes supplement ingredient as Novel Food. NutraIngredients-USA. February 1, 2019.
Should Physicians Recommend Replacing Opioids With Cannabis? JAMA Network. February 1, 2019.
Medicinal Cannabis May Alleviate Symptoms In People With ASD, Study Finds. IFL Science. February 1, 2019.

Trends & Technology
2019 Ingredient Trends to Watch for Food, Drinks, and Dietary Supplements: Elderberry. Nutritional Outlook. February 4, 2019.
Personalized nutrition must be individual, effective to succeed. Natural Products INSIDER. February 4, 2019.

Trends & Technology
The Rosewood Trade: An Illicit Trail from Forest to Furniture. Yale Environment 360. January 29, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
WHO Announces Scientific Consensus on Medical Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. February 1, 2019.

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February 1, 2019

Science & Research
How Do Plants Grow in Space? The Atlantic. January 30, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Dietary Supplement Caucus officially registered in the 116th Congress. NutraIngredients-USA. January 31, 2019.
State based laws on supplements would result in unworkable tangle of rules, stakeholders argue. NutraIngredients-USA. January 30, 2019.
Brexit confusion: How will sports nutrition be impacted? NutraIngredients. January 30, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Medical cannabis relieves symptoms in children with autism. EurekAlert! January 31, 2019.
2019 Ingredient Trends to Watch for Food, Drinks, and Dietary Supplements: CBD. Nutritional Outlook. January 31, 2019.
UC Berkeley Launches a Cannabis Research Center. Leafly. January 30, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Can’t Sleep? Feeling Stressed? Try a Tincture. Brit + Co. January 31, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Niche ingredients from botanical sources, animal peptides making inroads in pet nutrition. NutraIngredients-USA. January 31, 2019.
Inside the New York Wellness Space That Could Be the Future of Primary Care. Vogue. January 30, 2019.

Trends & Technology
New research: The Aussie plants facing extinction. EurekAlert! January 30, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Shaw Prize winner to chair one-day NIH workshop on the search for novel, nonopioid natural products for pain relief. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. January 28, 2019.

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January 31, 2019

Science & Research
Cocoa benefits for brain and heart. Nutritional Outlook. January 30, 2019.
Curcumin-fenugreek combo linked to improved cardiovascular health markers in obese young men. NutraIngredients-USA. January 29, 2019.
'Small meets smaller': Dietary nanoparticulates impact gut microbiome. Science Daily. January 29, 2019.
Drinking This Tea May Inhibit Breast Cancer Cell Growth, Says Study. NDTV. January 29, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Bill to limit certain dietary supplement sales to minors resurfaces in Massachusetts. Natural Products INSIDER. January 29, 2019.
Banned substances in sport are not always clearly defined. Natural Products INSIDER. January 28, 2019.

Community & Industry
Health food and drink must exceed expectations as industry becomes 'radically transparent', say industry analysts. NutraIngredients. January 29, 2019.
In attracting new consumers, sports nutrition sphere runs risk of dilution, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. January 29, 2019.

Cannabis Update
CBD concentration matters. Natural Products INSIDER. January 30, 2019.
Cannabidiol: Rising star or popular fad? The Conversation. January 30, 2019.
New study analyzes cost effectiveness of smoked cannabis to treat chronic neuropathic pain. EurekAlert! January 29, 2019.
U.S. hemp acreage tripled in 2018 compared to previous year, says Vote Hemp. Nutritional Outlook. January 29, 2019.
Hemp and CBD in pet supplements weaves same tangled web as in products meant for humans. NutraIngredients-USA. January 29, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Mexican students transform tequila by-product into fiber-packed functional flour. BeverageDaily. January 28, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Welcomes Release of 455-ANSI-Accredited Auditing Standards. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 29, 2019.
The New York Botanical Garden Announces a Year of #plantlove: 2019 Exhibitions, Programs, and Projects Explore the Essential Connections Between Plants, People, and the Environment. New York Botanical Garden. January 29, 2019.
The New York Botanical Garden Announces Restoration of the Palm Dome of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. New York Botanical Garden. January 29, 2019.

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January 29, 2019

Science & Research
One Mycologist On Why Fungi Are 'Critical For The Survival Of Life On This Planet'. WBUR. January 28, 2019.
Cassava high in iron and zinc could improve diets and health in west Africa. Science Daily. January 28, 2019.
Researchers characterize potential of multifaceted traditional botanical. NutraIngredients-USA. January 27, 2019.
Benefits of Marjoram for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Care2. January 25, 2019.
An entire botanical garden of genomes. EurekAlert! January 24, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
The top regulatory considerations for sports nutrition companies. NutraIngredients-USA. January 28, 2019.
Appeals court reaffirms federal jurisdiction over and validity of structure/function claims. NutraIngredients-USA. January 28, 2019.
Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment in favor of dietary supplement manufacturer in deceptive labeling class action. JD Supra. January 24, 2019.

Community & Industry
Business for social and economic justice: Alter Eco's impactful journey. New Hope Network. January 25, 2019.
Timeline: Major Events of 2014-2019. WholeFoods Magazine. January 25, 2019.
Top Takeaways: NBJ's 2018 Global Supplement Business Report. New Hope Network. January 18, 2019.

Cannabis Update
CBD: A legal and regulatory update. Natural Products INSIDER. January 25, 2019.
Bicameral Legislation To Force The VA To Conduct Research. NORML. January 24, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Aging Americans Fall Prey to ‘Brain-Boosting’ Supplements Offering Hope, Hype and Dodgy Data. UCSF News Center. January 25, 2019.
True Food Kitchen: A Growing Restaurant Chain On A Mission. Forbes. January 25, 2019.
Does plant medicine play a role in combating stress? Las Vegas Sun. January 25, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Are little beads the future of supplements? NutraIngredients. January 25, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
The Seed Huntress: On A Quest To Preserve Biodiversity. Forbes. January 28, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
More than a mushroom. CBC News. January 26, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Expanded Hemp-CBD Status Report. American Herbal Products Association. January 28, 2019.
NPA Asks for Consistent National Standard for Plant-Based Food Labeling. Natural Products Association. January 28, 2019.
Americans for Safe Access to Hold Event to Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis. Americans for Safe Access. January 24, 2019.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Celebrates International Integrative Health Day. Maryland University of Integrative Health. January 23, 2019.

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January 24, 2019

Science & Research
Investigating traditional Chinese medicine for a vascular dementia treatment. ABC News. January 21, 2019.
Supplements vary in their effects on muscle mass and strength: Review. NutraIngredients-USA. January 21, 2019.
Plants May Not Have Ears, But They Can 'Hear' Way Better Than We Thought. Science Alert. January 19, 2019.
New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists. The Guardian. January 16, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Negative impact? Australian complementary healthcare practitioners reveal concerns over TGA reforms. NutraIngredients-USA. January 22, 2019.
Own-label distributors of supplements still failing to produce product specifications. Natural Products INSIDER. January 22, 2019.
More claims on herbal products now reflect responsible references to science. NutraIngredients-USA. January 18, 2019.

Community & Industry
Herbalife highlights quality initiatives, favorable long term trends at annual event. NutraIngredients-USA. January 22, 2019.
Is there mushroom for better research? Brain-boosting coffee creator sets sights on curing disease. NutraIngredients. January 21, 2019.
Amazon Elements Supplement Success Leads to New and Growing Siblings. WholeFoods Magazine. January 18, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Canada's chronic shortage of legal cannabis expected to drag out for years. CBC News. January 23, 2019.
Oregon Senators urge FDA commissioner to update regulations for CBD-containing products. Nutritional Outlook. January 22, 2019.
Senators seek clarity from FDA on CBD question. NutraIngredients-USA. January 21, 2019.
From the fields of Tennessee to a lab in Alton Park, here's a look at Chattanooga's growing hemp industry. Chattanooga Times Free Press. January 18, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
See the microscopic wonders of herbs. National Geographic. January 24, 2019.
Everything You Need to Know About the Toothache Plant. Care2. January 20, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Herbalife: DNA botanical testing requirements differ depending on manufacturing stage. Nutritional Outlook. January 18, 2019.

Trends & Technology
From France to China, how plants are changing the face of anti-ageing skincare. South China Morning Post. January 23, 2019.
Subscription services, the next wave in dietary supplement retail? Nutritional Outlook. January 22, 2019.
Sibelius uses proprietary epigenetic assay to find best raw material for new chamomile supplement. NutraIngredients-USA. January 21, 2019.
Nuritas and Pharmavite agree AI approach to ‘transform’ dietary supplementation. NutraIngredients. January 18, 2019.
10 superfood trend predictions for 2019. New Hope Network. January 18, 2019.
Takeaways: The changing dynamics of aging. Natural Products INSIDER. January 18, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Enjoy That Morning Brew: It Might Be Going Extinct. Forbes. January 21, 2019.
UN creates new food initiatives, names 2020 ‘Year of Plant Health’. Natural Products INSIDER. January 15, 2019.
Soil health ought to be pressing concern for every aspect of the nutrition industry. NutraIngredients-USA. December 14, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
GVSU professor keeps Maasai knowledge and culture alive through catalog. Grand Valley Lanthorn. January 21, 2019.
Traditional medicine in Taiwan on life support. Al Jazeera. January 20, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Files Amicus Brief in CA Suit in Favor of Schwabe and Nature’s Way. Natural Products Association. January 24, 2019.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Celebrates International Integrative Health Day. Maryland University of Integrative Health. January 23, 2019.
NSF International Unveils New Contents Certified and Certified for Sport® Certification Marks. NSF International. January 22, 2019.

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January 18, 2019

Science & Research
New Mechanism of Herbal Medicine Might Aid in Drug Development. Ace Newz. January 17, 2019.
Study: Chocolate could be better for your cough than syrup. WSET. January 15, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
Ninth Circuit Affirms Federal Preemption Over Dietary Supplement Claims. Lexology. January 17, 2019.

Community & Industry
Inside the Botanic Garden’s Fort Knox of Pressed Plants. Santa Barbara Independent. January 17, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Senators urge FDA to secure pathway for CBD in supplements, foods. Natural Products INSIDER. January 17, 2019. January 16, 2019.
Is the hype about CBD, or cannabidiol, real? The Washington Post. January 4, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
Fill up on phytochemicals. Harvard Health. February 2019.

Trends & Technology
Sports nutrition space invaders: How to innovate in a saturated market? NutraIngredients. January 17, 2019.
Takeaways: The future of functional food & beverages. Natural Products INSIDER. January 16, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Community-based forest management the way forward. Vietnam Net. January 17, 2019.
How regenerative agriculture ‘supplements’ health. Natural Products INSIDER. January 17, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Nominee For US Attorney General Will Not Take Action Against State-Sanctioned Marijuana Industry. NORML. January 17, 2019.
Dr. Mark Plotkin to keynote AHPA Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast at Expo West. American Herbal Products Association. January 16, 2019.
Kew scientists reveal that 60% of wild coffee species are threatened with extinction, causing concern for the future of coffee production. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. January 16, 2019.

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January 17, 2019

Science & Research
Green tea catechin study retraction becomes the 12th for nutrition researcher. NutraIngredients-USA. January 15, 2019.
China sprouts cotton plants on the moon. Science. January 15, 2019.

Community & Industry
Shutdown presents opportunity for industry to highlight self regulatory efforts. NutraIngredients-USA. January 11, 2019.

Cannabis Update
5 CBD Regulatory Myths. Nutritional Outlook. January 16, 2019.
Turkey’s Islamist Government Pushes for Rapid Increase in Nation’s Historic Cannabis Production. Newsweek. January 16, 2019.
Here’s Every Cannabis College Course You Can Take In The US And Canada. The Fresh Toast. January 15, 2019.
Shutdown likely to delay resolution of CBD issue. NutraIngredients-USA. January 11, 2019.

Quality Control & Adulteration
TGA advises "extreme caution" after detecting cancer-causing contaminants in Chinese herbal pills. NutraIngredients-USA. January 14, 2019.
Banned substance testing programs provide extended value to the sports nutrition market. Natural Products INSIDER. January 11, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Personalized nutrition supplements tailor to consumer expectations. Natural Products INSIDER. January 15, 2019.
Market Research Reflects and Predicts Growth. World Tea News. January 15, 2019.
2019 Trends: The ingredients and categories to watch this year. NutraIngredients-USA. January 14, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Wild coffee species threatened by climate change and deforestation. Nature. January 16, 2019.
Agroforestry empowers Morocco’s mountain women. Mongabay. January 16, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Yucatecan younger generations do not trust Maya herbalist medicine. The Yucatan Times. January 14, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
New FDA Proposal to Share U.S. Companies’ Data with Foreign Governments Lacks Transparency, Out of Step with Trump Admin Goals to Streamline Regulations. Natural Products Association. January 15, 2019.
Attorney General Nominee Calls on Congress to Create Federal Unified Policy on Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. January 15, 2019.
CRN Announces New Chairman, 2019 Board of Directors —Chairman Names Officers and Committee Chairs. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 14, 2019.
Medical Schools Including Cannabis Content In Their Curriculum. NORML. January 10, 2019.
Study: Cannabis Use During Chemotherapy Associated With Symptomatic Improvements, No Adverse Impact On Cognitive Skills. NORML. January 10, 2019.

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January 11, 2019

Science & Research
New review shows plant-based diets benefit athletes' heart health, endurance, recovery. EurekAlert! January 10, 2019.
Plants Can Hear Animals Using Their Flowers. The Atlantic. January 10, 2019.
Mangosteen extract may improve insulin response, promote weight loss in obese subjects, pilot study suggests. Nutritional Outlook. January 2, 2019.
8 Nutrients for Better Brain Functioning. Psychology Today. December 22, 2018.
Plant Hallucinogen Holds Hope for Diabetes Treatment. Scientific American. December 21, 2018.
The secret life of plants: Ten new species found this year. BBC News. December 21, 2018.
From spectacular orchids to towering trees – 2018's top new plant discoveries. The Guardian. December 21, 2018.
Sensoril ashwagandha improves strength training, recovery, in athlete study. Nutritional Outlook. December 19, 2018.
Substances in Coffee May Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies, a New Animal Study Suggests. NCCIH Research Blog. December 18, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Nation’s dietary supplement chief among furloughed employees during gov’t shutdown. Natural Products INSIDER. January 9, 2019.
One of the most common and dangerous allergens doesn’t appear on food labels in the US. The FDA should move fast to change that. Business Insider. December 22, 2018.
Why Regulation Alone May Not Solve For Unsafe Supplements In The Supply Chain. Forbes. December 17, 2018.

Community & Industry
Setting Standards for Supplements. Scientific American. January 10, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Increased risk of harm from cannabis across Europe. Science Daily. December 31, 2018.
Filling Professional Knowledge Gaps on Medical Cannabis. Investing News. December 23, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Explore the Inventive Flavors of Herb Beers. Wine Enthusiast. December 21, 2018.

Trends & Technology
'Craft-made,' 'flavor variety,' 'functional' top 2019's list of beverage buzz words. Fast Casual. January 10, 2019.
2018's Biggest ingredient sales surprises. Nutritional Outlook. January 8, 2019.
Is Coconut Oil All It's Cracked Up To Be? Get The Facts On This Faddish Fat. NPR. December 31, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Machine learning tool helps prioritize plants for conservation. Mongabay. January 3, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
How to Promote Winter Health With Traditional Chinese Medicine. Organic Authority. December 23, 2018.
Will mainstreaming traditional Chinese medicine threaten wildlife? National Geographic. December 20, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Bastyr University's 2018 Year in Review. Bastyr University. December 19, 2018.

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January 10, 2019

Science & Research
Why Scientists Want to Engineer Spicy Tomatoes. Smithsonian. January 9, 2019.
'Unexplored': Could haskap berries improve blood pressure and memory in older adults? NutraIngredients-USA. January 9, 2019.
'Christmas berry' plant compound could fight uveal melanoma. EurekAlert! January 3, 2019.
Will Mushrooms Be Magic for Threatened Bees? The New York Times. December 28, 2018.
Phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological profile of rose hip. EurekAlert! December 27, 2018.
Dietary Supplements May Help Control Metabolism, Brain Inflammation in Parkinson’s, Study Finds. Parkinson’s News Today. December 19, 2018.
Study of traditional medicine finds high use in Sub-Saharan Africa despite modern medicine. Science Daily. December 18, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Why Regulation Alone May Not Solve For Unsafe Supplements In The Supply Chain. Forbes. December 17, 2018.
Ingredient transparency beyond legal requirements. Natural Products INSIDER. December 17, 2018.

Community & Industry
How Sen. Orrin Hatch Shaped America's Health Care In Controversial Ways. NPR. December 31, 2018.
Photographic info could bolster botanical ingredient supply chain. NutraIngredients. December 20, 2018.
The Supplement OWL and the CDX: the Evolution of Self-Regulation. NutraIngredients-USA. December 18, 2018.

Cannabis Update
FDA 2018 Year in Review: Cannabis. The National Law Review. January 8, 2019.
Hemp is Now Legal, But What Does That Actually Mean?. JD Supra. January 4, 2019.
Patients are hopeful Texas will expand access to medical cannabis. The Texas Tribune. January 4, 2019.
CBD products have proliferated in supplements despite FDA pronouncements. Natural Products INSIDER. January 4, 2019.
What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know. The New York Times. January 4, 2019.
Changing marijuana laws in Canada and Mexico create pressure on Texas. Houston Chronicle. December 29, 2018.
Thailand to Allow Medical Marijuana, a First in Southeast Asia. The New York Times. December 26, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Beverage Startup Betting Bitters Will Win Over American Palate. Forbes. December 30, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Personalization, artificial intelligence among top trends for 2019. NutraIngredients-USA. January 4, 2019.
The big issues for 2019: CBD, the microbiome and more. NutraIngredients. January 3, 2019.
What will be big in 2019? NutraIngredients predicts top industry drivers. NutraIngredients. December 21, 2018.
9 natural food, beverage and supplement trends for 2019. New Hope Network. December 21, 2018.
Biggest superfood trends in 2018. Nutritional Outlook. December 19, 2018.
Seeds, citrus and unusual herbs: Sodexo names 2019’s top flavor and food trends. New Hope Network. December 19, 2018.
2018 in review: The top news in natural. New Hope Network. December 18, 2018.
Functional beverages will get even more personalized in 2019. Natural Products INSIDER. December 18, 2018.
Gut Health and Functional Foods Top Charts of 2019 Food Trends. Forbes. December 18, 2018.
Top 5 World Tea News Articles of 2018. World Tea News. December 17, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Supplement industry must stake claim in climate change debate. NutraIngredients-USA. December 7, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
The Native American Healer Reviving the Medicine of Her Ancestors. Ozy. January 1, 2019.
The Matsés are Revitalizing a Living Healthcare System. Intercontinental Cry. December 31, 2018.
Traditional medicine use remains significant across Africa and more scientists are taking note. Quartz. December 19, 2018.
Is Ayahuasca Mainstream Now? Vice. December 18, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
AHP Releases Belleric Myrobalan Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium. American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. January 9, 2019.
New Medicinal Plants Course to be Offered at Delaware Valley University. Delaware Valley University. January 8, 2019.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act and the agency’s regulation of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds. US Food & Drug Administration. December 20, 2018.
Herbal skin cream found to contain steroids. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. December 19, 2018.

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December 17, 2018

Science & Research
Ashwagandha for sports? New study results suggest herb may boost strength. NutraIngredients-USA. December 17, 2018.
Green leafy vegetables may prevent liver steatosis. EurekAlert! December 17, 2018.
Branded black cumin seed extract shows potent anti-inflammatory activity in asthma-related mediators in in vitro study. Nutritional Outlook. December 14, 2018.
Chromatography Explores the Health Benefits of Mushrooms. Chromatography Today. December 12, 2018.
Hazelnuts 365: Why Oregon's state nut may be the key to disease prevention. EurekAlert! December 11, 2018.
Ingredients to support cognitive performance and mood. Natural Products INSIDER. December 11, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Why Regulation Alone May Not Solve For Unsafe Supplements In The Supply Chain. Forbes. December 17, 2018.
Ingredient transparency beyond legal requirements. Natural Products INSIDER. December 17, 2018.
New FDA Dietary Supplement Working Group to examine how effective agency’s existing authority is for regulating supplement industry. Nutritional Outlook. December 14, 2018.
FDA's Gottlieb announces plan to look at new regulations; stakeholders say they're willing to listen. NutraIngredients-USA. December 13, 2018.
FDA commissioner announces formation of dietary supplement working group. Natural Products INSIDER. December 13, 2018.
Intentional ingredient overages: How much is too much? Natural Products INSIDER. December 11, 2018.

Community & Industry
State of the Nutraceuticals Industry. Nutraceuticals World. December 2018.
Female shoppers remain a powerful audience for dietary supplements. But how can manufacturers reach them? Nutritional Outlook. December 12, 2018.
Supplement and functional food industry on the edge of 25 years. Natural Products INSIDER. December 12, 2018.
Sabinsa prevails in black cumin seed extract comparison. NutraIngredients-USA. December 11, 2018.

Cannabis Update
NY boundaries on pilot hemp program misinterpreted as ‘ban,’ attorney says. NutraIngredients-USA. December 17, 2018.
Hemp industry expected to blossom under new Farm Bill. NBC News. December 16, 2018.
Flora Labs unveils capability of detecting up to 370 synthetic cannabinoids. NutraIngredients-USA. December 14, 2018.
Contrary to Popular Reports, Farm Bill Will Not Affect FDA Status of CBD. Lexology. December 13, 2018.
Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalization of marijuana. Reuters. December 11, 2018.
Attorney: ‘I see all these emails saying once the Farm Bill passes, CBD is legal in all 50 states; that’s just not true’. NutraIngredients-USA. December 11, 2018.
Adherence to GMPs boost cannabinoid company's 'compliance,' exec says. NutraIngredients-USA. December 11, 2018.
Congress releases Farm Bill report that would end ‘era of hemp prohibition’. Natural Products INSIDER. December 11, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
How to See the Poetry in Plants Atlas Obscura. December 14, 2018.
The Original Formula For Fire Brew’s Health Tonics Came From the Godmother of Herbalism. Willamette Week. December 12, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Examining Testing & Certification for Dietary Supplements. Nutraceuticals World. December 2018.

Trends & Technology
Embracing Botanical Extracts. Nutrition Industry Executive. December 6, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Preventing Plant Extinction In A Complex World. Science Trends. December 14, 2018.

Education
Most US Pharmaceutical Schools Now Have Medical Marijuana On The Curriculum. Civilized. December 15, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
How ancient remedies are changing modern medicine. National Geographic. January 2019.
The untold 100-year old story of Nigeria’s first homegrown modern drug. Quartz Africa. December 16, 2018.
Chinese Herbal Medicine Can Ease Brain Inflammation and Protect Neurons, Mice Study Reports. Parkinson’s News Today. December 13, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Welcomes Formation of FDA Dietary Supplement Working Group. Council for Responsible Nutrition. December 13, 2018.
Psychoactive Adulterants Identified In Some Liquid CBD Products. NORML. December 13, 2018.
CRN Reacts to Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Council for Responsible Nutrition. December 13, 2018.
AHPA issues Status Report and schedules webinar on hemp and CBD after Farm Bill passage. American Herbal Products Association. December 12, 2018.
Congress Permanently Legalizes Industrial Hemp through the 2018 Farm Bill. Americans for Safe Access. December 12, 2018.
AOAC Appoints FDA Food Safety Scientist as New Deputy Executive Director and Chief Science Officer. AOAC International. December 10, 2018.

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December 10, 2018

Science & Research
Plants as antifungal factories. EurekAlert! December 10, 2018.
Hazelnuts improve older adults' micronutrient levels, study shows. Science Daily. December 6, 2018.
Pycnogenol alleviates symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy, according to new research. Nutritional Outlook. December 6, 2018.
Choice of statistical framework colors answer to question of whether supplements actually work. NutraIngredients-USA. November 16, 2018.
Study: Pycnogenol supplementation may help older men manage enlarged prostate. NutraIngredients-USA. November 14, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Mandated supplement registry likely inevitable. Natural Products INSIDER. December 7, 2018.
FDA isn’t alone in targeting male enhancement products laced with drugs. Natural Products INSIDER. December 5, 2018.
Is FDA ‘Shadow Ban’ Causing Kratom Shortages? Pain News Network. November 16, 2018.

Community & Industry
New AHP monograph on oshá sheds light on botanical said to be ‘gift of the bear’. NutraIngredients-USA. December 7, 2018.
Supplement branding expert: ‘Don’t lead with the science’. NutraIngredients. December 7, 2018.
People on the move: The Nature’s Bounty Co., MegaFood, USP, and more. NutraIngredients-USA. December 7, 2018.
Nutritional Outlook’s 2018 Best of the Industry Award Winners. Nutritional Outlook. December 6, 2018.
Consumer confidence in dietary supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. December 5, 2018.
James Duke, 88, Globe-Trotting Authority on Healing Plants, Is Dead. The New York Times. December 5, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Providers show interest in prescribing therapeutic cannabinoids. EurekAlert! December 10, 2018.
Cannabis Allure Proves Irresistible for Tobacco Company Altria. Bloomberg. December 7, 2018.
Final Farm Bill Would Make Hemp Legal, Other Details Revealed. Roll Call. December 6, 2018.
FDA commissioner predicts new federal marijuana policy. The Washington Times. November 20, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
What Are the Benefits of Drinking Aloe Juice? Scientific American. December 8, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Spiked 'supplements' cultivate alarming street-drug appeal. New Hope Network. December 5, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Help or hype: Should food manufacturers invest in Blockchain?. NutraIngredients. November 16, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Supplement industry must stake claim in climate change debate. NutraIngredients-USA. December 7, 2018.
Adulteration and claims in curcumin. Natural Products INSIDER. December 7, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine for vascular dementia. Cochrane Systematic Review. December 6, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Call for Candidates to AHPA’s Board of Trustees. American Herbal Products Association. December 6, 2018.
BRIT Opens Advanced Molecular and Structural Lab. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. December 6, 2018.

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December 6, 2018

Science & Research
Mars RCT supports epicatechin for vascular benefits of cocoa flavanols. NutraIngredients-USA. December 5, 2018.
Power of purple: Can pigment in food reduce weight, lower blood pressure? CBC News. December 4, 2018.
Garlic oil beats antibiotics at killing Lyme bacteria in lab. Futurity. December 4, 2018.

Community & Industry
Transparency in the supply chain helps everyone see more clearly. Natural Products INSIDER. December 5, 2018.
Call for public NMR database viewed favorably by industry experts. NutraIngredients-USA. December 4, 2018.
GRMA: Publication of dietary supplement standards ‘imminent’. NutraIngredients-USA. November 21, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Hemp and CBD reportedly will be officially legalized in Farm Bill. Natural Products INSIDER. December 5, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
The Comforting Appeal of Herbs. The New York Times. November 21, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Three botanical ingredients poised for stardom. Nutritional Outlook. December 5, 2018.
Blockchain for romaine? Transparency could benefit from technology. New Hope Network. November 29, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Machine learning helps predict worldwide plant-conservation priorities. Science Daily. December 3, 2018.
Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected. Science Daily. November 21, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit. American Herbal Products Association. December 3, 2018.

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December 4, 2018

Science & Research
An up-to-date review on ashwagandha clinical research studies with Chris Kilham. Natural Products INSIDER. December 2, 2018.
Recent turmeric research. Natural Products INSIDER. November 28, 2018.
Certain dietary or nutritional supplements could improve sperm quality. EurekAlert! November 26, 2018.
Orange juice, leafy greens and berries may be tied to decreased memory loss in men. Science Daily. November 21, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA adds heavy metals contamination to its list of concerns about kratom. NutraIngredients-USA. December 3, 2018.
Experts debate pros, cons of mandatory product registry for dietary supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. November 28, 2018.
Warning letter on tainted kratom illustrates complicated regulatory picture for botanical. NutraIngredients-USA. November 27, 2018.

Community & Industry
Botanical news from SupplySide West: sports, weight management, immune health, brain health, and more. Nutritional Outlook. December 3, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Cannabis gets its high-inducing power from ancient viruses. Popular Science. November 30, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Bright outlook for mood supplements. Nutritional Outlook. November 28, 2018.
Ancient botanical seems to have made breakthrough in US market. NutraIngredients-USA. November 27, 2018.
Can sage give coffee a run for its money? Sibelius thinks so. NutraIngredients. November 20, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Thousands of Unstudied Plants May Be at Risk of Extinction. WIRED. December 3, 2018.
Nation's botanical treasure troves 'under huge threat'. BBC News. December 1, 2018.
Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe. The New York Times. November 20, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Illinois embraces indigenous legacy through ethnobotany. Medill Reports Chicago. December 2, 2018.
Indigenous knowledge is the solution to Canada’s health inequities. The Conversation. November 28, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
One-Day Workshop To Focus on Cannabinoid Research. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. November 30, 2018.
Lessons in herb safety from The Cleveland Clinic Chinese Herbal Medicine Program. American Herbal Products Association. November 27, 2018.
Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on risk of heavy metals, including nickel and lead, found in some kratom products. US Food & Drug Administration. November 27, 2018.
FDA Moves to Protect Public Safety —Agency Issues Two Warning Letters on Illegal Products Containing Tianeptine. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 20, 2018.
Kew Gardens launches Endeavour: a pioneering online resource available to all UK schools. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. November 20, 2018.

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November 17, 2018

Science & Research
UCI researchers discover molecular mechanisms of an African folk medicine. EurekAlert! November 14, 2018.
This Chemical Is So Hot It Destroys Nerve Endings—in a Good Way. WIRED. November 14, 2018.
Research suggests coffee associated with approx 25 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes. EurekAlert! November 13, 2018.
Seaweed extract reduces inflammation markers in the gut, according to unpublished study. Nutritional Outlook. November 9, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
How FSMA changed the outsourcing industry for dietary supplements. Nutritional Outlook. November 14, 2018.

Community & Industry
Bill Stewart, a real foodservice pioneer, passes away. New Hope Network. November 13, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Got Weed? Texas State Senator Files To Legalize Medicinal Marijuana In The Lone Star State. Newsweek. November 13, 2018.
Where Will Weed Be Legal Next? Asian Countries Race Toward Cannabis Legalization. Newsweek. November 13, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Are Adaptogens Nature's Stress Busters? US News & World Report. November 14, 2018.
How Have Plants Shaped Human Societies? Scientific American. November 13, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Ginkgo Supplement Was Ginkgo-Free, US Watchdog Finds. The Wall Street Journal. November 14, 2018.
New Technique Aims to Eliminate Adulteration Of Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extracts. Nutraceuticals World. November 9, 2018.

Trends & Technology
The Top 10 Food Trends For 2019, According To Whole Foods. Forbes. November 15, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
More than one-third of critically endangered plants cannot be conserved in seed banks. Mongabay. November 15, 2018.
Succeeding with CITES: New project aims to promote sustainable wild Jatamansi trade from Nepal. TRAFFIC. October 18, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Bastyr University celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Bastyr University. November 15, 2018.
FDA Update by ODSP Director Steven Tave Presented at 7th Annual AHPA Botanical Congress. American Herbal Products Association. November 15, 2018.
Study: CBD-Rich Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. NORML. November 15, 2018.
NYBG Leads Nationwide Effort to Digitize More Than Two Million Specimens of Some of Earth’s Most Interesting and Endangered Plant Species. New York Botanical Garden. November 14, 2018.
What Makes MUIH’s Nutrition and Integrative Health Programs Unique? Maryland University of Integrative Health. November 13, 2018.
BRIT® Announces Christie Eckler As Its New Vice President of Advancement. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. November 12, 2018.

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November 15, 2018

Science & Research
Rainforest vine compound starves pancreatic cancer cells. EurekAlert! November 14, 2018.
Study: Pycnogenol supplementation may help older men manage enlarged prostate. NutraIngredients-USA. November 14, 2018.
Nutrition research is deeply biased by food companies. A new book explains why. Vox. November 11, 2018.
A newly discovered, naturally low-caffeine tea plant. EurekAlert! November 8, 2018.
Fern plant infusion keeps the doctor away in Medieval Europe. EurekAlert! November 5, 2018.
Researchers take a closer look at which polyphenols may slash cardiovascular disease risk. NutraIngredients-USA. October 30, 2018.
Bioactive novel compounds from endangered tropical plant species. EurekAlert! October 26, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
A product registry would go a long way toward weeding out bad actors. NutraIngredients-USA. November 9, 2018.
HHS recommended that the DEA make kratom a Schedule I drug, like LSD or heroin. STAT. November 9, 2018.
Would an FDA mandatory product registry for dietary supplements really result in better enforcement? Nutritional Outlook. November 1, 2018.

Community & Industry
Gaia Herbs gets certified B Corporation. NutraIngredients-USA. November 9, 2018.
The time is right for the dietary supplements industry to work with FDA. Nutritional Outlook. October 30, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Marijuana Embraced in Michigan, Utah and Missouri, but Rejected in North Dakota. The New York Times. November 7, 2018.
Compound derived from marijuana may benefit children with epilepsy. EurekAlert! November 7, 2018.
THC! CBD! Terpenoids! Cannabis Science Is Getting Hairy. WIRED. November 6, 2018.
Top FDA official: ‘Anyone who thinks CBD is lawful is mistaken’. NutraIngredients-USA. November 6, 2018.
What is CBD being marketed for? Proponents seem deliberately vague on claims. NutraIngredients-USA. November 2, 2018.
A chemical found in liverwort has surprising similarities to the THC in marijuana. The Los Angeles Times. October 26, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Does Echinacea Really Work Against Colds? Here's What the Science Says TIME. November 7, 2018.
Adaptogens, the mysterious herbs that supposedly alleviate your stress, explained. Vox. November 2, 2018.
The Science of Good Chocolate. Smithsonian. October 30, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Supplement trade associations warn retailers to not sell products with phenibut. NutraIngredients-USA. November 6, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Meet the Plantfluencers. The New York Times. November 8, 2018.
Key Trends in Functional Foods & Beverages for 2019. Nutraceuticals World. November 1, 2018.
Why PepsiCo, Coca-cola are betting on functional food and beverage brands. NutraIngredients-USA. November 1, 2018.
The Moringa Is a Very Good Tree. New York Magazine. October 31, 2018.
Turmeric’s popularity drives botanical supplement use increases, says CRN data. NutraIngredients-USA. October 19, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
'Test tube trees': An insurance policy against extinction? BBC News. November 3, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
China, After Outcry, Reinstates Ban on Rhino and Tiger Parts in Medicine. The New York Times. November 12, 2018.
Million-dollar boost for bush medicines. The University of Queensland News. November 5, 2018.
Aztec medicine could be more advanced than previously thought. The Daily Texan. October 31, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA Chief Science Officer presents at Hemp Industries Association 25th Annual Conference. American Herbal Products Association. November 6, 2018.
Dietary Supplement Trade Associations Warn Consumers Of Dangerous Substance Illegally Posing As A Dietary Supplement. United Natural Products Alliance. November 5, 2018.
AHPA provides cGMP resources to herbalists attending AHG Symposium. American Herbal Products Association. October 30, 2018.
UNPA and TraceGains announce strategic partnership to promote dietary supplement supply-chain quality, integrity and regulatory compliance. United Natural Products Alliance. October 30, 2018.
NPA Reviews 10 Years of FDA Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance & Enforcement. Natural Products Association. October 29, 2018.
Celebrating 25 Years of Plant Conservation, 1994- 2019. United Plant Savers. November 5, 2018.
New techniques needed to conserve seeds of many threatened species. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. November 2, 2018.
Alliance of Conservation Groups Announce Biodiversity Plan for Region. Missouri Botanical Garden. October 29, 2018.
Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine Now Available In US Pharmacies. NORML. November 8, 2018.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns. NORML. November 8, 2018.
Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins In Midterms. NORML. November 7, 2018.
Bastyr and Virginia Mason Integrative Medicine Partnership. Bastyr University. November 7, 2018.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Receives Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America - National Capital Chapter. Maryland University of Integrative Health. October 29, 2018.

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October 26, 2018

Science & Research
Meta-analysis supports carotenoids for cardio-metabolic health benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. October 24, 2018.
Lowly Moss-Like Plant Seems to Copy Cannabis. Scientific American. October 24, 2018.
Lavender Scent Reduces Anxiety through Smell Receptors. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. October 23, 2018.
Extracts of mangosteen rind and Indian bay leaf may enhance muscle strength, endurance. NutraIngredients-USA. October 23, 2018.
Eating Organic Foods Linked to Lower Cancer Risk. Newsweek. October 23, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Liverwort could have medicinal benefits of cannabis THC – without the high. The Conversation. October 24, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Are sports supplements meeting women’s needs? Nutritional Outlook. October 24, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Deaths due to tainted herbal medicine under-recorded. Science Daily. October 25, 2018.
OmniActive to launch verification program to ‘drive positive industry change’. NutraIngredients-USA. October 23, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Kroger predicts top food trends for 2019. New Hope Network. October 23, 2018.
From Yuzu to Tart Cherry to Birthday Cake: Which novel flavors have staying power in sports nutrition? NutraIngredients-USA. October 23, 2018.
GNC taps Ayurvedic herbs for new botanical joint health solution. NutraIngredients-USA. October 23, 2018.
Superfoods Are a Marketing Ploy. The Atlantic. October 23, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
5 Major Crops In The Crosshairs Of Climate Change. NPR. October 25, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Kew appoints Prof. Alexandre Antonelli as new Director of Science. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. October 25, 2018.

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October 23, 2018

Science & Research
Tongkat Ali plus multivitamin may improve mood and stress response: Human data. NutraIngredients-USA. October 22, 2018.
Eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration. Science Daily. October 19, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Developing natural product-derived drugs gets trickier under Nagoya Protocol. Korean Biomedical Review. October 18, 2018.

Community & Industry
10 highlights from the CRN Science Workshop. NutraIngredients-USA. October 19, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Cannabis improves symptoms of Crohn's disease despite having no effect on gut inflammation. EurekAlert! October 21, 2018.
This is your brain (and body) on weed: The science of getting high. CBC News. October 20, 2018.
Canadian Researchers Are Stoked About Access to Legal Weed. Motherboard. October 19, 2018.
Growth of medical cannabis market after approvals and clinical trials. European Pharmaceutical Review. October 18, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Turmeric’s popularity drives botanical supplement use increases, says CRN data. NutraIngredients-USA. October 19, 2018.
Some Plants Thrive in the Shadows. The New York Times. October 19, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Reference standards for dietary supplements are more important than ever to combat adulteration and fraud. Nutritional Outlook. October 18, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Data reveal trends and habits, reaffirm industry trust of American consumers and dietary supplement use. New Hope Network. October 19, 2018.
Guayusa: Ceremonial energy tea from Ecuador to begin European charge. NutraIngredients. October 17, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Extreme Botany: The Precarious Science of Endangered Rare Plants. Yale Environment 360. October 18, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
The World’s Most Valuable Parasite Is in Trouble. The Atlantic. October 22, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA corrects JAMA article that misidentifies illegal drugs as dietary supplements. American Herbal Products Association. October 19, 2018.
New Data Reaffirm Trust and Confidence in Industry, Reveal Modern Trends and Habits of American Consumers. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 18, 2018.
FDA Calls for Public Comments Regarding International Classification Of Cannabis. NORML. October 18, 2018.

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October 17, 2018

Science & Research
Bee pollen a 'treasure trove' of metabolites as nutrient update raises safety considerations. NutraIngredients. October 16, 2018.
Not Just For Cows Anymore: New Cottonseed Is Safe For People To Eat. NPR. October 17, 2018.

Community & Industry
Supplements spiked with drugs: perennial headlines and predictable responses. New Hope Network. October 16, 2018.

Cannabis Update
What legal weed in Canada means for science. Nature. October 17, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Stress in America and possible botanical solutions. Natural Products INSIDER. October 17, 2018.
Get high on health with herbal substitutes. The Daily Texan. October 16, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Adaptogens, nootropics, antioxidants: Latest trends in healthy aging innovation. NutraIngredients-USA. October 16, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Climate change could cause beer shortages and double prices. BeverageDaily. October 16, 2018.
Coffee Rust Threatens Latin American Crop; 150 Years Ago, It Wiped Out An Empire. NPR. October 16, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
BRIT Announces the Availability of Its Latest Research Book, Flowering Plants of Trans-Pecos Texas and Adjacent Areas. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. October 17, 2018.
Highlights from the 2018 Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program. United Plant Savers. October 16, 2018.

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October 16, 2018

Science & Research
Nitrate-rich fruit and vegetable extracts show BP benefits for healthy men. NutraIngredients-USA. October 15, 2018.
Pine bark extract may help with post-thrombotic syndrome and recurrent thrombosis, finds new study. Nutritional Outlook. October 15, 2018.
Saffron supplement with anti-Alzheimer's potential to hit stores in India and the US. NutraIngredients-USA. October 11, 2018.
Researchers discover molecular mechanisms of ancient herbal remedies. Phys.org. October 10, 2018.
Popular Indian kitchen spice shows indigestion benefits: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. October 10, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Registration requirement for dietary supplements in Arizona causes stir. Natural Products INSIDER. October 11, 2018.
Ohio Pushes Kratom Ban With Disputed Claims About Deaths, Use Trends. Huffington Post. October 11, 2018.

Community & Industry
Natural products industry eyes exclusions, new sources for China tariff relief. Natural Products INSIDER. October 12, 2018.
Amazon launches second line of supplements, but something’s missing—transparency. Natural Products INSIDER. October 10, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Cannabis Course Responds to Industry Need. UConn Today. October 15, 2018.
Over half of consumers interested in trying cannabis-enhanced food products, research shows. FoodNavigator-USA. October 15, 2018.
Cannabis health products are everywhere – but do they live up to the hype? The Guardian. October 15, 2018.
UK to Allow Prescriptions for Medicinal Cannabis. The New York Times. October 11, 2018.
What is the regulatory status of CBD in food and beverage products? NutraIngredients-USA. October 11, 2018.
THC amounts identical in most cannabis strains, UBC study finds. EurekAlert! October 15, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Israeli frankincense farmer cashes in on rare honey. The Washington Post. October 10, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Study Shines Spotlight On Adulterated Supplements. WholeFoods Magazine. October 15, 2018.
Study Raises Questions Over FDA’s Handling of Adulterated Supplements. Regulatory Focus. October 12, 2018.
Researchers find nearly 800 'supplements' in FDA database identified as tainted with drug ingredients. Natural Products INSIDER. October 12, 2018.

Trends & Technology
US herbal supplement sales are breaking records. Here’s why. Nutritional Outlook. October 12, 2018.
From açaí to buriti to camu-camu: Study makes case for increased commercialization, research on Brazilian small wild fruits. NutraIngredients-USA. October 10, 2018.
Mountain tea, mastic & chamomile: Greek juice firm uses local botanicals for artisan appeal. NutraIngredients. October 10, 2018.
Adapting to the changing game of nutrition. Natural Products INSIDER. October 10, 2018.
Global Wellness Market Reaches $4.2 Trillion. Nutraceuticals World. October 8, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Herbal medicine thrives in Iraq amid unrest. Xinhua. October 11, 2018.
Fire and agroforestry revive California indigenous groups’ traditions. Mongabay. October 11, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA launches sustainability subcommittee, formalizing ongoing efforts. American Herbal Products Association. October 12, 2018.
Three Reminders for Consumers When Purchasing Dietary Supplements. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 12, 2018.
Streamlined and Efficient Regulatory Structure Critical to Protecting Consumers and Public Health, says NPA. Natural Products Association. October 11, 2018.
NIH Awards $1M Clinical Research Grant to NUNM, OSU & Pacific NW National Lab. National University of Natural Medicine. October 10, 2018.
Celebrating 25 Years of Plant Conservation, 1994- 2019. United Plant Savers. October 9, 2018.
Industry Stakeholder Input Needed on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. American Herbal Products Association. October 8, 2018.
Missouri Botanical Garden Announces New Master’s Degree. Missouri Botanical Garden. October 8, 2018.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Celebrates Naturopathic Medicine Week October 7-13, 2018. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. October 8, 2018.
AHPA Requests Pullulan be Allowed in Dietary Supplement Products Labeled as Organic. American Herbal Products Association. October 5, 2018.
Continuing a Monumental, Multi-year Project, the Third Installment of Treatments in New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada Is Available from NYBG Press. New York Botanic Garden. October 4, 2018.

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October 10, 2018

Science & Research
Alternative medicine might help ease psoriasis symptoms. Reuters. October 5, 2018.
A Mushroom Extract Might Save Bees From a Killer Virus. WIRED. October 4, 2018.
Tarragon supplements may make healthy women gain weight. EurekAlert! October 4, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Sports nutrition products, regulations evolving to clean up the industry. Natural Products INSIDER. October 3, 2018.

Community & Industry
Opinion: Ease of market entry poses risk for entire industry. NutraIngredients-USA. October 5, 2018.
What biased reporting about biased science can teach the nutrition industry. New Hope Network. October 4, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Restrictions lowered for cannabis-derived drug. Chemical & Engineering News. October 7, 2018.
Cannabis In Space Is Just Around The Corner. Forbes. October 7, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Does Golden Milk Live Up to the Health Hype? Livestrong. October 8, 2018.
Should You Be Taking an Algae Supplement? Psychology Today. October 3, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Expo East: What’s New in Natural Products This Year? WholeFoods Magazine. October 8, 2018.
Consumer health and wellbeing targets reach new heights. NutraIngredients. October 8, 2018.
A triumph of hype or self-care? Australian Journal of Pharmacy. October 8, 2018.
Taming the Groundcherry: With Crispr, a Fussy Fruit Inches Toward the Supermarket. The New York Times. October 5, 2018.
Product offerings grow for the anxiety, stress, mood and sleep category. Natural Products INSIDER. October 4, 2018.
Naturally Healthy Ingredients Trend on Social Media. Nutraceuticals World. September 27, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
South Africa: Finding a remedy to save medicinal plants. Deutsche Welle. October 1, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
TCM supplements may speed up running times: Human data. NutraIngredients-USA. October 8, 2018.
Renown herbal pharmacy in Oakland, CA, grows into Traditional Chinese Medicine empire. NutraIngredients-USA. October 3, 2018.
Dr. Muhammed Majeed: A Modern View of Traditional Medicine. Nutraceuticals World. October 1, 2018.

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October 1, 2018

Science & Research
Study suggests polyphenols can be used as markers of gut health, confirming trend in category, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. October 1, 2018.
Study backs pre-workout supplements' benefits, calls for longer safety studies. NutraIngredients-USA. October 1, 2018.
Researchers find value in unusual type of plant material. EurekAlert! September 28, 2018.

Community & Industry
Supplement trade groups show increasing interest in CBD, hemp extracts. Natural Products INSIDER. October 1, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Pharma-grade CBNew Hope Network. September 28, 2018. Natural Products INSIDER.br /> From Willie to Whoopi, Big Names Are Getting Behind the Booming Business of Legal Weed. Variety. September 27, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
The Risk of Alternative Cancer Treatments. The New York Times. October 1, 2018.

Trends & Technology
This wild plant could be the next strawberry. EurekAlert! October 1, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Across Senegal, the Beloved Baobab Tree Is the ‘Pride of the Neighborhood’. The New York Times. September 30, 2018.

Education
A Kerala Botanist's Affair With an Unlikely 17th Century Book. The Wire. September 30, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
US Territory Legalizes Adult Marijuana Use. NORML. September 27, 2018.

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September 28, 2018

Science & Research
Chlorella supplements may support immune function during intensive training. NutraIngredients-USA. September 26, 2018.

Community & Industry
New York, Oregon actions highlight state AGs’ power to police dietary supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. September 27, 2018.
UK enforcement agency raps Amazon and Protein World for ‘weight loss’ category markers. NutraIngredients. September 27, 2018.

Cannabis Update
DEA places CBD drug in Schedule V of CSA. Natural Products INSIDER. September 27, 2018.
Hemp Boom: Thorne’s hemp oil sales exceeds company expectations. NutraIngredients-USA. September 27, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Guide to Natural Cures. Consumer Reports. September 27, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Can DNA testing really be done on botanical extracts? Herbalife conducts its own trial. Nutritional Outlook. September 27, 2018.

Trends & Technology
The rise of beauty supplements in the US, in charts. NutraIngredients-USA. September 27, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
One year in, Climate Collaborative reports on its progress. New Hope Network. September 26, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Says FDA Plant Based Labeling Exercise Should Protect Commercial Free Speech. Natural Products Association. September 27, 2018.

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September 27, 2018

Science & Research
A Real Dietary Treatment for Depression. Psychology Today. September 26, 2018.
Sunflower pollen has medicinal, protective effects on bees. EurekAlert! September 26, 2018.
Older adults taking herbal remedies alongside prescription medicines at risk of harmful interactions. The Pharmaceutical Journal. September 26, 2018.
Why industry influence on research agendas must be addressed. EurekAlert! September 26, 2018.
Alternative medicines may treat psoriasis, but proceed cautiously. Dermatology Times. September 25, 2018.

Community & Industry
Ensuring a contract laboratory is in compliance. Natural Products INSIDER. September 26, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Coca-Cola watches CBD drink space. One supplier says it is now focusing on CBD drink development. Nutritional Outlook. September 26, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Consumers seek functional benefits even in their cup of joe, Mintel study finds. NutraIngredients-USA. September 26, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Arctic plant communities 'growing taller'. BBC News. September 26, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Scientists Look to Chinese Soup Ingredients to Treat Dementia. Bloomberg. September 26, 2018.
Why Chinese medicine is heading for clinics around the world. Nature. September 26, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Saw palmetto berry 2018 mid-season harvest report. American Herbal Products Association. September 25, 2018.

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September 24, 2018

Science & Research
Pilot study sheds light on curcumin’s potential influence on gut microbiota. NutraIngredients-USA. September 24, 2018.
Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere. The New York Times. September 24, 2018.
Topical botanical improves skin hydration, firmness, and elasticity in subjects with cellulite, study finds. Nutritional Outlook. September 24, 2018.
How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil. EurekAlert! September 24, 2018.
A Credibility Crisis in Food Science. The Atlantic. September 24, 2018.
A scientific first? RCT supports cognitive benefits of chlorogenic acids. NutraIngredients. September 21, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Claims considerations for adaptogens for sleep, stress Natural Products INSIDER. September 21, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Feds approve marijuana imports from Canada for medical research. UPI. September 19, 2018.
CBD: What It Does, Who It's For And Where It's Headed. WBUR. September 20, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Study finds few cranberry products tested meet spec, notes chemical complexities. NutraIngredients-USA. September 21, 2018.
Omega-3s lead the push for quality in supplement industry. NutraIngredients-USA. September 21, 2018.

Trends & Technology
South African villagers tap into trend for 'superfood' baobab. Phys.org. September 24, 2018.
5 Functional water trends. Nutritional Outlook. September 21, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
How genome study can save otters, eagles and lonely featherworts. The Guardian. September 23, 2018.
Amid Palm Oil Boycott, India Wants To Produce More Of It. NPR. September 21, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
FairWild, TRAFFIC and American Herbal Products Association focus on sustainability in Cambridge meeting. TRAFFIC. September 21, 2018.

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September 21, 2018

Science & Research
Mediterranean-style diet may lower women's stroke risk. EurekAlert! September 20, 2018.
Dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation during aging. Science Daily. September 14, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Are Thai regulations hampering industry innovation and limiting options for child nutrition? FoodNavigator-Asia. September 20, 2018.
Dietary supplement class actions: Common theories. Natural Products INSIDER. September 20, 2018.
The House Is Trying to Sneak These Controversial Changes Into the Farm Bill. Mother Jones. September 13, 2018.
The Implications of a Trade War with China on the Direct Selling Industry. The World of Direct Selling. August 20, 2018.

Community & Industry
Foxconn signs ginseng deal in Wausau to supply its Hong Seng brand. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. September 18, 2018.
Feds OK GNC's partnership with Chinese pharmaceutical company. New Hope Network. September 14, 2018.

Cannabis Update
The hunt for online herb: Ottawa seeks clarity on hazy world of pot's cryptomarket. CBC News. September 20, 2018.
CBD: What It Does, Who It's For And Where It's Headed. WBUR. September 20, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
What Is Gymnema Sylvestre and Can It Kill Sugar Cravings? Scientific American. September 15, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Eye health’s growing ingredient science and marketing opportunities. Nutritional Outlook. September 20, 2018.
Flavor: The New Frontier. Nutraceuticals World. September 10, 2018.

Education
New CSU clinical research lab helps students conduct nutritional studies. The Rocky Mountain Collegian. September 19, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
How Indigenous Youth Knowledge Are Safeguarding Amazon Plant Knowledge through Social Media. Intercontinental Cry. September 20, 2018.
Breaking a Sacred Trust: On the Exploitation of Traditional Native Knowledge. Pacific Standard Magazine. September 20, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA President attends London seminar on herbal product quality. American Herbal Products Association. September 20, 2018.
Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry To Be Barred Entry To The United States. NORML. September 20, 2018.
AOAC Leading in Analytical Excellence; Adopts New Standards and Methods for Infant Formula, Food Safety, Dietary Supplements, and Alternative Methods. AOAC International. September 20, 2018.
New Draft Guidance for Probiotic Labeling Could Yield Inaccurate Product Labels. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 20, 2018.
NYBG Kicks Off a New Season of Renowned Speakers and Compelling Topics in Fall and Winter Lecture Series, Special Presentations, and Symposia. New York Botanical Garden. September 18, 2018.

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September 20, 2018

Science & Research
Battling Baldness With Sandalwood: Synthetic Scent Stimulates Hair Growth. Newsweek. September 19, 2018.
Researched ingredients with anti-inflammatory effects. Natural Products INSIDER. September 19, 2018.
Wine, Beer and Chocolate: Eating and Drinking These Foods Linked to Living Longer. Newsweek. October 17, 2018.
Boysenberry useful against endothelial dysfunction in both mice and humans: Japanese study. NutraIngredients-USA. September 13, 2018.
The Placebo Effect Is Real, and Scientists May Be Able To Predict Who Responds. TIME. September 12, 2018.
Botanical Research: Herbal Efficacy & Testing. Nutraceuticals World. September 10, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Are dietary supplements getting better? NutraIngredients-USA. September 14, 2018.
FDA's Gottlieb issues public statement about continued illegal opioid treatment claims for kratom. NutraIngredients-USA. September 13, 2018.
Don’t let state legislation affecting food, dietary supplements fly under radar. Natural Products INSIDER. September 11, 2018.
Which dietary supplements ingredients are on FDA’s radar?. Nutritional Outlook. September 11, 2018.

Community & Industry
New Chapter founder unveils plan for new line of topical products. NutraIngredients-USA. September 17, 2018.
SIDI Work Group updates protocol to streamline supplier ingredient communication. Nutritional Outlook. September 17, 2018.

Cannabis Update
The great hemp debate: marijuana or not? Lexology. September 19, 2018.
Canadian Marijuana Company Allowed to Legally Export Medicinal Cannabis to the US. Newsweek. September 18, 2018.
Coca-Cola Is Eyeing the Cannabis Market. Bloomberg. September 17, 2018.
What Is CBD Oil and Why Do People Take It? Discover Magazine. September 17, 2018.
Class is in session at Canada's first 'pot school'. CBC News. September 16, 2018.
Weed Could Soon Be Available for Medical Studies. Rolling Stone. September 14, 2018.
The Science of Cannabis & Cannabinoids. Nutraceuticals World. September 10, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
VIDEO: Dandelions Aren't Just Weeds. You Can Fry Them, Too. NPR. September 13, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Supplements May Contain More Than What’s on the Label. National Geographic. September 19, 2018.
How a Quality by Design model can benefit the dietary supplements industry. Nutritional Outlook. September 17, 2018.
Metabolomics analysis confirms identity for most top-selling goldenseal supplements, but not all. NutraIngredients-USA. September 14, 2018.
Study finds unpredictable amounts of poorly understood stimulant in sports, weight loss supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. September 11, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Using blockchain to drive positive change from farm to brand. Natural Products INSIDER. September 19, 2018.
Market continues to grow for prostate health products. NutraIngredients-USA. September 12, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Searching for Chocolate’s Roots, and Enemies, in Colombia’s Wilderness. Scientific American. September 15, 2018.

Education
Royal Botanic Garden Seeks Respect for World's Fungus. US News & World Report. September 12, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
FairWild, TRAFFIC and AHPA focus on sustainability in Cambridge meeting. American Herbal Products Association. September 19, 2018.
Hemp industry leaders urge Farm Bill conferees to modify and support Farm Bill provision to legalize US hemp farming. American Herbal Products Association. September 18, 2018.
Four New Exhibitions Coming to the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 17, 2018.
Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms. NORML. September 13, 2018.
CRN Commends FDA for Commitment to Public Health and Consumer Safety—Warning Letters Issued on Kratom. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 12, 2018.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new warning letters FDA is issuing to companies marketing kratom with unproven medical claims; and the agency’s ongoing concerns about kratom. US Food & Drug Administration. September 11, 2018.
AHPA requests relief for supplement and herbal industry from tariffs on imports from China. American Herbal Products Association. September 11, 2018.

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September 10, 2018

Science & Research
No BBC, Probiotics Are Not ‘Quite Useless.’. NutraIngredients-USA. September 7, 2018.
The long lasting benefits of supplements & the fascinating study that nobody is talking about. NutraIngredients-USA. September 7, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Experts Issue Warning Over Health Supplements Containing This Potentially Harmful Ingredient. IFLScience. September 10, 2018.
Regulatory review: The latest supplement and functional food policy developments…in one place. NutraIngredients. September 5, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Swiss nurture cannabis for medicinal use. BBC News. September 10, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Bumper crop of plant-based products feeds growing consumer demand. New Hope Network. September 6, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Botanical boosters: Consumer curiosity and quality control key to category growth. Nutrition Insight. September 10, 2018.
Public health researchers warn of dietary supplements containing higenamine. EurekAlert! September 6, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Farmers see promise and profit for agroforestry in southern Kenya. Mongabay. August 31, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Opinion: Ayahuasca rituals can be profoundly beneficial – if they’re done properly. The Guardian. August 31, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
SIDI Work Group Releases Updated Protocol to Help Maintain Dietary Supplement Industry Supply Chain Integrity. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 10, 2018.
Public Health Researchers Warn of Dietary Supplements Containing Higenamine. NSF International. September 6, 2018.
NUNM President David Schleich Announces Plans to Retire. National University of Natural Medicine. September 6, 2018.

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September 6, 2018

Science & Research
Cocoa for cognition: Study proposes how to assess what exactly in chocolate may give brains a boost. NutraIngredients. September 4, 2018.
Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Thunder God Vine Could Treat Obesity With New Pill. Newsweek. September 4, 2018.
Plant-Based Preservative Delays Food Spoilage. Asian Scientist Magazine. September 3, 2018.
Apple extract may help control cholesterol levels in healthy people. NutraIngredients-USA. August 30, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Can Cats And Dogs Help Reverse Marijuana's Stigma? Forbes. September 5, 2018.

Community & Industry
Leave It To Botanists To Turn Cooking Into A Science Lesson. NPR. September 5, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Move Over, Quinoa, Nestle Is Looking for the Next Superfood. Bloomberg. September 4, 2018.
Who’s driving the gummy supplement market? Hint: It’s not kids. Nutritional Outlook. August 31, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Demand for Indian frankincense threatens health of slow growing raw material, authors say. NutraIngredients-USA. September 4, 2018.
Scientist sends MoBot plants to the Smithsonian in case they go extinct. St. Louis Public Radio. September 2, 2018.
Do Sustainable Certifications For Coffee Really Help Coffee Growers? NPR. September 2, 2018.
Will first-time Florida permit be palmetto berry industry game-changer? Fort Meyers News-Press. August 28, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Rainforests Are Fast Becoming a Laboratory for Cancer Drugs. The Daily Beast. September 4, 2018.
Chinese herbal tea: history, health and how to make it. South China Morning Post. September 1, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Researchers study impact of medicinal plant’s harvest in San Juan National Forest. United Plant Savers. September 4, 2018.

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August 31, 2018

Science & Research
Dietary Supplements in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Commonly Used, Rarely Disclosed. Rheumatology Advisor. August 29, 2018.
How a Plant Ages. The New York Times. August 27, 2018.
Fig fruit extract may support glucose and insulin response. Nutritional Outlook. August 24, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Adverse event reporting requirements for dietary supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. August 29, 2018.
Rosy picture for China botanical firms as US exports due to rise despite trade war. NutraIngredients-USA. August 22, 2018.

Community & Industry
Pharmacy Returns to its Roots with Medicinal Garden. UConn Today. August 30, 2018.
Ginseng pills and ginseng whiskey: Wisconsin growers seek new customers amid trade war. Wausau Daily Herald. August 29, 2018.
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine offers Eastern medicine, herbal treatments and acupuncture. Community Impact Newspaper. August 28, 2018.
CU Kratom Critic: "We Don't Know If It Works or What the Proof Is". Westworld. August 28, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Innovative study shows medical cannabis effective in treating a wide range of health conditions. UNM Newsroom. August 28, 2018.
Haute Pot: How High-End California Chefs Are Cashing In On Marijuana. NPR. August 28, 2018.
Time For Colleges To Give Cannabis A Try? Forbes. August 28, 2018.
Can CBD Replace Antidepressants? Forbes. August 27, 2018.
Pediatrics Group Warns Breast-Feeding Moms to Steer Clear of Marijuana. NEJM Journal Watch. August 27, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
There’s not enough evidence that mushroom tea is magic. The Washington Post. August 28, 2018.
What happened when I took a brain-boosting herbal supplement for a month. Fast Company. August 27, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
USP meeting tries to get handle on rapidly evolving DNA techniques. NutraIngredients-USA. August 24, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Suppliers see uptick in demand for botanical ingredients in beauty-from-within products. NutraIngredients-USA. August 30, 2018.
Nestle Wants Your DNA. Bloomberg. August 29, 2018.
Coconut oil is the latest reminder that there's no such thing as a 'superfood'. Popular Science. August 27, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Sustainable supply, a foundation for natural product development: The case of Indian frankincense. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. July 18, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Guidance on California Proposition 65 for herbal products. American Herbal Products Association. August 30, 2018.
NIH names Dr. Helene Langevin director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. National Institutes of Health. August 29, 2018.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s support for exempting coffee from California’s cancer warning law. US Food & Drug Administration. August 29, 2018.
Illinois Takes Huge Step Forward in Combating Opioid Crisis with Medical Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. August 28, 2018.
BRIT Receives $1.3 Million Dollar Grant from the National Science Foundation to Study Biodiversity in the Philippines. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. August 28, 2018.

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August 24, 2018

Science & Research
Maple leaf extract may prevent wrinkles, research suggests. NutraIngredients-USA. August 23, 2018.
Mushrooms may exert prebiotic, diabetic-risk lowering effect, suggests study. NutraIngredients. August 22, 2018.
Red yeast rice supplement reduces LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, in new study. Nutritional Outlook. August 22, 2018.
Antioxidant-rich diet linked to lower menopausal symptoms, study suggests. NutraIngredients-USA. August 22, 2018.
Unreported supplements: Study warns on effect of patients under reporting in lab tests. NutraIngredients. August 20, 2018.
Strawberries could help reduce harmful inflammation in the colon. Science Daily. August 20, 2018.
Meet the chemical toxicologist probing how botanical supplements treat menopause symptoms. Chemical & Engineering News. August 19, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
NPA testifies in tariff hearing, Trump seeks even higher duties. Natural Products INSIDER. August 22, 2018.
Should FDA create a mandatory product registry for dietary supplements? Nutritional Outlook. August 22, 2018.
China supplement firms under fire for exaggerating product benefits in advertisements. NutraIngredients-USA. August 20, 2018.

Community & Industry
In Brazil, association with pharma a boon for dietary supplement brands. NutraIngredients-USA. August 22, 2018.
How the Organic Food Industry is Witnessing a Natural Growth. Entrepreneur India. August 22, 2018.
A mill of opportunity for Mountain Rose Herbs with new hands-on experience. The Register-Guard. August 19, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Australia 'missing out' on nutraceutical cannabis extract market due to current federal laws. ABC News. August 22, 2018.
For first time, New Mexico revokes license of a cannabis dispensary. Santa Fe New Mexican. August 20, 2018.
America’s Invisible Pot Addicts. The Atlantic. August 20, 2018.
Cannabis Is Creating A Boom For Biological Pesticides. Forbes. August 19, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Microbiome and sport: Interplay between diet, exercise and gut heralds in personalised paradigm. NutraIngredients. August 21, 2018.
Can plant-based foods save a declining frozen category? Natural Products INSIDER. August 17, 2018.
Plant-based product sales increase an incredible 20 percent. New Hope Network. July 30, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Brand finds sustainable source for Cordyceps sinensis product. Nutritional Outlook. August 21, 2018.
The risks, roles and rewards of shining a light on your sustainability efforts. New Hope Network. August 20, 2018.
Medicinal plant long thought extinct in Maine rediscovered in Bowdoin field. Bangor Daily News. August 20, 2018.

Education
Plant scientists call for renewed focus on empowerment of trainees. Plant Science Today. August 20, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Growing demand for herb as reputed cancer treatment. The Bangkok Post. August 23, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Trump Administration Tariffs Threaten U.S. Leadership of Natural Products and Dietary Supplements Industry. Natural Products Industry. August 17, 2018.
torm Severely Damages Beyond Repair Historic Himalayan Pine Tree at The New York Botanical Garden; Efforts Are Underway to Preserve Its Legacy. New York Botanical Garden. August 18, 2018.
Sustainable forestry project wraps up in Viet Nam. TRAFFIC. August 10, 2018.

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August 17, 2018

Science & Research
Using mushrooms as a prebiotic may help improve glucose regulation. Science Daily. August 16, 2018.
Highly effective natural plant-based food preservative discovered. Science Daily. August 16, 2018.
Mummy Yields Earliest Known Egyptian Embalming Recipe. National Geographic. August 15, 2018.
Cancer patients using alternative medicine may skip some standard care. Reuters. August 15, 2018.
Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road. Science Daily. August 14, 2018.
Raspberries improve vascular function in new study. Nutritional Outlook. August 13, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Kratom Association Calls FDA Review of Drug ‘Junk Science’ in Scathing Report. Rolling Stone. August 15, 2018.
New Kratom Death Reports Still Leave More Questions Than Answers. Huffington Post. August 14, 2018.
Stricter South African regulation of supplements leaves industry ‘in a rut’. NutraIngredients. August 13, 2018.

Community & Industry
Biotropics Malaysia tapping into local herbs for global men's health supplement market. NutraIngredients-USA. August 15, 2018.
INSIDER, New Hope recognized for online, print content. Natural Products INSIDER. August 8, 2018.
No, the organic industry is not lying to you. New Hope Network. August 7, 2018.
Inside the Bottle: The story of supplements – Video. New Hope Network. July 26, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Colorado Medical Marijuana Sales Take A Nosedive. Is The End Nigh? Colorado Public Radio. August 15, 2018.
Faced with ‘losing everything,’ California Valley marijuana growers ask to harvest crop. The Tribune. August 15, 2018.
Cannabis link to relieving intestinal inflammation explained. EurekAlert! August 13, 2018.
The Vitamin Shoppe Inc. will introduce hemp-extract products ‘shortly'. Natural Products INSIDER. August 13, 2018.
Climate change is turning the Middle East's breadbasket into a cannabis farm. CNN. August 9, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Rhododendron? Hydrangea? America Doesn’t Know Anymore. The Wall Street Journal. August 14, 2018.
Food for Thought: Diets and foods to support cognitive function. WholeFoods Magazine. August 14, 2018.
7 Superfoods Worthy of the Name (and 5 to Forget About, Stat). Organic Authority. August 11, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Mesquite: a protein-rich ancestral food that is making a comeback. Mexico News Daily. August 14, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Earth has more trees now than 35 years ago. Mongabay. August 15, 2018.
Wild Ginseng Harvest Ban Remains in Place. WEKU. August 13, 2018.

Education
New exhibit at Cincinnati's Lloyd Library reveals the fascinating roots of modern drugs. City Beat. August 15, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Despite market growth, supply of Ayurvedic raw materials seems secure, experts say. NutraIngredients. August 14, 2018.
Blend of Western and Traditional Medicine Improving Healthcare in Chile. Borgen Magazine. August 13, 2018.
Ancient traditions healing modern ailments. University of New Mexico Newsroom. August 9, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Colombia’s rich biodiversity and culture to be celebrated at Kew’s Orchids Festival. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 16, 2018.
Nature’s Way coordinates tour of Garnay ginkgo farm for Sen. Scott staff. American Herbal Products Association. August 10, 2018.
Naturopathic Convention Forges a Culture of Collaboration. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. August 10, 2018.
BRIT® Kicks Off Construction of Advanced Onsite Molecular and Structural Lab. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. August 9, 2018.

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August 10, 2018

Science & Research
Pycnogenol supplementation may improve mild cognitive impairment in older men. NutraIngredients-USA. August 9, 2018.
Nutritional psychiatry: Accessing the gut to address the brain. NutraIngredients-USA. August 9, 2018.
Drinking tart cherry juice may improve gut health, says new study. NutraIngredients-USA. August 8, 2018.
Polyphenols tied to lower risk of cognitive decline in new studies. Nutritional Outlook. August 8, 2018.
Product from Gencor Pacific significantly reduced symptoms of menopause in a cohort of older Australian women. NutraIngredients-USA. August 7, 2018.
Soy diets might increase women's bone strength. EurekAlert! August 7, 2018.
Dementia is the second biggest killer in Australia and a Chinese herb could help relieve symptoms. 9 News. August 7, 2018.
Researchers find blood sugar management potential in grape pomace supplementation. NutraIngredients-USA. August 7, 2018.
Researchers discover method to deliver herbal supplement curcumin to cancer cells by solving its insolubility. Phys.org. August 6, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Dietary supplement serious adverse event reporting database has limitations. Natural Products INSIDER. August 8, 2018.

Community & Industry
At 35 year anniversary, HerbalGram represents pinnacle of herbal info world. NutraIngredients-USA. August 9, 2018.
Weighing the pros & cons of supplement delivery forms. Natural Products INSIDER. August 6, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Pot for pets: US federal law puts vets into a quandary. Reuters. August 8, 2018.
New Austin CBD cannabis oil company wants to cure what ails you. Culture Map Austin. August 8, 2018.
Can medical marijuana help treat intractable epilepsy? EurekAlert! August 8, 2018.
Why is CBD Illegal if it’s Non-Intoxicating? Leafly. August 8, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
73 Years Later, the 'A-Bomb’ Gingko Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima. Inverse. August 6, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Ingredients for improved sleep: Current top sellers. Nutritional Outlook. August 7, 2018.

Education
The horticulture industry’s age problem is bigger than you think. The Washington Post. August 5, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Study: Use Of CBD Products For Health Becoming Widespread. NORML. August 9, 2018.
NSF International Updates Pesticide Test Requirements in Dietary Supplement Certification Standard. NSF International. August 8, 2018.
AHPA advocates for inclusion of the Hemp Production amendment in the 2018 Farm Bill. American Herbal Products Association. August 7, 2018.
Wild at Home: Exploring the global harvest, trade and use of wild plant ingredients. TRAFFIC. June 2018.

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August 8, 2018

Science & Research
Carb blocking: Extracts from mulberry, green coffee, and white bean show metabolic benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. August 3, 2018.
Non-alcoholic, nutrient-fortified beer created to tackle chemotherapy side effects. NutraIngredients-USA. August 3, 2018.
Resveratrol may improve cholesterol levels, suggests new study out of Mexico. NutraIngredients-USA. August 2, 2018.
Chinese Medicinal Plant Tricks Predatory Wasps Into Dispersing Its Seeds By Smelling Like Prey. Discover Magazine. July 31, 2018.
Pungent tasting substance in ginger reduces bad breath. Science Daily. July 30, 2018.
Scientists say ginseng compound may have exercise and aging benefits. Nutritional Outlook. July 30, 2018.
Eye drops made from turmeric could help prevent blindness. Evening Standard. July 23, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
AKA says it can see signs that government position on kratom is evolving. NutraIngredients-USA. August 3, 2018.
Senate appropriations committee gives direction to FDA on supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. August 3, 2018.
New Chinese tariffs target $60 billion in US trade; supplements escape for now. NutraIngredients-USA. August 3, 2018.
Mandatory dietary supplement product registration is coming, DSHEA author says. Nutritional Outlook. July 31, 2018.

Community & Industry
NBJ Supplement Business Report: Mostly clear skies for supplement industry. New Hope Network. August 1, 2018.
Worshiping the False Idols of Wellness. The New York Times. August 1, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Weed’s Leading Women. Newsweek. August 6, 2018.
The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe. NPR. August 4, 2018.
Weed Legalization Is on a Roll—Will Canada, U.S. and Mexico Launch a Legal Marijuana Market? Newsweek. August 1, 2018.
HHS secretary could legalize CBD in supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. July 31, 2018.
China Is Blaming Canada For Its Cannabis Problem But Is Producing 50% Of The World's Supply. Forbes. July 30, 2018.
World's First Non-Cannabis CBD Oil Is High on Hops. Westworld. July 28, 2018.
California joins FDA in saying no to CBD in foods, supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. July 24, 2018.
Guelph university lab is turning cannabis cultivation into a science. The Star. July 21, 2018.
Cannabinoids may have a vast array of anti-cancer effects. EurekAlert! July 18, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
The Podcast Bros Want to Optimize Your Life. The New York Times. August 3, 2018.
Can What You Eat Affect Your Mood? Scientific American. August 2, 2018.
What Is Ashwagandha Root, the Chill-Out Adaptogen in Everyone's Supplement Stash? Bon Appetit. July 25, 2018.
For questions about dietary supplements, NIH website offers clear answers. The Washington Post. July 21, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Experts advise athletes on dietary supplement use. Reuters. July 24, 2018.
Efforts by AHPA, BAPP pull back veil on issues relating to identity, adulteration. NutraIngredients. July 19, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Hunting and gathering: Food foraging the new cooking trend. The Daily Telegraph. August 3, 2018.
'Superfood' craze makes big business of Africa's baobab. Reuters. August 1, 2018.
Top flavor trends for food and beverage at IFT 2018. Nutritional Outlook. July 24, 2018.
Researchers explore popular food trends in nutritional review. Science Daily. July 23, 2018.
So long, spirulina? Knotted kelp adds nutrients, reduces salt & removes artificial flavours. NutraIngredients. July 10, 2018.

Environment & and Conservation
These natural flavors are not easy to source. Nutritional Outlook. July 31, 2018.
From foragers to forest farmers: sustainable plant medicine in northern Vietnam. Ecologist. July 19, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Ayahuasca is the new frontier for 'psychedelic feminism'. ABC News. August 4, 2018.
China’s push to export traditional medicine may doom the magical pangolin. The Washington Post. July 21, 2018.

Education
The Plant Hunters. Emory University News. August 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
How to Submit an NDI Notification Without Objection. American Herbal Products Association. August 6, 2018.
MUIH and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Sign Agreement on Integrative Health and Nutrition Programs. Maryland University of Integrative Health. August 1, 2018.
Bastyr University Becomes a Live Well San Diego Partner. Bastyr University. August 2, 2018.
California Laboratory Achieves National Certification. Americans for Safe Access. August 1, 2018.
Sassafras Camp was full of herbal fun for kids! United Plant Savers. August 1, 2018.
The Cleveland Clinic’s Galina Roofener to Keynote 7th Annual AHPA Botanical Congress. American Herbal Products Association. August 1, 2018.
Trump Administration Tariffs on Key Nutritional Supplement Ingredients Will Impose Significant Financial Burden on Small Businesses and Consumers. Natural Products Association. July 30, 2018.
CRN Executives Elected to Leadership Positions at Prominent Industry Organizations. Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 30, 2018.
Safety of Unadulterated Kratom Affirmed by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). American Kratom Association. July 29, 2018.
CRN Hires Communications Executive Brian Wommack to Lead Communications Department. Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 24, 2018.
Meet Siyanda, Protector of Plants. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. July 23, 2018.
Dr. Sylvia Earle to Receive BRIT’s 2018 International Award of Excellence in Conservation. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. July 23, 2018.

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July 31, 2018

Science & Research
Supplements may help with burnout fatigue. Daily Herald. July 28, 2018.
Trials on nutraceutical supplementation for Alzheimer's too short to produce useful results: Industry expert. NutraIngredients. July 25, 2018.
Polyphenol extract helps elderly subjects cut their 'mental age’. NutraIngredients. July 25, 2018.
Can pomegranate help athletes recover after strenuous exercise? NutraIngredients. July 27, 2018.
Paper on history of herbal fertility aids points to need for further research, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. July 24, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Italian Competition Authority clamps down on ‘misleading’ supplement labelling. NutraIngredients. July 30, 2018.
Sports, doping and supplements: Where do authorities, clubs and leagues stand? NutraIngredients. July 30, 2018.
FDA inspectors realignment will boost enforcement, CRN says. NutraIngredients-USA. July 27, 2018.
A Crash Course in Dietary Supplement Adverse Event Reporting. Natural Products INSIDER. July 26, 2018.
Dietary Ingredients Ensnared in U.S.-China Trade War. Natural Products INSIDER. July 25, 2018.

Community & Industry
Johnson & Johnson acquires supplement company Zarbee’s Naturals. NutraIngredients-USA. July 30, 2018.
Southwest Virginia explores herb, medicinal, forest product economics. Coalfield Progress. July 27, 2018.
MEET THE WINNERS: NutraChampion Judy Blatman. NutraIngredients-USA. July 26, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Majority in U.S. Support Medical Pot, Think It Could Fight Opioid Crisis. US News & World Report. July 30, 2018.
Medicinal Cannabis Has Been Legalized In The UK. IFLScience. July 27, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Ginseng-An Ancient Herb With Amazing Benefits. Top Health Journal. July 29, 2018.
Coffee Fruit May Be Your New Powerhouse Breakfast Drink. Inquisitr. July 28, 2018.
The Best Herbs for Sunburn, Bug Bites, and Other Casualties of Summer. Healthyish. July 26, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Adverse reactions to functional foods up 6 folds in 5 years. Korea Biomedical Review. July 27, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Plant-Based Food and Beverage a Growing Trend. Natural Products INSIDER. July 25, 2018.

Environment & and Conservation
Sustainable harvest, people and pandas: Assessing a decade of managed wild harvest and trade in Schisandra sphenanthera. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. June 6, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine Law implemented effectively. Xinhua. July 30, 2018.
Traditional medicine use declining in First Nations across Quebec, survey finds. CBC News. July 25, 2018.

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July 20, 2018

Science & Research
High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer. Science Daily. July 19, 2018.
Anti-obesity drug derived from chili peppers shows promise in animal trials. Science Daily. July 17, 2018.

Community & Industry
Trade group advocates to keep skip lot testing option in dietary supplements GMPs. NutraIngredients-USA. July 19, 2018.
Transparency lens focused on supply end of supplement industry. NutraIngredients-USA. July 19, 2018.
NutraIngredients-USA Awards: And the WINNERS are…. NutraIngredients-USA. July 17, 2018.

Cannabis Update
How cannabis affects appetite: Brain changes. Science Daily. July 17, 2018.
Cannabinoids may have a vast array of anti-cancer effects. EurekAlert! July 18, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
The Crossword Garden, Part One: 10 Plants You Should Know. The New York Times. July 18, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Efforts by AHPA, BAPP pull back veil on issues relating to identity, adulteration. NutraIngredients-USA. July 19, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Therapeutic teas: The humble cuppa enjoys a medicinal makeover. Australian Financial Review. July 18, 2018.
The Evolution of Delivery Forms: From Tablets to Tacos? Natural Products INSIDER. July 17, 2018.
Energy Products Using Wide Range of Natural and Organic Ingredients. Nutritional Outlook. July 17, 2018.

Environment & and Conservation
To curb exploitation, Florida now requires special permit to harvest saw palmetto. NutraIngredients-USA. July 17, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
No More General Tso's? A Threat to 'Knowledge Recombination'. Harvard Business Journal. July 18, 2018.
Traditional Tibetan medicine exposes people and environment to high mercury levels. EurekAlert! July 18, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Maryland University of Integrative Health Announces Agreement with the American College of Healthcare Sciences. Maryland University of Integrative Health. July 19, 2018.
Statement from FDA warning about significant health risks of contaminated illegal synthetic cannabinoid products that are being encountered by FDA. US Food and Drug Administration. July 19, 2018.
NBJ data shows strong growth in 2017 herbal supplement sales. American Herbal Products Association. July 18, 2018.
Petitioning the Agency with Skip Lot Testing for Nutritional Supplements Requires 200 Hours to Complete, Not 8 as Claimed by FDA. Natural Products Association. July 17, 2018.
Call for Articles: 2019 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. United Plant Savers. July 11, 2018.

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July 17, 2018

Science & Research
Plant-based products are not lowering blood pressure. EurekAlert! July 16, 2018.
Multivitamins Not Associated with Heart Disease Prevention, Say Johns Hopkins Researchers. Nutritional Outlook. July 16, 2018.
Burning out at work? French oak wood extract may help, says study. NutraIngredients-USA. July 13, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Revising the EU FSMP Regulatory Framework: Laying a Foundation for Future Nutritional Patient Care. Regulatory Focus. July 16, 2018.
Fish oils, ginseng added to Trump's latest tariff lists. NutraIngredients-USA. July 13, 2018.
Consultant launches new regulatory compliance certification for dietary supplement companies. NutraIngredients-USA. July 13, 2018.

Cannabis Update
How Canada legalising recreational marijuana could vault country to forefront of cannabis research. South China Morning Post. July 15, 2018.
DEA Clarifies Nexus Between Cannabinoids, Controlled Substances. Natural Products INSIDER. July 14, 2018.
Confusion Over Cannabis & The Fate of CBD. Nutraceuticals World. July 2, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Weight loss presents 'lucrative' opportunity in nutrigenomics, says analyst. NutraIngredients-USA. July 16, 2018.

Environment & and Conservation
Colombia's coffee is in danger. These scientists are fighting to save it. NBC News. July 15, 2018.

Education
Nation's botanical treasures to go on display. BBC News. July 15, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
New U.S. tariffs proposed on Chinese imports of many herb and supplement ingredients. American Herbal Products Association. July 13, 2018.
Celebrate Missouri Botanical Garden Founder Henry Shaw’s 218th Birthday with Free Admission on July 24. Missouri Botanical Garden. July 11, 2018.

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July 14, 2018

Science & Research
An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away: 15-year study. Science Daily. July 12, 2018.
Review backs green tea, other polyphenols for improving sperm health by cutting oxidative stress. NutraIngredients-USA. July 11, 2018.
Researchers identify new compounds to treat RSV, Zika virus. EurekAlert! July 11, 2018.
Too much CO2 robs milkweed of ‘medicine’ for monarchs. Futurity. July 11, 2018.
Actions of green tea and red wine compounds may slow neurodegeneration: Study. NutraIngredients. July 9, 2018.
Meta-analysis supports 'cardio-metabolic' benefits of anthocyanins. NutraIngredients. July 6, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Food Supplements in the European Union: the Difficult Route to Harmonization. Regulatory Focus. July 10, 2018.
U.S. China Trade War Has Dietary Supplement Industry on High Alert. Nutritional Outlook. July 6, 2018.

Community & Industry
New Chapter Founders Describe Profit Pressures Under P&G. WholeFoods Magazine. July 12, 2018.
Politics Planted The Seed For A Business In Herbs And Teas. NPR. July 10, 2018.

Cannabis Update
US Reportedly Banning Entrance to Canadians in Legal Cannabis Industry. High Times. July 11, 2018.
Epilepsy community ‘ecstatic’ after FDA approves first cannabis-based drug. Chicago Sun Times. July 11, 2018.
Hemp Marketers Remain Bullish on CBD Following FDA Approval of Drug. Natural Products INSIDER. July 10, 2018.
Does FDA’s Epidiolex CBD Drug Approval Threaten Legal Status of CBD Supplements? Nutritional Outlook. July 6, 2018.

Trends & Technology
The Vitamin Shoppe refreshes online shopping experience pushing personalization. NutraIngredients-USA. July 12, 2018.
Popping crystals aim to be as big as gummies for nutrient delivery. NutraIngredients-USA. July 11, 2018.
The Fancy Food/Natural Wellness Crossover Continues. WholeFoods Magazine. July 11, 2018.
Home to Quinoa and Açai Berries, Peru Has a New Superfood. Bloomberg. July 10, 2018.
2017 a 'disruptive' year for $149B natural products market. New Hope Network. July 9, 2018.
Elevating the Herbal Supplements Marketplace. Nutraceuticals World. July/August 2018.

Environment & and Conservation
Does Your Chocolate Come with a Side of Sustainability? Natural Products INSIDER. July 10, 2018.
Peru: How chocolate saved a community and a protected area from the drug trade. MongaBay. July 6, 2018.
Panda-friendly Schisandra: Project provides blueprint for sourcing botanicals in ecosystems with endangered animals. NutraIngredients-USA. July 6, 2018.

Education
Workshop trains plant scientists to communicate science. Cornell Chronicle. July 11, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Clinic Launches Integrative Urgent Care and Adjunct Oncology Services. Bastyr University. July 10, 2018.
AHPA submits GMO labeling recommendations to USDA. American Herbal Products Association. July 9, 2018.

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July 6, 2018

Science & Research
New study pinpoints ways to improve quality of food & nutrition research. EurekAlert! July 5, 2018.
Saffron Extract Improves Depression and Anxiety in Teenagers, in New Study. Nutritional Outlook. July 5, 2018.
A diet rich in nuts improves sperm count and motility. Science Daily. July 4, 2018.
Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity. Associated Press. July 3, 2018.
Antioxidant supplements fail to improve sperm quality in infertile men. Science Daily. July 2, 2018.
Supplemental antioxidants may reduce exacerbations in cystic fibrosis. Science Daily. July 2, 2018.
Senate Passes Farm Bill Legalizing U.S. Hemp Agriculture. Nutritional Outlook. June 29, 2018.
Pediatric study analyzes dietary supplement trends among children with Down syndrome. EurekAlert! June 29, 2018.
Ancient Tranquilizer Called 'Devil Pepper' Reveals How Nature Gets Us High. Inverse. June 28, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
NDI filings coming in at expected rate, FDA says, but questions on GRAS process remain. NutraIngredients-USA. July 5, 2018.
FDA Renews Cautions Against Consumption of Kratom Following Conclusion of Salmonella Investigation. The National Law Review. July 5, 2018.
Indian supplement industry 'surprised' by regulator's restrictive ingredients notice: IDMA expert. NutraIngredients-USA. July 4, 2018.
Are your influencers complying with FTC rules? NutraIngredients-USA. July 3, 2018.
Plan to amend biopiracy rules would ‘smother research,’ biologists warn. Science. July 3, 2018.

Community & Industry
Content of illicit cannabis extracts used to treat children with epilepsy revealed. EurekAlert! July 5, 2018.
Trump's talk of tariffs and trade wars poses unknowable challenge for supplement industry. New Hope Network. June 29, 2018.
U.S. Hemp, CBD Product Sales Reach $820 Million in 2017. Nutritional Outlook. June 29, 2018.
First-of-Its-Kind Conference Brings Psychedelics Into the Mainstream. High Times. June 29, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Pot for your pooch: Optimizing medical cannabis for pets. New Atlas. July 5, 2018.
Britain moves closer to legalizing medicinal use of cannabis. Reuters. July 3, 2018.
Senate Passes Farm Bill That Includes Hemp Legislation. Natural Products INSIDER. June 29, 2018.
Marijuana addiction is real but many users don’t realize that. The Washington Post. June 24, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Do Dietary Supplements Help or Hurt Children? The Wall Street Journal. July 2, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Customization Drives Innovation in Personalized Nutrition. Natural Products INSIDER. July 5, 2018.
Better beverages: High protein and digestive health tipped for strong growth. FoodIngredientsFirst. July 3, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Excessive collection of a traditional Tibet medicine ingredient damages ecosystem, sparks deadly feuds among villagers. Global Times. July 5, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Chinese communities in Mozambique and Zambia engaged on CITES and sustainable trade in forest resources. TRAFFIC. July 5, 2018.
Erika Yigzaw Named New College President for American College of Healthcare Sciences. American College of Healthcare Sciences. July 5, 2018.
BASF and Mazza Innovation become partners on unique, environmental-friendly extraction technology for plant extracts. BASF. July 5, 2018.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Stephen Ostroff, M.D., on the ongoing risk of salmonella in kratom products. US Food & Drug Administration. July 2, 2018.
CRN Voluntary Guidelines Reinforce Industry Commitment to Consumer Safety. United Natural Products Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 28, 2018.

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June 28, 2018

Science & Research
Black tea aroma inhalation may reduce stress and improve mood: Japanese study. NutraIngredients-USA. June 28, 2018.
Astaxanthin, the ‘perfect summer supplement’? Study indicates skin protection effects. NutraIngredients-USA. June 27, 2018.
Cherry Consumption Associated with Inhibiting Oxidative Stress & Inflammation. Nutraceuticals World. June 25, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA Data on Pre-NDI Meetings Suggest Pathway to Success for Supplement Industry. Natural Products INSIDER. June 28, 2018.
Legally Marketing Immune Health Products. Natural Products INSIDER. June 28, 2018.
This Bill Could Give Jeff Sessions the Power to Ban Kratom. Tonic. June 27, 2018.
Trump wants a single federal food safety agency put under USDA. Food Safety News. June 22, 2018.

Community & Industry
The dietary supplement industry has morphed into something much bigger, industry expert argues. NutraIngredients-USA. June 27, 2018.
Softgel Pioneer Ron Udell Remembered as Mentor and Fighter. WholeFoods Magazine. June 26, 2018.
How natural retailers performed in 2017. New Hope Network. June 26, 2018.
Assam Labor Abuse Inspires Public Awareness Campaign. World Tea News. June 25, 2018.

Cannabis Update
How the New FDA-Approved Pot Medication Could Change Legal Weed. Rolling Stone. June 27, 2018.
The FDA just opened the door to transforming marijuana policy. The Washington Post. June 27, 2018.
For Medical Marijuana, Is it the Whole Plant That Matters? Undark. June 27, 2018.
FDA says Gottlieb statement does not signal CBD enforcement shift, but some questions unanswered, observers say. NutraIngredients-USA. June 27, 2018.
Oklahoma Legalizes Medical Marijuana. The Huffington Post. June 26, 2018.
FDA approves CBD medicine, signals enforcement priorities against unapproved products. Natural Products INSIDER. June 26, 2018.
Cannabis research effort will provide baseline data for CBD products, exec says. NutraIngredients-USA. June 27, 2018.
In Benton and elsewhere in Maine, industrial hemp is the crop to watch. CentralMaine.com. June 25, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Thorne Research's continued expansion in sports nutrition signals winds of change for the practitioner channel model. NutraIngredients-USA. June 28, 2018.
Beyond vanilla: Cuvee Coffee explores new nitro cold brew drinks with hemp oil and horchata launches. BeverageDaily. June 28, 2018.
Mushrooms: Fungi With Serious Benefits. WholeFoods Magazine. June 27, 2018.
Convenient Nutrition. WholeFoods Magazine. June 27, 2018.
Personalised nutrition: Data use and the need for 'genetic privacy'. NutraIngredients. June 26, 2018.
Patent, Trademark Trends in Healthy Aging. Natural Products INSIDER. June 28, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. WholeFoods Magazine. June 27, 2018.
Traditional Medicinal Systems’ Roles in Healthy Aging. Natural Products INSIDER. June 26, 2018.
Snake Bites and Chocolate: Costa Rican Women Teach Tourists Jungle Secrets. Voice of America. June 25, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Voluntary Guidelines Reinforce Industry Commitment to Consumer Safety. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 28, 2018.
Enhancing Practical Skills for Sustainable Trade in Wild Plants in Guangxi. TRAFFIC. June 26, 2018.
FDA’s new steps to advance health through improvements in nutrition under the agency’s Nutrition Innovation Strategy. US Food & Drug Administration. June 26, 2018.
The importance of conducting proper research to prove safe and effective medical uses for the active chemicals in marijuana and its components. US Food & Drug Administration. June 25, 2018.
UNPA and Healthnotes create partnership to promote Vitature supply-chain management software. United Natural Products Alliance. June 25, 2018.

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June 25, 2018

Science & Research
Pulses raised as new study reveals secrets of the plant that keeps people calm. EurekAlert! June 25, 2018.
Will launching plants into orbit yield new medicines? STAT News. June 22, 2018.
The Healthy Addiction? Coffee Study Finds More Health Benefits. Scientific American. June 21, 2018.
Prostate Health Ingredient Research, From Tea to Cranberry. Nutritional Outlook. June 21, 2018.
CRN’s Mister says study on supplement use in children and teens reveals flaws in peer review process. NutraIngredients-USA. June 20, 2018.
Equating bitter orange extract with ephedra just 'an old wives tale,' researcher says. NutraIngredients-USA. June 19, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Farm Bill Approved by House Allows SNAP Recipients to Purchase Supplements. Nutrition Industry Executive. June 25, 2018.
Kratom Users In States That Ban It Discuss How Prohibition Has Made Life Worse. The Huffington Post. June 25, 2018.
Brexit’s Effect on US-UK Food and Dietary Supplement Trade. Natural Products INSIDER. June 22, 2018.

Community & Industry
Hidden Hunger, SARMs Bill Highlight Supplement Industry’s Congressional Visit. Natural Products INSIDER. June 20, 2018.
Meeting Contractual Obligations With Quality Agreements. Natural Products INSIDER. June 19, 2018.

Cannabis Update
FDA Approves Country’s First Marijuana-Based Medicine. Scientific American. June 25, 2018.
UK epilepsy drug to become first cannabis-based medicine in US. The Guardian. June 25, 2018.
Is it time to legalise medical cannabis in the UK? The Guardian. June 22, 2018.
The New Model for a Health-First Approach to Legalizing Weed. The Atlantic. June 22, 2018.
Canada legalises recreational cannabis use. BBC News. June 20, 2018.
Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government. BBC News. June 19, 2018.
Here’s how to make CBD legal once and for all. New Hope Network. June 19, 2018.
Parents worry US approval of pot medicine might undo patchwork of state laws. The Chicago Sun-Times. June 20, 2018.
Action Keeps Hemp Farming Act Alive. WholeFoods Magazine. June 19, 2018.
New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement. The New York Times. June 18, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
A plant that burns. The Washington Post. June 20, 2018.
11 Best Foods For Your Immune System. TIME. June 19, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
What Does High-Quality Ingredient Testing Look Like? Nutritional Outlook. June 25, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Mushroom Coffee: The Science behind the Trend. Scientific American. June 23, 2018.
Adaptogens are here to stay but marketing them effectively will require creativity and innovation, say experts. NutraIngredients-USA. June 22, 2018.
Better sleep seen as new target in sports nutrition. NutraIngredients-USA. June 21, 2018.
Untapped potential: Mushroom beta-glucans backed for bright functional future. NutraIngredients-USA. June 19, 2018.
Adaptogens: A very photogenic wellness trend. The Seattle Times. June 18, 2018.
What is an ‘adaptogen’? The Seattle Times. June 15, 2018.

Education
Deep Below Rockefeller Center Lies a Legendary Botanical Garden. The New York Times. June 25, 2018.
Native Roots courses explore ancient health knowledge. The Taos News. June 22, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
New report highlights global trade in wild plant ingredients. TRAFFIC. June 25, 2018.
FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. US Food & Drug Administration. June 25, 2018.
UNPA and Healthnotes create partnership to promote Vitature supply-chain management software. United Natural Products Alliance. June 25, 2018.
Decernis Acquires Food Fraud Database from USP. United States Pharmacopeia. June 25, 2018.
CRN Applauds Passage of Farm Bill in U.S. House. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 21, 2018.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Launches New Online Integrative Health Programs. Maryland University of Integrative Health. June 20, 2018.
AHPA-ABC-AHP HerbWalk at Expo East Tours Jim Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden. American Herbal Products Association. June 20, 2018.
FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Intentional Adulteration Rule. US Food & Drug Administration. June 19, 2018.
Proposed OEHHA regulation clarifies that cancer warnings are not required for coffee under Proposition 65. California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. June 15, 2018.
Natural Products Association Requests Comment Period Extension on National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. Natural Products Association. June 14, 2018.

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June 14, 2018

Science & Research
There’s building evidence on nutrition’s role in preventing cognitive decline, researchers argue. NutraIngredients-USA. June 12, 2018.
How to Tame a Zombie Fungus. The Atlantic. June 11, 2018.
Scientists identify foods that fight disease. EurekAlert! June 10, 2018.
Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice May Help Older Adults Maintain Heart Health. Nutraceuticals World. June 7, 2018.
Essential oils to fight bacterial infections. EurekAlert! June 7, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Kratom Advocates Take Their Fight To Washington As Potential Federal Ban Looms. The Huffington Post. June 12, 2018.
FDA Official on DMAA: ‘We’re Not Sending Warning Letters’. Natural Products INSIDER. June 12, 2018.
Brazil probes California firm for 'biopiracy' of tropical fruit açaí. Reuters. June 12, 2018.

Community & Industry
Are Clean-Label Demands Raising the Cost of Contract Manufacturing? Nutritional Outlook. June 13, 2018.
Coalition for Accurate Product Labels seeks risk-based labeling and ingredient disclosure requirements. NutraIngredients-USA. June 13, 2018.
ASCO endorses integrative oncology guidelines for breast cancer patients. Fred Hutch News Service. June 11, 2018.
Labor Conditions on Tea and Cocoa Farms Are Extremely Not Good. Modern Farmer. June 4, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Mother's stand-off with British authorities over medicinal cannabis stirs debate. Reuters. June 11, 2018.
Why These are Such Exciting Times for U.S. Hemp. Nutritional Outlook. June 7, 2018.
A brief history of marijuana and its medicinal effects. BBC News. June 6, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Is Our Obsession With Wellness Doing Us In? The New York Times. June 11, 2018.
Don’t Forget to Water the Logs: Mushrooms Are in for Home Gardens. The Wall Street Journal. June 11, 2018.

Trends & Technology
3 Health-Boosting Foods Trending In Food & Beverage Industry And Why. Forbes. June 13, 2018.
Vitafoods Europe 2018 Review: Personalized Nutrition, Functional Foods, Nutricosmetics, and More are Driving Growth in the Nutraceuticals Industry, Organizers Say. Nutritional Outlook. June 13, 2018
Artificial Intelligence and Dietary Supplements: The Future of Formulating? Nutritional Outlook. June 7, 2018.
Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru despite recent killing. San Francisco Chronicle. June 6, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Why Are Some of Africa's Biggest Baobab Trees Dying Off? Texas Public Radio. June 11, 2018.
Revamped Kew – saving plants that may help to cure cancer. Hippocratic Post. June 11, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
ACHS Helps Nepalese Essential Oil Producers Turn ‘Oil into Water’. American College of Healthcare Sciences. June 12, 2018.
Natural Products Association Joins Coalition for Accurate Product Labels. Natural Products Association. June 12, 2018.
New Website Gives NPA Members Access to Exclusive Benefits. Natural Products Association. June 7, 2018.
NPA Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Natural Products Industry. Natural Products Association. June 7, 2018.
AHPA represents member interests at Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting. American Herbal Products Association. June 7, 2018.
AHPA Presents at Canna West 2018. American Herbal Products Association. June 7, 2018.
Study: Majority Of Chronic Pain Patients Replace Opioids With Cannabis. NORML. June 7, 2018.
Rare Colorado Butterfly Plant's Recovery an Endangered Species Act Success. Center for Biological Diversity. June 7, 2018.
NSF International Adds Next-Generation DNA Sequencing to Food Safety, Supply Chain Services. NSF International. June 7, 2018.
Senators Warren and Gardner Release STATES Act to Respect State Cannabis Laws. Americans for Safe Access. June 7, 2018.
A Tax on Weight Loss Products Would Harm, Not Help. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 7, 2018.
Vietnamese school children plant the seeds of a bear bile farm free future. Animals Asia. June 6, 2018.
New Report Examines Optimal Nutrition in Ageing Populations. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 6, 2018.
Parkinson’s Disease School Returns for Another Year of Innovation and Integrative Medicine. Bastry University. June 5, 2018.
IFM Names Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 Linus Pauling Award Recipient. The Institute for Functional Medicine. May 31, 2018.

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June 19, 2018

Science & Research
A Third of Children Use Alternative Medicines. The New York Times. June 18, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA Official: CBD ‘Violative Ingredient’ in Supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. June 8, 2018.

Community & Industry
P&G takes step to expand use of natural ingredients. Cincinnati Business Courier. June 18, 2018.
UNPA Leader Proposes ‘Negative List’ of Ingredients Posing Safety Concerns. Natural Products INSIDER. June 11, 2018.

Cannabis Update
UK signals changes on medicinal cannabis use after epileptic boy's case. Reuters. June 18, 2018.
Where Entrepreneurs, Lawyers And Caregivers Can Learn About The Cannabis Industry. Forbes. June 16, 2018.
Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative. NPR. June 15, 2018.
FTC Official Signals CBD Not Enforcement Priority. Natural Products INSIDER. June 15, 2018.
UN Drug Committee Finds Cannabis an Effective, ‘Relatively Safe Drug’. Leafly. June 11, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Giant hogweed, plant that causes blindness and third-degree burns, discovered in Virginia. CBS News. June 18, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
ESSNA: Education key to exposing sports nutrition “charlatans”. NutraIngredients. June 18, 2018.
Study highlights progress in turmeric supplement quality, but concerns around synthetic curcumin adulteration. NutraIngredients-USA. June 18, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru. Yahoo! News. June 8, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine and What Can It Treat? Forbes. June 18, 2018.
Everything you need to know about Chinese cough medicine Mother Nature Network. June 17, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
President Trump Expresses Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Fix. NORML. June 14, 2018.
Natural Products Association Requests Comment Period Extension on National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. Natural Products Association. June 14, 2018.

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June 14, 2018

Science & Research
There’s building evidence on nutrition’s role in preventing cognitive decline, researchers argue. NutraIngredients-USA. June 12, 2018.
How to Tame a Zombie Fungus. The Atlantic. June 11, 2018.
Scientists identify foods that fight disease. EurekAlert! June 10, 2018.
Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice May Help Older Adults Maintain Heart Health. Nutraceuticals World. June 7, 2018.
Essential oils to fight bacterial infections. EurekAlert! June 7, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Kratom Advocates Take Their Fight To Washington As Potential Federal Ban Looms. The Huffington Post. June 12, 2018.
FDA Official on DMAA: ‘We’re Not Sending Warning Letters’. Natural Products INSIDER. June 12, 2018.
Brazil probes California firm for 'biopiracy' of tropical fruit açaí. Reuters. June 12, 2018.

Community & Industry
Are Clean-Label Demands Raising the Cost of Contract Manufacturing? Nutritional Outlook. June 13, 2018.
Coalition for Accurate Product Labels seeks risk-based labeling and ingredient disclosure requirements. NutraIngredients-USA. June 13, 2018.
ASCO endorses integrative oncology guidelines for breast cancer patients. Fred Hutch News Service. June 11, 2018.
Labor Conditions on Tea and Cocoa Farms Are Extremely Not Good. Modern Farmer. June 4, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Mother's stand-off with British authorities over medicinal cannabis stirs debate. Reuters. June 11, 2018.
Why These are Such Exciting Times for U.S. Hemp. Nutritional Outlook. June 7, 2018.
A brief history of marijuana and its medicinal effects. BBC News. June 6, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Is Our Obsession With Wellness Doing Us In? The New York Times. June 11, 2018.
Don’t Forget to Water the Logs: Mushrooms Are in for Home Gardens. The Wall Street Journal. June 11, 2018.

Trends & Technology
3 Health-Boosting Foods Trending In Food & Beverage Industry And Why. Forbes. June 13, 2018.
Vitafoods Europe 2018 Review: Personalized Nutrition, Functional Foods, Nutricosmetics, and More are Driving Growth in the Nutraceuticals Industry, Organizers Say. Nutritional Outlook. June 13, 2018
Artificial Intelligence and Dietary Supplements: The Future of Formulating? Nutritional Outlook. June 7, 2018.
Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru despite recent killing. San Francisco Chronicle. June 6, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Why Are Some of Africa's Biggest Baobab Trees Dying Off? Texas Public Radio. June 11, 2018.
Revamped Kew – saving plants that may help to cure cancer. Hippocratic Post. June 11, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
ACHS Helps Nepalese Essential Oil Producers Turn ‘Oil into Water’. American College of Healthcare Sciences. June 12, 2018.
Natural Products Association Joins Coalition for Accurate Product Labels. Natural Products Association. June 12, 2018.
New Website Gives NPA Members Access to Exclusive Benefits. Natural Products Association. June 7, 2018.
NPA Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Natural Products Industry. Natural Products Association. June 7, 2018.
AHPA represents member interests at Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting. American Herbal Products Association. June 7, 2018.
AHPA Presents at Canna West 2018. American Herbal Products Association. June 7, 2018.
Study: Majority Of Chronic Pain Patients Replace Opioids With Cannabis. NORML. June 7, 2018.
Rare Colorado Butterfly Plant's Recovery an Endangered Species Act Success. Center for Biological Diversity. June 7, 2018.
NSF International Adds Next-Generation DNA Sequencing to Food Safety, Supply Chain Services. NSF International. June 7, 2018.
Senators Warren and Gardner Release STATES Act to Respect State Cannabis Laws. Americans for Safe Access. June 7, 2018.
A Tax on Weight Loss Products Would Harm, Not Help. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 7, 2018.
Vietnamese school children plant the seeds of a bear bile farm free future. Animals Asia. June 6, 2018.
New Report Examines Optimal Nutrition in Ageing Populations. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 6, 2018.
Parkinson’s Disease School Returns for Another Year of Innovation and Integrative Medicine. Bastry University. June 5, 2018.
IFM Names Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 Linus Pauling Award Recipient. The Institute for Functional Medicine. May 31, 2018.

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June 8, 2018

Science & Research
Mangos help promote gut health. EurekAlert! June 6, 2018.
Soy germ extract may ‘modestly but significantly’ reduce hot flashes. NutraIngredients-USA. June 5, 2018.
Montmorency tart cherry juice lowered blood pressure and LDL cholesterol in older adults. EurekAlert! June 5, 2018.
Botanical Research: Benefits for Cognitive Function, Insomnia & Other Conditions. Nutraceuticals World. June 4, 2018.
Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks. Science Daily. May 31, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
CDC Reports End of Probe into Salmonella Tied to Kratom. Natural Products INSIDER. June 1, 2018.
Are Nutricosmetic Supplements Ever Allowed to Make Sun Protection Health Claims? Nutritional Outlook. May 31, 2018.

Community & Industry
Andrographis Ingredient Granted EU Patent for Possible Alzheimer’s Disease Benefit. Nutritional Outlook. June 6, 2018.
High-Potency Turmeric Extract Granted European Patent Covering Three Curcuminoids. Nutritional Outlook. June 6, 2018.
$60 million herbarium coming to botanic garden. Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser. June 4, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Illinois lawmakers OK medical marijuana as painkiller substitute, bill now goes to governor. The Chicago Tribune. June 6, 2018.
5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Hemp Plant. Nutritional Outlook. June 6, 2018.
Medical cannabis and the challenge for regulation of medicines. The Conversation. June 6, 2018.
New Hemp CBD Research: Brain Health, Gut Health, and More. Nutritional Outlook. June 4, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
What Are Adaptogens? The New York Times. June 1, 2018.
What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom. The Atlantic. June 4, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Saw Palmetto “Fresh from Florida” Logo Conveys Authenticity, Lack of Adulteration to Consumers, Valensa Says. Nutritional Outlook. June 6, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Immune Health and Functional Dietary Supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. June 6, 2018.
Consumer health and personalisation concepts to drive nutra-pharma integration? NutraIngredients. June 4, 2018.
Is Trüronia the Next Kool-Aid? US News & World Report. June 3, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Ecuador: Waorani people map their rainforest to save it. Mongabay. June 6, 2018.
The 117 Hong Kong plants that could make you seriously ill – or even kill you – according to new online guide for toxic flora. South China Morning Post. June 3, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
The art of healing: five medicinal plants used by Aboriginal Australians. The Conversation. June 4, 2018.
Ancient scent reborn for exhibition at Athens Archaeological Museum. Xinhua. June 3, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Vietnamese school children plant the seeds of a bear bile farm free future. Animals Asia. June 6, 2018.
New Report Examines Optimal Nutrition in Ageing Populations. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 6, 2018.
The World Health Organization Takes First Steps to Reschedule Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. June 5, 2018.
NPA’s Natural Seal Program Celebrates 10 Years. Natural Products Association. June 5, 2018.
AHPA recommends oshá harvest permitting in GMUG National Forests. American Herbal Products Association. June 5, 2018.
FDA warns companies to stop selling dangerous and illegal pure and highly concentrated caffeine products. US Food & Drug Administration. June 5, 2018.
Natural Partners and Fullscript plan to merge to create the industry-leading, technology-enabled, wellness management service for integrative healthcare practitioners and patients. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. June 2, 2018.
NCCIH Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. June 1, 2018.
Digital Therapeutics Alliance and USP Announce Collaboration. United States Pharmacopeial Convention. May 31, 2018.
Kew Science Festival at Wakehurst. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. May 31, 2018.

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June 1, 2018

Science & Research
Chinese research reveals Ginkgo biloba's pharmacological mechanisms on Alzheimer's. NutraIngredients-USA. May 30, 2018.
New review highlights benefits of plant-based diets for heart health. EurekAlert! May 30, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
What you need to know about kratom as the feds crack down on the herbal supplement. The Charlotte Observer. May 31, 2018.
New supplement advertising rules in Australia: TGA outlines education and enforcement plans. NutraIngredients-USA. May 30, 2018.
FDA sends warning letters to 'sunscreen supplement' makers for overstating benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. May 30, 2018.
FDA warns three more kratom marketers over opioid treatment, other disease claims. NutraIngredients-USA. May 24, 2018.

Community & Industry
When transparency is no longer a differentiator, supplement brands need to be creative with corporate social responsibility. NutraIngredients-USA. May 24, 2018.

Cannabis Update
They Let Their 15-Year-Old Son Smoke Pot to Stop His Seizures. Georgia Took Him Away. The New York Times. May 30, 2018.
FTC’s Potential to Hamper CBD Businesses. Natural Products INSIDER. May 29, 2018.
Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain. Science Alert. May 26, 2018.
Indigenizing cannabis: quiet revolution grows as more First Nations embrace legalization. NOW Toronto. May 24, 2018.
Is the UK the world's biggest exporter of legal cannabis? BBC News. May 23, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
8 adaptogens that (could) help with stress. Mother Nature Network. May 29, 2018.
US consumers trust big brand supplements the most, BrandSpark survey reveals. NutraIngredients-USA. May 25, 2018.
Naturopathy, The Medicinal Use of Herbs: Wikipedia’s Skeptical Assault on Botanical Medicine. Global Research. May 24, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Plant Protein Ingredients Are Overcoming Supply, Formulating Challenges as Demand Grows. Nutritional Outlook. May 31, 2018.
Ashwagandha: Leading the Adaptogenic Revolution. Nutraceuticals World. May 31, 2018.
Capsaicin, green tea have strong body of science supporting weight management benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. May 29, 2018.
Are online supplement subscriptions the industry’s future? Mintel says model is poised for growth. NutraIngredients-USA. May 25, 2018.
Nature & nurture: Food and cosmetics combine in next innovation wave. NutraIngredients. May 24, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Illegal loggers ‘cook the books’ to harvest Amazon’s most valuable tree. Mongabay. May 24, 2018.
Agroforestry gives Kenyan indigenous community a lifeline. Mongabay. May 24, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
TCM and the Black Panthers: Chinese medicine and its American history goes under the spotlight in New York exhibition. South China Morning Post. May 30, 2018.
China's Drugmaker Shares Are Red Hot, But So Are Valuations. Bloomberg. May 29, 2018.
London's Indigenous medicine and teaching garden opens. CBC News. May 26, 2018.
Indigenous groups in [British Columbia] welcome traditional Chinese medicine clinics. The Globe and Mail. May 25, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Supplements Are Important for Vast Majority of Americans Who Do Not Receive Recommended Nutrients from Diet Alone. Natural Products Association. May 29, 2018.
When the Music Goes Silent. United Plant Savers. May 28, 2018.
Survey: Oncologists Believe Medical Cannabis To Be Equally Or More Effective Than Conventional Treatments. NORML. May 24, 2018.

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May 23, 2018

Science & Research
Rhubarb a potential treatment for gastrointestinal dysfunction: China trial. NutraIngredients-USA. May 21, 2018.
Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells: Quantum dots have great potential. Science Daily. May 21, 2018.
Flavonoids may slow lung function decline due to aging. Science Daily. May 21, 2018.
New study out of Poland suggests garlic extract may reduce cardiovascular risk in obese individuals. NutraIngredients-USA. May 18, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
The FDA Is Warning People to Steer Clear of Sunscreen Pills. TIME. May 23, 2018.
FDA Continues Crackdown on Kratom Vendors. Pain News Network. May 22, 2018.
Multivitamins, CBD chart same course through Congress. Natural Products INSIDER. May 18, 2018.

Community & Industry
Middle Tennessee State, Chinese Group Eye Ginseng Institute. US News & World Report. May 23, 2018.
The Doctor Is Cooking. The New York Times. May 22, 2018.
Internationally recognized UNM Curanderismo program back this summer. UNM News. May 17, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Mexico Requests Public Comment on Draft Regulations for Cannabis. Lexology. May 22, 2018.
Complications Arise From High Demand for Medical Cannabis in Germany. High Times. May 21, 2018.
The Endocannabinoid System: Hemp and Beyond. WholeFoods Magazine. May 21, 2018.
Bags of Cash and Stealthy Deliveries: How Pot Start-Ups Pay Taxes. The New York Times. May 18, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Valensa to use state seal to help shine light on saw palmetto quality issues. NutraIngredients-USA. May 21, 2018.
What Role Should DNA Barcoding Play in Identifying Botanical Ingredients Today? How Has the Technology Progressed? Nutritional Outlook. May 21, 2018.

Trends & Technology
2018 Skin Care Ingredient Trends. Natural Products INSIDER. May 22, 2018.
Cultural factors restricted growth of Amazonian ingredients, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. May 21, 2018.
New Zealand hunger-suppressant supplement calocurb enters US market. Can it overcome the category's stigma? NutraIngredients-USA. May 21, 2018.
Nootropics industry has a largely untapped opportunity in eSports. NutraIngredients. May 17, 2018.
Data supporting nootropics in sports nutrition still in beginning stages, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. May 17, 2018.
True blue botanicals: Why the appeal of spirulina and butterfly pea flowers is more than just colour. NutraIngredients. May 16, 2018.
Weight-Management Dietary Supplements and the Search for Effective Ingredients. Nutritional Outlook. May 15, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Saving Species project launched in Viet Nam. TRAFFIC. May 17, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Americans distrusting Big Pharma seek traditional Chinese cures. Nikkei Asian Review. May 19, 2018.
South Sudanese embrace traditional Chinese medicine. Xinhua. May 19, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new FDA actions to keep consumers safe from the harmful effects of sun exposure, and ensure the long-term safety and benefits of sunscreens. US Food & Drug Administration. May 22, 2018.
United Natural Products Alliance announces ‘no-sale’ policy for liquid, high-dose caffeine products as a condition of membership. United Natural Products Alliance. May 22, 2018.
FDA warns companies selling illegal, unapproved kratom products marketed for opioid cessation, pain treatment and other medical uses. US Food & Drug Administration. May 22, 2018.

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May 18, 2018

Science & Research
New study finds ginger proven to treat vomiting in children with acute gastroenteritis. EurekAlert! May 10, 2018.
A Mind Without A Brain: The Science Of Plant Intelligence Takes Root. Forbes. May 9, 2018.
The best foods for arthritis symptoms – new research. The Conversation. May 8, 2018.
Healing honey study guides beekeepers towards the best native trees and shrubs. Australian Broadcasting Corporation News. May 7, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Observers question adverse event reporting compliance for products sold on Amazon. NutraIngredients-USA. May 3, 2018.

Community & Industry
Revealed: Find out who won at the NutraIngredients Awards 2018. NutraIngredients. May 17, 2018.
Pharma deal could prove among sector’s biggest consolidations yet. The South China Morning Post. May 17, 2018.
Integrative medicine programs unite under new collaborative. UCLA Health. May 7, 2018.
Betz to replace Coates at helm of Office of Dietary Supplements at NIH. NutraIngredients-USA. May 4, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Huge Win for Hemp in Wisconsin. WholeFoods Magazine. May 15, 2018.
Marijuana Growers Turning to Hemp as CBD Extract Explodes. US News & World Report. May 14, 2018.
Study reveals that many oncologists recommend medical marijuana clinically despite not feeling sufficiently knowledgeable to do so. EurekAlert! May 10, 2018.
NPA CEO Weighs in on CBD, Regulatory Risks. Natural Products INSIDER. May 4, 2018.
Colombia sees billion-dollar bonanza from legacy of marijuana trade. Reuters. May 3, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Some shady ingredients find home in nootropics category. NutraIngredients-USA. May 17, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Data supporting nootropics in sports nutrition still in beginning stages, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. May 17, 2018.
Supplier Sabinsa Discusses Ayurvedic Ingredients Market, Adulteration, Research in the Dietary Supplement Industry. Nutritional Outlook. May 17, 2018.
Functional Beverage Innovation: Fringe is In. Natural Products INSIDER. May 16, 2018.
Weight-Management Dietary Supplements and the Search for Effective Ingredients. Nutritional Outlook. May 15, 2018.
Curcumin Ingredients Are Expanding Sports Nutrition Applications, OmniActive Says, Ahead of Vitafoods Europe. Nutritional Outlook. May 14, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Is Red Palm Oil a Sustainable Superfood? Care2. May 8, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Exploring Indigenous traditional healing in the treatment of diabetes. Saskatoon StarPhoenix. May 17, 2018.
Red ginseng becomes staple in Singapore. The Korea Times. May 17, 2018.
Ecuador: Native Women Build Bridges with Alternative Medicine. TeleSur. May 8, 2018.

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May 17, 2018

Science & Research
How do you test a nootropic supplement for efficacy? Analytical labs weigh in. NutraIngredients-USA. May 16, 2018.
Microbiome Research Advances, and Limitations, for Dietary Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. May 16, 2018.
When stress depresses the immune system, Echinacea can help, study suggests. NutraIngredients-USA. May 15, 2018.
Plant medicines, healing and psychedelic science. EurekAlert! May 15, 2018.
NIH-funded study suggests fish oil, blueberry supplementation linked to improved cognitive performance in older adults. NutraIngredients-USA. May 15, 2018.
A look at brain waves after pre-workout supplement ingestion suggests it may increase alertness. NutraIngredients. May 14, 2018.
MU med school researcher plumbs potential of herbs in cancer fight. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 12, 2018.
What are some botanicals with strong science supporting their cognitive benefits? Researchers explore in scientific review. NutraIngredients-USA. May 11, 2018.
OSU Scientists Say They’ve Created A New Sunscreen Out Of Plant Waste. Capital Press. May 16, 2018.
Botanical Extract Blend Supports Gut Health? Nutritional Outlook. May 10, 2018.
Aged garlic extract supplementation may benefit health of adults with obesity. NutraIngredients-USA. May 9, 2018.
Scientists Uncover Pathway To Cancer-Fighting Compound Found In Madagascan Plant. IFL Science. May 7, 2018.
Plants Are Communicating With Each Other Using Underground Signals. Atlas Obscura. May 2, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Pukka Has Been Told To Stop Advertising Its Tea As 'Detox'. The Huffington Post. May 16, 2018.
CSPI warns consumers, asks for FDA action on adulterated ginkgo products. NutraIngredients-USA. May 16, 2018.
CSPI to Consumers: Avoid Ginkgo Biloba Supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. May 15, 2018.
AHPA notes steep drop in rate of NDI filings; reasons for decline remain murky. NutraIngredients-USA. May 1, 2018.
Dietary Supplements vs. Foods — A FSMA Regulatory Challenge. Natural Products INSIDER. April 30, 2018.

Community & Industry
Welsh farmer helping to fight Alzheimer's by growing high-altitude daffodils to combat disease. The Telegraph. May 13, 2018.
Sourcing Supplement Ingredients and Components From China. Natural Products INSIDER. May 7, 2018.

Cannabis Update
UNPA wrestles with stance on CBD trade at recent meeting. NutraIngredients-USA. May 15, 2018.
Philadelphia to Treat Opioid Addiction with Medical Marijuana. High Times. May 15, 2018.
Pennsylvania To Lead Nation In Medical Marijuana Research. Forbes. May 15, 2018.
Can CBD Products Improve Your Fitness Results? US News & World Report. May 11, 2018.
Market growth continues to fuel CBD ferment. NutraIngredients-USA. May 11, 2018.
When It Comes To Colorado’s Marijuana Industry, Congress’ View Is Clouded By Myth. Colorado Public Radio. May 7, 2018.
Hemp CBD Market Grows Increasingly Competitive, Sales Growing. Nutritional Outlook. May 2, 2018.
Appeals Court Dismisses Petition Challenging DEA’s Marijuana Extract Rule. Natural Products INSIDER. May 2, 2018.
Court Rejects Challenge to DEA Rule, Leaving CBD Federally Illegal. Leafly. May 1, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
FDA Releases Intentional Adulteration Training Course. The National Law Review. May 10, 2018.
New Hidden Stimulants Surface in Sports Dietary Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. May 3, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Cocoa CRISPR: How gene editing could save Hershey’s Kisses. Fast Company. May 14, 2018.
I Grew Up Eating This Common Indian Vegetable. Now It's a Wellness 'Superfood.' Healthyish. May 14, 2018.
Weavers of wellness: Wearing Ayurveda. Forbes India. May 12, 2018.
Food is Medicine Working Group could open doors for personalized nutrition, medically tailored meals. NutraIngredients-USA. May 9, 2018.
Vitamins Are Trendy. Vitamin Stores Aren’t. Racked. April 30, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine is widely used for cardiovascular disease. EurekAlert! May 16, 2018.
Beijing stages opera about Chinese Nobel laureate. Xinhua. May 14, 2018.
The endurance of bush medicine. Pursuit. May 13, 2018.
Is colonialism creating inappropriate regulation of traditional medicine practitioners? EurekAlert! May 11, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Six New Companies Join CRN. Council for Responsible Nutrition. May 15, 2018.
USP #1 Verification Program for Dietary Supplements. United States Pharmacopeia. May 15, 2018.
NSF International and Austrian Ski Federation Work Together to Minimize Inadvertent Doping Risks. NSF International. May 14, 2018.
AHPA endorses the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. American Herbal Products Association. May 4, 2018.

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May 4, 2018

Science & Research
Substance in Chinese medicine can cause cardiac arrhythmia. EurekAlert! May 2, 2018.
Five Areas Of Research In Natural Product-Derived Drug Discovery. Science Trends. April 30, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Pro-Kratom Scientist Blasts Denver Ban, Federal Policies as Recipe for Death. Westword. April 27, 2018.

Community & Industry
UNPA signs memoranda of understanding with three new single-ingredient trade groups. NutraIngredients-USA. May 2, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Why the N.F.L.’s Ricky Williams Suggests Cannabis for Constipation. The New Yorker. May 7, 2018.
Cannabis, CBD Should Not Be Schedule I Drugs, Herbal Leaders Urge FDA in Public Comments. Nutritional Outlook. May 2, 2018.
Cannabis versus Cancer. Scientific American. May 2, 2018.
Australian clinical trial set to study cannabis as insomnia treatment. New Atlas. May 1, 2018.
University of Colorado Showcases Cannabis Illustrations. Westword. May 1, 2018.
Women shaping the cannabis industry. Chemical & Engineering News. April 30, 2018.
Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills. CNN. April 29, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
How a Rose Blooms: Its Genome Reveals the Traits for Scent and Color. The New York Times. April 30, 2018.

Trends & Technology
The online revolution: How social ‘influencers’ and digital technologies are driving changes in marketing. NutraIngredients. May 2, 2018.
Nutrigenomics 'driving the next growth stage' as innovation recognised in survey. NutraIngredients. May 1, 2018.
5 Green Superfood and Grass Supplement Trends to Watch in 2018. Nutritional Outlook. April 30, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
The Global Ayahuasca Community Is Reeling in the Wake of Recent Murders. Vice. May 1, 2018.
Brutal murders in Peru put spotlight on tourism boom linked to hallucinogenic brew. South China Morning Post. May 1, 2018.
Peru's brutal murders renew focus on tourist boom for hallucinogenic brew. The Guardian. April 29, 2018.
New York museum exhibition traces complex story of Chinese medicine in America. Xinhua. April 28, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
BRIT® Hosts Center for Plant Conservation’s National Meeting May 3 – 5, 2018. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. May 2, 2018.
New FDA Guidance on Homeopathics Will Limit Consumer Choice, Raise Prices, and Hurt Small Businesses for No Health Benefit. Natural Products Association. May 2, 2018.
MUIH Commencement Speaker Announced. Maryland University of Integrative Health. May 1, 2018.
USP Announces Updated Ingredient Verification Program. US Pharmacopoeia. April 23, 2018.

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April 27, 2018

Science & Research
This Genetically Modified Herb Could Help Save Millions Of Lives. IFL Science. April 25, 2018.
Sonoran Desert: An oasis for new medicines? GCU News. April 19, 2018.
Green digitization: Botanical collections data answer real-world questions. EurekAlert! April 18, 2018.
How does plant DNA avoid the ravages of UV radiation? EurekAlert! April 17, 2018.
Conflicting evidence on the efficacy of dietary interventions on rheumatoid arthritis: Review. NutraIngredients. April 16, 2018.
NCCIH Presentations at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. NCCIH Research Blog. April 16, 2018.
Curcumin trial retraction latest in long line for retired researcher. NutraIngredients-USA. April 13, 2018.
Herbal medicines and obesity: Comprehensive new review needed to understand clinical efficacy. NutraIngredients-USA. April 10, 2018.
Accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain summits is linked to warming. Nature. April 4, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Botanical harmonisation: Progress sluggish as plants remain in wilderness. NutraIngredients. April 17, 2018.
Herbal supplements 'at a crossroads' amid stricter regulations in APAC. NutraIngredients. April 11, 2018.

Community & Industry
Inquiries about supplement-drug interactions on rise, ABC says. NutraIngredients-USA. April 26, 2018.
50 years in the garden: Horticulturist reflects on decades working (and living) amid MoBot flowers. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 17, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Decolonizing cannabis: can legalization set Indigenous communities free? NOW Toronto. April 19, 2018.
Experts React To Donald Trump’s Action To Protect Medical Marijuana. High Times. April 16, 2018.
Does Cannabis Affect Your Immune System? High Times. April 14, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Online stores sold pharma-tainted supplements, reveal Norwegian regulators. NutraIngredients. April 26, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Herbal Beauty Products Market Could Top $140 Billion by 2025. WholeFoods Magazine. April 16, 2018.
Herbal supplements in Indonesia: On-trend ingredients and pressing health concerns revealed. NutraIngredients-Asia. April 12, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Natural Products Association: Most Effective Advocacy Organization in the Natural Products Industry Storms Capitol Hill. Natural Products Association. April 26, 2018.
Leading Senate Democrat To Introduce Marijuana Descheduling Bill. NORML. April 26, 2018.
UC San Diego Receives $4.7M Gift for Medical Cannabis Research. University of California San Diego. April 25, 2018.
Looking Back, Looking Forward: NCCIH at 20. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. April 25, 2018.
Join Fort Worth Botanic Garden and BRIT for Inaugural “Lunch in the Garden.” Botanical Research Institute of Texas. April 24, 2018.
EFSA assesses safety of green tea catechins. European Food Safety Authority. April 18, 2018.
Americans For Safe Access Responds to Trump’s Commitment to Respect State Cannabis Laws. Americans for Safe Access. April 13, 2018.
Botanical Experts Gather in Oxford for International Conference. University of Mississippi. April 12, 2018.
Art exhibit celebrates American native plants as part of international collaboration. United States Botanic Garden. April 2018.

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April 26, 2018

Science & Research
Chinese scientists sequence antimalarial plant genes, finding way to extract more medicine. Xinhua. April 25, 2018.
New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation. EurekAlert! April 24, 2018.
Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer. Science Daily. April 23, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Leading Scientists Say Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Kratom May Be Side-Effect Of FDA Crackdown & Underscores Need For Regulation … Not A Ban. PR Newswire. April 25, 2018.
SARMs Control Act Would Strengthen DEA's Power to Enforce Against SARMs in Dietary Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. April 25, 2018.

Community & Industry
2018 Natural Products Day: Keeping Up Appearances at the Capitol. WholeFoods Magazine. April 25, 2018.

Cannabis Update
How Seniors Joined the Cannabis Craze. The New Yorker. April 20, 2018.
Marijuana industry poised for supercharged growth thanks to President Trump. USA Today. April 20, 2018.
Scientific guidelines for using cannabis to treat stress, anxiety and depression. EurekAlert! April 19, 2018.
Panel recommends FDA approval of epilepsy drug derived from marijuana. STAT. April 19, 2018.
Regulatory Lawyers Assess FTC in Republican Administration, Impact on Dietary Supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. April 18, 2018.
CBD in supplements leads to stormy session at industry meeting. NutraIngredients-USA. April 16, 2018.
Hemp Farming Act of 2018 introduced in U.S. Senate. New Hope Network. April 13, 2018.
Trump and Gardner Strike Deal to Avoid Crackdown on Colorado Marijuana. Roll Call. April 13, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
'Adrenal support' supplements may contain unsafe ingredients. Reuters. April 25, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Great expectations: Personalised nutrition promise belies status as an emerging science. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Applauds Legislation to Increase Enforcement Against Illegal Products and Promote Consumer Safety. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 25, 2018.
The Supplement OWL Turns One—With one year under its wing, the industry-wide dietary supplement registry continues to soar. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 24, 2018.
UNPA completes solar-power installation at its historic Salt Lake City headquarters. United Natural Products Alliance. April 24, 2018.
AHPA recommends CBD not be scheduled under any international drug control convention. American Herbal Products Association. April 24, 2018.

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April 10, 2018

Science & Research
Ingredient Players in ‘Post-Workout’ Supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. April 9, 2018.
Orangutans Use Plant Extracts to Treat Pain. Scientific American. April 6, 2018.
New health benefits discovered in berry pigment. EurekAlert! April 5, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Proposed Chinese Tariffs Could Raise Supplement Prices. WholeFoods Magazine. April 9, 2018.
Florida court dismisses class action that hinged on NDI status of ingredient. NutraIngredients-USA. April 8, 2018.
Gottlieb stresses nutrition as way to combat rising disease burden. NutraIngredients-USA. April 6, 2018.
What's the Deal With Kratom? US News & World Report. April 6, 2018.
Chinese Tariff On American Ginseng 'Definitely Concerning,' Wisconsin Farmer Says. WBUR. April 3, 2018.
WATCH: 'Ground-breaking' regulations set to transform Australian industry. NutraIngredients-USA. April 2, 2018.

Community & Industry
School Offers Medicinal Gardening Class. US News & World Report. April 9, 2018.
Empowerment through herbalism. Brattleboro Reformer. April 8, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Cornell advancing industrial hemp as NY crop. Press-Republican. April 8, 2018.
Medical cannabis is legal. That does not mean it works. The Sydney Morning Herald. April 7, 2018.
The Ultimate Guide to Cannabinoids in Cannabis. High Times. April 6, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Vermouth has a long history with apothecaries and mixologists. Saskatoon Star Phoenix. April 7, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
In 'All-Natural' Sexual Enhancement Supplements, Viagra Is Often a Hidden Ingredient. Newsweek. April 5, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Clean Label on the Rise in Sports Nutrition Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. April 9, 2018.
Across China: Goji berry lovers wolf down China's superfood. Xinhua. April 6, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Herbarium exhibits plant species significant to Hmong people. The California Aggie. April 5, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
The greatest glasshouse in the world awaits. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. April 5, 2018.
Senate Leader Plans To Spearhead Federal Hemp Reform. NORML. April 5, 2018.

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April 5, 2018

Science & Research
Cocoa bean roasting can preserve both chocolate health benefits, taste. EurekAlert! April 4, 2018.
Gherkin extract improved exercise performance compared to placebo, says manufacturer-backed study. NutraIngredients. April 3, 2018.
Pecans May Improve Certain Markers Related to Cardiometabolic Health. Nutraceuticals World. April 3, 2018.
Study Confirms Synergistic Properties of Curcumin & Piperine Combination. Nutraceuticals World. April 3, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonella. The Washington Post. April 3, 2018.
FACT CHECK: Calif. Judge Rules Coffee Must Come With A Cancer Warning, But Should It? NPR. March 30, 2018.

Community & Industry
Chinese Tariff On Ginseng Is A Blow To Central Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio. April 4, 2018.
What role should dietary supplements play in the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans? NutraIngredients-USA. April 4, 2018.
Wisconsin ginseng growers worry about new Chinese tariffs. Wausau Daily Herald. April 2, 2018.

Cannabis Update
What’s Behind All the Synthetic Marijuana Hospitalizations? Healthline. April 4, 2018.
Medical marijuana gets wary welcome from older adults, poll shows. EurekAlert! April 3, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Remembering the Tansy, the Forgotten Easter Pancake of Centuries Past. Atlas Obscura. March 30, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Brain-Health Nootropic Supplements Growing in Sports Nutrition. Nutritional Outlook. April 4, 2018.
Recent Personalized Nutrition Research. Natural Products INSIDER. April 4, 2018.
Genomics: Riding the future wave of supplements. New Hope Network. April 4, 2018.
Food as medicine: moving closer to personalized nutrition. The Seattle Times. April 4, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
5 Plants and Animals Utterly Confused by Climate Change. The New York Times. April 4, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Herbs are Yunnan village's prescription for a better life. China Daily. April 4, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
FDA orders mandatory recall for kratom products due to risk of salmonella. US Food & Drug Administration. April 3, 2018.
Chinese Citizen Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud and Smuggling Related to Dietary Supplement Scheme. US Department of Justice. April 3, 2018.
MUIH Board Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair. Maryland University of Integrative Health. April 3, 2018.
Research Continues to Show Benefits of Cannabis in Fighting the Opioid Crisis. Americans for Safe Access. April 3, 2018.

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April 3, 2018

Science & Research
Dietary supplement shows promise for reversing cardiovascular aging. EurekAlert! March 29, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
CRN says more enforcement should go with FDA's plan to step up package screenings. NutraIngredients-USA. April 2, 2018.
Gottlieb promises action on ‘natural’ claims, hints at support for potassium salt petition. FoodNavigator-USA. March 29, 2018.

Community & Industry
Practitioners of Last Resort: Appalachia’s Alternative Health-Care Providers. Rewire News. March 30, 2018.
Call for new category of herbal products likely to fall on deaf ears. NutraIngredients-USA. March 29, 2018.
Arjuna launches ‘highly potent’ ashwaganda; clinical trials on ingredient ongoing. NutraIngredients-USA. March 29, 2018.
2018 Natural Choice Awards. WholeFoods Magazine. March 23, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Where Marijuana Is Legal, Opioid Prescriptions Fall. Scientific American. April 2, 2018.
Cannabinoids – Some Thoughts From This Year’s Expo West. JD Supra. March 29, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Books essay: naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian was a woman in a man’s world. The Art Newspaper. April 1, 2018.
Could the Best Medicine Be Growing in Your Backyard? Hour Detroit. March 30, 2018.
Do Ayurvedic Supplements for Menopause Work? Atlas Obscura. March 28, 2018.
The Diet That Might Cure Depression. The Atlantic. March 29, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
FDA Study Reveals Presence of Pharmaceutical Drugs in Some Supplements. WholeFoods Magazine. March 30, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Herbarium's new director looks forward to digital tool for documenting plants. Mankato Free Press. April 2, 2018.
The Right Chemistry: Exploring matcha tea and maca root. Montreal Gazette. March 30, 2018.
Baobab fruit takes off as a ‘superfood’ with sharp rise in UK sales. The Guardian. March 30, 2018.
What are the top 10 botanicals in Europe? NutraIngredients. March 26, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Tibetan Medicine: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health and Healing. Tricycle. April 2018.
Ayurvedic Botanical IP. Natural Products INSIDER. March 30, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
As a Lead Program Partner of NYBG’s New Edible Academy, Blue Apron Will Inspire Tens of Thousands of Kids and Their Families to Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Cook with Seasonal Ingredients. New York Botanical Garden. April 2, 2018.
CRN Names Its 2018 Annual Conference Chair. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 2, 2018.
Federal judge approves consent decree with New York dietary supplement manufacturer Riddhi USA. US Food & Drug Administration. March 29, 2018.
CRN Announces Newly Elected Board Directors, Shares Full Board List and Officers. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 29, 2018.
National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions Announce 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. Missouri Botanical Garden. March 28, 2018.
AHPA comments to FWS provide recommendations for CITES. American Herbal Products Association. March 27, 2018.

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March 29, 2018

Science & Research
The Medicine Woman: Emory Researcher Takes Up Fight Against Superbugs. WABE Atlanta. March 28, 2018.
Study Identifies Two Substances Derived From Plants That May Have the Potential To Treat Depression. NCCIH Research Spotlight. February 28, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
EC bestows novel food status on herb blend for supplement use. NutraIngredients. March 28, 2018.
Bill would lift restrictions on Alaska’s naturopaths. Alaska Public Media. March 27, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Pot and Politics: Investigating Barriers to Medical Marijuana Legalization. Harvard Political Review. March 27, 2018.
McConnell leads Congress in reconsidering hemp's agricultural potential. The Christian Science Monitor. March 27, 2018.
Major Cannabis Study Forthcoming in Philadelphia. MD Magazine. March 26, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Do Ayurvedic Supplements for Menopause Work? Prevention. March 27, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Fruit d'Or joins DNA testing effort in move to raise cranberry quality bar. NutraIngredients-USA. March 28, 2018.

Trends & Technology
A Golden Opportunity: The Rise of Turmeric & Curcumin. Nutraceuticals World. March 28, 2018.
Turmeric: Metabolic Health Powerhouse? Nutritional Outlook. March 27, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
New York museum to unveil groundbreaking show on traditional Chinese medicine. Xinhua. March 28, 2018.
Technology standardizes traditional Tibetan medicine. Xinhua. March 28, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Federal judge approves consent decree with Florida company that sold unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs. US Food & Drug Administration. March 28, 2018.
AOAC Leads Way for New Standards and Methods for Infant Formula, Food Safety, Dietary Supplements, and Alternative Methods. AOAC International. March 28, 2018.
AHPA staff participate in panels on pesticides and food adulteration prevention at GMA Science Forum. American Herbal Products Association. March 27, 2018.
FDA’s Increased Intelligence of Tainted Products is Commendable, But Only if It Leads to Enforcement Action. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 27, 2018.
Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative (SSCI) Completes Pilot Audit. Natural Products Association. March 22, 2018.

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March 27, 2018

Science & Research
Could these food supplements help treat psychosis? Medical News Today. March 26, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Long-sought Appalachian herb at root of Chinese response to Trump's trade tariff. Charleston Gazette-Mail. March 24, 2018.
Updated: Trump Signs Omnibus Spending Bill With Boost in FDA Funding. Regulatory Focus. March 23, 2018.

Community & Industry
$1.5 million in [complementary medicine] funding. Australian Journal of Pharmacy. March 26, 2018.
Focused research, sustainability bona fides, help PLT's nootropic ingredient Zembrin compete in crowded space. NutraIngredients-USA. March 23, 2018.

Cannabis Update
McConnell wants hemp removed from controlled substance list. Bristol Herald Courier. March 26, 2018.
Cannabis Strength Keeps Increasing But Schizophrenia Rates Aren't And We Don't Know Why. Science Alert. March 24, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Can Forskolin Supplements Help You Lose Weight? Women’s Health. March 26, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Personalized Nutrition Trends: Genetic Testing. Natural Products INSIDER. March 26, 2018.
Why Mushrooms Are the Latest Must-Have Skincare Ingredient. The Independent. March 26, 2018.
The Plant-Based Phenomenon Is Growing. WholeFoods Magazine. March 23, 2018.
Industry experts observe increased acceptance of herbal products among US consumers. NutraIngredients-USA. March 22, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Overproduction and Consumption Threatens Andes Superfood Haven. TeleSur. March 25, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN and GOED File Joint Amicus Brief Calling for Dismissal of Amarin Pharma Complaint. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 23, 2018.
Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative (SSCI) Completes Pilot Audit. Natural Products Association. March 22, 2018.

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March 24, 2018

Science & Research
Botanical extracts exhibit ‘low-moderate effect’ in measurements of fitness. NutraIngredients. March 22, 2018.
Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in the treatment of psychosis. Science Daily. March 22, 2018.
Eating pecans had significant effect on biomarkers of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. EurekAlert! March 22, 2018.
Could beetroot juice slow key step in Alzheimer’s progression? NutraIngredients. March 22, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Dutch authorities call for legislation on synephrine limits in food supplements. NutraIngredients. March 22, 2018.
Within broader synthetic botanicals question, stakeholders focus on labeling issue. NutraIngredients-USA. March 22, 2018.

Community & Industry
Trustworthiness of supply improves against backdrop of stubborn outliers. NutraIngredients-USA. March 22, 2018.
Who made the final? NutraIngredients Awards shortlist announced. NutraIngredients. March 22, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Can Chamomile Extract Promote a Good Night’s Sleep? Medical News Bulletin. March 22, 2018.
The DEA Crackdown on Thomas Jefferson's Poppy Plants. Mental Floss. March 22, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Millennials and Healthy Living: It's About Online Content, Not Doctors' Visits. Forbes. March 22, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
The erosion of predictability: Climate change and the botanical supply chain. NutraIngredients-USA. March 22, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
House Passes Budget with Medical Cannabis Protection Amendment. Americans for Safe Access. March 22, 2018.
Homeopathic Drugs Could Benefit from Federal Oversight, Watchdog Group Says. Center for Science in the Public Interest. March 20, 2018.

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March 21, 2018

Science & Research
Seeking answers on supplements. The Harvard Gazette. March 21, 2018.
The botanist, the chemist, and the painkilling lettuce. The Sydney Morning Herald. March 18, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
'The devil is in the details': Why the Australian supplement industry still faces the risk of over-regulation. FoodNavigator-Asia. March 20, 2018.
Hop-based ingredient does not ward off ageing, says EFSA. NutraIngredients. March 16, 2018.

Community & Industry
Ocean Spray seeks FDA approval for health claim. Capital Press. March 21, 2018.
Clorox to Buy Dietary-Supplement Maker Nutranext for $700 Million. The Wall Street Journal. March 12, 2018

Cannabis Update
Medicinal cannabis is safe and effective — it’s time to reboot research. European Pharmaceutical Review. March 19, 2018.
The coffee cannabis connection. EurekAlert! March 15, 2018.
Medicinal pot documentary shares hopes for legalization at SXSW. KVUE. March 14, 2018.
Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot. The Washington Post. March 10, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Today’s houseplants do more than look pretty. The Washington Post. March 20, 2018.
Next-Generation Superfood Supplements — With Beauty Benefits. The New York Times Style Magazine. March 14, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
FDA is Using Innovative Methods to Prevent Illegal Products with Hidden Drug Ingredients from Entering the United States. FDA Voice. March 21, 2018.
New testing partner will bolster transparency of botanical ID, Sabinsa says. NutraIngredients-USA. March 21, 2018.

Trends & Technology
This traditional Chinese medicine company has been approved to use cannabis in facial beauty treatments. Business Insider Australia. March 21, 2018.
Sweet Science: Russian Scientists Come Up With Healthy 'Golden' Chocolate. Sputnik. March 20, 2018.
Ginger Set to Become the Next Big Digestive-Health Ingredient, Companies Say at Natural Products Expo West 2018. Nutritional Outlook. March 20, 2018.
8 Drivers of the Mushroom Ingredient Market. Nutritional Outlook. March 20, 2018.
From calming capsules to energizing teas: Botanical product launches at Expo West. NutraIngredients. March 20, 2018
From Landfill to Lipstick: Grape Waste as Cosmetic, Food Ingredient. Laboratory Equipment. March 19, 2018.
Brain health: how biohacking with supplements improves it, and why taking ‘smart drugs’ could be dumb. South China Morning Post. March 18, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Sami-Sabinsa Group to fund reforestation of Pterocarpus marsupium in India. NutraIngredients-USA. March 21, 2018.
Climate change could wipe out half of all plant and animal species from the Amazon rainforest by 2100, finds study. The Independent. March 14, 2018.
One plant has the ability to help us understand climate change. Quartz. March 13, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Evaluating the Efficacy of Ayurveda. Natural Products INSIDER. March 19, 2018.
Scientist turns to Ayurvedic medicine in hunt for a cure to dementia. Financial Times. March 11, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA participates in AOAC International Stakeholder Panel for Dietary Supplements. American Herbal Products Association. March 20, 2018.
New Analysis Supports Health Claims for Soy Protein and Heart Disease. Natural Products Association. March 20, 2018.
Updated AHPA Primer on Product Liability Insurance for the Dietary Supplement Industry. American Herbal Products Association. March 19, 2018.
Local authorities and communities celebrate success of wild plant collection initiative. TRAFFIC. March 15, 2018.
Review: Adjunctive Use Of Cannabinoids Efficacious In Patients With Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy. NORML. March 15, 2018.
Kew launches 10-year plan to share its collections and help secure future of the planet. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 14, 2018.

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March 10, 2018

Science & Research
Chicory root dietary fiber improved bowel regularity in Beneo-backed study. NutraIngredients-USA. March 7, 2018.
American Civil War era tea yields modern day medicine. Chemistry World. March 5, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Key Ayurvedic Botanicals and Regulatory Challenges. Natural Products INSIDER. March 7, 2018.
Modern-Day Laws for Traditional Ayurvedic Botanicals. Natural Products INSIDER. February 28, 2018

Community & Industry
Pharmacists Encouraged to Learn More About Herbal Supplements. Monthly Prescribing Reference. March 8, 2018.
Supplier Quality Audits: A Critical Factor in Ensuring GMP Compliance. Cannabis Industry Journal. March 7, 2018.
Supplement maker MegaFood gets certified as a B Corporation.. NutraIngredients-USA. March 7, 2018.
Kraft Heinz launches new platform to ‘shape the future of food’. Food Business News. March 7, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Cannabinoids help curb the frequency of epileptic seizures in youngsters, new Australian review reveals. NutraIngredients-Asia. March 7, 2018.
What I Learned at the CBD Summit. WholeFoods Magazine. March 7, 2018.
America Is Giving Away the $30 Billion Medical Marijuana Industry. Bloomberg Businessweek. March 7, 2018.
Focus on Medical Marijuana: The Trade Marks Perspective. Lexology. March 7, 2018.
Most pediatric oncologists willing to consider medical marijuana for children with cancer. Healio. March 7, 2018.
Talkin’ ‘Bout Terpenes! Seattle Weekly. March 7, 2018.
Medical marijuana for pets? Colorado Springs Independent. March 7, 2018.
Industrial hemp in New York expected to grow as research expands. Cornell Chronicle. March 5, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
How a British botanist opened China to the west. Financial Times. March 7, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Dietary supplements recalled by the FSAI due to presence of “illegal steroids”. Joe. March 8, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Bay Area-based Zipongo wants more Americans to see food as medicine. Healthcare investors, corporate America are on board. NutraIngredients-USA. March 8, 2018.
The sudden collapse of coconut oil, 2015’s favorite superfood. The Washington Post. March 7, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA 2018 awards recognize excellence in the herbal industry. American Herbal Products Association. March 8, 2018.
Clinical Trial: Use Of Herbal Cannabis Safe And Effective In Cancer Patients. NORML. March 8, 2018.
Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing Gives Congress a Closer Look at Sports Nutrition Supplements. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 7, 2018.

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March 5, 2018

Science & Research
A New Method Of Thujone Determination In Natural Products. Science Trends. March 5, 2018.
Spearmint may boost sleeping ability, short-term memory among older adults, new study suggests. NutraIngredients-USA. March 5, 2018.
Adaptogenic Mushroom Blend Improves Endurance Performance in New Study. Nutritional Outlook. March 2, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Salmonella Found In Kratom Samples As Multi-State Outbreak Expands. Forbes. March 3, 2018.
Kratom: Why Did the FDA Declare the Herbal Supplement an Opiate? Rolling Stone. March 2, 2018.

Cannabis Update
13-Year-Old Denied Life-Saving Treatment Because He Used CBD Oil. High Times. March 5, 2018.
This scientist is testing a marijuana ingredient as a way to prevent relapse. It’s a daunting task. PBS Newshour. March 3, 2018.
Marijuana for Moms. The Atlantic. March 2, 2018.
Nutrasource Diagnostics adds cannabis test to capabilities. NutraIngredients-USA. March 2, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
The Messy Facts about Diet and Inflammation. Scientific American. January 1, 2018.

Trends & Technology
The Poison We Pick. New York Magazine. February 20, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Mother Nurture: Female Shaman Defines Girl Power in Male-Dominated Culture. Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. March 5, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Leading North American herb associations promote Good Agricultural and Collection Practices. American Herbal Products Association. March 5, 2018.
The Truth About NSF’s Certified for Sport® Program. NSF International. March 4, 2018.
NCNPR Receives Award to Research Common Military Dietary Supplements. The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. March 1, 2018.
Study: Inhaled Cannabis Augments Analgesic Efficacy Of Opiates. NORML. March 1, 2018.

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March 2, 2018

Science & Research
Testing experts say study's null result on diet/gene interplay just another step in road to understanding how DNA affects nutrition. NutraIngredients-USA. March 1, 2018.
Nut consumption may aid colon cancer survival. EurekAlert! February 28, 2018.
Dietary supplements during pregnancy can reduce risk of childhood allergies & eczema. New Atlas. February 28, 2018.
Beetroot juice may help heart failure patients keep exercising. NutraIngredients. February 28, 2018.
Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine begins new JACM column partnership. EurekAlert! February 27, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Brexit benefit? UK consumer group says supplement campaign is ‘paused’ as EU interference is no longer a risk. NutraIngredients. March 1, 2018.
Greek Gum Wins EU Approval as Natural Remedy. Greek Reporter. March 1, 2018.
Is Kratom Really Linked To A Salmonella Outbreak? Forbes. February 28, 2018.
FDA Warns Against Launch Of The Kratom Extract Mitrasafe, Citing Misleading Regulatory And Drug Claims. Forbes. February 27, 2018.
Health Canada issues warning about product containing yohimbe. NutraIngredients-USA. February 28, 2018.
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use. The Scientist. February 26, 2018.

Community & Industry
8 things I learned from 8 years as a dietary supplement trade association attorney. New Hope Network. March 1, 2018.
Maurice Iwu to Head C’ttee for Review of Herbal Pharmacopoeia. This Day Live. March 1, 2018.

Cannabis Update
No link between current or previous marijuana use and kidney disease, say researchers. EurekAlert! March 1, 2018.
Nutiva Debuts First Ever USDA Certified-Organic Hempseed Grown in the US. Nutritional Outlook. February 28, 2018.
A Physician’s Perspective on Optimal Cannabis Dosing. Leafly. February 26, 2018.
Can cannabis help reduce opioid deaths? Australian Journal of Pharmacy. February 24, 2018.
Cornell Researchers Investigate Future of Cannabis Variant for Industrial Use. The Cornell Daily Sun. February 22, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
The Sweet Smell of Osmanthus Absolute. The New York Times. February 28, 2018.
The Essence of Healing. Newsweek. February 23, 2018
Tea, Honey And Lemon: Does This Classic Trifecta Actually Help A Sore Throat? NPR. February 23, 2018.
New Mann Library Exhibit Captures the Beauty of Plant Art. The Cornell Daily Sun. February 22, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Researchers track down "forged" superfoods. Phys.org. March 1, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Super Trend: Superfoods in Personal Care Products. Label Insight. March 1, 2018.
What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them? TIME. February 28, 2018.
Personalised nutrition test aims to fill gaps that impair athletic gains. NutraIngredients. February 27, 2018.
Direct From Europe: High-Tech Holistic Skincare. T Magazine. February 26, 2018.
What Are Adaptogens and Can They Help Power Up Your Workouts? Shape. February 23, 2018.
Gardening leave: why are offices turning into botanical spaces? The Guardian. February 19, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Dirty talk: How pollution is snuffing out plants’ scent messages. New Scientist. February 14, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Elsevier working on traditional Chinese medicine. Research Information. February 28, 2018.
China 'not yet meeting population's TCM needs' as 2030 plan eyes parity with Western medicine. FoodNavigator-Asia. February 26, 2018.
New Yorkers’ infatuation with a Chinese herbal cough syrup boosts distributor’s shares. South China Morning Post. February 26, 2018.
TCM may step in as antibiotics start to fail. China Daily. February 23, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s new efforts to advance implementation of the new consumer Nutrition Facts label for foods. US Food & Drug Administration. March 1, 2018.
State of the States’ Medical Cannabis Programs. Americans for Safe Access. February 28, 2018.
NSF Certified for Sport® Products Pose No Doping Risk to Athletes and Consumers. NSF International. February 27, 2018.
Americans for Safe Access Announces Partnership with Releaf App Aimed at Creating a New Class of Patient-Focused Dispensaries. Americans for Safe Access. February 26, 2018.
Study: Artisanal CBD Preparations Associated With Reduced Seizure Activity In Epileptic Children. NORML. February 22, 2018.

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February 22, 2018

Science & Research
Beetroot juice supplements may help certain heart failure patients. EurekAlert! February 22, 2018.
Study: Botanical blend may reduce number of bathroom breaks due to urinary tract symptoms. NutraIngredients-USA. February 22, 2018.
Verbena leaf proves a lemon-aid to muscle strength and recovery. NutraIngredients. February 22, 2018.
Matching DNA to a Diet Does Not Work. STAT. February 21, 2018.
Method detailed in study confirms synthetic stimulant in supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. February 21, 2018.
Scientists create 'Evolutionwatch' for plants. EurekAlert! February 21, 2018.
Meriva Curcumin Ingredient May Support Musculoskeletal Function During High-Impact Activity, New Study Suggests. Nutritional Outlook. February 20, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Kratom linked to multistate Salmonella outbreak. NutraIngredients-USA. February 21, 2018.
Basic Omissions Doom Many Dietary Supplement Ingredient Notices to FDA. Natural Products Insider. February 21, 2018.
Herbal Supplement Gains Popularity Despite FDA Concerns. US News & World Report. February 20, 2018.
Vancouver researchers take issue with U.S. FDA's alarmist memo on kratom. The Georgia Straight. February 17, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Can You Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Cannabis? High Times. February 20, 2018.
Startup to bring CBD-containing sports nutrition protein product to market. NutraIngredients-USA. February 20, 2018.
Federal appeals court hears hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD. The Cannabist. February 15, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Do Trees Talk to Each Other? Smithsonian Magazine. March 2018.

Trends & Technology
What's the cost of rising demand for superfoods? FoodNavigator. February 22, 2018.
The cosmetics company selling Siberia to the world. BBC News. February 21, 2018.
Superfruits: Old Faves and New Raves. Nutritional Outlook. February 21, 2018.
Emerging Brands Grabbing Share Of The Retail Wellness Market. Forbes. February 20, 2018.
Ashwagandha’s Supportive Powers. WholeFoods Magazine. February 20, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Indigenous villagers in Peru losing patience with coca land seizures. Thomson Reuters Foundation News. February 21, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Interview: 'The Shaman and The Scientist' Director Sarah Hutt on Her New Documentary. Outer Places. February 21, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
FDA oversees destruction and recall of kratom products; and reiterates its concerns on risks associated with this opioid. US Food & Drug Administration. February 21, 2018.
2018 Nutrition Conference to feature the latest in food movements and trends. National University of Health Sciences. February 21, 2018.
Naturopathic Medicine is Growing in U.S. Medical Centers of Excellence. Institute for Natural Medicine. February 21, 2018.
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Kratom. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. February 20, 2018.
Saharah Moon Chapotin Named New U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director. United States Botanic Garden. February 20, 2018.
NSF International Launches DNA Authenticated™ Mark for Dietary Supplement Ingredients. NSF International. February 20, 2018.

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February 20, 2018

Science & Research
Is There Evidence That Curcumin Benefits Multiple Sclerosis? Medical News Bulletin. February 18, 2018.
Plant-Based Diet May Prevent Diabetes, New Study Shows. Organic Authority. February 16, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Botanical barrier adds to ‘unhelpful’ regulatory arena, say one in three. NutraIngredients. February 19, 2018.

Community & Industry
Tropical plants help heal, in chemotherapy, decongestants and more. The Washington Post. February 17, 2018.
Medicinal plants: the next big thing in economic arena? Tehran Times. February 17, 2018.
The poisonous healers of nature. Live Mint. February 16, 2018.
Reclaiming African Herbalism as an Act of Resistance. Yes! Magazine. February 15, 2018.

Cannabis Update
ConsumerLab Tests How Much Cannabidiol is In CBD and Hemp Oils. Nutraceuticals World. February 19, 2018.
Doctors warn against rush to prescribe medicinal cannabis. The Guardian. February 18, 2018.
Pot Pharm: Booming Canada weed sector plots next-wave medicines. CBC News. February 16, 2018.
Medical pot for animals? One California lawmaker wants to open the door. The Los Angeles Times. February 16, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
The botany in Obama's official portrait represents his history. Popular Science. February 19, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Has coconut oil lost its luster? New data from SPINS shows sharp sales declines in 2017. FoodNavigator-USA. February 16, 2018.
Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine. NPR. February 16, 2018.
The Superfood Qualities Of Mushrooms. National Geographic. February 16, 2018.
Are Black Walnuts Ready to Boom? Civil Eats. February 15, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine cancer rehabilitation center opens in US. Xinhua. February 17, 2018.

Community & Indutry Releases
NYBG Names Carrie Rebora Barratt As Its Next President and CEO. New York Botanical Garden. February 15, 2018.
CRN Hires Assistant General Counsel. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 15, 2018.

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February 17, 2018

Science & Research
Building a DNA Barcode Library for the Canadian Flora Using Herbarium Collections. EurekAlert! February 13, 2018.
Limited Evidence? BNF Review Cites Lack of Science Demonstrating Beauty Benefits for Supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. February 13, 2018.
Beer Has Unexpected Health Benefits, Says Best Study Ever. The Los Angeles Times. February 8, 2018.
Lemon Verbena Extract May Help Reduce Muscle Damage Post-Exercise. NutraIngredients. January 30, 2018.
Recent Studies Link Elderberry to Digestive Health. WholeFoods Magazine. January 30, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Clear Definition and New Regulatory Framework: The Way Forward for Nutraceuticals? NutraIngredients. February 12, 2018.
Kratom Is Hailed as a Natural Pain Remedy, Assailed as an Addictive Killer. The US Wants to Treat It like Heroin. The Washington Post. February 10, 2018.
Kratom praised by some as a natural pain remedy, but deaths prompt warning. Chicago Tribune. February 10, 2018.
Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes. TIME. February 7, 2018.

Community & Industry
Innovation reforming supply of botanical ingredients. NutraIngredients-USA. February 15, 2018.
Ethnobotanist speaks at WKU about potential research breakthrough. College Heights Herald. February 14, 2018.

Cannabis Update
California May End Workplace Discrimination Against Marijuana Users. High Times. February 14, 2018.
Sponsor of Bill to Legalize Hemp Thinks This Is the Year. US News & World Report. February 9, 2018.
California Makes Marijuana a Wellness Industry. The New Yorker. January 31, 2018.

Trends & Technology
Savvier consumers seeking innovative products that deliver on simplicity, transparency, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. February 15, 2018.
Beyond diet, but before drugs: Researchers stress the potential for nutraceuticals. NutraIngredients-USA. February 15, 2018.
Adaptogens, CBD and Nootropics Rise as Consumers Consider Their Emotional & Mental Well-being. NutraIngredients-USA. February 7, 2018.
How Ghee, Turmeric and Aloe Vera Became India’s New Instruments of Soft Power. The Washington Post. January 29, 2018.

Environement & Conservation
Ravaged by a poorly studied disease, cacao trees are dying. Phys.org. February 15, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Yemenis turn to herbal remedies as medicine prices soar. Al Jazeera. February 12, 2018.
The New-Age Spread of Ancient Mexican Cures. Ozy. February 8, 2018.
US-China Research Partnership on Ginseng Sign of Growing Backing for TCM, Sources Say. NutraIngredients-USA. February 6, 2018.

Community & Indutry Releases
Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Online Health Promotion Program Ranked #1. Maryland University of Integrative Health. February 14, 2018.
UNPA Announces the Publication of the UNPA Asia Report, Distributed Throughout China, Japan and Southeast Asia. United Natural Products Alliance. February 14, 2018.
Opioid epidemic leads to growing shift toward natural care. National University of Health Sciences. February 12, 2018.
NYBG Scientist Michael J. Balick, Ph.D., Receives the 2018 Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration from the National Tropical Botanical Garden. New York Botanical Garden. February 9, 2018.
New Research Reveals Plant Wonderland Inside China’s Caves. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. February 7, 2018.
CRN Launches #SARMsCanHarm Consumer Education Initiative to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of SARMs. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 7, 2018.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on the Agency’s Scientific Evidence on the Presence of Opioid Compounds in Kratom, Underscoring its Potential for Abuse. US Food and Drug Administration. February 6, 2018.
AHPA Recommends Regulatory Improvements in Comments Submitted to CFSAN. American Herbal Products Association. February 5, 2018.
Vermont: Governor Signs Law Legalizing Marijuana Use, Cultivation By Adults. NORML. January 25, 2018.
World Health Organization Grants Official Relations Status to USP. United States Pharmacopeia. February 5, 2018.

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February 3, 2018

Science & Research
Lemon verbena extract may help reduce muscle damage post-exercise. NutraIngredients. January 30, 2018.
Recent Studies Link Elderberry to Digestive Health. WholeFoods Magazine. January 30, 2018.
Nutritionally-speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk. Science Daily. January 29, 2018.
Curcumin trial bolsters brain boosting link. NutraIngredients-USA. January 25, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
DOJ to Appeals Court: Affirm DMAA Ruling. Natural Products INSIDER. January 26, 2018.
FTC, FDA jointly crack down on firms making illegal opioid withdrawal treatment claims. NutraIngredients-USA. January 25, 2018.

Community & Industry
AHPA, OTA, and QAI Announce Resource for Supplement Industry. WholeFoods Magazine. January 24, 2018.

Cannabis Update
California Makes Marijuana a Wellness Industry. The New Yorker. January 31, 2018.
Marijuana: is it time to stop using a word with racist roots? The Guardian. January 29, 2018.
Marijuana legalization cannot be stopped. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 27, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
NIH summary of weight loss, sports products takes dim view of efficacy. NutraIngredients-USA. February 1, 2018.
Oxford distillery creates gin made from 17th century garden. The Drinks Business. January 31, 2018.
Here's How Pro Athletes Check Their Supplements for Banned Substances. Men’s Health. January 31, 2018.
9 Things You Need to Know About Ayurvedic Medicine. Reader’s Digest. January 30, 2018.
NIH releases tools for choosing safe supplements. Consumer Affairs. January 26, 2018.
Here's How to Tell Whether Your Supplements Are Dangerous. TIME. January 25, 2018.

Trends & Technology
2018 Ingredient Trends to Watch for Food, Drinks, and Dietary Supplements: Stevia. Nutritional Outlook. February 1, 2018.
NutraIngredients-USA 2018 predictions, Part 2: From CBD, Amazon, personalization & more. NutraIngredients-USA. January 22, 2018.
NutraIngredients-USA 2018 predictions, Part 1: The microbiome, adaptogens, nootropics & more. NutraIngredients-USA. January 30, 2018.
Gut feelings: Digestive health is top of the agenda for nutraceutical industry. NutraIngredients. January 30, 2018.
Start-up LifeDNA recommends skincare products, supplements, based on genetics. NutraIngredients-USA. January 26, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
The Toxic Rise of the California Strawberry. Smithsonian. January 24, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
How ghee, turmeric and aloe vera became India’s new instruments of soft power. The Washington Post. January 29, 2018.
Chinese traditional medicine gains popularity at home and abroad. Al Jazeera. January 28, 2018.
China discovers 54 new plant species for traditional Chinese medicine: report. Xinhua. January 28, 2018.

Community & Indutry Releases
FDA Grants 'Priority Review' Of Plant-Derived CBD Extract. NORML. February 1, 2018.
Technical issues prevent FDA from evaluating majority of recent NDI notifications. American Herbal Products Association. February 1, 2018.
BRIT and Fort Worth Botanic Garden “GROW” with New Collaboration. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. February 1, 2018.
Ikhlas Khan Wins 2018 Wiley Award. AOAC International. January 30, 2018.
Handbook promotes safe use of herbs to prevent drug interactions. American Herbal Products Association. January 30, 2018.
MUIH Announces Agreement with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences. Maryland University of Integrative Health. January 26, 2018.
Vermont: Governor Signs Law Legalizing Marijuana Use, Cultivation By Adults. NORML. January 25, 2018.
Plans Revealed for NYBG’s Landmark Exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i. New York Botanic Garden. January 24, 2018.

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January 25, 2018

Science & Research
Mixing herbal remedies and conventional drugs 'could be harmful'. The Guardian. January 24, 2018.
Will supplements help your workout or diet routine? EurekAlert! January 24, 2018.
Curcumin improves memory and mood, new UCLA study says. EurekAlert! January 23, 2018.
Century-old botany records may hold key to monarch butterfly survival. Phys.org. January 17, 2018.
Strangest things: fossils reveal how fungus shaped life on Earth. The Guardian. January 16, 2018.
How flowering plants conquered the world. BBC News. January 14, 2018.

Legal & Regulatory
Agencies target 'illegal, unapproved' products that claim to treat opioid addiction. The Washington Post. January 24, 2018.

Community & Industry
Organic Industry Leaders Issue Updated Guidance on Organic Dietary Supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. January 24, 2018.
The Former Naturopath Who Became a Whistleblower on the Industry. VICE. January 22, 2018.
Collaboration will make industry stronger, new AHPA science officer says. NutraIngredients-USA. January 19, 2018.
Why Nestle sold its U.S. candy business — and bought a vitamin company The Washington Post. January 17, 2018.

Cannabis Update
Germany's medicinal cannabis market struggles with short supply and high costs. Deutsche Welle. January 22, 2018.
Singapore Announces Synthetic Medicinal Cannabinoids Research. Dope Magazine. January 22, 2018.
Marijuana money increasingly flowing to Republican lawmakers. USA Today. January 21, 2018.
What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot. Bloomberg. January 18, 2018.
Is marijuana a medical miracle? The truth is, we still don't know. The Guardian. January 15, 2018.

Consumer & Popular
Rare household bill reveals early reference to tea in Britain. Business Standard. January 15, 2018.
Was Lydia E. Pinkham the Queen of Quackery? JSTOR Daily. November 22, 2017.

Trends & Technology
These Are the Hottest New Superfoods of 2018. Hudson Valley. January 23, 2018.
Nature’s Way said learnings from social media informed new line of herbal powders. NutraIngredients-USA. January 22, 2018.
Mattson unveils 10 macro trends driving food and beverage innovation. FoodNavigator-USA. January 18, 2018.
Confusion abounds for adaptogens, says expert. NutraIngredients-USA. January 17, 2018.
The chocolate science hype machine. Vox. January 17, 2018.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Faster authentication process pioneered in Hong Kong for TCM and herbal products. NutraIngredients-Asia. January 16, 2018.
Increasing need to detect herb and spice adulteration. Securing Industry. January 12, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
FairWild Standard a good fit for new plant laws. TRAFFIC. January 24, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
The president who made people take his bogus HIV cure. BBC News. January 22, 2018.
Nigeria develops herbal drugs for treatment of Ebola, malaria. Vanguard. January 19, 2018.
Women's rising role in traditional Tibetan medicine. Xinhua. January 16, 2018.

Community & Indutry Releases
FDA, FTC warn companies for selling illegal, unapproved opioid cessation products using deceptive claims. US Food & Drug Administration. January 24, 2018.
New Certified for Sport® App Helps Consumers Find Independently Tested, Safer Supplements in Seconds. NSF International. January 23, 2018
NYBG’s Winter Exhibition Wild Medicine in the Tropics Highlights the Healing Power of Plants in the Warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. New York Botanic Garden. January 17, 2018.
AHPA welcomes Dr. Holly Johnson as new Chief Science Officer. American Herbal Products Association. January 16, 2018.
Kew welcomes new UK environment plan. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. January 11, 2018.
Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers, and Product Marketers that Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Treat Opioid Addiction. United Natural Products Association. December 20, 2018.

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January 13, 2018

Science & Research
Dietary xenoestrogens may reduce effectiveness of breast cancer treatment. European Pharmaceutical Review. January 11, 2018.
Soy links to lower prostate cancer risk strengthened. NutraIngredients. January 11, 2018.
Natural Bioactives Play Significant Role in the Prevention, Management of Inflammatory Conditions. Natural Products INSIDER. January 5, 2018.
Quercetin supplements may have exercise benefits: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. January 3, 2018.
Blueberry vinegar could prevent memory loss and dementia. The Los Angeles Times. January 2, 2018.
The Antioxidant Myth. Psychology Today. December 30, 2017.
Breathing easy: Regular intake of apples and tomatoes could help lung function. NutraIngredients-USA. December 22, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Debate Heats Up Over SARMs Fitness Supplements. Healthline. January 11, 2018.
More than 30 popular supplement ingredients left off India's new approved list. NutraIngredients-USA. January 10, 2018.
Dietary Supplement Official: cGMP Compliance Still Deficient in 'Fundamental' Areas. Natural Products INSIDER. January 10, 2018.

Community & Industry
NSF AuthenTechnologies brings new leadership with goal to ‘expand range of services’. NutraIngredients-USA. January 11, 2018.
How Will the Supplement Industry Fare without Hatch? MedPage Today. January 3, 2018.

Cannabis Update
First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy. CBC News. January 10, 2018.
A Tiny Texas Town Takes a Chance on Medical Marijuana. The Atlantic. January 10, 2018.
The grass is green for careers in cannabis research. Science. January 10, 2018.
Endocannabinoid claims, climate change, adulteration progress: What to look for in 2018. NutraIngredients-USA. January 8, 2018.
Sessions opens door for stepped up cannabis enforcement; effect on CBD sphere unclear. NutraIngredients-USA. January 5, 2017.
As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets. Scientific American. January 4, 2018.
Trump Administration Takes Step That Could Threaten Marijuana Legalization Movement. The New York Times. January 4, 2018.
The Top Three Cannabis Research Stories of 2017. Dope Magazine. December 28, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Hops is Herb of the Year for 2018. Midland Daily News. January 11, 2018.
Aloe Vera: An Ancient Plant with Modern Benefits. Nutritional Outlook. January 10, 2018.
In 2018, Cocktails Will be Purple. Paste Magazine. January 1, 2018.
2018: The Year of the Consumer. WholeFoods Magazine. January 1, 2018.

Environment & Conservation
Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate Change And Beer. NPR. January 11, 2018.
Reliance on natural healing cultivates respect for nature in Indonesian village. MongaBay. January 9, 2018.
Scientists are speed breeding plants in a race to beat climate change. Popular Science. January 9, 2018.
Chocolate is Going Extinct, But Scientists Have a Wild Plan to Save it. Inverse. January 2, 2018.
In a Papuan district, tribes push to revive a legacy of sustainability. MongaBay. January 2, 2018.

Traditional Medicine
Maori manufacturers and researchers unite to develop anti-diabetes functional foods for Asia. NutraIngredients-Asia. January 9, 2018.
How Indigenous knowledge advances modern science and technology. The Conversation. January 3, 2018.

Community & Industry Releases
NSF AuthenTechnologies® Looks to 2018 With New Leadership. NSF International. January 11, 2018.
Kew welcomes new UK environment plan. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. January 11, 2018.
Ferns, Roses, and More: The Second Installment of New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada is Available from NYBG Press. Council for Responsible Nutrition. December 11, 2017.
A Botanical Mystery Solved by Phylogenetic Testing Published in Oryx. Missouri Botanical Garden. January 5, 2018.
US Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines. NORML. January 4, 2018.
California Begins Retail Marijuana Sales. NORML. January 4, 2018
Bastyr Alumnus Pioneers Integrative Treatment for Opioid Addiction. Bastyr University. January 3, 2018.
McGuffin Statement on Sen. Hatch Retirement. American Herbal Products Association. January 3, 2018.
Senator Orrin Hatch Recognized for His Commitment to Dietary Supplement Consumers. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 2, 2018.
AHPA Participates in Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel Discussion on Four Herbal Ingredients. American Herbal Products Association. December 21, 2018.
NPA Seeks New Process for Validation of Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. December 21, 2017.
Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers, and Product Marketers that Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Treat Opioid Addiction. American Herbal Products Association. December 20, 20187.
Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis. Americans for Safe Access. December 20, 2017.
UNPA Signs Joint Memorandum of Understanding with China Nutrition and Health Food Association. United Natural Products Alliance. December 19, 2017.
CRN Criticizes Overgeneralization of New Study in Annals of Internal Medicine. Council for Responsible Nutrition. December 18, 2017.

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December 14, 2017

Science & Research
Chamomile extract may improve sleep among the elderly: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. December 11, 2017.
Experts file comment questioning conclusions drawn from poison control center data. NutraIngredients-USA. December 11, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
CSPI to FDA and FTC: Crack Down on Supplements Marketed for Opioid Withdrawal. Natural Products INSIDER. December 11, 2017.
Botanical deadlock: ECJ rules ‘on hold’ claims are unacceptable. NutraIngredients. December 11, 2017.

Community & Industry
Firms making opiod treatment claims don't represent responsible industry, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. December 13, 2017.
Ethnobotanist Jim Duke Passes at 88. WholeFoods Magazine. December 11, 2017.
Nutritional Outlook's 2017 Best of the Industry, Industry Leader: American Herbal Products Association. Nutritional Outlook. December 11, 2017.
Nutritional Outlook's 2017 Best of the Industry, Ingredient Supplier/Service Provider: Brassica Protection Products. Nutritional Outlook. December 11, 2017.
Nutritional Outlook's 2017 Best of the Industry, Ingredient Supplier/Service Provider: Lycored. Nutritional Outlook. December 11, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Perspectives on the Use of Medicinal Marijuana in Children. AAP News. December 13, 2017.
Fabricant pushes NDI path to market for CBDs in public appearance. NutraIngredients-USA. December 11, 2017.
Cannabis Project Aims To Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients. High Times. December 9, 2017.
Could Cannabis Be A Treatment For Dementia? High Times. December 8, 2017.
Looming Canadian regulatory change keeps hemp investment interest high. NutraIngredients-USA. December 8, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star? WebMD. December 13, 2017.
Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science. BBC News. December 10, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Orangutans process plants into medicine, study finds. Mongabay. December 4, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Naturopathic Doctors Play Increasing Role in Oncology Care. Clinical Oncology News. December 11, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
ACHS Announces Two New Accredited Holistic Health and Wellness Bachelor Degrees. American College of Healthcare Sciences. December 13, 2017.
Three Things to Know About Dietary Supplements and Opioid Addiction. Council for Responsible Nutrition. December 12, 2017.
Two New Options Make It Even Easier for Companies to Upload Dietary Supplement Labels to the Supplement OWL. Council for Responsible Nutrition. December 11, 2017.
AHPA mourns the passing of Jim Duke, a leading authority on herbal medicine. American Herbal Products Association. December 11, 2017.
Crackdown Urged on Supplements Marketed as Opioid Withdrawal Aids. Center for Science in the Public Interest. December 8, 2017.
NUNM Food as Medicine Institute Partners with Saint Luke’s Hospital. National University of Natural Medicine. December 8, 2017.

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November 30, 2017

Science & Research
This start-up raised millions to sell 'brain hacking' pills, but its own study found coffee works better. CNBC. November 30, 2017.
Curcumin: common dietary supplement turned anti-cancer compound? Oxford University Press blog. November 29, 2017.
The Facilities Where Scientists Breed Plants to Survive the Future. WIRED. November 28, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA, Industry Struggle to Deal with SARMs, DMAA and Other Controversial Ingredients. Natural Products INSIDER. November 30, 2017.
FDA Makes A Welcome Return To Courtroom Advocacy For Uniform Regulation. Forbes. November 29, 2017.
Inside the War on Kratom in Denver and Beyond. Westword. November 29, 2017.
FDA Unveils Draft Guidance on Best Practices for Convening a GRAS Panel. Nutraceuticals World. November 17, 2017.

Community & Industry
Botanical medicine course takes multi-disciplinary look at how plants can heal. Emory University News. November 30, 2017.
Campbell herbarium takes root online. Campbell University News. November 30, 2017.
Tea Entrepreneurs Challenge Their Community to See People First, Ex-Offenders Second. VICE Impact. November 21, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Austin's First Cannabis Oil Dispensary Is Ready to Grow. Austin Chronicle. December 1, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
There’s drama on dietitian Twitter, and it’s exposing deep rifts in nutrition doctrine. The Washington Post. November 28, 2017.
Why adaptogens may be the key to dealing with stressed skin. Well + Good. November 28, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Bolstering Botanical Best Practices. Nutritional Outlook. November 30, 2017.
Bodybuilding products sold online may be mislabeled or unsafe. Reuters. November 29, 2017.
Bodybuilding drugs sold online often contain unapproved substances, study says. CNN. November 29, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Packaged Facts: Functional claims and ingredients continue to lure US consumers shying away from traditional 'snacks'. NutraIngredients-USA. November 28, 2017.
Nutritional Psychiatry: Emerging Evidence and Expert Interview. Psychiatry Advisor. November 28, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
China to roll back regulations for traditional medicine despite safety concerns. Nature News. November 29, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
New Study on SARMs Reaffirms Need for Enforcement Action and Consumer Awareness. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 29, 2017.
Natural Products Center to Collaborate with Beijing Hospital. University of Mississippi. November 28, 2017.
UNPA endorses AHPA’s Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material. American Herbal Products Association. November 28, 2017.
The most common FDA cGMP inspection observations of 2016-17. American Herbal Products Association. November 28, 2017.
NSF International Consulting Services Bring Science-Based Methodologies to Sustainability Practices. NSF International. November 29, 2017.
Ronald T. Piervincenzi Statement of Support for WHO Reports on Impact of Poor-Quality Medicines. United States Pharmacopeia. November 28, 2017.
Dr. Ryan Bradley Named Director of Helfgott Research Institute. National University of Natural Medicine. November 20, 2017.
Bastyr and AOMA Discontinue Plans for Affiliation. Bastyr University. November 1, 2017.

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November 27, 2017

Science & Research
Coffee consumption and health: umbrella review of meta-analyses of multiple health outcomes. New England Journal of Medicine. November 22, 2017.
Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say. VICE. November 23, 2017.
Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells. Science Daily. November 21, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Industry Rallies Behind FDA’s Warning on SARMS. WholeFoods Magazine. November 27, 2017.
FDA to Healthcare Pros: Tainted Products Are Illegal Drugs, Not Dietary Supplements. Natural Products INSIDER. November 21, 2017.
FDA to Block Shipments of Kratom, a Dietary Supplement Popular in NH. New Hampshire Public Radio. November 20, 2017.

Community & Industry
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply. The Salt Lake Tribune. November 21, 2017.
University of Michigan Medical School Launches Integrative Oncology Scholars Program. The ASCO Post. November 25, 2017.
Oman's Botanic Garden Will Be Largest in the World. Conde Nast Traveler. November 22, 2017.

Cannabis Update
What Pot Really Does to the Teen Brain. Scientific American. December 2017.
In North Dakota, Police Targeting CBD Deferred to DEA ‘Marihuana Extract’ Rule. Natural Products INSIDER. November 27, 2017.
Texas to Roll Out First CBD Sales By End of Year. Marijuana.com. November 27, 2017.
How Does Cannabis Help PTSD Patients? High Times. November 23, 2017.
Medicinal cannabis hotline to cut through red tape for NSW patients and doctors. The Sydney Morning Herald. November 23, 2017.
Meet Canada’s ‘weed sommelier’. BBC News. November 21, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Science or Snake Oil: will horseradish and garlic really ease a cold? The Conversation. November 26, 2017.
Why do teenagers use supplements, and where do they get their advice? NutraIngredients. November 22, 2017.

Environement & Conservation
As droughts lengthen, Zimbabwe’s medicinal plants disappear. Thomson Reuters Foundation News. November 27, 2017.
Are Traders and Traffickers Winning the Orchid Battle? National Geographic. November 27, 2017.
Amazon tribe saves plant lore with ‘healing forests’ and encyclopedia. The Guardian. November 24, 2017.
How to curb illicit trade in endangered plants? DNA barcoding could help. Down to Earth. November 24, 2017.
Can a Wild Daisy Rejuvenate Croatia’s Farming Economy? The New York Times. November 23, 2017.
Forest plantations are a potent blend for coffee production. Phys.org. November 22, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
First AI-based TCM clinic opens in China. China.org.cn. November 27, 2017.
Ayurveda: The Ancient Practice that Healed with Turmeric Before It Was Cool. The Independent. November 22, 2017.
The Long Tradition of Folk Healing Among Southern Appalachian Women. TAtlas Obscura. November 21, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Ministry of Health and pharmaceutical companies collaborate on developing non-timber forest product utilization policies. TRAFFIC. November 27, 2017.
Vice-premier highlights revitalization of traditional Chinese medicine. The State Council of The People’s Republic of China. November 22, 2017.
Thomas Walter and His Plants: The Life and Work of a Pioneer American Botanist, Now Available from NYBG Press, Updates a Landmark of American Plant Science. New York Botanical Garden. November 22, 2017.
Traditional Medicinals and Urban Moonshine Announce New Relationship. Urban Moonshine. November 16, 2017.
Green Tea Extract-Containing Natural Health Products - Rare Risk of Serious Liver Injury. Health Canada. November 15, 2017.

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November 20, 2017

Science & Research
Review details growing scientific backing for curcumin benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. November 20, 2017.
How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry. Ars Technica. November 19, 2017.
CAM use on the rise among women: Survey. NutraIngredients-USA. November 17, 2017.
Medicinal plants used by women in Mecca: urban, Muslim and gendered knowledge. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. November 17, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Can you trust that ad for a dietary supplement? FTC Consumer Information Blog. November 20, 2017.
‘Needed’: FDA issues draft guidance for best practices for GRAS panels. NutraIngredients-USA. November 20, 2017.
FDA to Block Shipments of Kratom, a Dietary Supplement Popular in NH. New Hampshire Public Radio. November 20, 2017.

Community & Industry
Brattleboro 'nutraceutical' firm sells for $28M. The Sentinel. November 18, 2017.
Botaneco Named Life Sciences Company of the Year. Natural Products INSIDER. November 17, 2017.
Leaving the Center in Good Hands. NCCIH Research Blog. November 14, 2017.

Cannabis Update
How to grow cannabis? With modern science and technology. The Conversation. November 19, 2017.
High Times in Ancient China: 2,700-Year-Old Marijuana Stash Found in Shaman Grave. Ancient-Origins. November 18, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Joseph Banks: botanical work on Cook's voyage finally makes it to print. The Guardian. November 20, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
This Woman Suffered Organ Damage After Taking Green-Tea Extract Supplements. Women’s Health. November 17, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Botanical art: Why drawing plants and flowers is back in fashion. Australian Broadcasting Corporation News. November 18, 2017.

Environement & Conservation
Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants. The Los Angeles Times. November 17, 2017.
Native plant nursery in South Texas concentrates on seeds. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. November 8, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
From Ayurveda to biomedicine: understanding the human body. The Conversation. November 20, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Supplement associations endorse AHPA’s Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material. American Herbal Products Association. November 16, 2017.
Thanking Our Industry Partners. United States Pharmacopeia. November 16, 2017.
ASA Files Freedom of Information Act Requests. Americans for Safe Access. November 9, 2017.

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November 18, 2017

Science & Research
Report suggests association between coffee and up to 70 percent reduced risk of liver disease. EurekAlert! November 16, 2017.
Study lists foods for fighting rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and progression. EurekAlert! November 8, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
There is Hope: Dietary Supplement Activity in Congress in the Trump Era. Natural Products INSIDER. November 17, 2017.
Kratom group files demand for retraction of FDA head’s warning on botanical. NutraIngredients-USA. November 17, 2017.
German food risk agency warns of health risk posed by whole-leaf Aloe preparations. NutraIngredients. November 16, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
How People Came to Believe Blueberries Are the Healthiest Fruit. The Atlantic. November 15, 2017.
How a Glass Terrarium Changed the World. The Atlantic. November 12, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Study finds ‘next DMAA’ in tainted sports, weight loss products. NutraIngredients-USA. November 9, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Under-the-Radar Botanicals to Watch in 2018. Nutritional Outlook. November 16, 2017.

Environement & Conservation
Unregulated wild collection and habitat loss lead to Vulnerable status for medicinal Goldenseal. TRAFFIC. November 17, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
United States Pharmacopeia research study confirms lack of medicinal compounds in many Reishi supplements. Nammex. November 17, 2017.
BRIT and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Sign Research and Education Memorandum of Understanding. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. November 14, 2017.
A Sneak Peek of the Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium Proceedings. United Plant Savers. October 23, 2017.
Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate Program Spring & Fall 2018. United Plant Savers. October 31, 2017.
Current Trends in Fighting a Major Threat to Biodiversity Will Be the Focus of NYBG’s Invasive Species Summit on November 3, 2017. New York Botanical Garden. October 26, 2017.
CRN Announces Supplement OWL Advisory Board. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 17, 2017.
Report: Domestic Hemp Production More Than Doubles In Past Year. NORML. November 9, 2017.
Banned and Potentially Harmful Stimulants Found in Six Weight-Loss and Pre-Workout Supplements. NSF International. November 8, 2017.
Trade associations issue joint press release in support of FDA action on SARMs. United Natural Products Association. November 8, 2017.

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November 8, 2017

Science & Research
Ayurvedic extract shows joint mobility and comfort improvement in study. NutraIngredients. November 3, 2017.
Tart cherry juice may help you get a good night’s sleep: Study. NutraIngredients. November 2, 2017.
Artificial Intelligence uncovers anti-aging plant extracts. EurekAlert! October 31, 2017.
Albert Einstein teams find 89 percent of hispanic women use herbal remedies. EurekAlert! October 30, 2017.
Curcumin supplements offers gut protection and heat relief from exercise exertions. NutraIngredients. October 27, 2017.
The importance and efficacy of epigallocatechin and epicatechin. European Pharmaceutical Review. October 25, 2017.
Cocoa flavanols may boost brain health benefits of exercise: Human data. NutraIngredients-USA. October 23, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
‘A useful regulatory guidepost’: NPA publishes book listing pre-DSHEA ingredients. NutraIngredients-USA. November 8, 2017.
Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement company’s claims. The Guardian. November 6, 2017.

Community & Industry
Supplement Industry Has 'Rare Opportunity' to Seek Regulatory Reform. Natural Products INSIDER. November 8, 2017.
How much foreign matter is permissible in an herbal ingredient? Trade group AHPA releases guidance. NutraIngredients-USA. October 31, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Sticker shock coming with California's new pot market. The Austin American-Statesman. November 5, 2017.
First Texas Cannabis Crop Set To Be Planted In Austin. High Times. November 3, 2017.
F.D.A. Warns Companies Against Claims That Marijuana Cures Diseases. The New York Times. November 1, 2017.
Weed Science: Researchers Map Marijuana DNA to Unlock Cannabis's Full Potential. Newsweek. October 30, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Can Ketones Rev Up Our Workouts? The New York Times. November 8, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Risky stimulants turn up — again — in weight loss and workout supplements. STAT. November 8, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Botanical and herbal innovations to dominate 2018's top food trends. FoodNavigator-Asia. November 7, 2017.
Emerging Trends in the Cosmeceutical Industry. Natural Products INSIDER. October 26, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Who owns the heritage of traditional medicine? Apollo Magazine. October 30, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Dietary Supplement Industry and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Warn Consumers about Dangerous, Illegal Ingredients Known as SARMs. American Herbal Products Association. November 8, 2017.
New Book Compiles First Ever List of Pre-DSHEA Dietary Ingredients. Natural Products Association. November 7, 2017.
Medical Marijuana Study: 70 percent of CBD products inaccurately labelled. Americans for Safe Access. November 7, 2017.
The NIH Collaboratory Launches a New Resource on Methods and Best Practices for Pragmatic Clinical Trials. NCCIH Research Blog. November 3, 2017.
Conservation Through Cultivation: Forest Grown Verification for the Profitable Production of Medicinal Herbs. United Plant Savers. October 31, 2017.
Guidance on foreign matter limits in herbal ingredients. American Herbal Products Association. October 30, 2017.
Five Chinese Citizens and Four Chinese Companies Indicted in Scheme to Sell Mislabeled Dietary Supplements. The US Department of Justice. October 25, 2017.

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October 24, 2017

Science & Research
Aristolochic acid in herbal remedies fuelling liver cancer rates in Asia, study suggests. NutraIngredients. October 23, 2017.
Cocoa flavanols may boost brain health benefits of exercise: Human data. NutraIngredients-USA. October 23, 2017.
Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked. The New York Times. October 20, 2017.

Community & Industry
Usage and confidence in supplements up, trust stays high: CRN data. NutraIngredients-USA. October 20, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Finally, a degree in marijuana: But it’s not for stoners or slackers. The Washington Post. October 23, 2017.
This is How Legal Cannabis is Improving Public Health. AlterNet. October 20, 2017.
World Medical Association says laws on cannabis research should be reviewed. The Pharmaceutical Journal. October 18, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
You can spend a lot on ‘true’ cinnamon, but does it taste better than the rest? The Washington Post. October 23, 2017.
How Nicholas Culpeper Brought Medicine to the People. Smithsonian Magazine. October 18, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Trends and Knowledge Out of Natural Products Expo East. WholeFoods Magazine. October 23, 2017.
Opinion: Why more doctors are embracing scientifically sound integrative medicine. The Los Angeles Times. October 22, 2017.
Booze with benefits? The challenges scientists overcame to create a probiotic beer. NutraIngredients. October 18, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution. The Portland Press Herald. October 20, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
United States Files Enforcement Action Against Long Island Company and Its Owner to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated and Misbranded Dietary Supplements. US Department of Justice. October 23, 2017.
UNPA announces in-house education and training for food and supplement companies. United Natural Products Association. October 23, 2017.
AHPA updates CA Prop 65 guidance for herbal products. American Herbal Products Association. October 20, 2017.
A Mislabeled Product Is an Illegal Product. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 20, 2017.
Colombian President awarded Kew International Medal for work protecting biodiversity. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. October 20, 2017.
Dietary Supplement Usage Increases, Says New Survey. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 19, 2017.
NCCIH Introduces Know the Science Initiative. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. October 19, 2017.

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October 18, 2017

Science & Research
Scientists reveal herbal remedies containing aristolochic acid may cause liver cancer. EurekAlert! October 18, 2017.
Benefits of Broccoli: Eating More May Improve Your Gut Health. Newsweek. October 14, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA Doesn’t Anticipate Safety Review in Developing Pre-DSHEA List. Natural Products INSIDER. October 17, 2017.
Assembling ODI list far from sure thing, FDA’s Welch says. NutraIngredients-USA. October 16, 2017.
Supplement industry GMP compliance move stuck in neutral, FDA official says. NutraIngredients-USA. October 13, 2017.
Atlanta dietary supplement mogul faces new criminal charges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. October 5, 2017.

Community & Industry
CRN creates advisory board for Supplement OWL program. NutraIngredients-USA. October 18, 2017.
Raw Material Sourcing in a Global Supply Chain. Natural Products INSIDER. October 16, 2017.

Cannabis Update
North American first: Researchers publish scientific study on cannabis production. Phys.org. October 17, 2017.
How Cannabis Fits into the Ancient Indian Medicinal System of Ayurveda. Jane Street. October 12, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
If you’re dealing with menopause symptoms, there’s a beer that might help. Metro. October 8, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
ABC leads effort to make sure rejected raw material is destroyed, not resold. NutraIngredients-USA. October 12, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Birthwort Cancer Risk: People Are Still Eating One of the Most Dangerous Plants on Earth as a Traditional Medicine. Newsweek. October 18, 2017.
To Inspire Young Communists, China Turns to ‘Red Army’ Schools. The New York Times. October 15, 2017.
In Hong Kong, Folk Remedies Are Sickening Patients. The New York Times. October 6, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Medical Marijuana Expert Ethan Russo Joins Center of Excellence. Americans for Safe Access. October 18, 2017.
Joint Commission calls for hospitals to provide complementary and alternative medicine for pain. National University of Health Sciences. October 17, 2017.
California dietary supplement maker, Custompax prohibited from manufacturing. US Food & Drug Administration. October 13, 2017.
CRN Website Honored with 2017 Communicator Award. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 11, 2017.
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island Have Added Naturopathic Medicine as a Regulated Healthcare Practice. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. October 8, 2017.

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October 4, 2017

Science & Research
Pycnogenol joint health benefits illuminated in unique trial. NutraIngredients-USA. October 4, 2017.
Black tea may help with weight loss, too. Science Daily. October 4, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
An FDA-approved list of ‘old dietary ingredients’ may not be possible or responsible, warn stakeholders. NutraIngredients-USA. October 4, 2017.
LifeScienceRisk expands Prop 65 coverage for more chemicals, tea. NutraIngredients-USA. October 2, 2017.
Editorial — Warning: Too many warning signs are bad for your health. The Los Angeles Times. September 30, 2017.
Officer's death intensifies scrutiny of herbal supplement. ABC News. October 1, 2017.
FDA Improves Access to Reports of Adverse Drug Reactions. Pharmaceutical Processing. September 29, 2017.
New Bill Would Make Supplements Eligible Under SNAP Benefits. WholeFoods Magazine. September 27, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Focus on Medicinal Marijuana: Navigating the path to commercialisation of cannabis-derived compounds. Lexology. October 4, 2017.
Can Cannabis Cure Cancer?: Research with Human Subjects to Start Next Year. Dope Magazine. October 4, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Carbon-14 Analysis and Dietary Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. October 3, 2017.
Natural tea and honey contaminants frequently underestimated, study finds. NutraIngredients. October 2, 2017.
Adulteration of proprietary Chinese medicines & health products poses severe health risks. EurekAlert! October 2, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Death of the pill? To bulk of consumers, 'dietary supplement' means powder or beverage. NutraIngredients-USA. October 4, 2017.
UNM is opening virtual doors to its plant collections. University of New Mexico News. October 4, 2017.
The Latest on Sleep, Relaxation, and Mood Ingredients for Dietary Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. October 2, 2017.
Skin Care’s Backlash Against Essential Oils. The New York Times Style Magazine. September 29, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Made in Hong Kong: the story of Po Chai Pills, ‘cure all’ medicine Chinese families have relied on for over 60 years. South China Morning Post. October 4, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA presents recommendations for pre-DSHEA dietary ingredient list. American Herbal Products Association. October 4, 2017.
Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing Shines Light on Nutritional Intakes of US Adults. Council for Responsible Nutrition. October 3, 2017.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) and new search tool. US Food & Drug Administration. October 2, 2017.

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September 28, 2017

Science & Research
Green tea power? Lowering caffeine may enhance anti-stress properties. NutraIngredients-USA. September 28, 2017.
More coffee please: Coffee could halve mortality rates for HIV and HCV patients. NutraIngredients. September 27, 2017.
Ayahuasca may have potential to treat eating disorders, scientists claim. EFox News. September 27, 2017.
Chilli chemicals may heat up your metabolism. NutraIngredients. September 27, 2017.
Can stevia help treat metabolic syndrome? EurekAlert! September 25, 2017.
Polyphenol blend may boost post-exercise recovery: RCT. NutraIngredients. September 21, 2017.
Pill Paradox: Students Investigate Science of Supplements. Davidson College News. September 21, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
European agencies highlight high levels and banned substances in supplements. NutraIngredients. September 28, 2017.
The State of FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. Natural Products Insider. September 25, 2017.

Community & Industry
DNA botanical testing focus of Indena, NHP alliance & Hyris pact. NutraIngredients. September 26, 2017.
Facing criticism, UC Irvine scrubs 'homeopathy' from its roster of offered treatments. The Los Angeles Times. September 25, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Cancerous toxins linked to cannabis extract. Science Daily. September 26, 2017.
Why Medical Marijuana Research Is Gaining Support From the GOP. Rolling Stone. September 22, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Unilever's Lipton tea introduces new wellness line. Food Drink & Franchise. September 28, 2017.
Michigan pet hospital to test Chinese herbal medicine on dogs with cancer. Detroit Free Press. September 22, 2017.
Caperitif, a forgotten aperitif from South Africa, is back after 100 years. Chicago Tribune. September 8, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
To Keep Native Medicinal Knowledge Alive, Leaders Organize Plant Walks. Vermont Public Radio. September 28, 2017.
Botanic gardens 'best hope' for saving endangered plants. BBC News. September 26, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Article trashing TCM based on faulty notions of the sacrosanct nature of Western medicine, expert asserts. NutraIngredients-USA. September 26, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
BRIT and TCU Sign Education and Research Memorandum Of Agreement. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. September 25, 2017.
Ecuadorians disproportionately select non-native plants for medicinal use says UH-led study. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. September 25, 2017.
GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Establishes the Office of Integrative Medicine and Health. George Washington University. September 21, 2017.

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September 21, 2017

Science & Research
Polyphenol blend may boost post-exercise recovery: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. September 21, 2017.
Ensuring broccoli sprouts retain their cancer-fighting compounds. EurekAlert! September 20, 2017.
Comprehensive meta-analysis affirms cranberries' role in promoting a healthy urinary tract. EurekAlert! September 19, 2017.
Connecting plants and society: The Shenzhen Declaration, a new roadmap for plant sciences. Phys.org. September 18, 2017.
Combined treatment of TCM and modern medicine effective in treating liver cirrhosis. ECNS. September 18, 2017.
Black gold? Rhizome extract said to have anti-ageing and anti-diabetic effects. NutraIngredients. September 15, 2017.
New study sheds light on mysterious plant compounds. Cornell Chronicle. September 14, 2017.
Scientists Looking to Synthesize Salvia for Medicine. Geek.com. September 12, 2017.
Virginia Tech biochemists dip into the health benefits of olives and olive oil. EurekAlert! September 12, 2017.
Could more coffee lead to a longer life? Researchers think so. NutraIngredients-USA. September 12, 2017.
No, The Voynich Manuscript Hasn’t Been Decoded. Here’s Why These Failures Persist. Forward. September 12, 2017.
How We’re Creating ‘Super Plants’ to Help Humanity. BBC News. September 12, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Young Living fined for using illegally sourced essential oils, highlighting issue of supply chain transparency. NutraIngredients-USA. September 20, 2017.
FDA to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Developing a List of Pre-DSHEA Dietary Ingredients. The National Law Review. September 12, 2017.

Community & Industry
Self-Regulation, in Life and Industry, Keeps Us on Track to Success. Natural Products Insider. September 21, 2017.
Dislocations caused by Irma expected to affect saw palmetto production. NutraIngredients-USA. September 20, 2017.
The Supplement OWL seeks to improve transparency. NutraIngredients-USA. September 14, 2017.
Herbal medics reach out to help hurricane victims. KHOU. September 8, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Northern Michigan University The First In US To Train Undergrads For Marijuana Industry. CBS Detroit. September 21, 2017.
Sri Lanka Wants To Export Cannabis to the US. Cannabis Now. September 20, 2017.
Future of legalized cannabis focus of expert panel discussion in cannabis journal. EurekAlert! September 19, 2017.
University of Maryland pharmacy school cancels plans to train medical marijuana workers. The Baltimore Sun. September 18, 2017.
Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana. EurekAlert! September 15, 2017.
Two years later, ill Texans still haven't been able to legally use cannabidiol. The Houston Chronicle. September 15, 2017.
Orrin Hatch Hails the Benefits Of Medical Marijuana. Huffington Post. September 13, 2017.
Cannabis Goes to College: Now You Can Study Weed. Jane Street. September 11, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
1,000-Year-Old Illustrated Manuscript of Herbal Remedies Available Online. My Modern Met. September 20, 2017.
This Once-Obscure Fruit Is On Its Way To Becoming PawPaw-Pawpular. NPR. September 15, 2017.
With Ginseng Festival, Wisconsin Growers Aim to Cultivate Broader Taste for Root. Voice of America. September 13, 2017.
WHO Encourages Tea Drinking for a New Generation. World Tea News. September 11, 2017.

Trends & Technology
The four key health concerns driving Chinese consumers to spend more on functional foods. FoodNavigator-Asia. September 14, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Researchers find there are at least 14,003 plant types in Amazon basin. Phys.org. September 19, 2017.
Some good news about global warming for once — plants are speeding up their use of carbon. The Washington Post. September 14, 2017.
Protecting the 'mountain gold,' Virginia cracks down on illegal ginseng harvesting. WSLS. September 13, 2017.
The great nutrient collapse. Politico. September 13, 2017.
Scientists: Future of oldest tree species on Earth in peril. The Chicago Tribune. September 13, 2017.
CU Boulder to create digital archive of 1.7 million Rocky Mountain botanical specimens. Phys.org. September 13, 2017.
Farmers to Grow Medicinal Plants on Mined-out Lands. Jamaica Social Investment Fund. September 8, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional medicine courses rolled out in Chinese schools as 12-year-olds learn acupuncture. The Telegraph. September 14, 2017.
Border Medicine: Doctors, Disease, and Health Seekers in LA. KCET. September 12, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. September 20, 2017.
UCI receives $200 million gift to name College of Health Sciences and launch major integrative health initiative. University of California, Irvine. September 18, 2017.
No Longer a Best Guess: NYBG Scientists and International Researchers Produce the First Scientifically Vetted Catalog of Known Plant Species in Amazonia. New York Botanical Garden. September 18, 2017.
NUHS students network and gain new insights at integrative medicine conference for underserved. National University of Health Sciences. September 18, 2017.
Essential Oils Company Sentenced for Lacey Act and Endangered Species Act Violations to Pay $760,000 in Fines, Forfeiture, and Community Service, and to Implement a Comprehensive Compliance Plan. US Department of Justice. September 18, 2017.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., about crops impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and FDA’s work with farmers affected by the storms. US Food and Drug Administration. September 14, 2017..
Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction – IUCN Red List. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. September 14, 2017.
WHO holds third consultation on quality control of herbal medicines in Hong Kong. The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. September 4, 2017.

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September 11, 2017

Science & Research
Polyphenols may enhance endurance, delay time to exhaustion. NutraIngredients-USA. September 11, 2017.
Has a Mysterious Medieval Code Really Been Solved? The Atlantic. September 10, 2017.
U of L researcher studying prairie plants for medicinal purposes. Lethbridge Herald. September 6, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA’s plan to engage the public in the agency’s new effort to strengthen and modernize FDA’s regulatory framework. FDA Voice. September 7, 2017.
Amazon Contributes to Surge in NDINs, FDA Finds Many Incomplete, Not Supplements. Natural Products Insider. September 1, 2017.

Community & Industry
Unilever adds Pukka Herbs to portfolio as part of ethical product drive. NutraIngredients. September 11, 2017.
Pukka tea firm vows to stay ethical as PG Tips owner takes it over. The Guardian. September 7, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Looking at cannabis as art. The Washington Post. September 10, 2017.
Editorial: Trump and Sessions are ignoring voters' overwhelming support for medical marijuana. Will Congress listen? The Los Angeles Times. September 9, 2017.
Medical marijuana will soon be growing in Texas. Here’s who can use it. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. September 8, 2017.
The Many States of Industrial Hemp. Natural Products Insider. September 7, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
The Mystery of the Lost Roman Herb. BBC News. September 7, 2017.
The Value of Adaptogenic Herbs. Natural Products Insider. September 6, 2017.
The Unlikely Medical History of Chocolate Syrup. Smithsonian Magazine. September 6, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Ayurvedic herbs’ rise continues as turmeric & ashwagandha post big YOY growth. NutraIngredients-USA. September 11, 2017.
Ayurvedic Supplements See Skyrocketing Demand. Nutritional Outlook. September 7, 2017.
For personalization know-how, seek out a practicing herbalist. NutraIngredients-USA. September 7, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Seeding the Future? ‘Ark’ Preserves Rare, Threatened Plants. WTOP. September 10, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Governor Raimondo Signs Bill to License Naturopathic Doctors in Rhode Island. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. September 11, 2017.
The Future of Ginseng, growing ginseng, harvesting ginseng, market and habitat research. United Plant Savers. September 8, 2017.
House Committee Blocks Vote to Protect Medical Cannabis Patients. Americans for Safe Access. September 7, 2017.
World Coffee Research Launches WCR Verified Certification for Coffee Producers. NSF International. September 7, 2017.

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September 6, 2017

Science & Research
Scientific study review presents health promoting potential of mangoes. EurekAlert! September 6, 2017.
Rooibos tea drinkers less likely to suffer from heart disease. Eyewitness News. September 5, 2017.
Rosemary-daylily combination debuts as cognitive support aid. NutraIngredients-USA. September 5, 2017.
UP researcher uncovers benefits of African plants. Pretoria East Rekord. September 4, 2017.
Patented Bitter Orange Extract Suppresses Appetite in New Study. Nutritional Outlook. September 1, 2017.
New Nutrition Study Changes Nothing. The Atlantic. September 1, 2017.
Cocoa flavanols may protect against diabetes: Study. NutraIngredients. August 31, 2017.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Opens New Path to Treatment of Bone Loss. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. August 29, 2017.
Oregano Infused Honey? — Chromatography Investigates Health Benefits for Bees. Chromatography Today. August 29, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
What Role Can Dietary Supplements Play in Healthcare Reform? Nutritional Outlook. September 5, 2017.
Stricter South African regulation of supplements leaves industry ‘in a rut’. NutraIngredients. September 5, 2017.
New Australia supplement laws edge closer with publication of draft bill. NutraIngredients. September 4, 2017.
NHS plans to stop doctors prescribing thousands of 'low priority' treatments. The Bath Chronicle. September 3, 2017.
Bog Bilberry recognized as new dietary ingredient for US market. NutraIngredients-USA. August 30, 2017.

Community & Industry
Transparency is making headway — but is it enough? NutraIngredients-USA. September 5, 2017.
How To Sell Without Selling Out And Buy Without Burying The Brand. Forbes. September 4, 2017.
Hurricane Harvey: Industry steps up to provide aid during recovery. NutraIngredients-USA. September 1, 2017.
New Agriculture School teaching garden plans finalize. The Plainsman. August 31, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Nebraska Attorney General Says CBD Sales in State Illegal. Oregon Cannabis Connection. September 6, 2017.
Challenges towards Revitalizing Hemp: A Multifaceted Crop. Trends in Plant Science. September 5, 2017.
More and more US universities are adding ‘cannabis classes’ to their syllabuses. Metro. September 5, 2017.
American Universities Offering Cannabis Classes This Fall. Forbes. September 2, 2017.
The Rise (& Risk?) of Chinese Hemp. Cannabis Now. September 2, 2017.
Maryland’s medical marijuana is finally growing. The Washington Post. September 2, 2017.
North Texas Experts Explore the Cannabis ‘Green Rush’. D Magazine. September 1, 2017.
Texas issues first medical marijuana license; two more on tap. The Austin American-Statesman. September 1, 2017.
CU Museum of Natural History exhibit takes detailed look at marijuana plant. Daily Camera. August 31, 2017.
What’s Driving Hemp CBD Growth? Nutritional Outlook. August 29, 2017.
China, the world's cannabis powerhouse. The New Zealand Herald. August 29, 2017.
Why the Elderly Are the Fastest-Growing Pot Demographic in the US. Men’s Journal. August 29, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
The Man Bringing Tel Aviv's Soda Tradition Back to Life. Haaertz. September 6, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Botanical Transparency: How DNA technology can complement traditional identity tests. NutraIngredients-USA. September 5, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Ruby chocolate a fourth category 'naturally colored' from cocoa, says Barry Callebaut CEO. ConfectioneryNews. September 6, 2017.
Med Schools Adding Integrative Medicine Courses. US News & World Report. September 5, 2017.
Adaptogens: Natural Allies Help Neutralize the Effects of Stress and Fatigue. Natural Products Insider. September 5, 2017.
Korean medicine is the next best sports medicine tool. Korea Times. September 4, 2017.
What next for coconut’s millennial appeal? FoodNavigator. September 1, 2017.
Personalized Nutrition: Hype or Hope? Nutritional Outlook. August 31, 2017.
Move over, PSL: Starbucks just unveiled a turmeric latte. Well + Good. August 31, 2017.
Top Heart Health Ingredients and Trends, Today and Tomorrow. Natural Products Insider. August 29, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Washington U., St. Louis Zoo and Missouri Botanical Garden team up to tackle conservation. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 6, 2017.
Researchers study impact of medicinal plant’s harvest in San Juan National Forest. The Durango Herald. September 1, 2017.
Making environmental conservation gainful for local communities in Burundi. Bird Life International. August 31, 2017.
Expanding tropical forest spells disaster for conservation. EurekAlert! August 30, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
China Breakthroughs: Reaching high plateaus in advances and cures for Tibetan Medicine. CCTV.com. September 6, 2017.
Call for 2020 Chinese Pharmacopoeia to radically raise standards. The Pharma Letter. September 5, 2017.
Why China’s traditional medicine boom is dangerous. The Economist. August 31, 2017.
For Navajos, Desert 'Tea' Fosters Kinship With Heritage And Nature. NPR. August 29, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
International Award of Excellence in Conservation Gala. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. September 6, 2017.
Global public health organization showcases services for Canada’s growing and fast-changing food industry. NSF International. September 6, 2017.
UM Cancer Institute Researchers Receive International Recognition. University of Mississippi. September 5, 2017.
Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate Upcoming activities: Aug to Dec 2017. Health Canada. September 1, 2017.
USP recognized as a leader in medicines quality and supply chain integrity by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. US Pharmacopeia. August 31, 2017.
Wild plants hit the headlines during “FairWild Week”. TRAFFIC. August 29, 2017.
NUNM School of Graduate Studies to Launch Master of Science in Ayurveda. National University of Natural Medicine. August 28, 2017.
Statement on the retirement of Dr. Josie Briggs. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. August 10, 2017.

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August 29, 2017

Science & Research
Compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes. EurekAlert! August 28, 2017.
Studies explore the potential benefits of red raspberries. EurekAlert! August 24, 2017.
New research examines avocados' potential impact on cognitive health in older adults. EurekAlert! August 24, 2017.
Cinnamon supplements alleviate metabolic syndrome in Asian Indians: RCT. NutraIngredients-Asia. August 23, 2017.
Omega-3 supplements may slash cardiac death risk: Meta-analysis. NutraIngredients. August 23, 2017.
Cocoa flavanol sports nutrition credentials dented: Effect on cyclists ‘minimal’. NutraIngredients. August 23, 2017.
How humans and their gut microbes may respond to plant hormones. Science Daily. August 22, 2017.
Harvard-Osher integrative medicine's mind-body partnership with JACM. EurekAlert! August 21, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Kava bar ban in Lighthouse Point faces new legal challenge. South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 14, 2017.
Hey Siri, tell me about self-regulation. NutraIngredients-USA. August 23, 2017.

Community & Industry
Alaska Rhodiola harvest ramps up to bring US-sourced raw material to market. NutraIngredients-USA. August 25, 2017.
Should botanical medicine be a formal veterinary specialty? VIN News Service. August 25, 2017.
FDA: Friend, Not Foe to Dietary Supplement Industry. Nutritional Outlook. August 23, 2017.
UA integrative medicine residency program flourishes. EurekAlert! August 23, 2017.
Online curriculum could boost supplement knowledge among doctors, paper finds. NutraIngredients-USA. August 23, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Colorado Health Officials to Regulate CBD Foods, Fill Gap in FDA Oversight. Natural Products Insider. August 25, 2017.
How the Booming Israeli Weed Industry Is Changing American Pot. Rolling Stone. August 24, 2017.
Medical cannabis group asks Abbott to expand dispensary licenses. Houston Chronicle. August 22, 2017.
The science of high-potency cannabis. BBC News. August 21, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Is Turmeric Actually Good For You? Here's What You Need to Know. Men’s Health. August 25, 2017.
Cinnamon: Pantry staple -- and medical powerhouse? CNN. August 24, 2017.
7 Essential Oils You Should Try for a Good Night’s Sleep (and 3 to Avoid). Reader’s Digest. August 21, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Brain-boosting functional foods are set to go mainstream. FoodManufacture.co.uk. August 24, 2017.
The soul of the rose. BBC News. August 23, 2017.
DNA identification method that can work on extracts detailed in study. NutraIngredients-USA. August 22, 2017.
An Evolving Consumer Landscape for Dietary Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. August 22, 2017.
Consumers Redefining Dietary Supplement Categories. Nutritional Outlook. August 22, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Endangered science collection moves to North Texas. WFAA. August 23, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
How One Company Brought Traditional Chinese Medicine To The Modern World And Made Billions. Forbes. August 23, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Maryland University of Integrative Health Online Courses Awarded Quality Matters Certification. Maryland University of Integrative Health. August 23, 2017.
Three Dietary Supplement Marketers Settle FTC, Maine AG Charges. Federal Trade Commission. August 23, 2017.
Into the wild for plant genetics. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 21, 2017.
NCNPR Director Named Honorary Member of Pharmacognosy Society. Ole Miss. August 18, 2017.

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August 22, 2017

Science & Research
Licorice is a hot trend in hot flashes, but could interact with medications. EurekAlert! August 21, 2017.
From Tradition to Science: Herbs and Your Immune System. WholeFoods Magazine. August 21, 2017.
Burnt out? Rhodiola rosea supplements may help, says new study. NutraIngredients-USA. August 18, 2017.
CU Anschutz and UC San Diego researchers find creosote bush could treat deadly infections. EurekAlert! August 16, 2017.
2017 Garlic Research Update. Nutritional Outlook. August 15, 2017.
Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival rate. EurekAlert! August 10, 2017.
Ginkgo may enhance performance, boost brain health for active men. NutraIngredients-USA. August 9, 2017.
Researcher Claims that the Voynich Manuscript Was Compiled in the Morichal Swamps of Venezuela. PR Web. August 8, 2017.
Supplementation with Capsicum Extract Helps Increase Metabolic Rate. Nutraceuticals World. August 8, 2017.
New study shows supplementation of capsicum extract helps increase metabolic rate. EurekAlert! August 7, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Taking a closer look at health claims for turmeric. Santa Fe New Mexican. August 21, 2017.
Is 2017 a Better Year for Dietary Supplements than 1998? Nutritional Outlook. August 18, 2017.
FDA Supplement Chief: Pre-DSHEA List Won’t Hamstring Agency. Natural Product Insider. August 18, 2017.
Disagreement about carotenoid research raises again the question of what ‘natural’ means. NutraIngredients-USA. August 17, 2017.

Community & Industry
Saying goodbye to ORAC was a good thing for industry, suppliers say. NutraIngredients-USA. August 18, 2017.
UNPA’s Loren Israelsen and Frank Lampe Join Integrative Medicine Advisory Boards. Nutraceuticals World. August 15, 2017.
Free Best Practices Tools from AHPA Benefit Both Herbal Industry Suppliers and Buyers. Nutritional Outlook. August 10, 2017.
Sabinsa takes lead to establish Global Curcumin Association. NutraIngredients-USA. August 9, 2017.
‘Legend’ Stanley Jacobson Passes; Helped Create DSHEA. WholeFoods Magazine. August 7, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Marijuana politics emerge as 2020 flash point. Politico. August 13, 2017.
Sessions’ Marijuana Crackdown May Still Be Coming. Slate. August 7, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Is North American Quinoa Finally Here? Nutritional Outlook. August 21, 2017.
Artificial intelligence identifies plant species for science. Nature. August 11, 2017.
Nutricosmetic sector has mush room for fungi-based topical formulations, study thinks. NutraIngredients-USA. August 8, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Why traditional Chinese and Indian ayurvedic medicine can’t compete with Western drugs. South China Morning Post. August 18, 2017.
Plant used in Native American medicine may be stronger than modern drugs, CU study finds. The Denver Channel. August 16, 2017.
Hong Kong Hospital Authority is right to back Chinese medicine as flu treatment. South China Morning Post. August 8, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Champions of sustainability for wild plant harvesting unite during first ever “FairWild Week”. TRAFFIC. August 21, 2017.
Into the wild for plant genetics. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 21, 2017.
FDA warns of potential contamination in multiple brands of drugs, dietary supplements. US Food & Drug Administration. August 11, 2017.
NSF International and Diao Yu Tai Partner to Develop Functional Product Standard in China. NSF International. August 10, 2017.
New FairWild certification project brings sustainable and ethical baobab to the market. TRAFFIC. August 9, 2017.
MUIH to Open School of Naturopathic Medicine in Fall 2018. Maryland University of Integrative Health. August 9, 2017.
AHPA encourages submission of supplement labels to online databases. American Herbal Products Association. August 8, 2017.
Susan Mazer receives the John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. University of California, Santa Barbara. June 29, 2017.

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August 7, 2017

Science & Research
Herbal medicine shows potential to treat cancer. EurekAlert! August 6, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Rep. Mia Love joins changing leadership ranks of Dietary Supplement Caucus. NutraIngredients-USA. August 7, 2017.
FDA Links Naturopathic Turmeric Death To Contaminated Product. Forbes. August 5, 2017.

Community & Industry
Industry pays tribute to Bill Brevoort's 'remarkable life'. NutraIngredients-USA. August 4, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Family hopes marijuana compound will stop child's seizures. USA Today. August 5, 2017.
Why the U.S. Made Marijuana Illegal. History Channel. August 4, 2017.
Medical marijuana uptake hinges on physician training, best practices. Healio. August 3, 2017.
Is There a Medical Cannabis Crisis Brewing in Germany? Cannabis Industry Journal. August 3, 2017.
The Cutting Edge of Marijuana Medical Research Will Leave You Wondering What It Can't Help Cure. AlterNet. August 2, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
For Cosmetics, Let the Buyer Beware. The New York Times. August 7, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Ole Miss adds training classes to help close gap in industry. NutraIngredients-USA. August 4, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Recognition of brain-nutrition connection needed for better brain health outcomes. New Hope Network. August 2, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Medicine in your backyard: How Indigenous peoples have used medicinal plants. CBC News. August 6, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
ACHS Blog Named One of the Best Holistic Health Blogs of 2017. American College of Healthcare Sciences. August 4, 2017.
Massachusetts Medical Society Promotes Cannabis Education for Medical Professionals, Patient Advocates Hail Effort as a Huge Step Forward. Americans for Safe Access. August 1, 2017.
New Study Ignores Superior Safety Record of Dietary Supplements Compared to other FDA Regulated Products. Natural Products Association. July 26, 2017.

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August 3, 2017

Science & Research
Cochrane review that belittled carotenoids' role in slowing AMD didn't value AREDS II result highly enough, researchers say. NutraIngredients-USA. August 3, 2017.
Pomegranate juice aids recovery in weightlifters: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. August 2, 2017.
2017 Cocoa Research Update. Nutritional Outlook. August 2, 2017.
Bitter Orange Extract: Still safe, researcher reasserts in new review. NutraIngredients-USA. August 1, 2017.
Capitalize on African biodiversity. Nature. August 2, 2017.
Revealed: The First Flower, 140-million Years Old, Looked Like a Magnolia. Scientific American. August 1, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Congresswoman from Utah Steps up as Co-Chair of Dietary Supplement Caucus. Natural Products Insider. August 1, 2017.
Don’t confuse drugs and supplements: French authorities warn. NutraIngredients. August 1, 2017.
FDA and FTC Send Important Signal to Dietary Supplement Industry. Lexology. July 31, 2017.
Walmart, Target Settle Herbal Supplements Class Action Litigation. Natural Products Insider. July 26, 2017.

Community & Industry
AHPA launches GACP-GMP resource center. NutraIngredients-USA. August 3, 2017.
CRN official finds common ground with author of series of articles attacking industry. NutraIngredients-USA. August 2, 2017.
Bastyr University president to step down due to health concerns. Bothell Reporter. July 27, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Survey: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines. Forbes. August 2, 2017.
What's the big deal with legal pot? No one knows yet. USA Today. July 31, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Just 22 Percent Of Common Traditional Chinese Medicine Found To Include Ingredients Listed. IFLScience. August 2, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Adaptogens for a Stressful World. Natural Products Insider. July 28, 2017.
Can Strawberry Seeds Be Used as Food Supplements? Chromatography Today. July 28, 2017.
Natural Ingredients for Weight Management. Natural Products Insider. July 27, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Singapore government to fund traditional Chinese medicine development. ECNS. August 2, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
“FairWild Week” to champion sustainable wild plant harvesting. TRAFFIC. August 2, 2017.
AHPA Launches GACP-GMP Assessment Program. American Herbal Products Association. August 2, 2017.

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July 28, 2017

Science & Research
Plant scientists plan massive effort to sequence 10,000 genomes. Science. July 27, 2017.
Fenugreek seed extract may reduce menopausal symptoms, says new study. NutraIngredients-USA. July 27, 2017.
Plant-Derived Drug Shows Powerful Ability to Eliminate Zika Virus Infection from Brain Cells. Weill Cornell Medicine News. July 27, 2017.
Scientists Find Sunscreen Potential in Antarctic Plants. Reuters. July 26, 2017.
Clemson professor’s research tackles contaminated dietary supplements’ impact on athletes. The Newsstand. July 26, 2017.
Lutein may counter cognitive aging, study finds. EurekAlert! July 25, 2017.
High-beta-glucan barley aids weight loss and fat reduction: Japan RCT. NutraIngredients. July 25, 2017.
Study on calls to poison control centers overstates risk, experts say. NutraIngredients-USA. July 25, 2017.
Calls to poison centers about supplements up 50%, especially among kids. CNN. July 24, 2017.
Researching the Mystery of IBS. Bastyr University News. July 24, 2017.
Coffee consumption a counter to sarcopenia in elderly men: Korean study. NutraIngredients. July 19, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FTC, FDA ask consumers directly for help on policing claims, reporting adverse events. NutraIngredients-USA. July 27, 2017.
Walmart, Target Settle Herbal Supplements Class Action Litigation. Natural Products Insider. July 26, 2017.
DSHEA Expert Says FDA’s “Misreading” of the Term “Dietary Substance” in NDI Draft Guidance Is Biggest Hurdle for Synthetic Botanicals, Probiotics. Nutritional Outlook. July 21, 2017.
'A misuse of scarce funds': NHS to end prescription of homeopathic remedies. The Guardian. July 21, 2017.

Cannabis Update
DEA solicited applications to grow marijuana for research. It hasn’t approved one. STAT. July 24, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
How Endurance Athletes Use Herbal Supplements to Get an Edge. Outside. July 25, 2017.
Interpreting Supplement News. WholeFoods Magazine. July 21, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Mintel: German superfood launches increasing rapidly. Ingredients Network. July 27, 2017.
Renewed Perspectives on Herbal & Traditional Products. Nutraceuticals World. July 5, 2017.
Reviewing the State of the Herbs & Botanicals Market. Nutraceuticals World. July 5, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
The Environmental Impact of Essential Oils. Earth Island Journal. July 26, 2017.
Ban On Ginseng Harvest Extended On National Forest Lands. LEX18 Lexington. July 25, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
China and India File Rival Claims Over Tibetan Medicine. The New York Times. July 27, 2017.
Hong Kong’s Chinese medicine doctors ‘could help during flu crisis’. South China Morning Post. July 25, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Supplement OWL Honored with ASAE Power of A Silver Award. Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 26, 2017.
New Study Ignores Superior Safety Record of Dietary Supplements Compared to other FDA Regulated Products. Natural Products Association. July 26, 2017.
NUNM Names New ND Leadership: Shehab El-Hashemy, ND. National University of Natural Medicine. July 25, 2017.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Announces New Executive Director. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. July 24, 2017.
Bastyr Grad Becomes First Student to Receive AANP President's Award. Bastyr University. July 24, 2017.
Three Ranch-Related Organizations To Receive BRIT’s International Conservation Award. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. July 24, 2017.
Botanical Society of America and Wiley Confirm New Publishing Partnership. Wiley. July 26, 2017.

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July 21, 2017

Science & Research
Potent Red Clover isoflavone-probiotic mix combine to ease menopausal signs: Study. NutraIngredients. July 19, 2017.
Using omega 3 fatty acids to treat Alzheimer's & other diseases? EurekAlert! July 18, 2017.
Study Finds Boswellia Helps Control IBS. Nutraceuticals World. July 14, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
In FY16, FDA Objected to Fewer Dietary Supplement Ingredient Notices. Natural Products Insider. July 10, 2017.
Natural health product regulation in Canada needs to go further to protect consumers. EurekAlert! June 26, 2017.

Community & Industry
Veterinary Botanical Medicine Specialty Seeks Recognition. American Veterinarian. July 19, 2017.
Odd pieces and serious resources combine to make the Lloyd Library a destination Downtown. WCPO Cincinnati. July 15, 2017.
Bastyr unveils new teaching greenhouse. Bothell-Kenmore Reporter. June 30, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Cannabinoids may be responsible for omega-3 anti-inflammatory effect: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. July 20, 2017.
Cancer and Kids: Is Medical Marijuana the Answer? Newsweek. July 18, 2017.
Medicinal and recreational cannabis should be separate, say researchers. CBC News. July 17, 2017.
States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No. The New York Times. July 15, 2017.
Cannabis Root Deserves A Spot In Your Medicine Cabinet. Jane Street. July 14, 2017.
Cannabis Lawyer: Regulation Gives Public Confidence in Industry. Natural Products Insider. July 14, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Prescribe yourself meadowsweet, a horticultural miracle cure. The Guardian. July 16, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
ConsumerLab Finds Cadmium Contamination in Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Powders. Nutraceuticals World. July 19, 2017.
Saw Palmetto Adulteration Found in Six Suppliers. Natural Products Insider. July 11, 2017.

Trends & Technology
What’s New in Superfruits: Jackfruit, Baobab, Graviola, and Dragonfruit. Nutritional Outlook. July 19, 2017.
Data show botanicals are best selling category of supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. July 14, 2017.
The top ingredients for cognition, focus & mood. NutraIngredients-USA. July 14, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Preserving Life: Twenty Important Seed-Saving Initiatives. Food Tank. July 20, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Former President Of Fort Myers Dietary Supplement Company Sentenced To Prison For Misbranded Food. US Department of Justice. July 18, 2017.
CRN Announces Agenda for The Workshop: CRN's Day of Science 2017. Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 18, 2017.
Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) Upcoming activities. Health Canada. July 14, 2017.
Kew Science Festival 2017. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. July 12, 2017.
Historic Camp E-Mun-Talee Land Purchased for Herbal Medicine School and Conference Center. The Conservation Fund. July 6, 2017.

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July 12, 2017

Science & Research
HKBU publishes recommendation for reporting clinical trials with Chinese herbal medicine formulas. MIMS. July 10, 2017.
Systematic reviews backing efficacy of botanical ingredients continue to pile up, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. July 10, 2017.
Food scientists find cranberries may aid the gut microbiome. EurekAlert! July 10, 2017.
Coffee and anti-ageing: Consumption 'contributes to the prevention' of age-related diseases. NutraIngredients-Asia. July 10, 2017.
Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers benefits during high screen exposure. EurekAlert! July 10, 2017.
Massive Database of 182,000 Leaves Is Helping Predict Plant Family Trees. Scientific American. July 8, 2017.
Bilberry extract may bring tears to your eyes. NutraIngredients. July 5, 2017.
Author of mysterious Voynich manuscript was Italian Jew, says scholar. The Guardian. July 5, 2017.
Researchers Find Wide Range of Monacolin K in Red Yeast Rice Supplements. Natural Products Insider. July 5, 2017.
Scientists are studying chimpanzee food as a way to treat human diseases, including cancer. Quartz. July 4, 2017.
Food based carotenoids may lower lung cancer risk: Study. NutraIngredients. July 4, 2017.
Could coffee curb cognitive disorders? NutraIngredients. July 4, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
EU Commission targets online supplement sales with new control plans. NutraIngredients. July 10, 2017.
Latin American regulation harmonization bodes well for food importation prospects, consultant says. FoodNavigator-USA. July 6, 2017.

Cannabis Update
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy takes on training for medical marijuana. The Baltimore Sun. July 9, 2017.
DEA: Hemp Industry Had No Right to Challenge ‘Marijuana Extract’ Rule. Natural Products Insider. July 6, 2017.
The Rise of CBD. Seattle Weekly. July 5, 2017.
Pot with patents could plant the seeds of future lawsuits. The Conversation. July 4, 2017.
Fighting for medical marijuana amid Duterte's drug war. Al Jazeera. July 4, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Red yeast rice product analysis misstates GMP issue, consultant asserts. NutraIngredients-USA. July 10, 2017.
Jiaherb Introduces HerbaLink Botanical Traceability Program. Nutraceuticals World. July 5, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Millennials Are Breaking Health Myths At A Rapid Pace: Here's How. Forbes. July 10, 2017.
The fundamental importance of mass spectrometry to our food. New Food. July 10, 2017.
The Newest Food Fad is Superfood-Infused Drinks. Outside. July 10, 2017.
Coconut oil: are the health benefits a big fat lie? The Guardian. July 9, 2017.
Singapore seeks to level playing field for SMEs to tap into functional foods trend. FoodNavigator-Asia. July 5, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Indigenous knowledge Helps Scientists To Assess Climate Change. Forbes. July 5, 2017.
Bandits Are Stealing a Rare Tea from Greece's Mountains. Food & Wine. July 5, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Malaysia’s traditional Chinese medicine practitioners support use of alternatives to threatened wildlife. TRAFFIC. July 9, 2017.
Indigenous botanicals: $1.25 million project to study and commercialise Aboriginal plant-based products. NutraIngredients-Asia. July 6, 2017.
Tripping on Peyote in Navajo Nation. Scientific American. July 5, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Fulbright scholar to study plant use in Colombia. University of Illinois at Chicago. July 10, 2017.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Expected to Break Record for Attendees at Upcoming Annual Convention. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. July 7, 2017.

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July 3, 2017

Science & Research
Frequent coffee and herbal tea consumption linked to lower liver stiffness. The Clinical Advisor. July 3, 2017.
Spearmint extract may enhance reaction time, focus and agility: Human data. NutraIngredients-USA. June 30, 2017.
Brain-impaired elderly subjects appear to most benefit from cocoa flavanols: Review. NutraIngredients-USA. June 30, 2017.
Zoning in on specifics of Mediterranean diet for colorectal health. EurekAlert! June 30, 2017.
Saffron for postpartum depression treatment? New Hope Network. June 28, 2017.

Community & Industry
Homegrown Hong Kong: Eu Yan Sang’s 138-year journey making traditional Chinese medicine has been a bumpy one. South China Morning Post. July 2, 2017.
AHPA supports NIST in DNA testing program. NutraIngredients-USA. June 30, 2017.

Trends & Technology
MIT spin-off gets closer to launch of 3D printed supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. July 3, 2017.
Why acai berries probably won’t boost your sex drive or protect you from cancer. South China Morning Post. July 2, 2017.
Meet The Indiana Jones Of Ancient Ales And Extreme Beverages. NPR. June 30, 2017.
Pet vet: The potential benefits of curcumin for pets. Glenwood Springs Post Independent. June 30, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
On A Mission To Save Hawaii’s Most Endangered Native Plants From Extinction. Honolulu Civil Beat. July 3, 2017.
Looters Strip Greek Mountains of Wild Tea, Rare Plants. US News & World Report. July 2, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
New law sparks debate over future of traditional Chinese medicine. CNN. June 29, 2017.
Traditional Chinese medicine gaining popularity through modern approach. Xinhua. July 1, 2017

Community & Industry Releases
Botanical Research Institute of Texas Rescues Orphaned Herbarium at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. July 3, 2017.

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July 1, 2017

Science & Research
Cocoa and chocolate are not just treats -- they are good for your cognition. EurekAlert! June 29, 2017.
New Study Finds 30,000 Plant Species Are Used As Medicine Around World. Collective Evolution. June 29, 2017.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapy Can Help Slow PF Progression, Study Finds. Lung Disease News. June 29, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA Updates Industry About NDI Draft Guidance. WholeFoods Magazine. June 28, 2017.

Community & Industry
Where is the Dietary Supplement Industry Vulnerable? WholeFoods Magazine. June 29, 2017.
Soccer star makes case for supplements on Capitol Hill. NutraIngredients-USA. June 29, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Survey: Pain patients overwhelmingly prefer medical marijuana over opioids. Ars Technica. June 29, 2017.
LSU AgCenter to begin research on medical marijuana. The Daily Reveille. June 29, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
The War Against Goop Pseudoscience Is Good But It Shouldn’t Delegitimize All Alternative Medicine. Quartz. June 29, 2017.
How Does Red Yeast Rice Compare to Statins? The People’s Pharmacy. June 26, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Sixth Annual AHPA Botanical Congress. American Herbal Products Association. June 29, 2017.
CRN Commends AHPA for Proactive Efforts. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 29, 2017.
AOA Conserves Premiere Medicinal Plant Sanctuary. Appalachia Ohio Alliance. June 20, 2017.
New Clinical Developments and Research Excellence Mark Continued Success for CCNM. Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges. June 9, 2017.

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June 28, 2017

Science & Research
African database catalogues untapped regional bioactive source. NutraIngredients. June 28, 2017.
Red yeast rice - Can it lower your bad cholesterol? USA Today. June 23, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Dietary Supplement Industry, FDA Reflect on Decade-Old Regulations. Natural Products Insider. June 27, 2017.
Supplements Boasting Memory-Boosting Benefits Might Just Be Bogus. Men’s Health. June 27, 2017.
Natural health product regulation in Canada needs to go further to protect consumers. EurekAlert! June 26, 2017.
Trade Group Seeks More Funds for FDA to Police Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Insider. June 26, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Cannabinoids as effective as pharmaceutical treatments for migraine attacks. NutraIngredients-Asia. June 28, 2017.
The Bespoke High Is the Future of Marijuana. The Atlantic. June 28, 2017.
Homeless Activist Using Medical Cannabis To Fight Addiction. Hoodline. June 28, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
This Floating Forest Is the Only Legal Place to Forage for Food in New York City. Atlas Obscura. June 28, 2017.
Testosterone Wars. The Atlantic. June 23, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Toxins: The Hidden Dangers of Makeup and Shampoo. TIME. June 26, 2017.

Trends & Technology
2017 Plant Protein Ingredient Update. Nutritional Outlook. June 26, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing Features Celebrated US Soccer Player Christie Pearce, Focuses on Responsible Use of Supplements in Sport and Fitness. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 28, 2017.
Planting the Future: Medicinal Plant Conservation in the Driftless Region. United Plant Savers. June 27, 2017.
Medical Cannabis Patient Advocacy Group Partners with University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to Expand Training Needs of Cannabis Industry. Americans for Safe Access. June 22, 2017.

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June 22, 2017

Science & Research
Curcumin-piperine combo may support heart health for diabetics: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. June 22, 2017.
Natural Medicines: What Is Their Role in Parkinson's Disease Management? Pharmacy Times. June 21, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Synthetic botanicals standoff likely to continue despite Georgia ruling. NutraIngredients-USA. June 22, 2017.
Which Took Longer: Harry Potter or GMPs? NutraIngredients-USA. June 22, 2017.

Community & Indutry
Dr. Andrew Weil Says We’re Taking Too Many Medicines. The New York Times. June 22, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Mexico Casually One-Ups U.S. By Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana. Forbes. June 21, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Don't Fall for the 'Memory' Pills Targeting Baby Boomers. WIRED. June 22, 2017.
For botanical supplements, sound science beats celebrity endorsements. NutraIngredients-USA. June 22, 2017.
These stunning plants all have one thing in common: A taste for blood. The Washington Post. June 22, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Tibetan medicine provides cost-effective alternatives. The Telegraph. June 22, 2017.
Standardisation helps integrate Eastern and Western medicine. The Telegraph. June 22, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Medical Cannabis Patient Advocacy Group Partners with University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to Expand Training Needs of Cannabis Industry. Americans for Safe Access. June 22, 2017.
Some Supplement Ingredients Can Hurt You. NSF International. June 22, 2017.
FDA Launches Accredited Third-Party Certification Site. US Food & Drug Administration. June 21, 2017.

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June 21, 2017

Science & Research
Anti-Alzheimer’s Compounds Found in Medicinal Plant Via New Drug Discovery Strategy. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. June 21, 2017.
Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's. Science Daily. June 21, 2017.
Potential Drug- and Herb-Drug Interactions Among Patients With Cancer. Cancer Therapy Advisor. June 20, 2017.
Stevia toxicity: New tests support high dose functional food and supplement use beyond sweetness. FoodNavigator-Asia. June 20, 2017.
Does roasting level affect the antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties of coffee beans? EurekAlert! June 19, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Dietary supplement industry promotes self-regulation, need for increased access on Capitol Hill. NutraIngredients-USA. June 21, 2017.

Community & Indutry
The Indian Companies Making The Leap For China's Promised Consumer Land. Forbes. June 21, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Memory-Supplement Consumers Need More Clarity on How Such Supplements Are Regulated, New GAO Report Says. Nutritional Outlook. June 20, 2017.
Botany: He made plants a profession. Nature. June 21, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Sancha Inchi: The Next Superfood from Colombia? The City Paper. June 21, 2017.
Fitness and Energy Supplements Continue to Gain Strength. WholeFoods Magazine. June 20, 2017.

Environemnt & Conservation
Ethiopia's Coffee Farmers Are 'On The Front Lines Of Climate Change'. NPR. June 19, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Prostate Cancer Research at Bastyr University. Bastyr University. June 20, 2017.
Naturopathic Medicine Treats Each Person Holistically to Establish Optimal Health. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. June 20, 2017.
NSF International Voices Support for the Supplement OWL. NSF International. June 20, 2017.
Action needed to safeguard Ethiopia’s climate-threatened coffee industry. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. June 20, 2017.
CRN Reflects on Positive Impacts of GMPs—10 Years Later: GMPs Protect Consumers and Level the Playing Field. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 20, 2017.
FDA Should Shelve Unnecessary and Costly Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labeling Rule, Says NPA. Natural Products Association. June 19, 2017.
Medical Cannabis Advocates Call on Trump Administration to Use all Tools Available to Fight Opiate Crisis. Americans for Safe Access. June 16, 2017.

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June 19, 2017

Science & Research
Scientist hopes to sniff out cure for cancer in Alberta's wildflowers. CBC News. June 19, 2017.
Green tea-capsaicin-ginger combo linked to weight and metabolic improvements. NutraIngredients-USA. June 19, 2017.
Olive leaf extract favorably changes blood pressure, cholesterol: RCT data. NutraIngredients-USA. June 19, 2017.
Tea consumption could lead to increased disease risk in women: Study. NutraIngredients. June 19, 2017.
Plant compound more powerful than AZT against HIV. EurekAlert! June 14, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Are Physician Online Dietary Supplement Sales Legal? FON Consulting. June 17, 2017.
Memory Supplements: Clarifying FDA and FTC Roles Could Strengthen Oversight and Enhance Consumer Awareness. US Government Accountability Office. June 15, 2017.

Community & Indutry
The Amazon impact: Whole Foods acquisition changes the rules for entire natural products industry. New Hope Network. June 16, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Two medicinal cannabis trials to start. Australian Journal of Pharmacy. June 19, 2017.
The Surprising Effect of Marijuana Legalization on College Students. The Atlantic. June 16, 2017.
UK gets first publicly available dedicated cannabis research facility. The Independent. June 15, 2017.
Medical Marijuana for New Mexico Opiate Addicts Rejected. US News & World Report. June 15, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Dietary Supplements and Cognitive Function, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. NCCIH Clinical Digest. June 2017.

Trends & Technology
Ayahuasca: Coming to a Clinic Near You? AlterNet. June 16, 2017.
Algae Ingredients Turn Heads in Food and Drinks. Nutritional Outlook. June 15, 2017.

Environemnt & Conservation
The botanists’ last stand: The daring work of saving the last samples of dying species. Quartz. June 17, 2017.
Is European demand putting Africa's wild superfood at risk? Deutsche Welle. June 16, 2017.
Our Love Of 'All Natural' Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage. NPR. June 16, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Saving Tribal Heritage By Planting Roots. UNLV News. June 13, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Bastyr Launches Parkinson's Program. Bastyr University. June 16, 2017.
Jiaherb introduces HerbaLink™ botanical identification program. Jiaherb. April 18, 2017.

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June 12, 2017

Science & Research
Traditional Chinese medicine may benefit some heart disease patients. EurekAlert! June 12, 2017.
Fungal Genomic Breakthrough Unlocks a ‘Gold Rush’ of New Drug Discoveries. Seeker. June 12, 2017.
Do Alternative Therapies Work for Depression? US News & World Report. June 9, 2017.
Showcasing Cutting-Edge Research on Natural Products. CNCCIH Research Blog. June 7, 2017.
Folk contraceptives lead researchers to drugs that block fertilization. UC Berkeley News. May 15, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FTC Official Responds to Criticism on Dietary Supplement Advertising Substantiation. Natural Products Insider. June 9, 2017.
No tax break for natural remedies, Edmonton tax court rules. CBC News. June 9, 2017.
FTC’s View on Claims Substantiation. Natural Products Insider. June 9, 2017.

Community & Indutry
2017 supplement business report: The new (not-so) normal. Nutrition Business Journal. June 9, 2017.
What is the Pharmacist's Role in Assessing CAM Use? Pharmacy Times. June 9, 2017.
Herbal farmers grow small garden for herbal health care. The Southern Illinoisan. June 9, 2017.

Cannabis Update
New Mexico's Contentious 'Pot Powwow.' The Atlantic. June 12, 2017.
Vaping cannabis may expose users to carcinogenic compounds. EurekAlert! June 12, 2017.
Cannabis Compound May Restore Learning and Memory in People With Schizophrenia. Seeker. June 12, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Forgotten, rare coloring book, 257 years old, found in Missouri Botanical Garden's library. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 12, 2017.
10 Operas About Poisonous and Medicinal Plants. WFMT. June 8, 2017.
11 Health Benefits and Uses for the Herb Plantain. Care2. June 6, 2017.
'Story of Flowers' Tells an Epic Animated Tale of Life and Death. Creators. May 24, 2017.
Then and Now: The Healing Power of an Urban Garden. Penn Medicine News Blog. May 1, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Vaporizing Your Way to Health (With Herbs Other Than Cannabis). Marijuana.com. June 10, 2017.
Why a Modern Cosmetics Company Is Mining Armenia’s Ancient Manuscripts. Smithsonian. May 22, 2017.

Environemnt & Conservation
Ethiopia’s first botanic garden aims to preserve country’s flora heritage. Mongabay. June 12, 2017.
New York Botanical Garden stays true to its mission 126 years later. Total Landscape Care. June 9, 2017.
Botanical Garden to Preserve Plants, Diversify Crops, Make Herbal Medicine. Chinese Academy of Sciences. June 9, 2017.
Skip The Pharmacy, Visit The Forest. Jefferson Public Radio. June 9, 2017.
Tribal leaders, conservationists try to stop border wall. USA Today. May 24, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
'Mexico needs healing’: the first indigenous woman to run for president. The Guardian. June 12, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Supplement Industry Groups to Collaborate on Congressional Advocacy—CRN and AHPA Join Forces for Annual Day on the Hill. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 12, 2017.
Natural Products Center, USDA Team to Create Natural Insect Repellents. Ole Miss. June 12, 2017.
USDA Announces More than $22 Million in Conservation Innovation. US Department of Agriculture. June 8, 2017.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: new proven benefits from curcumin. Indena. June 6, 2017.
Low-dose THC can relieve stress; more does just the opposite. University of Illinois – Chicago. June 2, 2017.
Jaguar Animal Health and Napo Pharmaceuticals Enter Definitive Merger Agreement. Napo Pharmaceuticals. March 31, 2017.

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June 10, 2017

Science & Research
Bitter melon tops herbal remedies for diabetes. The Guardian Nigeria. June 8, 2017.
Watermelon-pomegranate juice shows athletic benefits: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. June 7, 2017.
Red onions pack a cancer-fighting punch, study reveals. EurekAlert! June 7, 2017.
Resveratrol Supplements May Not Be as Beneficial as We Think. Care2. June 7, 2017.
Take a coffee or tea break to protect your liver. Science Daily. June 6, 2017.
Copaiba: Silver bullet or snake oil? Science Daily. June 6, 2017.
Curcumin touted for metabolic benefits in people with fatty liver disease: RCT data. NutraIngredients. June 6, 2017.
Prune drink’s double deal: Juice lowers cholesterol and improves gut microbiota. NutraIngredients. June 2, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Justice Department, USPlabs Haggle over DSHEA in Criminal Case. Natural Products Insider. May 30, 2017.

Community & Indutry
Develop medicinal plant industry, urges pharmacognosist. Jamaica Observer. June 8, 2017.
NPA Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Natural Products Industry. Natural Products Insider. June 7, 2017.
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: Scientist, Entrepreneur And President. Forbes Africa. June 6, 2017.
UNPA endorses the Supplement OWL. NutraIngredients-USA. June 7, 2017.

Cannabis Update
University of Mississippi Study Demonstrates the Dramatic Difference Fertilizers Can Make. Cannabis Business Times. June 8, 2017.
2,500 Years of Medical Cannabis: Sri Lanka’s Ancient Industry Faces Challenges. Dope Magazine. June 7, 2017.
Bipartisan bill would advance research into medical benefits of cannabidiol for epilepsy patients. The Ripon Advocate. June 6, 2017.
Pharmacists failing to help on cannabis. Australian Journal of Pharmacy. June 6, 2017.
Texas cannabis companies demand answers on dispensary licenses. Houston Chronicle. June 5, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Nutrigenetics, Weight Management, and Dietary Supplements. Nutritional Outlook. June 6, 2017.

Environemnt & Conservation
Here's What Climate Change Looks Like To Uganda's Coffee Farmers. NPR. June 6, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Natural Products Association Elects New Board of Directors. Natural Products Association. June 8, 2017.
American Herbal Products Association and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards. American Herbal Products Association. June 8, 2017.
Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis. NORML. June 8, 2017.
UNPA announces Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) training for dietary supplement companies. United Natural Products Alliance. June 6, 2017.

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June 5, 2017

Science & Research
Olive oil nutrient linked to processes that prevent cancer in brain. Science Daily. June 2, 2017.
New human studies show multiple health benefits from consuming mangos. Science Daily. June 1, 2017.
Too much of a good thing: Developing safe level guidelines for bioactives. Science Daily. June 1, 2017.
Ashwagandha Root May Improve Memory and Cognitive Function in Subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Nutritional Outlook. May 30, 2017.
Stop looking for the latest superfood and eat a chili pepper. Popular Science. May 27, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Analysing the EFSA methological assessment of botanical ingredients safety. New Food. May 31, 2017.
Knowing how FDA inspectors do their jobs, which is public info, will boost GMP compliance, expert says. NutraIngredients-USA. May 30, 2017.
Summing up biological synthetics. New Hope Network. May 25, 2017.
For the Love of Money: The Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 FDA Budget Plan. FDA Law Blog. May 23, 2017.

Community & Indutry
The Magical, Medicinal NLM Herb Garden. NLM In Focus. June 1, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Will VA chief be voice of reason on climate change and medical marijuana in Trump administration? The Washington Post. June 5, 2017.
Green dreams: the growing case for medical marijuana. The Guardian. June 5, 2017.
Raw material supply for CBDs increasing rapidly. NutraIngredients-USA. June 2, 2017.
Medical marijuana shortages hit some patients as demand surges. CBC News. June 3, 2017.
Medical Marijuana and Mental Health: Cannabis Use in Psychiatric Practice. Psychiatric Times. May 31, 2017.
Older Women and Medical Marijuana: A New Growth Industry. The New York Times. May 25, 2017.
Hemp Industry Sales Grow to $688 Million in 2016. Nutraceuticals World. April 25, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Connecting People Through Plants. Nutraceuticals World. June 2017.
The Essential Facts About Essential Oils. Houstonia Magazine. May 25, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Vertical integration provides bulwark against adulteration, proponents say. NutraIngredients-USA. June 5, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Functional foods gain traction as alternative to OTC digestive remedies. FoodNavigator-USA. June 5, 2017.
The Issue With Adaptogens No One’s Talking About. Collective Evolution. June 3, 2017.

Environemnt & Conservation
World Environment Day - helping re-connect people with the benefits of nature. TRAFFIC. June 5, 2017.
The little shrub making a big difference in rural Senegal. IRIN News. June 5, 2017.
The Spanish plant that was classified by mistake. EurekAlert! June 1, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Community works with elders to learn traditional remedies for cancer patients. CBC News. May 31, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
SIDI Work Group Calls for Comments on Draft Updated Protocol. SIDI Workgroup. June 1, 2017.
Rodale Institute Announces 2017 Organic Pioneer Award Recipients. Rodale Institute. May 30, 2017.
Announcing the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF). ASPB Plant Science Today. May 30, 2017.
Ampersand and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launch new botanical dining experience. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. May 26, 2017.

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May 25, 2017

Science & Research
How Ginger Fights Body Fat. TIME. May 25, 2017.
India and Germany to collaborate for research in traditional medicine. Hindustan Times. May 25, 2017.
Regular chocolate consumption may be linked to lower risk of heart flutter. Science Daily. May 23, 2017.
Chocolate intake and risk of clinically apparent atrial fibrillation: the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health Study. Heart. May 23, 2017.
Rethinking nutrition labelling: Food is not just the sum of its nutrients. Science Daily. May 23, 2017.
Dietary strategy to address obesity uses component in red chili. Science Daily. May 23, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Bill meant to restrict growth of regulations sparks contentious debate. NutraIngredients-USA. May 24, 2017.
EU botanical health claims: Plant-based dialogue finally blossoming? NutraIngredients. May 23, 2017.

Community & Indutry
Seeking Healing With Herbs. Houstonia Magazine. May 25, 2017.
A Peek Inside the Local Clinic Making Herbal Medicine More Accessible. The Cooper Point Journal. May 24, 2017.
Mushroom Wisdom Acquired by Hokuto Corporation. WholeFoods Magazine. May 24, 2017.
AHPA urges EPA to revamp pesticide limits for botanicals. NutraIngredients-USA. May 23, 2017.
AHPA Members to Adopt Botanical Guidance in Quality Initiative. Natural Products Insider. May 23, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Marijuana Treatment Reduces Severe Epileptic Seizures. Scientific American. May 25, 2017.
Noted experts critically evaluate benefits of medical marijuana for treatment of epilepsy. EurekAlert! May 24, 2017.
Study: Medical Cannabis Shows Strong Potential in Treating Autoimmune Diseases. Pharmaceutical Processing. May 23, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Edible Blossoms to Brighten Your Plate. The New York Times. May 25, 2017.
Common Questions About Naturopathic Medicine. The SCNM Voice. May 25, 2017.
Will Nettle Tea Help My Allergies? New York Magazine. May 23, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Liver Damage From Supplements Is on the Rise. Consumer Reports. May 19, 2017.

Trends & Technology
This Sports Gel Built a Cult Following Among Extreme Athletes. Bloomberg Businessweek. May 24, 2017.
Make Room for Mushrooms. WholeFoods Magazine. May 22, 2017.

Environemnt & Conservation
Community Seed Banks: Securing Diversity for Climate Change Adaptation. The Wire. May 24, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Los Tres Grandes: Curanderos’ Contributions to Texas. Corpus Christi Caller Times. May 23, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Approval of the First Medical Cannabis Grow Operation in Maryland Granted to Patient Focused Certified Company. Americans for Safe Access. May 24, 2017.

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May 22, 2017

Science & Research
Medieval Medical Texts Could Be the Key to Discovering New Antibiotics. Futurism. May 21, 2017.
Wild plant compounds could act as male contraceptive, researchers find. The Pharmaceutical Journal. May 19, 2017.
Hundreds of newly-discovered plants may yield new crops or drugs. New Scientist. May 18, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Texas Man Faces Possible Prison Sentence for Selling Drug-Tainted Supplements. Natural Products Insider. May 19, 2017.

Community & Indutry
Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium comes to Black Mountain June 2-4. Mountain Xpress. May 19, 2017.
The future of supplements looks bright: From financial markets to self-regulatory initiatives. New Hope Network. April 20, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Debate continues over use of cannabis to treat canine health issues. USA Today. May 20, 2017.
Quality Controls and Medical Cannabis: What We Can Learn from Pharma. Cannabis Industry Journal. May 18, 2017.
New potential for marijuana: Treating drug addiction. CNN. May 17, 2017.
Retailers in the Certified Business of Disruption (CBD). New Hope Network. May 16, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Celebrate the versatile herb of year — cilantro coriander. Chicago Tribune. May 20, 2017.
7 Health Benefits and Uses for Licorice Root. Care2. May 20, 2017.
7 Health Benefits and Uses for Milk Thistle. Care2. May 19, 2017.
Health Benefits and Uses for Feverfew. Care2. May 18, 2017.
Food To Cure What Ails You: When Cookbooks Treated Meals As Medicine. NPR. May 17, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Indena’s DNA authentication program raises the bar for quality and traceability. NutraIngredients-USA. May 19, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Ashwagandha: Ancient Indian Herb Treats Modern Illnesses. Newsmax Health. May 22, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Medical educator wins Fulbright to study plant use in Colombia. University of Illinois at Chicago. May 19, 2017.

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May 18, 2017

Science & Research
MU Researcher Explores Cancer Treatments Inspired By Traditional Indian Medicine. KCUR. May 18, 2017.
The Self-Medicating Animal. The New York Times Magazine. May 18, 2017.
Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed. BBC News. May 18, 2017.
Study confirms benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms. Science Daily. May 17, 2017.
Green tea supplements: Good for weight loss, but lacking in anti-inflammation action against PCOS. NutraIngredients. May 16, 2017.
Cranberry effective against recurrent UTIs: Meta-analysis. NutraIngredients-USA. May 15, 2017.
Irreplaceable Plant Specimens an ‘Obscene’ Loss After Being Incinerated in Quarantine Flub. The New York Times. May 12, 2017.
Study supports heart health benefits of mushroom powders. NutraIngredients-USA. May 11, 2017.
Discussion of plant science innovation district to be held at Danforth Center. St. Louis Public Radio. May 10, 2017.
Polyphenol-rich extracts may improve physical performance during exercise: RCT. NutraIngredients. May 5, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA moves to organize inspectors along lines of expertise. NutraIngredients-USA. May 17, 2017.

Community & Indutry
Medicinal plants: Britain’s home-grown wartime allies. The Pharmaceutical Journal. May 16, 2017.
USCHPA Summit Covers Top Issues in Chinese Supplement Market. Natural Products Insider. May 11, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Jeff Sessions’s war on drugs has medical marijuana advocates worried. The Washington Post. May 15, 2017.
Big Retailers Remain on Sidelines With CBD ‘Hemp Extracts’. Natural Products Insider. May 15, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
'The Last Shaman' follows a young man's Peruvian journey in search of mental health. Los Angeles Times. May 18, 2017.
Rosemary sales double during exam season after study suggests it boosts brain power. The Telegraph. May 17, 2017.
7 Essential Oils That Calm Anxiety (And How They Do It). Reader’s Digest. May 15, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Slim chance of purity with internet herbal weight loss products. SpectroscopyNOW. May 15, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Beauty Ingredients: New Research, Both for Topical and Oral Applications. Nutritional Outlook. May 15, 2017.
Focus and decision-making: The next big thing in sports nutrition? NutraIngredients-USA. May 10, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
What would you do if you had “nature’s pharmacy” in your backyard? Mongabay. May 17, 2017.
This Native American Ethnobotanist Is Using Science To Restore A Lost Food Culture. Uproxx. May 15, 2017.
First Nations doctor strives to combine Aboriginal and Western medicine. Radio Canada International. May 12, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
The State of the World's Plants Report 2017. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. May 18, 2017.
CRN Applauds FDA’s Implementation of Program Alignment. Council for Responsible Nutrition. May 17, 2017.
AHPA issues Good Herbal Compounding and Dispensing Practices white paper. American Herbal Products Association. May 15, 2017.
Natural Health Product Policy and Regulatory Leader Michael Smith Receives NHP Research Society Neil Tower’s Award. NHP Research Society of Canada. May 11, 2017.
AHPA statement on confirmation of Dr. Gottlieb as FDA commissioner. American Herbal Products Association. May 10, 2017.
CRN Commends Senate Confirmation of Dr. Scott Gottlieb as New FDA Commissioner. Council for Responsible Nutrition. May 9, 2017.
Hyris and Indena partner for the on-site genomic identification of botanical species. Indena. May 3, 2017.

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May 4, 2017

Science & Research
The Secret To Elevating The Entourage Effect. Magnetic Magazine. May 4, 2017.
Which Antioxidant Ingredients Alleviate IBS Symptoms? Nutritional Outlook. May 3, 2017.
Cancer-killing dandelion tea gets €144K research grant. Times of Malta. May 3, 2017.
Storm in a teacup? Review deems four coffees a day as safe. NutraIngredients. May 3, 2017.
Tell Congress To Support Plant Science Funding By Passing FY 2017 Omnibus. Plant Science Today. May 3, 2017.
‘Green tea’ EGCG supplement backed for gestational diabetes: RCT data. NutraIngredients. May 2, 2017.
Hot Chilies Cool Down Gut Inflammation in Mice. Scientific American. May 2, 2017.
Secrets of tea plant revealed by science. BBC News. May 2, 2017.
Anthropologist explores toxicity and healing in East Africa. Cornell Chronicle. May 2, 2017.
Ashwagandha Improves Memory and Cognitive Function in Study. WholeFoods Magazine. April 27, 2017.
Some like it hot: Cayenne pepper curbs appetite and boosts satiety. NutraIngredients. April 27, 2017.
Curcumin may boost recovery and maintain performance during workouts. NutraIngredients-USA. April 27, 2017.
Cassava is genetically decaying, putting staple crop at risk. Cornell Chronicle. April 27, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA uses warning letter to check up on DMAA recall. NutraIngredients-USA. May 4, 2017.
Justice Department: Reject Hi-Tech’s Motion in DMAA Lawsuit. Natural Products Insider. May 3, 2017.

Community & Indutry
ACCP White Paper: Guidance on Natural Products. Pharmacy Times. May 1, 2017.
The Supplement OWL product registry goes live. NutraIngredients-USA. April 27, 2017.
Is Full Traceability Possible Given the Complexities of Today’s Dietary Supplement Supply Chain? Nutritional Outlook. April 27, 2017.
Can Small Dietary Supplement and Food Brands Also Build Traceability Platforms? Nutritional Outlook. April 27, 2017.

Cannabis Update
NFL players fight pain with medical marijuana: ‘Managing it with pills was slowly killing me’. The Washington Post. May 2, 2017.
“Father of cannabis research” touts medicinal potential of CBD at Pueblo conference. The Denver Post. April 30, 2017.
Brown administration releases draft rules for sale of medical marijuana in California. Los Angeles Times. April 28, 2017.
Medical Marijuana Legalization Tied to Increases in Illicit Marijuana Use. NEJM Journal Watch. April 27, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Can herbal remedies help kids’ GI problems? Philly.com. May 4, 2017.
Adaptogens: Herbs for All That Ails You? Berkeley Wellness. April 27, 2017.

Trends & Technology
The Growing Pet-Supplements Market. Nutritional Outlook. May 3, 2017.
The Next Generation of Plant-Based Beverages. Nutritional Outlook. May 3, 2017.
Why Moringa Is the New Superfood You Need to Know About. Vogue. May 3, 2017. May 3, 2017.
The Next Gluten. The Atlantic. April 24, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
How Scientists And Indigenous Groups Can Team Up To Protect Forests and Climate. Smithsonian Magazine. May 3, 2017.
Saving the most endangered plants in the world. Mongabay. May 2, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Why is traditional Chinese medicine so popular ... in Bulgaria? South China Morning Post. May 3, 2017.
Cambridge’s Traditional Chinese Medicine mission gathers pace. Business Weekly. May 2, 2017.
Fudan Uni breaks down the barriers between TCM, Western styles. Shanghai Daily. May 2, 2017.
Inner Mongolia draws attention with traditional medicine. ECNS. May 2, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
The Supplement OWL Takes Flight—Dietary Supplement Product Registry Now Live. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 27, 2017.
AHPA encourages FDA to allow "healthy" claims for herbs, spices and teas. American Herbal Products Association. April 27, 2017.
Polls: Support For Legalizing Marijuana At Record High. NORML. April 27, 2017.

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April 27, 2017

Science & Research
Broccoli may beneficially affect microbiota diversity: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 26, 2017.
How to get adults to eat their vegetables? Study explores potential of spices and herbs use. Science Daily. April 26, 2017.
Italian-style coffee reduces the risk of prostate cancer. EurekAlert! April 26, 2017.
Ingesting soy protein may ease severity of inflammatory bowel disease. Science Daily. April 26, 2017.
RCT: Ashwagandha root extract may improve memory and cognitive functions. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2017.
Curcumin concoction could combat colitis: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2017.
Grape seed extract may protect gut from inflammation: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2017.
Cranberex Cranberry Extract Attains Positive Anti-Adhesion Results in Two Newly Completed Studies. Nutritional Outlook. April 24, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
More members of Congress understand supplements, CRN finds in its meetings with lawmakers. NutraIngredients-USA. April 26, 2017.
FDA Nominee Gottlieb Said He’s Committed to Enforcing DSHEA. Natural Products Insider. April 25, 2017.
FDA nominee strongly affirms DSHEA during hearing. NutraIngredients-USA. April 25, 2017.
FDA Warns Marketers of Supplements and Other Products—Stop Making Cancer Claims. Natural Products Insider. April 26, 2017.
Does FDA underestimate the time, resources spent on regulatory compliance? NutraIngredients-USA. April 21, 2017.

Community & Indutry
United Plant Savers’ Fundraiser: Building the Medicinal Plant Conservation Center. The Roadmap. April 25, 2017.
Naturopathic medicine’s role in fighting the opioid crisis. The Boston Globe. April 20, 2017.
Supplement Industry Reacts to Chaffetz’s Plans to Leave Congress. Natural Products Insider. April 20, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Medical Cannabis Expo: Practice Runs Ahead of Science. MedPage Today. April 24, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Can Herbs Shrink an Enlarged Prostate? Berkeley Wellness. April 25, 2017.
Watching Their Dust: Photographing Players in Pollination. The New York Times. April 24, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
CVS to institute new testing requirements for dietary supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. April 24, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Is carrot juice the next superfood trend farmers can take advantage of? Australian Broadcasting Company. April 25, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Should Traditional Healers be Regulated by Modern Medicine? Tonic. April 24, 2017.
Under the Radar: Africa is becoming traditional Chinese medicine’s best customer. Global Risk Insights. April 23, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
AOMA to Join Bastyr Community. Bastyr University. April 26, 2017.
FDA Nominee Uses Supplements Daily and Promises Access During Tenure. Natural Products Association. April 26, 2017.
Illegal Cancer Treatments: FDA Warning - Fraudulent Claims of Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention or Cure. US Food & Drug Administration. April 25, 2017.
FDA takes action against 14 companies for selling illegal cancer treatments. US Food & Drug Administration. April 25, 2017.
AHPA President Michael McGuffin participates in United Plant Savers board meeting. American Herbal Products Association. April 25, 2017.
Even More Natural Medicines Are Now at Risk. Alliance for Natural Health - USA. April 25, 2017.
AHPA submits comments to USDA on Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order. American Herbal Products Association. April 20, 2017.

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April 21, 2017

Science & Research
Beetroot’s ‘anti-ageing’ effects on brain noted in post-exercise study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 20, 2017.
Chinese herb has anti-ageing potential due to potent free radical scavenging powers. NutraIngredients. April 20, 2017.
With beetroot juice before exercise, aging brains look 'younger'. EurekAlert! April 19, 2017.
Korean cactus juice boosts gut microbiota and eases constipation. NutraIngredients. April 19, 2017.
Getting Medieval on Bacteria: Ancient Books May Point to New Antibiotics. Scientific American. April 19, 2017.
Resveratrol shows bone health promise for child chemotherapy patients: Study. NutraIngredients. April 18, 2017.

Community & Indutry
NPA urges members to ‘get on board’ with Supplement OWL. NutraIngredients-USA. April 20, 2017.

Cannabis Update
The Government's Weed Is Terrible. The Atlantic. April 20, 2017.
Medical marijuana could save Medicaid $1 billion in prescription drug costs. Salon. April 20, 2017.
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists. Science Daily. April 20, 2017.
W. B. O’Shaughnessy and the Introduction of Cannabis to Modern Western Medicine. The Public Domain Review. April 19, 2017.
Medicinal Cannabis Treatments Coming, Experts Say. MedPage Today. April 18, 2017.
Cannabinoids may soothe certain skin diseases, say CU Anschutz researchers. EurekAlert! April 18, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
2017 Sports Nutrition Adulteration Update. Nutritional Outlook. April 19, 2017.
FDA Discovers Active Drugs in Several Supplements, Orders Recall. Monthly Prescribing Reference. April 19, 2017.
Like Fine Wine: Terpenes are what's next for weed. City Paper. April 18, 2017.

Trends & Technology
New launches capitalize on popularity of medicinal mushrooms. NutraIngredients-USA. April 19, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional medicine heads into the mainstream. ECNS. April 19, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
Gregory Long to Step Aside as President of NYBG. New York Botanical Garden. April 20, 2017.
Sir David Attenborough to lead celebration of global conservation success. TRAFFIC. April 20, 2017.
Natural Products Association Applauds Launch of Supplement OWL. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 20, 2017.
Licensed Naturopathic Doctors to Urge Congressional Support for Insurance Nondiscrimination. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. April 19, 2017.
AHPA submits comments to USDA on Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order. American Herbal Products Association. April 19, 2017.
AHPA corrects inaccurate article on dietary supplements. American Herbal Products Association. April 10, 2017.
The Roadmap Climate Challenge Begins Thursday! United Plant Savers. April 19, 2017.
Canada: Lawmakers Introduce Marijuana Regulation Measures. NORML. April 19, 2017.
AHPA submits comments on coumarin to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. American Herbal Products Association. April 17, 2017.

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April 18, 2017

Science & Research
2017 Cranberry Update: Should We Focus on PACs or on the Whole Fruit? Nutritional Outlook. April 17, 2017.
New method for tapping vast plant pharmacopeia to make more effective drugs. EurekAlert! April 14, 2017.
Systematic Review: Rose hips ‘underutilized’ in nutrition says new study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 14, 2017.
Mixed carotenoid supplements may help obese children. NutraIngredients. April 11, 2017.
Avocados may help combat the metabolic syndrome. Science Daily. April 10, 2017.
Active Compound From Sleep-Inducing Herb Isolated. Asian Scientist Magazine. April 6, 2017.
Ginseng and anti-obesity: Does Asian variety offer greater weight loss hope? NutraIngredients. April 5, 2017.
Seaweed: From superfood to superconductor. Phys.org. April 5, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Vietnam seeks tighter dietary supplement control. Vietnam.net. April 12, 2017.
FDA prevails over Hi-Tech on DMAA, but ruling could open door on synthetic botanicals. NutraIngredients-USA. April 5, 2017.

Community & Indutry
Amazon Elements: A New Level of Transparency for Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Insider. April 13, 2017.
CHPA voices support for Supplement OWL label registry. NutraIngredients-USA. April 13, 2017.
Industry remembers natural products pioneer, NOW Foods founder Elwood Richard. New Hope Network. April 11, 2017.
Why a Herbarium of 7.8 Million Plants Is One of New York’s Most Valuable Resources. Hyperallergic. April 10, 2017.
Ethnobotany society connects students to plants. The Brown Daily Herald. April 9, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Hemp product sales slowly inch up as cultivation barriers get more lax. NutraIngredients-USA. April 17, 2017.
Lawsuit: DEA Marijuana Extract Rule Has ‘Chilled’ Hemp Industry . Natural Products Insider. April 10, 2017.
Hebrew University launches multidisciplinary center on medical marijuana. The Jerusalem Post. April 5, 2017.
Europe needs 'proper' cannabidiol regulations for foods and supplements, says association. NutraIngredients. April 4, 2017.

Trends & Technology
A closer look at veterinary homeopathy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. April 12, 2017.
Medicinal plants: Growing for a $30 million New York market. American Agriculturist. April 7, 2017.
Aromatherapy growth is ‘breath of fresh air’ for health-and-wellness sales. Drug Store News. April 4, 2017.

Traditional Medicine
Solutions sought to develop herbal medicinal materials. Viet Nam News. April 17, 2017.
China emerges as next global medical tourism hotspot. Xinhua. April 11, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
The Supplement OWL is Gaining Momentum. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 13, 2017.
Study: Medical Cannabis Patients Report Decreased Use Of Opioids, Anti-Anxiety Medicines. NORML. April 13, 2017.
Summer at Kew; fascinating relationships between plants & pollinators revealed. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. April 12, 2017.
Food Safety Advocates Urge Companies to Oppose ‘Filthy Food Act’. Center for Science in the Public Interest. April 11, 2017.
NOW Founder Elwood Richard 9/17/31 - 4/7/17. NOW Foods. April 10, 2017.
AHPA corrects inaccurate article on dietary supplements. American Herbal Products Association. April 10, 2017.
AHPA and LifeScienceRisk Develop Prop 65 Insurance Coverage for the Dietary Supplement Industry. American Herbal Products Association. April 10, 2017.
CRN Reflects on Life of Industry Pioneer. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 10, 2017.
NPA Opens Nominations for Board of Directors. Natural Products Association. April 10, 2017.
Advice to Patients on the Difference Between Turmeric and Curcumin as Medical Treatments. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. April 10, 2017.
Food Industry Urges Delay of Nutrition Facts Label. Center for Science in the Public Interest. April 5, 2017.
AHPA endorses Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act. American Herbal Products Association. April 5, 2017.
CRN Praises American Botanical Council’s Endorsement of the Supplement OWL—Commends ABC’s Interest in Improving Industry Accountability. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 3, 2017.

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April 6, 2017

Science & Research
Can pure maple syrup help reduce chronic inflammation? EurekAlert! April 3, 2017.
No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action. Science Daily. April 2, 2017.
Blackmores gives $10 million donation for complementary medicine research. The Sydney Morning Herald. April 1, 2017.
National Institutes of Health will host a dietary supplement research practicum. The DO. March 30, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Dietary Supplement Official: FDA Can’t ‘Freeze in Time’. Natural Products Insider. April 3, 2017.
Health Canada wants further public input in regulating natural health products. CBC News. March 31, 2017.
Breadth of Vitamin Shoppe's Oregon settlement seen as troubling precedent. NutraIngredients-USA. March 31, 2017.

Community & Indutry
ABC endorses Supplement OWL dietary supplement product registry. NutraIngredients-USA. April 3, 2017.
AHPA's botanical GMPs document ready for field testing. NutraIngredients-USA. April 3, 2017.
AHPA, CRN suggest tweaks, wholesale overhauls of manufacturing regs. NutraIngredients-USA. April 3, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Could the extraordinary compound in cannabis that helps kids with epilepsy make you feel better? Los Angeles Times. April 2, 2017.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Acacia rigidula still popping up on market. NutraIngredients-USA. March 31, 2017.

Trends & Technology
Medicinal mushrooms are the new turmeric. Mother Nature Network. April 3, 2017.

Environment & Conservation
Researchers investigating status of goldenseal in Pennsylvania. Phys.org. April 3, 2017.
The Doomsday Vault: Humanity’s salvation? CBS News. April 2, 2017.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Praises American Botanical Council’s Endorsement of the Supplement OWL—Commends ABC’s Interest in Improving Industry Accountability. Council for Responsible Nutrition. April 3, 2017.
AHPA Developing Assessment Program for Botanical Agricultural, Collection and Manufacturing Best Practices. American Herbal Products Association. March 31, 2017.
Kew Launches Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. March 30, 2017.
Banerjee Wins 2017 Harvey W. Wiley Award. AOAC International. March 30, 2017.
Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeks To Legalize Marijuana By July 2018. NORML. March 30, 2017.
Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. March 24, 2017.

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March 29, 2017

Science & Research
Meta-analysis supports tea’s link to stronger bones. NutraIngredients-USA. March 28, 2017.
Beetroot juice may boost performance in soccer players: RCT. NutraIngredients. March 27, 2017.

Legal & Regulatory
Hi-Tech Claims FDA Backed Off Synthetic Botanical Position in DMAA Litigation. Natural Products Insider. March 27, 2017.

Community & Indutry
GRMA launches website ahead of releasing consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. March 29, 2017.
Medicinal plant gardens prescribed to cure Kenya's health woes. Reuters. March 28, 2017.
Regulations, supply chain, and deep science take center stage in Oxford. NutraIngredients-USA. March 27, 2017.
Breaking Records and Setting Trends at Expo West. WholeFoods Magazine. March 24, 2017.

Cannabis Update
Georgia Lawmakers Ready to Expand Access to Medical Cannabis. US News & World Report. March 28, 2017.
Getting Comfortable With Phytocannabinoids. WholeFoods Magazine. March 28, 2017.

Consumer & Popular
Beyond the Myths