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North Carolina Herbals Bloom with Cooperative Effort

North Carolina Herbals Bloom with Cooperative Effort

Government, academia and business team up to increase production and market sales

Everyone’s talking about a certain "herb" boom in Colorado, but a bigger, more diverse and completely organic herbal renaissance is budding in western North Carolina. Academia, nonprofits, government-funded initiatives and private-sector businesses have united to champion the cultivation and commercial use of the myriad medicinal plants and other botani­cals grown in southern Appalachia, includ­ing black cohosh, goldenseal, American ginseng, several berries and, mor

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