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Dr. Joe Betz Joins ABC Board of Trustees

AUSTIN, Texas (March 1, 2023) — The American Botanical Council is pleased to announce that pharmacognosist Joseph M. Betz, PhD, has been elected to the ABC Board of Trustees. Dr. Betz served in the United States government for 33 years, 12 years as a research chemist at the US Food and Drug Administration, and 21 years at the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements. For the past four-and-a-half years, he was the acting director of ODS. 

ABC’s Sustainable Herbs Program Launches Updated Sustainability and Regenerative Practices Toolkit 2.0

AUSTIN, Texas (March 3, 2023) – The American Botanical Council’s Sustainable Herbs Program has launched the SHP Sustainability and Regenerative Practices Toolkit 2.0, an updated, expansive collection of resources to generate awareness and engage leaders in the global botanical industry in implementing ecologically and socially responsible practices. The Toolkit is user-friendly, and freely accessible. The toolkit is greatly expanded and revised from the initial SHP toolkit released in 2021. Download Here.

BAPP Best Practices Standard Operating Procedure for Disposal/Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles

October 19, 2022

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the completion and public availability of its long-awaited Best Practices Standardized Operation Procedure (SOP) for the Disposal / Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles. These best practices are a voluntary standards initiative designed to assist responsible buyers in the herb, dietary supplement, food cosmetics, and over-the-counter (OTC) drug industries to remove "irreparably defective articles" from the supply chain.

American Botanical Council Publishes 9,000th HerbClip Research Summary

February 02, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas (February 2, 2023) — The American Botanical Council is pleased to announce the publication of its 9,000th HerbClip. An essential research and educational resource for scientists, researchers, health professionals, industry members, and others, HerbClips are two- to three-page summaries and critical reviews of scientific journal articles that cover medicinal plant-related human clinical research, ethnobotanical reviews, analytical methods, regulatory data, market information, conservation and sustainability studies, and more.

ABC and SHP Present Free Webinars Covering SHP Toolkit, Ethnobotany, and More

March 23, 2022

The American Botanical Council and Sustainable Herbs Program are hosting a series of free webinars with leaders in the botanical community. Topics include the SHP Toolkit, a special Ethnobotany Series, and more.