"HerbalGram and ABC have been vital links between the scientific world, herbalists, and consumers thanks to Mark's persistent networking with everyone involved," said John Beutler, PhD, associate scientist for the National Cancer Institute. "In an arena with plenty of nonsense, HerbalGram has brought good information to people in an appealing format."
Over the course of HerbalGram and ABC's shared existence, each has influenced the shape and scope of the other. ABC has grown from producing one publication to four — including HerbClip™, HerbalEGram, and Herbal News & Events — and now offers eight databases of research on herbal medicine and beneficial botanicals through the ABC website. Reaching far beyond its original network of friends and compatriots in the herbal community, the organization now has thousands of members and an additional 28,000 supporters who receive some of ABC's electronic publications and have free access to a portion of ABC's online resources.
The potential impact and importance of HerbalGram's content has increased over the years as well. The magazine presents groundbreaking research on botanicals from the far corners of the world, timely updates and perspectives on legislation that affects the herbal industry, Foster's distinctive plant photography, and more. In November 2011, HerbalGram became the primary outlet for the publications of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulteration Program, one of ABC's most significant projects to date. Issue 92 introduced the first in a series of adul
|SOURCE American Botanical Council|
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