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For herbs, 2017 was a very good year

Guest Article

For herbs, 2017 was a very good year

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

The past year had been a good one for the industry, with sales rising toward $8 billion and supporting clinical evidence for the category continuing to accrue.

AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

Guest Article

AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

The herbal industry continued to evolve in 2017 to meet the steadily increasing demand for high quality botanical ingredients in an array of consumer goods from teas and health supplements to personal care products and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Letter to FDA seeks clarity on agency’s resources, enforcement aims

Letter to FDA seeks clarity on agency’s resources, enforcement aims

By Hank Schultz

Three members of Congress have sent a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration requesting specifics on how enforcement funds are allocated. The three lawmakers are among those the Council for Responsible Nutrition has worked closely with on regulatory...

Duke during one of his many trips to the Amazonian rainforest.

Industry loses James Duke, pioneering ethnobotanist

By Hank Schultz

The herbal dietary supplements industry has lost another of its foundational pioneers with the death of Dr James Duke, PhD, who catalogued thousands of medicinal plants from around the world.

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