“I believe COVID is really just a warm up, a stress test for what comes when we begin to see the real effects of climate change.”

                           — Loren Israelsen

Botanical Supply Sustainability in the time of COVID

In this conversation SHP Director, Ann Armbrecht spoke with Loren Israelsen, President, United Natural Products Alliance, Angela McElwee, President and CEO of Gaia Herbs, and Ajay Patel, Founder and CEO of Verdure Sciences about the challenges the botanical industry is facing in terms of supply and sourcing and steps companies can take to ensure sustainability practices are not compromised.

“Thank you so much for facilitating such a wonderful webinar! It was an amazingly rich conversation and covered so many important questions the industry is facing today. I truly could have listened much longer. One of the best I’ve attended in a long time.”

Erin Smith, Director of Science, Sustainability and Education, Wishgarden Herbs

9 Lessons Learned

The SHP post, COVID: A Stress Test for the Botanical Industry, discusses 9 key lessons that emerged from our conversation.

Here is the full recording, which begins after 1 minute (click the arrow in the center of the image).