Medicinal plant expert Josef Brinckmann (above right) received the ABC Champion Award for 2016.
“This award could not go to a better recipient. Josef is a true champion of the plants,” said ABC Special Projects Director Gayle Engels. “I wish that all of ABC’s constituents were aware of how tremendously beneficial his participation is to ABC and its educational mission. I am in awe of his breadth of knowledge and commitment to quality and am honored to have worked with him over the years.”
Brinckmann is medicinal plants research fellow at Traditional Medicinals. Starting in 2011, Brinckmann has also co-authored more than 20 herb profiles with Engels. Brinckmann has also written numerous feature articles, including the cover story of issue 75 on Peruvian maca and a feature in issue 90 on quality standards for botanical ingredients. Additionally, he has served as a peer reviewer for scores of articles in ABC publications.
“This year we acknowledge Josef Brinckmann for investing an immense amount of his personal time and energy in providing ABC with his extensive knowledge and global experience to support ABC’s numerous educational publications and programs,” added Blumenthal.