Research Review: Implications of Climate Change for Medicinal Plant Distribution and Composition
By Mariann Garner-Wizard
©2020 Steven Foster
Food as Medicine Update: Chia (Salvia hispanica, Lamiaceae)
By Jenny Perez, Juliette Coronado, and Hannah Bauman
ABC Launches Expansion Plan with Purchase of Neighboring Property
By Hannah Bauman
Thomas Brendler to Receive ABC’s 2019 Champion Award. February 27, 2020.
Indigenous-led Health Care Partnerships in Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal. March 2, 2020. Indigenous-led health care partnerships provide innovative models of collaboration in community-based healing lodges, remote clinics, and urban hospitals, strengthening cultural practices and improving holistic outcomes.
Southwest China Province to Increase Planting of Medicinal Herbs. Xinhua. March 2, 2020. Guizhou Province will add more than 36,000 hectares of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to boost its profitable TCM industry.
Franken-Cannabinoids: Yeast-Derived CBD & GMOs. Project CBD. February 28, 2020. A Montreal-based start-up is gambling on engineered cannabinoids as the future of the market, but some in the cannabis industry dispute their effectiveness versus full-spectrum plant extracts.
USDA Unveils New Federal Hemp Production Rules Amid Concerns from the Industry. Nutrition Industry Executive. February 28, 2020. At the end of 2019, federal rules were announced governing US hemp production, but the difficulties in growing, processing, and marketing hemp continue to frustrate the industry.
2020 Dietary Supplement Trends, According to Contract Manufacturers. Nutritional Outlook. February 20, 2020. Novel delivery systems, beauty-from-within, sports performance, and more — contract manufacturers from around the United States report what they see as the big-ticket trends in 2020.
An Apple a Day Might Help Keep Bothersome Menopause Symptoms Away. ScienceDaily. February 19, 2020. A new study found that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly those in the popular Mediterranean-style diet, was linked to fewer menopause symptoms and complaints.
Impact of Coronavirus on Supplement Industry ‘Very, Very Serious’. WholeFoods Magazine. February 11, 2020. With many natural products imported from China and operations around the globe being suspended for fear of infection, multiple vectors in the supplement industry are predicted to take a hit from COVID-19.
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CRN Calls on Congress to Declare CBD a Lawful Dietary Ingredient — FDA Continues Inaction on Regulating CBD as a Dietary Supplement. Council for Responsible Nutrition. March 5, 2020.
New Report Offers Few Details on How FDA Will Regulate CBD. Natural Products Association. March 5, 2020.
Study: Cannabis Administration Associated with Opioid-Sparing Effects in Cancer Pain Patients. NORML. March 5, 2020.
FDA Advances Work Related to Cannabidiol Products with Focus on Protecting Public Health, Providing Market Clarity. FDA. March 5, 2020.
Adverse Event Reporting Tells the Story of Dietary Supplement Safety. American Herbal Products Association. March 3, 2020.
Seniors More Frequently Turning to Cannabis. NORML. February 27, 2020.
Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 240,000 Full-Time Workers. NORML. February 20, 2020.
Survey: Medical Students Seldom Receive Training About Cannabis. NORML. February 20, 2020.
Joe Pizzorno Joins INM board. Institute for Natural Medicine. February 14, 2020.
The Practitioner Channel Forum. April 23-24, 2020. New York, New York. The Practitioner Channel Forum is an annual executive gathering focused on strategies to capitalize on the rapidly expanding health care practitioner market for dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, medical foods, and natural products. More information.
Psychedelic Liberty Summit. April 25-26, 2020. San Francisco, California.
Building Immunity and Promoting Detoxification with Rosalee de la Forêt. May 3, 2020. Austin, Texas. Early Bird Pricing through April 15.
12th International Symposium on Chromatography of Natural Products. May 26-29, 2020. Lublin, Poland.
World Tea Expo. June 8-11, 2020. Denver, Colorado.
More event listings can be found on ABC's website.