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Ancient Nutrition is pursuing holistic grazing practices as well as a major food-bearing tree, vine and shrub planting project on its showcase farm in Tennessee.  Ancient Nutrition photo

Ancient Nutrition commits to becoming carbon negative

By Hank Schultz

Superfoods supplement purveyor Ancient Nutrition has launched a plan to make the brand carbon negative by 2024 by planting a million trees and pursuing other regenerative practices on land the company owns in Missouri and Tennessee.

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Kratom group says CBD regulatory experience offers some lessons

By Hank Schultz

The history of the CBD trade in the US provides a peek into the strategy that kratom proponents may pursue with the goal of a legal trade in the botanical without regulatory impediments, an executive in an advocacy group says.

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Ashwagandha webinar: Ayurveda’s flagship herb goes mainstream

By Stephen Daniells

With almost $25 million in sales across mass and natural channels and big double-digit growth year-on-year, ashwagandha is no longer a niche botanical. An upcoming webinar will explore the science, supply and market for this mainstream success story.

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USP to hold forums on elderberry standards, pyrrolizidine alkaloids

By Stephen Daniells

USP will virtually host two open forums over the next eight days, one covering possible addition standards for elderberry – one of the hottest and most in-demand ingredients of 2020 – and another covering pyrrolizidine alkaloids – toxic compounds that...

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

By Danielle Masterson

Here on the NutraCast, we talk a lot about active ingredients in supplements, but often neglect a very important element: carrier oils. They are often required in formulations to protect, stabilize, and ensure consistent delivery and absorption.

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