Sustainability Issues in the Herb Industry

The Herb Industry: Issues

“The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further.” — Joanna Macy.

Climate change is impacting the natural products industry - read more to see the ways the industry is responding.

Climate Change

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Waste in the Botanical Industry

Waste in the Herb Industry

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Waste in Sourcing medicinal plants

Raw Material Waste

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How green is your laboratory?

Solvents and Green Chemistry

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How green is your laboratory?

How Green is your Laboratory?

Steps to improve the sustainability of laboratories in botanical testing.

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Quality and Sustainability in the Herb Industry

Quality and Sustainability

FDA standards are for a minimum level of competency. Find out what a handful of companies define as a maximum level of competency.

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Biodiversity and Wild Herbs

Biodiversity and Wild Herbs

Two thirds of the approximately 3000 medicinal plant species in commerce are wild-collected. The herb industry can be a vehicle for the over harvesting of these plants or for their conservation.

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Randy Buresh from Oregon's Wild Harvest - healthy soils are the heart of regenerative agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture

At the current rates of soil degradation, the world’s topsoil could be lost within 60 years.

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Relationships through the supply chain

Relationships

High quality herbs depend on developing and maintaining relationships through the supply chain.

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Are domestic herbs better?

Bio-regional Herbalism

What are the issues in deciding whether to buy domestically grown or imported herbs?

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