The role of botanicals – Life after hoodia
Mark Blumenthal, Dr Stephen Daniells
Founder & Executive Director
American Botanical Council
Mark Blumenthal is the Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council (ABC); an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating accurate, reliable, and responsible information on herbs and medicinal plants. He is the Editor/Publisher of HerbalGram, an international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal, the contents of which reflect the educational goals of ABC. For six years he was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy, teaching a course on herbal products in today’s pharmacy. Mark has served as Co-Founder and former Vice-President of the Herb Research Foundation (HRF) and President of the Herb Trade Association, the former organization that represented the interest of the herb industry in the 1970’s. He was also a founding board member of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA). Recently, his name appeared with some of the most prestigious names in the natural health movement when he was awarded Natural Health Magazine’s Hall of Fame Award for “…opening America’s eyes to the healing powers of herbs”.
Dr Stephen Daniells
Stephen Daniells is the senior editor for NutraIngredients-USA.com. He has a PhD in chemistry from the Queen's University of Belfast and held post-doctoral research positions at the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands) and the University of Montpellier (France). He has been writing about nutrition science and food science for five years. Stephen lives and works in the south of France.