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January 19, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


January 13, 2021

Science & Research
New research finds ginger counters certain autoimmune diseases in mice. ScienceDaily. January 6, 2021.
Beating the bulge with a nice cup of tea. EurekAlert! January 6, 2021.
Higher levels of omega-3s associated with better heart rate recovery, says new study. Nutritional Outlook. December 15, 2020.
An avocado a day keeps your gut microbes happy. EurekAlert! December 15, 2020.
Tomatoes offer affordable source of Parkinson's disease drug. ScienceDaily. December 9, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
2021 Regulatory outlook for dietary supplements, functional foods, and natural products. Nutritional Outlook. January 12, 2021.

Cannabis Update
USDA nears completion of final rule for U.S. hemp production. Natural Products Insider. January 13, 2021.
More than half of people using cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawal symptoms. EurekAlert! January 8, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Spilling the beans on coffee's true identity. EurekAlert! January 13, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Probiotic coffee and tea drinks. ScienceDaily. January 11, 2021.
2021 Flavor trends for food and beverage. Nutritional Outlook. January 6, 2021.
Apple cider vinegar: The science and the trends. Nutritional Outlook. December 29, 2020.
Centuries-old supplement ingredient solutions to newer problems. Natural Products Insider. December 29, 2020.

Traditional & Medicine
Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases. ScienceDaily. December 31, 2020.
Healthy muscles are a carrot on a string for healthy lungs. EurekAlert! December 2, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
New FDA Announcement on CBD Signals Continued Agency Inaction. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 8, 2021.
CRN Applauds Support of Dietary Supplement Use in ‘2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans’. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 2020.
CRN Launches ‘4 Things to Know’ Video Series. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 2020.
AHPA expands COVID Web Center with vaccine distribution resources. American Herbal Products Association. January 6, 2021.
NY Assembly Returns to Target Brick and Mortar Health Food Stores, Limit Access to Essential Products. Natural Products Association. January 5, 2021.
NPA Welcomes New Members of Congress, Expresses Concern Over CBD Regulations and Import Alerts. Natural Products Association. January 4, 2021.
Standing up for Science: CSPI’s Top 10 Wins from 2020. Center for Science in the Public Interest. December 31, 2020.
Study: Medical Cannabis Associated with Prolonged Reductions in Opioid Use. NORML. January 7, 2021.
2020 Year in Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events in Marijuana Policy. NORML. December 28, 2020.
Can Cannabis help ease the mind in the age of COVID-19? The University of New Mexico. December 21, 2020.
FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling CBD Products. US Food & Drug Administration. December 22, 2020.
Healthcare Groups Release Proceedings of Summit Exploring Drug Safety, Supply Chain Security. US Pharmacopeia. December 22, 2020.
Indigenous Women Achieve “Mamakunapa” Civil Society Nature Reserve. Amazon Conservation Team. December 22, 2020.
Call for Member Contributions to the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. United Plant Savers. December 17, 2020.
The ugliest orchid in the world tops Kew’s 2020 new species list. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. December 17, 2020.
Virginia’s Naturopathic Doctors are Continuing a 15-year Fight for Licensure. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. January 5, 2021.
Year in Review: NUHS’ Top 5 news stories. National University of Health Sciences. December 31, 2020.
Dr. Glen Nagel Is ACHS' New Herbal Medicine Program Chair. American College of Healthcare Sciences. December 29, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Maryland University of Integrative Health. December 17, 2020.

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December 9, 2020

Science & Research
Chemists re-engineer a psychedelic to treat depression and addiction in rodents. Science. December 9, 2020.
Science focus: Top 10 most read nutrition research of 2020. NutraIngredients. December 9, 2020.
Tomatoes offer affordable source of Parkinson's disease drug. Science Daily. December 9, 2020.
Red propolis could be a better treatment for schistosomiasis. Drug Target Review. December 8, 2020.
Psychedelics are gaining gradual acceptance by mainstream medicine. Genetic Literacy Project. December 8, 2020.
It's Not Just Humans. Sparrows Have Been Seen Using Preventative Medicine. Science Alert. December 8, 2020.
Computer algorithms reveal new details about creosote bushes. Earth.com. December 7, 2020.
Possible bittersweet effects of stevia uncovered by Ben-Gurion U. researchers. EurekAlert! December 7, 2020.
The Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of having another heart attack. EurekAlert! December 4, 2020.
Blackcurrants are favorable for glucose metabolism. Science Daily. December 3, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
Dietary Supplement Leaders Lament Pitfalls of FDA’s Approach to NDIs. Nutraceuticals World. December 7, 2020.
COVID-19 pandemic diverted some FTC resources from CBD enforcement. Natural Products Insider. December 7, 2020.

Community & Industry
Vermont becomes a center for the fledgling U.S. saffron industry. VT Digger. December 6, 2020.
Turning the Page on 2020. Nutraceuticals World. December 4, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Marijuana delivery and cannabis “bars” gain traction in Denver. The Denver Post. December 7, 2020.
Europe’s CBD Conundrum. Project CBD. December 3, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Sabinsa sends FDA and FTC documentation of adulterated amla ingredient. Nutritional Outlook. December 1, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Mystic Meg for the market: Top 10 trends for 2021. NutraIngredients. December 9, 2020.
The top 10 nutrition trends for 2021, according to Natural Grocers. New Hope Network. December 7, 2020.
State of the Industry: Positive Market Outlook Despite COVID-19 Turmoil. Nutraceuticals World. December 4, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Through war, wildfire and pandemic, the world’s seed vaults hold strong. MongaBay. December 8, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Health Foods Stores Must Stay Open under New CA COVID-19 Lockdowns and Restrictions, Says NPA. Natural Products Association. December 7, 2020.
Analytical Methods Week Activities for December 14-18, 2020. AOAC International. December 7, 2020.
Members of the US House of Representatives Vote to End Federal Marijuana Criminalization. NORML. December 4, 2020.

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December 4, 2020

Science & Research
Healthy muscles are a carrot on a string for healthy lungs. Science Daily. December 2, 2020.
Peeking into the pods of black soybeans. Science Daily. December 2, 2020.
Plant-inspired alkaloids protect rice, kiwi and citrus from harmful bacteria. EurekAlert! December 2, 2020.
Plants on aspirin. Science Daily. December 1, 2020.
Letter to the Editor: Phytochemicals a Potential Cure for COVID-19. Emergency Medicine News. December 1, 2020.
Tweaking carotenoid genes helps tomatoes bring their a-game. EurekAlert! December 1, 2020.
Chemical compounds in foods can inhibit a key SARS-CoV-2 enzyme. EurekAlert! November 30, 2020.
Cinnamon May Improve Blood Sugar Control in People With Prediabetes. Nutrition Industry Executive. November 30, 2020.

Community & Industry
CRN Announces New, Upgraded Supplement OWL Platform. Nutrition Industry Executive. December 2, 2020.

Cannabis Update
U.N. Reclassifies Cannabis as a Less Dangerous Drug. The New York Times. December 2, 2020.
Hemp and CBD had a tough year in 2020 but hope springs eternal. Natural Products Insider. December 1, 2020.
How Poland’s History Made The Nation A Leader For Industrial Hemp. Forbes. November 30, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
5 adaptogens now found for immunity. Natural Products Insider. December 3, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Alkemist Labs’ Elan Sudberg and “Next-Generation Transparency”. Nutrition Industry Executive. November 30, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Imbibe releases its top 5 beverage trend predictions for 2021. Nutritional Outlook. December 2, 2020.
The Analyst’s Take: What will the supplement industry look like in 2021? New Hope Network. November 30, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Sustainability and stewardship in supplements: raising the bar in a responsible industry. Natural Products Insider. November 24, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Lawsuit Filed Against the DEA and Attorney General to Compel Issuance of Licenses to Manufacture Marijuana for Clinical Trials and Potential FDA Approval. MAPS. December 3, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Faculty Focus on Self-Care for the Maryland Higher Ed Community. Maryland University of Integrative Health. December 3, 2020.
An Ancient Plant with a Modern Treatment Opportunity. Bastyr University. December 1, 2020.
CRN Announces New, Upgraded Supplement OWL Platform. Council for Responsible Nutrition. December 1, 2020.

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December 1, 2020

Science & Research
Medicinal plant evolves to hide from humans, blends in with environment where harvested. The Print. November 29, 2020.
Eating dried fruit may be linked with better diet quality and health markers. EurekAlert! November 24, 2020.
Can drinking cocoa make you smarter? EurekAlert! November 24, 2020.
Can eating mangoes reduce women's facial wrinkles? EurekAlert! November 19, 2020.
An acebuchin-oil-enriched diet helps to reduce hypertension. EurekAlert! November 17, 2020.
Mediterranean diet helps reduce effects of stress in animal model. Science Daily. November 16, 2020.
Heart health dietary supplement 2020 update. Nutritional Outlook. November 13, 2020.

Community & Industry
5 Top mood-support ingredients: A pharmacist’s perspective. Nutritional Outlook. November 23, 2020.
Chris Kilham’s 4 top herbs with the most upside – podcast. Natural Products Insider. November 4, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Hemp and Native American Sovereignty. Project CBD. November 19, 2020.
Cannabis strength soars over past half century. Science Daily. November 16, 2020.
New molecules derived from cannabidiol are designed with more potent antioxidants. EurekAlert! November 16, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Nutritional quality of foods, beverages in movies. EurekAlert! November 23, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Chia, goji & co. – German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment consumer monitor special superfoods. EurekAlert! November 25, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Conscious botanicals for cognitive health. Natural Products Insider. November 18, 2020.
Curcumin and PEA for sports nutrition recovery. Natural Products Insider. November 18, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Botanical gardens: The need to conserve medicinal plants. The New Times. November 30, 2020.
About 94 per cent of wild bee and native plant species networks lost, study finds. Vet Candy. November 29, 2020.
“Wildlife Conservation 20” message to G20: Invest in nature or face biodiversity collapse and further pandemics. TRAFFIC. November 20, 2020.
Joint FAO-TRAFFIC workshop on Sustainable health care, well-being and nutrition raises the profile of wild plants. TRAFFIC. November 10, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
7 Native American Inventions That Revolutionized Medicine And Public Health. Forbes. November 29, 2020.
Understanding traditional Chinese medicine can help protect species. Science Daily. November 26, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Iowa Becomes Latest State to Propose CBD Regs to Fill FDA Vacuum. Natural Products Association. November 24, 2020.
CSPI Announces Agreement with Homeopathic Maker Boiron. Center for Science in the Public Interest. November 23, 2020.
Seeds of hope: Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank celebrates 20 years with 2.4 billion seeds banked. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. November 19, 2020.
CRN Responds to the American Medical Association's New Policy on Dietary Supplements. Council for Responsible Nutrition. November 19, 2020.
California: Universities Awarded $30 Million in Cannabis Research Funding. NORML. November 19, 2020.
Israel: Justice Ministry Plan Calls for Regulating the Adult-Use Marijuana Market. NORML. November 19, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Academic Leaders Receive Awards from the American Public Health Association. Maryland University of Integrative Health. November 18, 2020.
Making Plant Medicine Sustainable: From Wildcrafting to Organic Cultivation. United Plant Savers. November 16, 2020.
EPA accepts AHPA’s requests, adds over 200 herbal commodities to crop groups. American Herbal Products Association. November 12, 2020.

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November 12, 2020

Science & Research
Review of plants' role in antibacterial activity clears new paths for drug discovery. EurekAlert! November 11, 2020.
Bacterial metabolism of dietary soy may lower risk factor for dementia. Science Daily. October 22, 2020.
High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure. Science Daily. October 21, 2020.
Ashwagandha supports sleep quality, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. October 20, 2020.
Drinking green tea and coffee daily linked to lower death risk in people with diabetes. Science Daily. October 20, 2020.

Community & Industry
Dietary supplement manufacturing challenges have never been greater thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nutritional Outlook. November 4, 2020.

Cannabis Update
The New High Trend: Cannabis Regulation and Testing. Nutraceuticals World. November 2, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Americans confident in dietary supplement effectiveness and quality in 2020, including during COVID-19 pandemic, CRN surveys show. Nutritional Outlook. October 20, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Botanical adulteration in the time of COVID-19: Laboratory perspective. Nutritional Outlook. October 27, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
The Sorghum Solution?: The Salk Institute’s plant-based research to battle climate change gets a boost. The San Diego Union-Tribune. November 10, 2020.
One third of UK fruit and vegetables are imported from climate-vulnerable countries. EurekAlert! November 9, 2020.
Better health - for people and the planet - grows on trees. EurekAlert! November 5, 2020.
Joint FAO-TRAFFIC workshop on Sustainable health care, well-being and nutrition raises the profile of wild plants. TRAFFIC. November 10, 2020.
Sweet trade: Shifting trade in liquorice root from Central Asia towards sustainability. TRAFFIC. October 30, 2020.
In the News: Ecological and Ethical Problems of ‘Smudging’. United Plant Savers. October 28, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
EPA issues final rule on pesticide tolerance crop groups for herbs, spices. American Herbal Products Association. November 9, 2020.
Americans for Safe Access Join Forces with Leaf411 on Medical Cannabis Affordability Program. Americans for Safe Access. October 23, 2020.
Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cannabis Oil Effective for Patients with Fibromyalgia. NORML. November 5, 2020.
USDA Approves Several More States’ Hemp Production Plans. NORML. October 22, 2020.
Review: Medical Cannabis Shows Promise as an Adjunctive Treatment for Patients with Huntington Disease. NORML. October 22, 2020.
Call for Comments: Draft Laboratory guidance for drying field-fresh hemp plant samples in preparation for determination of total THC on a dry-weight basis. AOAC International. November 3, 2020.
AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements now available on aoac.org. AOAC International. October 27, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Appoints New Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Department Chair. Maryland University of Integrative Health. October 21, 2020.
Dr. Melanie Henriksen Appointed Interim President of National University of Natural Medicine. National University of Natural Medicine. October 30, 2020.

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October 16, 2020

Science & Research
Ashwagandha’s sleep benefits to extend to people with insomnia: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. October 12, 2020.
Exploring fig trees’ chemical tricks and reviving ancient date palms. Chemical & Engineering News. October 10, 2020.
A diet high in prunes prevents bone loss associated with spinal cord injuries. EurekAlert! October 6, 2020.
Drink coffee after breakfast, not before, for better metabolic control. EurekAlert! September 30, 2020.
Rapeseed instead of soy burgers: Researchers identify a new source of protein for humans. Science Daily. September 30, 2020.
Dietary folate, magnesium, and dairy products may all help stave off bowel cancer, study finds. Science Daily. September 28, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA, consumer groups in favor of mandatory listing of dietary supplement products. Natural Products Insider. October 12, 2020.
US FDA issues warning to herbal medicine companies offering Covid-19 products. CNN. October 9, 2020.
FDA allows qualified health claim for cranberry products. Nutritional Outlook. October 1, 2020.

Community & Industry
Experts sound alarm over 2021 botanical supply challenges. NutraIngredients-USA. October 12, 2020.
‘Botanicum Medicinale’ uncovers ancient roots of herbal treatments, plants’ importance in modern medicine. The Washington Post. October 10, 2020.
Where has all the dietary supplement packaging gone during COVID-19? Nutritional Outlook. October 5, 2020.
COVID-19’s impact on the dietary supplement supply chain: How good are your supplier relationships, your forecasting, and your credit? Nutritional Outlook. September 29, 2020.

Cannabis Update
CBD regulatory and market update 2020. Nutritional Outlook. October 12, 2020.
Cannabis use prompts need for more anesthesia during surgery, increases pain. EurekAlert! October 5, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Market outlook positive for cognitive health products. Natural Products Insider. October 6, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Trees Are Time Machines. The Atlantic. October 9, 2020.
Changes ahead at TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC. October 5, 2020.
210 scientists highlight state of plants and fungi in Plants, People, Planet special issue. EurekAlert! September 29, 2020.
Coffee Rust Is Going to Ruin Your Morning. The Atlantic. September 16, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Why it’s so hard for China to promote the use of traditional remedies abroad to treat Covid-19. South China Morning Post. October 10, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Lands of Freedom: Preserving and Honoring the Heritage of the Matawai. Amazon Conservation Team. October 9, 2020.
Analysis: Little Evidence to Support Health Benefits Claims of CBD Products Available Over-the-Counter. NORML. October 8, 2020. Vermont Becomes Eleventh State to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana Sales. NORML. October 8, 2020.
Nations fall short on biodiversity despite protected area growth – IUCN co-authored study. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. October 7, 2020. Maryland University of Integrative Health Provost Receives Extraordinary Service and Leadership Award. Maryland University of Integrative Health. October 6, 2020.
Failure to tap into the myriad uses of plants and fungi is costing people and planet, says new report. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 30, 2020. Maryland University of Integrative Health to offer Spring 2021 Intake of its Master of Science in Herbal Product Design & Manufacture Program. Maryland University of Integrative Health. September 30, 2020.
NYBG Scientist and Collaborators Propose Measures to Improve Plant Research Collections and Data Access to Address Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change. New York Botanical Garden. September 30, 2020.
USP and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Partner to Strengthen Laboratories and Improve Medicines Quality in Cambodia and Laos. United States Pharmacopiea. September 30, 2020.
2020 CRN Survey Reveals Focus on Vitamins and Minerals—Available-for-purchase consumer survey reaffirms consumer confidence and trust in the industry. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 29, 2020.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL activates accelerated program to evaluate test kits that measure yeast and mold in cannabis. AOAC International. September 28, 2020.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL and the Hemp and Cannabinoid Science Institute Announce Cooperative Agreement. AOAC International. September 28, 2020.

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September 28, 2020

Science & Research
Powerful pennycress: Dr. Sedbrook’s research team is transforming a weed into a crop. Illinois State University News. September 28, 2020.
The Plant Pandemics Just Keep on Coming. The Atlantic. September 27, 2020.

Community & Industry
Merlin Sheldrake reveals the complexity of the fungal world. Science Focus. September 28, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Why more people are turning to medicinal cannabis. The Sydney Morning Herald. September 28, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Cooked carrots can trigger allergic reactions. EurekAlert! September 24, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Are CBD sales up or down during COVID-19? Nutritional Outlook. September 24, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
A Noah's Ark for threatened plants. Bray People. September 26, 2020.
US senators demand action after AP exposes palm oil abuses. WSLS. September 25, 2020.
The pandemic caused a seed shortage. Here’s how to save them. The Philadelphia Inquirer. September 11, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Four New Members Join NCCIH National Advisory Council. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. September 25, 2020.
MORE Vote Postponed, But Support Remains High Among Democratic, Republican Voters. NORML. September 24, 2020.

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September 24, 2020

Science & Research
Born to be wild: Fungal highways let bacteria travel in exchange for thiamine. EurekAlert! September 24, 2020.
Standardized Andrographis paniculata may modulate immune response, says new study. Nutritional Outlook. September 23, 2020.
Cancer survivors urgently need better nutritional support. EurekAlert! September 21, 2020.
Authoritative new analysis links increased omega-3 intake to cardioprotection and improved cardiovascular outcomes. Science Daily. September 17, 2020.
To recreate ancient recipes, check out the vestiges of clay pots. EurekAlert! September 11, 2020.
Does the Mediterranean diet protect against rheumatoid arthritis? Science Daily. September 10, 2020.
Study finds botanical effective for chemo-resistant colon cancer. EurekAlert! September 9, 2020.
French oak wood extract supports vigor in older subjects, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. September 8, 2020.

Community & Industry
Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day. BBC News. September 24, 2020.
Botanical growth in the COVID-19 pandemic. Nutritional Outlook. September 17, 2020.
Natural Products Industry Rises to Meet COVID Challenges. Holistic Primary Care. September 11, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Relaxation of Cannabis Regulation: A New Hope for Alternative Medicine. Lexology. September 23, 2020.
Study Finds Cannabis Effective for 82% of Migraine Patients. Pain News Network. September 23, 2020.
University of South Carolina study reveals how cannabinoids may be useful to prevent colon cancer. EurekAlert! September 15, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Managing stress and mood with natural botanicals. Nutritional Outlook. September 21, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Nature’s Way Finds More Evidence of Widespread Elderberry Adulteration. NutraIngredients-USA. September 23, 2020.
Study discovers multiple unapproved drugs in "brain boosting" supplements. EurekAlert! September 23, 2020.
Herbal ingredient adulteration in 2020. Nutritional Outlook. September 9, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Supercritical fluid’s evolving role in dietary ingredients extraction. Nutritional Outlook. September 23, 2020.
The Analyst's Take: 3 insights from Nutrition Business Journal's Immune Health Report. New Hope Network. September 22, 2020.
Digestive health ingredients are diversifying, creating new opportunities for growth. Nutritional Outlook. September 14, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Review Paper Suggests that Cannabis Use Is Negatively Associated with Cancer Risk. NORML. September 24, 2020.
NUNM announces departure of its President Dr. Christine Girard. National University of Natural Medicine. September 23, 2020.
TRAFFIC joins European Commission’s Global Coalition for Biodiversity. TRAFFIC. September 23, 2020.
New Analysis Unfairly Maligns and Misrepresents Brain Health Supplement Category. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 23, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. Maryland University of Integrative Health. September 21, 2020.
NYBG Celebrates the Traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean with a Month of Digital Programs and Events. New York Botanical Garden. September 17, 2020.
NORML Files Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court Challenging Cannabis’ Schedule I Prohibited Status. NORML. September 17, 2020.
Recognizing the outstanding scientists building the future of analytical science. AOAC International. September 14, 2020.
Landmark exhibition to explore the fragility of the natural world: Paradise Lost by Jan Hendrix. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. September 14, 2020.
The Institute for Functional Medicine Appoints Loren Israelsen to Governing Board of Directors. United Natural Products Alliance. September 11, 2020.
Americans for Safe Access Unveils 2020 Report Cards Analyzing Medical Cannabis Programs Across the United States. Americans for Safe Access. September 10, 2020.
Study Shows Latin America Twice as Rich in Plant Species as Tropical Africa, Home to One-Third of the World’s Biodiversity. Missouri Botanical Garden. September 9, 2020.
Second Phase of The New York Botanical Garden’s Reopening, with Access to Haupt Conservatory, Begins September 22. New York Botanical Garden. September 9, 2020.
New CBD Proposals Would Undermine Public Trust in Safety of Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. September 8, 2020.
Farmers could substantially boost productivity by conserving soil biodiversity – IUCN report. IUCN. September 8, 2020.
Supplement and Hemp Industry Associations Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Regulate Hemp-Derived CBD. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 4, 2020.

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September 2, 2020

Science & Research
Bergamot citrus plus wild cardoon may help support liver health. NutraIngredients-USA. September 1, 2020.
Calanus oil may improve body composition in healthy untrained adults: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. August 31, 2020.
Fungi in gut linked to higher Alzheimer's risk can be reduced through ketogenic diet. Science Daily. August 31, 2020.
Cranberry juice may help reduce risk of stomach ulcers. NutraIngredients-USA. August 28, 2020.
Global gut health experts guide growth of synbiotics. EurekAlert! August 24, 2020.
Aronia extract shows potential for psychomotor benefits: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. August 21, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
Virginia ginseng harvest season begins Sept. 1. Augusta Free Press. August 30, 2020.

Community & Industry
Korean botanical boost: Agencies join forces to promote use of homegrown ingredients for functional foods. NutraIngredients-Asia. August 31, 2020.
Natural & organic industry ‘must create more space’ for BIPOC at leadership levels to expand consumer base. NutraIngredients-USA. August 28, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Another cannabis graduate program launches in Maryland with holistic medicine focus. Baltimore Business Journal. September 1, 2020.
The Hemp Industry's 'American Dream' Is Getting Nipped In The Bud. KUNC. August 21, 2020.
CBD edibles, food, and drinks grow even during COVID-19, says IRI. Nutritional Outlook. August 31, 2020.
Study: Cannabis Associated with Increased Cessation of IV Opioid Use. NORML. August 27, 2020.
Review: Cannabinoids “Promising” for Treating Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. NORML. August 27, 2020.
How should consumers use CBD? Nutritional Outlook. August 24, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
The coronavirus reminds us of our deep-rooted need for medicinal plants. The Washington Post. Septmeber 2, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Federal Trade Commission official describes COVID-19 fraud as 'unprecedented'. Natural Products Insider. August 31, 2020.
Independently-tested CBD beverages had CBD content inconsistent with labels, says Leafreport. Nutritional Outlook. August 26, 2020.

Trends & Technology
COVID19: Ongoing health concerns drive consumers to anti-inflammatory supplementsBenefitting species and people: the journey towards sustainable and equitable Jatamansi trade. TRAFFIC. September 1, 2020
Hooked on tonics: How tonic water went from medicinal to trendy cocktail mixer. The Dallas Morning News. August 28, 2020.
Supplement delivery formats evolve with the consumer marketplace. Natural Products Insider. August 27, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Benefitting species and people: the journey towards sustainable and equitable Jatamansi trade. TRAFFIC. September 1, 2020.
The bugyals or Himalayan alpine meadows: a treasure trove endangered. Mongabay. August 27, 2020.

Traditional & Medicine
Tradition of healing: A historical and cultural approach to herbs and botanicals. Natural Products Insider. August 24, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
In honor of 100 Days of Ginseng we are giving away 100 seeds to 100 people. United Plant Savers. September 1, 2020.
CRN-International Publishes Conference Reports, Adding to the Scientific Literature on the Role of Nutrition in Healthy Ageing and Translating Science into Policy for Health Promotion. Council for Responsible Nutrition. September 1, 2020.
One Seed at a Time: NTX Giving Day Early Giving Opens. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. September 1, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with IM4US. Maryland University of Integrative Health. August 27, 2020.
Landmark exhibition to explore the fragility of the natural world: Paradise Lost by Jan Hendrix. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 27, 2020.
AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook. American Herbal Products Association. August 26, 2020.
Official Statement: The Passing of Robinson López Descanse. Amazon Conservation Team. August 22, 2020.
AHPA Statement on oleandrin and Nerium oleander. American Herbal Products Association. August 18, 2020.

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August 21, 2020

Science & Research
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts a cut above for blood vessel health. Science Daily. August 20, 2020.
Rhodiola there to support consumers’ upcoming transitions. NutraIngredients-USA. August 19, 2020.
Cashew shell compound appears to mend damaged nerves. EurekAlert! August 17, 2020.
Research finds daily cranberry intake associated with reduced H. pylori infection rates. EurekAlert! August 17, 2020.
RCT highlights milk thistle’s potential menopause benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. August 12, 2020.
Nitrate-rich beetroot juice reduces blood pressure, trial finds. NutraIngredients-USA. August 11, 2020.
Pycnogenol French maritime pine bark extract may ease migraine discomfort. NutraIngredients-USA. August 6, 2020.
Consumption of a blueberry enriched diet by women for six weeks alters determinants of human muscle progenitor cell function. EurekAlert! August 5, 2020.
Single dose of blueberry polyphenols boosts cognitive performance in middle aged adults. NutraIngredients-USA. August 5, 2020.
Black cohosh, rhodiola reduce menopause symptoms: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. August 4, 2020.
Curcumin-pomegranate mix cuts inflammation in runners. NutraIngredients-USA. July 24, 2020.
Ashwagandha extract cuts amount of non-restorative sleep: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. July 23, 2020.
Food supplements may improve brain health among young children in low income countries. Science Daily. July 22, 2020.
Research on inflammation among runs wins Research Project of Year. NutraIngredients-USA. July 22, 2020.
Antioxidant-rich powders from blueberry, persimmon waste could be good for gut microbiota. Science Daily. July 22, 2020.
Cinnamon may improve blood sugar control in people with prediabetes. Science Daily. July 21, 2020.
Hop help: Kirin’s mature hop bitter acid aids cognitive health in older adults: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. July 21, 2020.
Call to action for stronger, better-funded federal nutrition research. EurekAlert! July 20, 2020.
Turmeric could have antiviral properties. EurekAlert! July 17, 2020.
Pickled capers activate proteins important for human brain and heart health. Science Daily. July 13, 2020.
Avocado pulp may speed post-exercise cardiovascular recovery: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. July 9, 2020.
Antioxidants in corn line could aid human IBD protection, therapy. Science Daily. July 7, 2020.
In mouse study, black raspberries show promise for reducing skin inflammation. Science Daily. July 2, 2020.
Study: Beetroot supplements could boost weight training performance. NutraIngredients-USA. July 1, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
New health claim boost: Ginseng recognized for improving bone health in South Korea. NutraIngredients-USA. August 18, 2020.
FTC to marketers: Stop making unsupported COVID treatment claims. NutraIngredients-USA. August 17, 2020.
Bill introduced to extend HSA, FSA eligibility to supplements. NutraIngredients-USA. August 7, 2020.
TCM products make up majority of recent COVID-19 warning letters. NutraIngredients-USA. July 16, 2020.

Community & Industry
Supplement industry quick to warn consumers about Trump’s enthusiasm for oleander as COVID-19 cure. NutraIngredients-USA. August 19, 2020.

Cannabis Update
CBD for mood: Going green to ease the blues. NutraIngredients-USA. August 19, 2020.
Is CBD legal in cosmetics? Nutritional Outlook. August 10, 2020.
Review hints at CBD’s performance enhancing qualities as EC decision awaits. NutraIngredients-USA. August 10, 2020.
Beyond CBD: Exploring other hemp cannabinoids’ health benefits. Nutritional Outlook. July 29, 2020.
Yes, CBD Creams Relieve Pain. But Science is Still Learning About the Benefits and Risks. Discover Magazine. July 28, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
FDA finds inconsistent levels of CBD, and THC presence, in hemp-derived CBD products. Nutritional Outlook. July 15, 2020.
FDA to resume on-sit domestic inspections. NutraIngredients-USA. July 13, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Ashwagandha finds itself in the right place at the right time. NutraIngredients-USA. August 19, 2020.
Can sports nutrition sales stay strong during COVID-19? Nutritional Outlook. August 17, 2020.
Nature’s long documented history of modulating inflammation. Natural Products Insider. August 14, 2020.
Elderberry expands in supplements, food, and beverages. Nutritional Outlook. August 3, 2020.
Seniors and supplements: Making dietary supplements easier for seniors to take. Nutritional Outlook. July 27, 2020.
The age of adaptogens. Nutritional Outlook. July 1, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
How dietary supplements can do their part for the environment. Natural Products Insider. August 13, 2020.
Sustainable sourcing: Not ‘selfies with farmers’. Natural Products Insider. August 11, 2020.
Botanical companies shine a light on sustainable sourcing. Natural Products Insider. August 3, 2020.
Wild plant ingredients: Addressing the risks for lasting benefits. Natural Products Insider. July 30, 2020.
Sustainability in the herb trade. Natural Products Insider. July 24, 2020.
Major haul of Indian Red Sanders in Malaysia. TRAFFIC. July 23, 2020.
Botanical sustainable sourcing and biodiversity. Natural Products Insider. July 8, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Indigenous people vital for understanding environmental change. EurekAlert! July 29, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Dietary Supplement Usage Up Dramatically During Pandemic, New Ipsos-CRN Survey Shows. Council for Responsible Nutrition. August 20, 2020.
Retail Cannabis Sales Continue to Surge to Record Highs. NORML. August 20, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health approved for Cannabis Science program by Maryland Higher Education Commission. Maryland University of Integrative Health. August 20, 2020.
Study: After-Hours Marijuana Use Doesn’t Negatively Impact Job Performance. NORML. August 20, 2020.
Scientists approve new test for measuring flavanols and procyanidins in cocoa and chocolate products. AOAC International. August 18, 2020.
AHPA Statement on oleandrin and Nerium oleander. American Herbal Products Association. August 18, 2020.
Missouri Botanical Garden Receives IMLS Grants to Expand Science Education. Missouri Botanical Garden. August 17, 2020.
As Americans Look to Supplements to Boost Immune Systems, New Legislation Introduced in US Senate to Expand Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts for Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. August 7, 2020.
Drug Safety Summit examined national security implications of global drug manufacturing. United States Pharmacopeia. August 4, 2020.
Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Opioid-Sparing Effects on Pain Patients. NORML. August 6, 2020.
USP partners with the Republic of Korea on laboratory testing of USP Reference Standard candidate materials. United States Pharmacopeia. August 6, 2020.
CRN’s Virtual ‘Supplement Advocacy Send-In’ Sets the Bar for Effective Advocacy During Pandemic. Council for Responsible Nutrition. August 5, 2020.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Eurofins Foundation award recognizes up and coming scientists for their innovative work in life science testing. AOAC International. August 5, 2020.
“Paradise island teeming with life”: New data reveals New Guinea has the highest plant diversity of any island in the world. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 5, 2020.
NPA Proposes Streamlined Data Sharing At Food and Drug Administration. Natural Products Association. July 31, 2020.
“Paradise island teeming with life”: New data reveals New Guinea has the highest plant diversity of any island in the world. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. August 5, 2020.
NPA Proposes Streamlined Data Sharing At Food and Drug Administration. Natural Products Association. July 31, 2020.
FDA Approves New Indication for Drug Containing an Active Ingredient Derived from Cannabis to Treat Seizures in Rare Genetic Disease. US Food & Drug Administration. July 31, 2020.
States Experience Record Surge in Retail Marijuana Sales. NORML. July 30, 2020.
AOAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with ILSI North America. AOAC International. July 24, 2020.
NPA Calls for Unified Standards for Natural Product Certification Bodies, Touts Benefits of SSCI. Natural Products Association. July 23, 2020.
NPA Asks FDA to Stop Fraudulent Products from Entering US Natural Products Association. Natural Products INSIDER. July 20, 2020.
AHPA online Botanical Safety Handbook updated with new information. American Herbal Products Association. July 14, 2020.
CRN’s Label Wise Honored with 2020 NutraIngredients USA Industry Initiative of the Year Award. Council for Responsible Nutrition. July 14, 2020.
AHPA requests USDA APHIS amend and delay Phase VI of the import declarations enforcement schedule. American Herbal Products Association. July 9, 2020.
Tony Hayes, 1955-2020 -- In Memoriam. American Herbal Products Association. July 9, 2020.
Dr. Carrie Rebora Barratt To Step Down As CEO and President of The New York Botanical Garden. New York Botanical Garden. July 8, 2020.
Missouri Botanical Garden Receives $24,000 Grant from Bayer Fund. Missouri Botanical Garden. July 7, 2020.

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June 30, 2020

Science & Research
Low evidence on galactagogues’ effects in increasing breast milk production – Cochrane review. NutraIngredients-Asia. June 29, 2020.
2 Thai hospitals ready to trial traditional medicine in treating Covid-19. AsiaOne. June 29, 2020.
Carrot extract modulates microbiome and protects against leaky guy, study suggests. NutraIngredients-USA. June 29, 2020.
Ancient Pipe Found to Contain Smooth Sumac and Was Smoked 1,400 Years Ago. Nature World News. June 29, 2020.
Black seed oil and omega-3 combination supports obesity-related inflammation, says new study. Nutritional Outlook. June 26, 2020.
Survey: Alternative medicine is widespread among people with MS. EurekAlert! June 25, 2020.
Nutrition a key ingredient for cognitive health of midlife and older Canadians. EurekAlert! June 24, 2020.

Community & Industry
Turmeric tumbles: India’s merchant association says raw material price has dropped 10%. NutraIngredients-USA. June 29, 2020.

Cannabis Update
AHPA updates Prob 65 guidance for hemp and cannabis. Nutritional Outlook. June 29, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
How Nature Helps Body and Soul. Scientific American. June 27, 2020.
How to Fight PCOS with Diet and Nutrition. Scientific American. June 27, 2020.
7 of the Best Brain Foods to Improve Your Memory and Concentration. Better Homes & Gardens. June 25, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Honey I shrunk the tests: India retains just one of the three major quality parameters prompting adulteration fears. FoodNavigator-Asia. June 29, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Five immune system superfoods used in Ayurveda, Indian traditional medicine, and how to consume them. South China Morning Post. June 29, 2020.
Yemenis turn to cheap herbal remedies due to war, blockade. Xinhua. June 29, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Glasshouses reopen as visitors are invited to travel the world at Kew. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. June 29, 2020.
Learn from Home: More Classes Added to NYBG’s Online Adult Education Offerings in July and August, Including Two Mini-Summer Intensives. New York Botanical Garden. June 26, 2020.
Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine not licensed for coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment. Regulatory Agency. June 26, 2020.
NORML Remembers Dr. Lester Grinspoon. NORML. June 25, 2020.
USP announces newly elected Board of Trustees for the 2020-2025 cycle. US Pharmacopeia. June 25, 2020.

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June 23, 2020

Science & Research
Grape seed extract constituents directly stimulate gut hormone release, study finds. NutraIngredients-USA. June 22, 2020.
Plants are marvelous chemists, the gardenia's DNA shows. National Science Foundation. June 22, 2020.
Honey as a Wound Treatment? Scientists Are Exploring Its Potential Healing Effects. Discover Magazine. June 18, 2020.

Community & Industry
GNC said to be seeking bankruptcy loan as June 15 liquidity deadline looms. NutraIngredients-USA. June 11, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Adaptogen market stronger with clinical research. Nutritional Outlook. June 22, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Study rings alarm on avocado oil, finds 82% expired or adulterated. NutraIngredients-USA. June 18, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Peak dietary supplement sales leveling off during COVID-19 pandemic, but growth still remains strong over last year. Nutritional Outlook. June 15, 2020.
Untapped market potential found in ‘big gap’ between consumers seeking, using functional foods. FoodNavigator-USA. June 23, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
FairWild Week 2020: why wild plants matter more than ever. TRAFFIC. June 22, 2020.
'Sang under siege: Picking by permit only protects wild ginseng. The Mountaineer. June 22, 2020.
Medicinal plant industry under threat due to booming trade. The Citizen. June 22, 2020.
The essential but invisible trade: TRAFFIC sounds alarm over sustainability of wild plants used to treat COVID-19. TRAFFIC. June 18, 2020.
Scientists unlock secrets of Ethiopia's superfood in race to save it from warming climate. EurekAlert! June 18, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with the Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association. Maryland University of Integrative Health. June 22, 2020.
NYBG-led scientists foresee a “profound impact” from the COVID-19 pandemic on research about relationships between local communities ad their environment. New York Botanical Garden. June 22, 2020.
Sustainability Self-Assessment Tools & Standards. American Herbal Products Association. June 18, 2020.
Case Studies - Substantiating Claims for Herbal Immune Support Products. American Herbal Products Association. June 17, 2020.
FDA Warns Four Manufacturers of Unapproved Injectable Drugs Labeled as Homeopathic. US Food & Drug Administration. June 16, 2020.
Study: Prolonged Cannabis Treatment Associated with Reduced Migraine Frequency. NORML. June 18, 2020.
CRN Files Citizen Petition Calling on FDA to Regulate CBD as a Legal Dietary Supplement. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 17, 2020.

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June 16, 2020

Science & Research
Wounded plants: How they coordinate their healing. EurekAlert! June 15, 2020.
Camelina sativa oil and fatty fish have positive effects on lipid metabolism. EurekAlert! June 11, 2020.
Nutraceuticals for promoting longevity. EurekAlert! June 10, 2020.
New review of research explores potential antiviral benefits of curcumin. Nutritional Outlook. June 5, 2020.
New study finds drinking fruit juice in early years can have long term dietary benefits. EurekAlert! June 9, 2020.
Carob bean extract supports cardiometabolic health factors, says recent animal study. Nutritional Outlook. June 2, 2020.
Fighting autoimmunity and cancer: The nutritional key. ScienceDaily. May 7, 2020.

Cannabis Update
NSF to start offering hemp/CBD testing, certification. NutraIngredients-USA. June 15, 2020.
New Study Finds Hemp Oil Can Help Treat Chronic Neuropathic Pain. Fresh Toast. June 15, 2020.
High anxiety: Will CBD ever be legal in foods and beverages? Nutritional Outlook. June 11, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
The Invincible Elder. Pittsburgh Quarterly. June 15, 2020.
Cultivating calm amid the coronavirus. UCI News. June 15, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Stevia and monk fruit: Innovation in agronomy and formulation. Nutritional Outlook. June 11, 2020.
Peak dietary supplement sales leveling off during COVID-19 pandemic, but growth still remains strong over last year. Nutritional Outlook. June 15, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
States advised to encourage agroforestry in contract farming on lines of crops right from pre-planting, planting and harvest. The Tribune. June 15, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
NOSM announces first research chair in Indigenous health, traditional medicine. Sudbury.com. June 15, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA goes virtual for the remainder of 2020. American Herbal Products Association. June 15, 2020.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine. US Food & Drug Administration. June 15, 2020.
Cristina Mittermeier and Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier to receive BRIT’s 2020 International Award of Excellence in Conservation. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. June 11, 2020.
NORML Demands NIDA Acknowledge Marijuana Prohibition's Burden on Public Health. NORML. June 11, 2020.
NPA Invites FDA to Brief Industry on CBD Regulatory Process on June 23. Natural Products Association. June 10, 2020.
New Probiotic Clinical Practice Guidelines Focused on Disease Treatment. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 10, 2020.

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June 2, 2020

Science & Research
Meta-analysis supports sports performance benefits of NZ blackcurrants. NutraIngredients. June 1, 2020.
Hydrangea leaf extract may boost skin health from within: RCT. NutraIngredients-USA. May 29, 2020.
New report discusses coffee's effect on digestion and digestive disorders. EurekAlert! May 28, 2020.
‘Remarkable findings’ reported in RCT on citrus and olive polyphenols for heart health. NutraIngredients. May 27, 2020.
Adding a blend of spices to a meal may help lower inflammation. ScienceDaily. May 21, 2020.
Men’s healthy aging: Herbal superstars. Nutritional Outlook. May 20, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
FTC sends $470k in refunds to consumers defrauded by aloe vera supplement marketer. NutraIngredients-USA. May 27, 2020.

Community & Industry
COVID-19 caution: Chinese botanical suppliers hold back on capacity building despite demand spike. NutraIngredients. June 2, 2020.
Gaia Herbs Offers Grants to Organizations Expanding Herbal Access for Underserved Populations in the United States. Yahoo! Finance. June 1, 2020.
How to speak consumers’ language around efficacy. Natural Products Insider. June 1, 2020.
An interview with Wade Davis, Canadian anthropologist and ethnobotanist Global Americans. May 28, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Study: CBD may relieve arthritis in dogs, researchers say follow-up in humans warranted. NutraIngredients-USA. June 1, 2020.
Not Enough Info About Effects of Cannabis Use, Parkinson’s Foundation States. Parkinson’s News Today. May 27, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Alkemist Labs rings alarm on doctored C of A certificates. NutraIngredients-USA. May 14, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Immunity via the gut dominates May product launches. NutraIngredients-USA. May 28, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Faced with a health crisis, a plea for trees and agroforestry (commentary). Mongabay. May 28, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
Ghanaians Look to Herbal Remedies for COVID-19. Voice of America. June 2, 2020.
Clinical trials for Ayurvedic cure of COVID-19 are underway, says Patanjali’s Acharya Balkrishna. The Free Press Journal. June 1, 2020.
IP shield for medicines in the works. Bangkok Post. May 29, 2020.
Taking Kampo global: Researchers call for continued research into Japanese herbal medicine and frailty. NutraIngredients. May 26, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Request for proposals: Slippery elm sustainable wild harvest study. American Herbal Products Association. June 1, 2020.
NPA Calls for FDA Action on Imported Adulterated Dietary Supplement Ingredients. Natural Products Association. June 1, 2020.
Learn from Home: From the Garden to the Kitchen, NYBG’s Online Adult Education Classes in June Offer Opportunities for All Plant-lovers to Grow Their Knowledge. New York Botanical Garden. May 29, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with the American Institute of Stress. Maryland University of Integrative Health. May 28, 2020.
Clinical Trial: Cannabinoid Administration Via a Metered-Dose Inhaler Is Safe and Effective for Chronic Pain Patients. NORML. May 28, 2020.
City of Fort Worth Approves Agreement for BRIT to Manage the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. May 19, 2020.

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May 19, 2020

Science & Research
More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer's. ScienceDaily. May 5, 2020.
Excess coffee consumption a culprit for poor health. ScienceDaily. May 13, 2020.
Good news for menopausal women taking hop supplements: Tests show no drug interactions. EurekAlert! May 18, 2020.
Effects of antioxidant rich Indo-Mediterranean foods on pre-heart failure. EurekAlert! May 11, 2020.
French oak wood extract may support recovery post-surgery, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. May 19, 2020.
Trial Begins to Assess Effects of Probiotics on COVID-19 Patients. WholeFoods Magazine. May 19, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
NAD to keep monitoring supplement ads after CRN pact ends. Natural Products Insider. May 14, 2020.

Community & Industry
Editors’ Series: COVID-19 and Immune Health Claims: What NOT to Say (Do’s and Don’ts). Nutritional Outlook. May 29, 2020.
Continuity, control and communication points in the right direction during COVID-19. Natural Products Insider. May 19, 2020.
Herbalife to pay $123 million fine in tentative settlement of China bribery case. NutraIngredients-USA. May 18, 2020.
NutraIngredients-USA Awards 2020: And the finalists are… NutraIngredients-USA. May 19, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Virginia and Texas pursue their own rules for regulating CBD as food. Is this the start of a nationwide patchwork, asks NPA? Nutritional Outlook. May 8, 2020.
Hemp quality concerns abound. Natural Products Insider. May 19, 2020.
Hemp and CBD: Endocannabinoid system drives innovation, growth. New Hope Network. May 5, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
6 Sports drink trends to watch. Nutritional Outlook. May 19, 2020.
Will the COVID-19 pandemic cause younger consumers to adjust their health and wellness buying habits? Nutritional Outlook. May 18, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Nutrimedia, a resource that assesses the veracity of messages about food and nutrition. EurekAlert! May 14, 2020.
Food as medicine: The rise of gut health and its potential. Natural Products Insider. May 14, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
A review on phytochemistry, pharmacological action, ethanobotanical uses and nutritional potential. EurekAlert! May 7, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
USP Statement to the 73rd World Health Assembly Agenda Item 3: Address by WHO Director-General, devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic response. United States Pharmacopeial Convention. May 18, 2020.
Economic Relief for Cannabis Businesses Absent from Latest COVID Package. NORML. May 14, 2020.
Coming Soon: The Goldenseal Summit. United Plant Savers. May 12, 2020.
CRN and NAD Continue Commitment to Self-Regulatory Efforts for Dietary Supplement Advertising as the CRN/NAD Program Ends. Council for Responsible Nutrition. May 12, 2020.
New Survey from NPA Shows Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Natural Products Industry. Natural Products Association. May 11, 2020.
More States Take CBD Regulation into Their Own Hands as FDA Stalls. Natural Products Association. May 8, 2020.
Bastyr Clinics Offering Free Virtual Wellness Coaching Visits in Response to COVID-19. Bastyr University. May 7, 2020.
Study: CBD Products Marketed Toward Pets Suffer from Quality Control Issues. NORML. May 7, 2020.
The Forest Farmers Handbook by Rural Action and UpS – Free PDF Now Available. United Plant Savers. May 7, 2020.
AHPA Hemp-CBD Status Report. American Herbal Products Association. May 6, 2020.

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May 5, 2020

Science & Research
Aromatherapy may reduce nurses' stress, WVU researcher suggests. EurekAlert! May 1, 2020.
Plant extract combo may relieve hangover symptoms. ScienceDaily. April 30, 2020.
Pycnogenol may alleviate dry mouth, says a recent pilot study. Nutritional Outlook. April 30, 2020.
Schisandra plus vitamin C may synergistically boost cognition (for mice at least). NutraIngredients-USA. April 29, 2020.
Fenugreek extract improves strength and muscle mass, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. April 29, 2020.
Ayurveda and yoga for COVID-19 prevention. EurekAlert! April 28, 2020.
Brewer’s yeast extract may help recovery from challenging exercise: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 28, 2020.
A more plant-based diet without stomach troubles: Getting rid of FODMAPs with enzymes. ScienceDaily. April 15, 2020.
Diet may help preserve cognitive function. ScienceDaily. April 14, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
Essential oils marketers added to list of coronavirus claims offenders. NutraIngredients-USA. May 4, 2020.

Community & Industry
Supplement industry can help consumers change their health regimens after the crisis. NutraIngredients-USA. May 1, 2020.
Supplier relationships in the time of COVID-19. Nutritional Outlook. April 29, 2020.
Herbalist & Alchemist CEO: ‘We’ve seen an upsurge in adaptogens and stress support products’. NutraIngredients-USA. April 27, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
How to plant a medicinal garden - the best herbs to grow and top tips. The Telegraph. May 4, 2020.
The Pandemic Is Making Us Depressed and Anxious. Can Healthy Food Provide Relief? Discover. April 29, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Botanical adulteration: Today’s testing tools combat fraud. Nutritional Outlook. May 4, 2020.

Trends & Technology
The next stage of sports nutrition. Nutritional Outlook. April 30, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Stopping Deforestation Can Prevent Pandemics. Scientific American. May 1, 2020.
Panic buying amid pandemic drives scarcity in medicinal herbs in Sri Lanka. MongaBay. April 21, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Learn from Home: With Something for Every Plant-lover, NYBG’s Online Adult Education Classes in May Are Now Available for Registration. New York Botanical Garden. April 30, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health launches Online Integrative Health Job Board. Maryland University of Integrative Health. April 30, 2020.
Study Suggests that Cannabis Access Reduces Opioid Demand Among Pain Patients. NORML. April 30, 2020.
COMPENDIUM: Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation – Free PDFs Now Available. United Plant Savers. April 29, 2020.
Expert Review Panel approves an analytical method for detecting and measuring cannabinoids in hemp. AOAC International. April 22, 2020.
Survey of Natural Products Businesses Shows Industry is Hard Hit. Natural Products Association. April 21, 2020.
The quality of botanical dietary supplements: past, present and future. US Pharmacopeia. April 17, 2020.

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April 21, 2020

Science & Research
Harnessing the moonseed plant's chemical know-how. Phys.org. April 20, 2020.
UM study finds diverse diet as effective as sports supplements for female athletes. EurekAlert! April 17, 2020.
Fenugreek extract may increase strength and muscle mass, industry-backed study finds. NutraIngredients-USA. April 17, 2020.
SMART and MIT develop nanosensors for real-time plant health monitoring. EurekAlert! April 16, 2020.
Psychedelic compound from magic mushrooms produced in yeast. EurekAlert! April 16, 2020.
Study: Mediterranean Lowers Risk of Cognitive Impairment. WholeFoods Magazine. April 16, 2020.
Traditional vegetable diet lowers the risk of premature babies. EurekAlert! April 14, 2020.
Mice study: Green tea shows promise for food allergies. NutraIngredients-USA. April 14, 2020.
Adaptogenic combo cuts anxiety among cognitive impairment sufferers. NutraIngredients-USA. April 13, 2020.
Resveratrol may contribute to brain ageing reversal by as much as ten years: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 9, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
ANSES warns of turmeric-based supplements’ effect on immune response. NutraIngredients. April 21, 2020.
Madagascar’s president promotes unproven herbal cure for COVID-19. MongaBay. April 20, 2020.
Industry Associations to IRS: Expand HSA and FSA to Include Supplements. WholeFoods Magazine. April 20, 2020.
Cashing in on the crisis: More FDA warning letters. NutraIngredients-USA. April 14, 2020.

Community & Industry
Prominent animal supplement stakeholder shares insight into supply chain, cautions industry. NutraIngredients-USA. April 20, 2020.
No longer foes, science and herbalism find common cause. Salon. April 19, 2020.
Some treating coronavirus with herbal medicine despite lack of proof. Fox News. April 19, 2020.
AHPA Announces Winners of 2020 Awards. WholeFoods Magazine. April 13, 2020.
Remembering Charlotte Figi, 13, the Girl Who Inspired Charlotte’s Web. WholeFoods Magazine. April 9, 2020.
US health and wellness companies pivot to aid first responders. NutraIngredients-USA. April 21, 2020.

Cannabis Update
The Pitt Prescription: Exploring medical marijuana as alternative medicine. The Pitt News. April 20, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
This Is A Good Time To Start A Garden. Here's How. NPR. April 21, 2020.
Ten weeds you can eat. Popular Science. April 19, 2020.
Calm Your Coronavirus Anxiety With These Herbal Teas. Thrillist. April 17, 2020.
The Mystery of a Medieval Blue Ink Has Been Solved. Atlas Obscura. April 17, 2020.
Consumer attitudes: The short and long term effects of an unprecedented pandemic. NutraIngredients-USA. April 15, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Weight management's herbal stars. Nutritional Outlook. April 7, 2020.
Organic Market Grows Worldwide During COVID-19 Crisis. WholeFoods Magazine. April 17, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Seed companies see sales spike amid pandemic. Dispatch. April 19, 2020.
Healthy climate news: Fava beans could replace soy. EurekAlert! April 16, 2020.
Algae is a growing health and nutrition solution with sustainable benefits. Nutritional Outlook. April 9, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Oregon adopts temporary rule prohibiting unsubstantiated claims that goods prevent, treat, diagnose, or mitigate COVID-19 related conditions. American Herbal Products Association. April 17, 2020.
US Pharmacopeia (USP) outlines plans that support the quality of cannabis for medical use. US Pharmacopeia. April 17, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health Announces National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching. Maryland University of Integrative Health. April 17, 2020.
NORML Formally Responds to Proposed Changes to DEA's Marijuana Cultivation Rules. NORML. April 16, 2020.
Review: Oral Use of CBD Reports Anxiolytic and Anti-Psychotic Activity, Few Adverse Effects. NORML. April 16, 2020.
Saving the nation’s trees: Kew celebrates banking 13 million seeds from UK native trees. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. April 16, 2020.
As Essential Businesses, Health Food Stores, Supplement Manufacturers Add More Jobs. Natural Products Association. April 14, 2020.
Essential Cannabis Employees Will Converge Online for a Free Training on Sanitation Practices in the Era of Covid-19. Americans for Safe Access. April 14, 2020.
ACHS Launches Innovative and Fully Online Master of Business Administration with Focus on Sustainability and Integrative Health & Wellness. American College of Healthcare Sciences. April 13, 2020.
AHPA submits supply chain issues to USDA and continues to collect industry data. American Herbal Products Association. April 10, 2020.
2020 AHPA awards recognize excellence in the herbal products industry. American Herbal Products Association. April 9, 2020.
NYBG's New Online Classes Offer All Plant-lovers, from Budding Gardeners to Artists, the Opportunity to Keep Growing Their Knowledge at Home. New York Botanical Garden. April 7, 2020.

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April 9, 2020

Science & Research
The Arizona Researchers Chasing Herbal COVID-19 Treatments. Phoenix New Times. April 8, 2020.
Wallflowers could lead to new drugs. EurekAlert! April 8, 2020.
Ashwagandha may boost sleep quality, mental alertness in the elderly: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. April 7, 2020.
Herbal Hangover Remedy Shows Multiple Benefits in USC Research. SciTechDaily. April 7, 2020.
Still gold: Turmeric studies are revealing new and surprising benefits. Nutritional Outlook. April 7, 2020.
Compound in fruit peels halts damage and spurs neuronal repair in multiple sclerosis. ScienceDaily. April 6, 2020.
Why Does the President Keep Pushing a Malaria Drug? The Atlantic. April 6, 2020.
What Science Says About the Potential Health Benefits of Kombucha. Discover. April 2, 2020.
Researchers find that nicotinamide may help treat fibrotic eye diseases and mitigate vision loss. EurekAlert! April 2, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
Unproven COVID-19 health claims: China’s crackdown on ads for oral sprays, probiotics and anti-hangover tea. NutraIngredients. April 7, 2020.

Community & Industry
In memoriam: Ethnobotanist and conservationist Art Whistler. University of Hawai’I News. April 6, 2020.
How the coronavirus pandemic is impacting farmers. New Hope Network. April 3, 2020.
COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruption: A Point-In-Time Assessment. Nutraceuticals World. April 3, 2020.
Will the coronavirus pandemic impact dietary supplement manufacturing? A look at the supply chain, quality, and safety. Nutritional Outlook. April 2, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Whether marijuana helps with pain is unclear, study suggests. EurekAlert! April 8, 2020.
Mapping the cannabis genome to improve crops and health. EurekAlert! March 25, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Weight management's herbal stars. Nutritional Outlook. April 7, 2020.
Pandemic Potential: COVID-19 sends consumers shopping for supplements. New Hope Network. April 5, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
A role for Ayurvedic medicine in blood sugar support? Nutritional Outlook. March 24, 2020.
Beijing pushes traditional Chinese medicine as coronavirus treatment despite questions over benefits. South China Morning Post. March 23, 2020.

Environment & Conservation
Rare herb devastated by Australian bush fires saved by seed bank. New Scientist. April 8, 2020.
COVID-19—the role of wild plants in health treatment and why sustainability of their trade matters. TRAFFIC. April 7, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Korean medicine rates high among COVID-19 patients. Breitbart. April 6, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
NYBG's New Online Classes Offer All Plant-lovers, from Budding Gardeners to Artists, the Opportunity to Keep Growing Their Knowledge at Home. New York Botanical Garden. April 7, 2020.
As Policymakers Consider Changes to Health Savings Accounts, NPA Calls for Inclusion of Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. April 6, 2020.
Supplement Industry Associations Applaud FDA Actions to Protect Consumers from Fraudulent Products Related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). American Herbal Products Association. April 6, 2020.

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March 25, 2020

Science & Research
How a Few Sick Tobacco Plants Led Scientists to Unravel the Truth About Viruses. Smithsonian Magazine. March 24, 2020.

Community & Industry
Coronavirus: Changes, challenges and opportunities in the supplement space. NutraIngredients-USA. March 24, 2020.
Institute for Natural Medicine to Host Online Dialogue on Immune Resilience. WholeFoods Magazine. March 24, 2020.
Herbal medicines and coronavirus strains: what does previous experience teach us? Cyprus Mail. March 22, 2020.
How COVID-19 is impacting natural sales, manufacturing and distribution. New Hope Network. March 20, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm. The New York Times. March 23, 2020.
Identifying Safe and Effective Supplements. Psychology Today. March 23, 2020.
There Is No Quick and Easy Way to Boost Your Immune System. Self. March 23, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
A role for Ayurvedic medicine in blood sugar support?. Nutritional Outlook. March 24, 2020.
Beijing pushes traditional Chinese medicine as coronavirus treatment despite questions over benefits. South China Morning Post. March 23, 2020.
Misrepresenting traditional knowledge during COVID-19 is dangerous. High Country News. March 23, 2020.
Bolivians look to traditional medicine to fight coronavirus spread. Yahoo! News. March 21, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Free webinar: COVID-19 update for the herbal industry. American Herbal Products Association. March 24, 2020.
Navigating Challenging Times with Scientifically Sound Resources. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. March 23, 2020.

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March 24, 2020

Science & Research
Magnolia bark compound could someday help treat drug-resistant epilepsy. ScienceDaily. March 23, 2020.
Extract from seeds of the Melinjo tree may improve obesity and diabetes. EurekAlert! March 23, 2020.
Pomegranate polyphenols show conflicting results in strength training study. NutraIngredients-USA. March 23, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA’s inspection hiatus provides opportunities for industry to prove self regulation is real. NutraIngredients-USA. March 20, 2020.

Community & Industry
Dietary supplement retail should be deemed essential business, industry associations urge amid coronavirus lockdowns. Nutritional Outlook. March 20, 2020.
Panic buying of immune products causes shortfalls; greater supply gaps loom in months ahead. NutraIngredients-USA. March 16, 2020.
With extreme care on messaging, immune support products might play role in COVID-19 crisis. NutraIngredients-USA. March 13, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Using cannabinoids to treat acute pain. EurekAlert! March 23, 2020.
Will synthetic CBD have a place in dietary supplements? Nutritional Outlook. March 16, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
The Dawn of American Plant Science Was Lost in a Botanist's Prolific Notes. You Can Help Digitize Them. Discover. March 6, 202.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Disease crisis turns up pressure on analytical labs. NutraIngredients-USA. March 18, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
Sports Nutrition in 2020: Plant proteins and beyond. Nutritional Outlook. March 17, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Dietary supplement, other herbal product, and cannabis operations identified as “essential businesses” and “critical infrastructure”. American Herbal Products Association. March 23, 2020.
AHPA COVID-19 Information & Resources. American Herbal Products Association. March 18, 2020.
Department of Homeland Security Declares Health Food Stores and Supplement Manufacturers Essential Services. Natural Products Association. March 20, 2020.
Important Clarifications Regarding Covid-19 and Natural Medicine. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. March 19, 2020.
COVID-19 Resources & Guidelines for NDs. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. March 18, 2020.
Medical Cannabis Patient Advocates Call on Governors to Protect Patients Amid Covid-19 Outbreak. Americans for Safe Access. March 16, 2020.

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March 12, 2020

Science & Research
Study: Daily avocado consumption improves attention in persons with overweight, obesity. ScienceDaily. March 10, 2020.
Habitual tea drinking may help prevent cardiovascular disease and premature death: China population study. NutraIngredients. March 6, 2020.
Saffron extract supports sleep quality, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. March 5, 2020.
Molecule found in oranges could reduce obesity and prevent heart disease and diabetes. ScienceDaily. March 3, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
Senator calls COVID-19 warning letters ‘insufficient’. Natural Products Insider. March 10, 2020.
COVID-19: China, Vietnam, Australia and Singapore caution against fraudulent health claims. NutraIngredients-USA. March 9, 2020.
Wave of warning letters sent targeting COVID-19. Natural Products Insider. March 9, 2020.

Community & Industry
Going Viral: How coronavirus is affecting the dietary supplement industry. Nutritional Outlook. March 10, 2020.
Forests that heal: Medicinal plants as an ecosystem service. Mongabay. February 24, 2020.

Cannabis Update
New Study: Cannabis Is Effective for Fibromyalgia. Project CBD. March 10, 2020.
CBD making headway in pet-care segment. New Hope Network. March 9, 2020.
FDA updates Congress on CBD, but CBD’s legal pathway still in limbo. Nutritional Outlook. March 6, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
The Dawn of American Plant Science Was Lost in a Botanist's Prolific Notes. You Can Help Digitize Them. Discover. March 6, 202.
Testosterone boosters: Muscle builders or money wasters? Natural Products Insider. March 5, 2020.
Orchids are woven through Chinese culture. What happens if they vanish? The Guardian. February 29, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Spanish authorities aim for greater supplement transparency with online product database. NutraIngredients. March 4, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
RCT shows Korean dang-gui’s benefits for reducing triglyceride levels. NutraIngredients-Asia. March 10, 2020.
WHO removes guidance against taking herbal remedies for COVID-19 in different language versions. Global Times. March 10, 2020.
U.S. coronavirus threat fuels demand for traditional herbal remedies. Reuters. March 9, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
FDA Launches New Campaign to Help Consumers Use the New Nutrition Facts Label. US Food & Drug Administration. March 11, 2020.
FDA Risks Public Health Crisis By Delaying Action on CBD. Natural Products Association. March 10, 2020.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update: Foreign Inspections. US Food & Drug Administration. March 10, 2020.

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March 5, 2020

Science & Research
Saffron extract could improve sleep: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. March 3, 2020.
Molecule found in oranges could reduce obesity and prevent heart disease and diabetes. EurekAlert! March 3, 2020.
Antioxidant supplements do not improve male fertility, claim researchers. NutraIngredients-USA. March 3, 2020.
‘Significant improvements in endurance performance’, says 1st meta-analysis of tart cherry benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. March 2, 2020.
Exploring Alternative Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease. Michigan Health. March 2, 2020.
Ginkgo vinegar suppresses weight gain and reduces the size of fat cells – study. NutraIngredients-USA. February 26, 2020.
Botanical extracts may show greater efficacy than antibiotics for Lyme disease, study thinks. NutraIngredients. February 25, 2020.
Recent research points the way toward a practical nutraceutical strategy for coping with RNA virus infections including influenza and coronavirus. EurekAlert! February 24, 2020.
Mediterranean diet ingredient may extend life. ScienceDaily. February 21, 2020.
An apple a day might help keep bothersome menopause symptoms away. ScienceDaily. February 19, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
FDA leaning on tools other than inspections in coronavirus response. Natural Products Insider. February 27, 2020.
FDA suspends China inspections in light of COVID-19 outbreak. NutraIngredients-USA. February 13, 2020.

Community & Industry
Gaia finds commitment to traceability resonates with consumer base. NutraIngredients-USA. March 4, 2020.
Inventories cushion coronavirus blow for North American companies, but future uncertain. NutraIngredients-USA. February 13, 2020.
Impact of Coronavirus on Supplement Industry “Very, Very Serious”. WholeFoods Magazine. February 11, 2020.
Coronavirus outbreak poses particular risk for dietary supplement industry. New Hope Network. February 1, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Concerns looming over coronavirus impact on hemp industry, but some US firms could gain from fallout. Hemp Industry Daily. March 4, 2020.
A CBD look back at 2019 and predictions for 2020. Natural Products Insider. March 2, 2020.
Study reveals antibiotic potential of cannabis compound. NutraIngredients. March 2, 2020.
Franken-Cannabinoids: Yeast-Derived CBD & GMOs. Project CBD. February 28, 2020.
FDA chief Hahn says it would be ‘fool’s game’ to try to shut down CBD markets. NutraIngredients-USA. February 28, 2020.
USDA Unveils New Federal Hemp Production Rules Amid Concerns from the Industry. Nutrition Industry Executive. February 28, 2020.
Study finds artisanal CBD not as effective as pharmaceutical CBD for reducing seizures. EurekAlert! February 27, 2020.
CBD testing: Being certain with uncertainty. Natural Products Insider. February 21, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Where are consumers shopping for dietary supplements in 2020? Nutritional Outlook. March 4, 2020.

Trends & Technology
The Analyst’s Take: 3 more NBJ insights into continuing trends. New Hope Network. March 3, 2020.
Immune health dietary supplement sales and ingredient innovation are skyrocketing. Nutritional Outlook. February 26, 2020.
2020 Dietary supplement trends, according to contract manufacturers. Nutritional Outlook. February 20, 2020.
The Analyst’s Take: 3 NBJ insights to help you prepare for Natural Products Expo West. New Hope Network. February 14, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
Indigenous-led health care partnerships in Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal. March 2, 2020.
Southwest China province to increase planting of medicinal herbs. Xinhua. March 2, 2020.
Ethnobotanical medicine is effective against the bacterium causing Lyme disease. EurekAlert! February 21, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Natural Products Association Supports Accurate Product Labels Act. Natural Products Association. March 3, 2020.
Adverse Event Reporting Tells the Story of Dietary Supplement Safety. American Herbal Products Association. March 3, 2020.
2020 Spring Seeds & Sticker Sale for Members. United Plant Savers. February 28, 2020.
Seniors More Frequently Turning to Cannabis. NORML. February 27, 2020.
CRN Commends New ANAB Pilot Accreditation Program. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 26, 2020.
FDA Fails to Deliver Congressionally Mandated Report on CBD Regulations. Natural Products Association. February 21, 2020.
Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 240,000 Full-Time Workers. NORML. February 20, 2020.
Survey: Medical Students Seldom Receive Training About Cannabis. NORML. February 20, 2020.
Joe Pizzorno joins INM board. Institute for Natural Medicine. February 14, 2020.

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February 19, 2020

Science & Research
Tart cherry juice concentrate found to help improve endurance exercise performance. EurekAlert! February 19, 2020.
Tea Linked to Reduced Depression in Seniors. World Tea News. February 18, 2020.
Ancient plant foods discovered in Arnhem Land, Australia. ScienceDaily. February 18, 2020.
Insufficient evidence backing herbal medicines for weight loss. ScienceDaily. February 18, 2020.
Antioxidant in mushrooms may relieve features of 'pregnancy hypertension'. ScienceDaily. February 18, 2020.
How Ancient Tooth Plaque Solved the Mystery of the Banana’s Trans-Pacific Journey. Gastro Obscura. February 17, 2020.
Natural compound in vegetables helps fight fatty liver disease. ScienceDaily. February 7, 2020.
Walnuts may slow cognitive decline in at-risk elderly. EurekAlert! January 28, 2020.
Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health. EurekAlert! January 27, 2020.

Community & Industry
Inventories cushion coronavirus blow for North American companies, but future uncertain. NutraIngredients-USA. February 13, 2020.
Impact of Coronavirus on the Natural Products Industry. Nutrition Industry Executive. February 11, 2020.

Cannabis Update
FDA’s quest to regulate CBD. Natural Products Insider. February 19, 2020.
Cannabis Botany and Breeding with Ryan Lee. Project CBD. February 19, 2020.
Few consumers understand THC levels in cannabis edibles. EurekAlert! February 7, 2020.
CBD: FDA says it doesn’t know whether CBD is safe. Could NDI notifications help? Nutritional Outlook. February 5, 2020.
Is 2020 the year FDA will finally make CBD a legal ingredient in dietary supplements and food? 2020 Ingredient trends. Nutritional Outlook. January 28, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
What Science Says About the Potential Healing Effects of Essential Oils. Discover. February 18, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Researchers validate transferable & accessible method to quantify flavanols & procyanidins. EurekAlert! February 3, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Fiber sales are high, but prebiotics still need consumer awareness to grow: 2020 Ingredient trends. Nutritional Outlook. February 17, 2020.
Ashwagandha is going mainstream: 2020 Ingredient trends. Nutritional Outlook. February 14, 2020.
Clean-energy demand driving MCT sales growth: 2020 Ingredient trends. Nutritional Outlook. February 11, 2020.
Elderberry growth was huge in 2019. Here’s why. 2020 Ingredient trends. Nutritional Outlook. February 4, 2020.

Environemnt & Conservation
In Appalachia, Forest Farming is Protecting Wild Botanical Plants. Civil Eats. February 19, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
Expert highlights traditional Chinese medicine in fight against novel coronavirus. Xinhua. February 19, 2020.
Coronavirus: do herbal remedies work, and could they help in the stricken epicentre of Hubei? South China Morning Post. February 18, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Emerges from Chapter 11 Proceedings “Stronger and More Competitive”. Natural Products Association. February 19, 2020.
MUIH Introduces Services at Howard County General Hospital. Maryland University of Integrative Health. February 19, 2020.
CRN Applauds UK Food Standards Agency for Clear Path Forward for CBD; Calls On FDA to Recognize CBD as a Dietary Ingredient. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 18, 2020.
Study: Patients Report Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life Following Cannabis Use. NORML. February 13, 2020.
Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers that Dietary Supplements May Not Claim to Cure, Prevent Coronavirus. Council for Responsible Nutrition. February 11, 2020.
President Trump Requests $5 Million for CBD Regulation. Natural Products Association. February 10, 2020.
NPA Calls for Federal Approach to CBD Regulation, Urges FDA to Set a Safe Level of Daily Consumption. Natural Products Association. February 5, 2020.

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January 30, 2020

Science & Research
Consumption of chilli pepper may increase physical activity and reduce fat in older adults – Japan study. NutraIngredients-USA. January 29, 2020.
Study Shows Green Tea Could Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. World Tea News. January 27, 2020.

Community & Industry
Is Science For Sale? CRN expert reacts to recent attack on industry. NutraIngredients-USA. January 30, 2020.
Game Changing trends: The storytelling strategies for brand success. NutraIngredients. January 29, 2020.
Cannabis expert forecasts cannabinoid isolates to be “the next big thing”. NutraIngredients-USA. January 28, 2020.
Herbal Experts to Collaborate on Hemp Monograph & Therapeutic Compendium. Nutraceuticals World. January 28, 2020.

Cannabis Update
Italy adopts decree setting maximum THC levels in supplements. NutraIngredients. January 29, 2020.
Tough Times After High Hopes for Hemp Harvest. Project CBD. January 29, 2020.
Hemp Prices Plunge as CBD Demand Falls Short: Cannabis Weekly. Bloomberg. January 27, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Integrative Management of ADHD. Psychology Today. January 29, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Trust Transparency Center establishes new forum for single ingredient issues. NutraIngredients-USA. January 28, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Is 2020 the year FDA will finally make CBD a legal ingredient in dietary supplements and food? Nutritional Outlook. January 28, 2020.

Environemnt & Conservation
How climate change is affecting gardens. Phys.org. January 29, 2020.

Education
Pacific College expands, adds cannabis curriculum. The Leaf Online. January 30, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
An Indian Doctor Claims to Have Found a Herbal Cure for Coronavirus. VICE. January 30, 2020.
The Double Life of Coca. Sapiens. January 30, 2020.
Traditional Chinese medicinal plant yields new insecticide compounds. Phys.org. January 29, 2020.
India Government Tells Citizens to Use Homeopathy to Treat China Coronavirus. Newsweek. January 29, 2020.
Six traditional Chinese medicinal herbs allowed for use as food spices but health claims denied. NutraIngredients-USA. January 28, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA submits comments to USDA on domestic hemp production program. American Herbal Products Association. January 30, 2020.
AHP Announces Collaboration With Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine And Development Of Hemp Monograph & Therapeutic Compendium. American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. January 27, 2020.

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January 27, 2020

Science & Research
Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health. EurekAlert! January 27, 2020.
Walnuts' impact on gut health may explain blood pressure benefits. NutraIngredients-USA. January 27, 2020.
A new animal study suggests saffron could help prevent the onset of glaucoma. NutraIngredients-USA. January 27, 2020.
Researchers studying prairie plants as potential medicine sources. Regina Leader-Post. January 26, 2020.
Mango polyphenols may offer IBD relief: Pilot study. NutraIngredients-USA. January 24, 2020.
The diet-gut axis and its impact cardiometabolic health: Study. NutraIngredients-USA. January 23, 2020.
TCM and healthy ageing: Review reveals benefits but also warns of adverse reactions. NutraIngredients-USA. January 23, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
Trade organizations enthusiastic about Washington bill to exempt supplements from taxes. NutraIngredients-USA. January 24, 2020.

Community & Industry
Tariffs take their toll on the dietary supplement industry. Nutritional Outlook. January 27, 2020.

Cannabis Update
5 things the USDA got wrong with its hemp proposal. Natural Products INSIDER. January 24, 2020.

Consumer & Popular
Florence Nightingale's plants used to treat Crimean War troops to be grown at Chelsea Flower Show. The Telegraph. January 25, 2020.
Herb of the Month: Boswellia. WholeFoods Magazine. January 23, 2020.
Growing on the High Plains: Medicinal Herbs. HPPR. January 16, 2020.

Quality Control & Adulteration
ANSES reports isolated anaphylaxis case linked to passionflower supplement. NutraIngredients. January 22, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Nutrition giant reveals taste trends for 2020. NutraIngredients. January 27, 2020.
Is turmeric-film packaging the future for supermarket shelves? Phys.org. January 24, 2020.
Adaptogens: Nature’s Answer to Stressed & Tired. WholeFoods Magazine. January 23, 2020.
Dieting trends, diverging consumer bases drives weight management market. NutraIngredients-USA. January 22, 2020.

Environemnt & Conservation
32 Orchid Species Feared Extinct in Bangladesh. The Revelator. January 27, 2020.

Education
ESPEN reveals manifesto to boost nutrition training in medical schools. NutraIngredients. January 23, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
100 more traditional Chinese medicine workers dispatched to Wuhan. Xinhua. January 27, 2020.
Saved By Psychedelics: After Traditional Methods Fail, Ayahuasca Heals A Deep Emotional Trauma. Forbes. January 27, 2020.
Non-Indigenous business fails in bid to trademark Aboriginal bush medicine. ABC News. January 24, 2020.
No cure but China offers pointers on Wuhan coronavirus treatment. South China Morning Post. January 24, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
NPA Urges FDA Action on Products Claiming to Treat or Prevent Infection by Coronavirus. Natural Products Association. January 27, 2020.
Report: Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Declining. NORML. January 23, 2020.
Study: Cannabis Use Associated with Neuroprotection in HIV Patients. NORML. January 23, 2020.
State Library of Ohio Awards Lloyd Library Grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Lloyd Library. December 11, 2019.

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January 23, 2020

Science & Research
Blend of ayurvedic ingredients reduces symptoms of knee osteoarthritis – Indian trial. NutraIngredients-Asia. January 22, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
Release the Kratom: Inside America's Hottest New Drug Culture. WIRED. January 22, 2020.
Contract manufacturer recalls products under more than 1,200 brand names. NutraIngredients-USA. January 21, 2020.

Community & Industry
Here’s the tea: Traditional Medicinals to invest $29.7M in Franklin County. Virginia Business. January 21, 2020.
Book review: Herbal Treatment of Major Depression: Scientific Basis and Practical Use. Psychiatric Times. January 20, 2020.

Cannabis Update
The future of cannabis products is bespoke and personalized. Nutritional Outlook. January 22, 2020.
Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related pain: a systematic review. Cancer Nursing Practice. January 21, 2020.
Cannabis & Binge Drinking. Project CBD. January 21, 2020.
CRISPR May Unlock Targeted Cannabis Therapy. Freethink. January 18, 2020.
CBD industry investing in safety studies amid FDA concerns. Natural Products INSIDER. January 17, 2020.
Views differ sharply on whether CBD legislation is best way to break logjam. NutraIngredients-USA. January 17, 2020.
Congress Holds Hearing on Current & Future Federal Cannabis Policies. JD Supra. January 17, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Satiety makes a comeback in weight management. NutraIngredients-USA. January 22, 2020.

Environemnt & Conservation
The Audacious Effort to Reforest the Planet. The Washington Post. January 22, 2020.

Traditional Medicine
Researcher hails warrilyu as “truly remarkable,” seeks to bring seed to the forefront. NutraIngredients-USA. January 21, 2020.
Questionable quality has made traditional Chinese medicine hard to swallow overseas. South China Morning Post. January 18, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
Sacred Seeds at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge. United Plant Savers. January 21, 2020.
We EXCEEDED our goal for the Hope for Hydrastis Project! United Plant Savers. January 17, 2020.
Congressional Committee Holds Three-Hour Hearing on 'Cannabis Policies for a New Decade'. NORML. January 16, 2020.

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January 17, 2020

Science & Research
Johns Hopkins Scientists Give Psychedelics the Serious Treatment. Scientific American. January 16, 2020.
Plant pigment can significantly reduce blood pressure. EurekAlert! January 16, 2020.
Walnuts may be good for the gut and help promote heart health. ScienceDaily. January 16, 2020.
Flavonoid from citrus fruits may help prevent kidney disease progression – Japan study. NutraIngredients. January 15, 2020.
Polyphenols show promise in shifting microbiome away from obesity states. NutraIngredients-USA. January 14, 2020.
Craving colorful, but natural: Growing appetite for farm-grown dyes takes bite out of synthetic pigments market. Food Ingredients First. January 13, 2020.

Community & Industry
Interest in Naturopathic Medicine Practice Expands. US News & World Report. January 7, 2020.
Looking for the best the weight management category has to offer. NutraIngredients-USA. December 6, 2019.

Cannabis Update
Warning letter analysis shows FDA has target on CBD, not hemp. NutraIngredients-USA. January 16, 2020.
Hemp benefits for animals. Natural Products INSIDER. January 16, 2020.
The endocannabinoid system: what does the future hold? Health Europa. January 16, 2020.
EFSA warns THC levels of hemp-containing supplements exceed safety limit. NutraIngredients. January 15, 2020.
Congress introduces bill to legalize CBD once and for all. New Hope Network. January 14, 2020.
Desperately Seeking Harm: Diagnosing the FDA's CBD problem. Project CBD. January 13, 2020.
Hemp Futures: Trends to Watch in 2020. Let’s Talk Hemp. December 31, 2019.
SpaceX Is Flying Cannabis to the ISS so Scientists Can See If It Mutates. Newsweek. December 12, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
What Is Wormwood, and How Is It Used? Healthline. January 16, 2020.
Essential oils are potent, risky and promising. Here’s what you need to know. The Washington Post. December 11, 2019.

Trends & Technology
Why do botanicals keep growing? – podcast. Natural Products INSIDER. January 15, 2020.
2020 predictions: Staff changes at FDA, CBD, personalization, and the microbiome. NutraIngredient-USA. January 15, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
CRN Welcomes Two New Hires in 2020, Promotes Several Staff. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 16, 2020.
HKBU scientists invent new chemical method for Cordyceps sinensis authentication. Hong Kong Baptist University. January 14, 2020.
NPA Urges Health Care Professionals to Report Adverse Events for Dietary Supplements. Natural Products Association. January 14, 2020.
Clinical Trial: CBD Dosing Reduces Anxiety and Tremor in Parkinson's Patients. NORML. January 16, 2020.
Year in Review: NUHS’ Top 5 news stories. National University of Health Sciences. December 30, 2019.
In Memorial: Dr. Jim Sensenig. National University of Natural Medicine. December 10, 2019.

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January 14, 2020

Science & Research
How the Ginkgo biloba achieves near-immortality. Science. January 13, 2019.
Chinese Herbal May Be Chemoprotective Against Colorectal Cancer. MedPage Today. January 13, 2020.
Meta-analysis supports grape seed extract’s cardiovascular potential. NutraIngredients-latam.com. January 13, 2020.
Tea drinkers live longer. ScienceDaily. January 9, 2020.
Botanical Science: TCM Plant Extract Library & Chamomile for Skin Disorders. Nutraceuticals World. January 7, 2020.
The Revival of Ancient Lost Crops Reveals Surprising Results. Ancient Origins. January 7, 2020.
Extract of a hops species cuts symptoms in mouse arthritis model. NutraIngredients-USA. January 6, 2020.
Echinacea extract shows mild anti-anxiety effects in RCT. NutraIngredients. January 3, 2020.
Study clouds picture of role of aronia extract in muscle growth. NutraIngredients-USA. January 3, 2020.
Meta-analysis supports phytosterols’ potential blood pressure benefits. NutraIngredients. January 2, 2020.
Chemical compound found in essential oils improves wound healing, IU study finds. EurekAlert! December 18, 2019.
Watermelon supplements bring health benefits to obese mice. EurekAlert! December 19, 2019.
Complementary and alternative therapies to treat colic in babies. ScienceDaily. November 12, 2019.

Legal & Regulatory
The Kratom Debate: Helpful Herb Or Dangerous Drug? NPR. January 13, 2020.
Regulations 2020: Five of this year’s need-to-know supplements and functional foods developments revealed. NutraIngredients. January 8, 2020.
Sweeping changes proposed to dietary supplement notification system. Natural Products INSIDER. January 3, 2020.
Changes to NDI process called for in paper that claims DSHEA no longer adequate to regulate industry. NutraIngredients-USA. December 19, 2019.

Community & Industry
Demand for ginseng is creating a ‘wild west’ in Appalachia. National Geographic. January 9, 2020.
Natural products industry not promoting women to executive positions. New Hope Network. January 3, 2020.
'A leap forward': ANA proposes definition for Personalized Nutrition. NutraIngredients-USA. December 23, 2019.

Cannabis Update
High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry. Associated Press. January 14, 2020.
This farmer had a million-dollar hemp crop — until South Carolina bulldozed it. The Washington Post. January 11, 2020.
Court awaits FDA ruling on CBD, stays class action suit. Natural Products INSIDER. January 10, 2020.
Here’s What We Really Know About CBD’s Benefits. Futurity. January 3, 2020.
Predictions for the hemp CBD business in 2020. Natural Products INSIDER. January 2, 2020.
USDA approves the first state and tribal hemp production plans. Nutritional Outlook. December 27, 2019.

Consumer & Popular
From garden to RX - plants that have been responsible for medicines. The Virginian-Pilot. January 11, 2020.
What Does ‘Plant-Based’ Actually Mean? Eater. January 6, 2020.
America Loves Its Unregulated Wellness Chemicals. The Atlantic. January 1, 2020.

Trends & Technology
2019’s Biggest ingredient sales trends (positive and negative) for dietary supplements. Nutritional Outlook. January 13, 2020.
2020 Trends & Resolutions. Nutraceuticals World. January 7, 2020.
Follow the Leaders: Tea Trend Predictions for 2020. World Tea News. January 7, 2020.
Transforming psychedelics into mainstream medicines. STAT. January 7, 2020.
The Analyst’s Take: The top 5 NBJ data headlines from 2019. New Hope Network. December 20, 2019.
NutraIngredients’ trends for 2019 review: Editors’ predictions versus reality – Part 2. NutraIngredients. December 19, 2019.

Environment & Conservation
Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates. EurekAlert! January 14, 2020.
Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north. EurekAlert! January 12, 2020.
Plant life 'expanding over the Himalayas’. BBC News. January 10, 2020.
Rare plant species are especially vulnerable to climate change, and rarity is more common than previously understood. MongaBay. January 9, 2020.
Climate Change Could Make Pawpaws a Valuable Crop for Northern Farmers. Civil Eats. January 9, 2020.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh celebrates its 350th anniversary with urgent call to protect planet's biodiversity. The List. January 8, 2020.
MegaFood advocacy director says time for climate change action is now. NutraIngredients-USA. January 7, 2020.
ITTO urged to “go back to basics—focus on sustainable forest management and species conservation for sustainable utilisation”. TRAFFIC. December 5, 2019.
There “ain't no mountain high enough”?: The drivers, diversity and sustainability of China's Rhodiola trade. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. November 16, 2019.

Traditional Medicine
Mayan medicine in danger of extinction. The Yucatan Times. January 13, 2020.
UM grad brings indigenous plant knowledge to her community. Char-Koosta News. January 13, 2020.
Ancient Romans may have used Chinese medicine to treat coeliac disease. New Scientist. January 9, 2020.
Building sustainability into traditional Chinese medicine trade on the new Silk Roads. Phys.org. January 7, 2020.
Thailand rolls out cannabis clinic based on traditional medicine. Reuters. January 6, 2020.
Combining the wisdoms of traditional medicine with cutting-edge science and technology at the forefront of medical sciences. Phytomedicine. August 29, 2019.

Community & Industry Releases
Registration now open for the fifth annual Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit in Washington, DC, May 27. United Natural Products Alliance. January 9, 2020.
Senior FDA Official in Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Joins NPA as SVP for Scientific Affairs. Natural Products Association. January 6, 2020.
Beware Miracle Pills and Crazy Claims If Launching a New Year’s Diet. Natural Products Association. December 30, 2019.
Natural Product Association’s 2019 in Review. Natural Products Association. December 24, 2019.
IADSA update on international supplement regulations. American Herbal Products Association. December 18, 2019.
Clinical Trial: Cannabis Powder Associated with Reduced Pain, Anxiety in Cancer Patients. NORML. January 2, 2020.
2019 Year in Review: NORML's Top Ten Events in Marijuana Policy. NORML. December 26, 2019.
FDA, DEA seize 44 websites advertising sale of illicit THC vaping cartridges to US consumers as part of Operation Vapor Lock. US Food & Drug Administration. December 20, 2019.
From Cornice to Cupola: The Architecture of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Examines the History, Design, and Restoration of The New York Botanical Garden’s Iconic Victorian-era Glasshouse. New York Botanical Garden. January 10, 2020.
Missouri Botanical Garden Announces Origamiinthegarden. Missouri Botanical Garden. January 9, 2020.
Bastyr 2019 Year in Review. Bastyr University. December 19, 2019.
Matching $ from Leaf People to Support the Sandalwood Project. United Plant Savers. December 20, 2019.
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew publish their list of new species discovered in 2019. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. December 17, 2019.
United States Pharmacopeia Celebrates 200 Years of Building Trust in Medicines, Supplements and Foods. United States Pharmacopeia. January 6, 2020.
AOAC partners with Oxford University Press to publish Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. AOAC International. December 18, 2019.

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