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Chamomile harvests - yields and quality - are being challenged by climate change.   Image © jessicahyde / Getty Images

Botanical yields fall as climate change affects harvests

By Stephen Daniells

Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.

The Indian amla harvest has been damaged by climate issues, said Tarun Prajapati from Cultivator Natural Products Pvt. Ltd.   Image © Utkarsh Sharma / Getty Images

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Climate issues compounding botanical supply chain issues

By Stephen Daniells

While COVID-related supply chain disruption has wreaked havoc on global supply chains, climate issues are worsening the problems for the botanical supply from around the world.

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Could 2021 be THE worst year in memory for botanical supply?

Experts sound alarm over 2021 botanical supply challenges

By Stephen Daniells

As sales of dietary supplements and natural products remain high – and many companies report record sales – the strain on the supply chain is immense, and for botanicals in particular, and that means a difficult 2021 could be on the horizon.

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Coronavirus: Spotlight on the biotin supply chain

By Danielle Masterson

China accounts for about 80% of the global biotin supply, making it the largest biotin production country in the world. While supply chain dependency on China is a well-known fact for the United States, the crippling impact of the coronavirus in recent...

NOW CEO: ‘March was unprecedented in the history of the company’

NOW CEO: ‘March was unprecedented in the history of the company’

By Stephen Daniells

Many dietary supplement companies are experiencing surging sales as consumers seek out health-promoting products, and Chicago-based NOW is no different. The company experienced “incredible” sales in March, but ingredient supply bottlenecks and the economic...

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CORONAVIRUS: SPOTLIGHT ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Probiotics players express solid supply expectations amid surging sales

By Stephen Daniells

As demand for dietary supplements continues to surge, immune products, including probiotics, are among the most in-demand. We spoke to some leading probiotic players to find out how supply is being impacted by the novel coronavirus and what the next 3-6...

COVID-19: Business as usual ... or panic stations?

COVID-19: Business as usual ... or panic stations?

By Nathan Gray

As the grip of the COVID-19 outbreak begins to extend more seriously beyond China, there have been mixed messages about the impact of the virus on the nutritional supplements industry. Are we at panic stations – or is it more a case of business as usual?

Innovation reforming supply of botanical ingredients

Special Edition: Innovation in Dietary Supplements

Innovation reforming supply of botanical ingredients

By Hank Schultz

Innovation doesn’t always concern new products on the shelf. In the past few years organizations active within the dietary supplement industry supply chain have brought forth new ideas that are transforming how botanical products are sourced, and how...

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PureCircle cleared of 'forced prison labour' accusations

By John Reynolds

Stevia maker PureCircle today (Tuesday) said it would “leave all the options open” as to whether it would seek compensation after it was “cleared” following a dispute with the US authorities over whether stevia imported from China was produced by forced...

Reducing waste is the top priority, but food companies and retailers are also working together to redistribute surplus food

How retailers are working with suppliers to fight food waste

By Fintan Hastings, external affairs adviser, British Retail Consortium

The close relationship between supply chain partners means they are well-placed to help each other tackle food waste, says Fintan Hastings, external affairs adviser at the British Retail Consortium.

Blendhub boosts supply chain transparency

Blendhub boosts supply chain transparency

By Sarah Hills

Premium Blendhub has created a new centre that offers a fully transparent management model of the raw materials in food powder blends, to help customers optimise their supply chain.

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