The Herb Industry: Issues

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

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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Wild collection of medicinal plants

Sustainability and Wild Collection

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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Are domestic herbs better?

Are Domestic Herbs Better?

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

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Relationships through the supply chain

Relationships through the Supply Chain

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

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