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Frontline segment on supplement safety skewed and misleading

AHPA Update

Regulated supplement industry has long history of advocating for strong enforcement of current law.

AHPA and UNPA launch campaign to educate state attorneys general

AHPA Update

Joint campaign will develop working relationships with state attorneys general (AG) and educate state AGs about the herbal supplement industry.

Global warming and botanicals (Nutrition Business Journal)

AHPA Market Alert

Editor's Note: "We are entering a new era of weather. And the forecast for ingredient supply is changing just as fast," writes AHPA Member Bill Chioffi in Nutrition Business Journal. Chioffi illustrates how extreme weather caused by global warming can impact the supply of certain botanicals. Because botanicals are often grown in geographical niches particular to the plants and the cultures that produce them, the impact of climate change is likely more complicated than for all other commodity crops, according to Chioffi.

AHPA Adopts Policy Against Sale of Bulk Caffeine

Recent reports associate serious injury and death with use of pure caffeine purchased by consumers in bulk packaging.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Board of Trustees on March 4 established a trade requirement that prohibits sale by AHPA members of pure caffeine in bulk form at retail (to consumers).

Whitepaper on DNA barcode testing reveals how misapplication of science led to baseless results

The Capabilities and Limitations of DNA Barcode Testing

A comprehensive analysis of DNA barcode testing on botanical dietary supplements has called conclusions reached by the New York Attorney General’s (NY AG) office in an investigation of four major retailers of botanical supplements, a “…misuse of the technologies” that led to a “…misinterpretation of test results.”

BMJ corrects column on MHRA's "traditional herbal registration" (BMJ)

Cleveland Clinic partners with AHPA members Crane Herb and KPC Products

Nearly one in five Americans use herbal or other nonvitamin supplements (CDC National Center for Health Statistics)

Nearly one in five Americans use herbal or other nonvitamin supplements (CDC National Center for Health Statistics)

2002–2003 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

AHPA PDF Publication

2002–2003 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants
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