HerbalGram: Botanical Crops Are Not Immune to Effectsof Global Climate Change

Extreme weather events pound medicinal and aromatic plants in Europe, Africa and India

Editor's note: Mark Blumenthal, executive director of the American Botanical Council (ABC) and a member of Nutrition Business Journal's editorial advisory board, offered us the opportunity to excerpt a portion of an almost 9,000-word article on the effects of climate change on medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) that will be published in February 2009 in issue 81 of HerbalGram: The Journal of the American Botanical Council (

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