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ABC: 2020 saw soaring sales but rising supply and adulteration concerns, too

By By Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council

The year 2020 has been unprecedented in the lives of all people — including those currently involved in the global botanical research communities as well as those involved in global and domestic trade of botanical raw materials, extracts, essential oils,...

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NPA details active year

By Daniel Fabricant, PhD, President and CEO of the Natural Products Association

This year, we have been on the front lines ensuring that our products remain accessible to millions of health-conscious Americans and fighting to keep our essential businesses open. In the face of mass layoffs and business closures, we took decisive...

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Botanical sourcing and sustainability priorities for 2021

By By Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

Each New Year presents an opportunity to take stock of where we are and to reevaluate our priorities for the near- and long-term future. We each make our resolutions and then motivate ourselves to meet our goals, whether modest or lofty. With 2021 upon...

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