Ancestral Remedies to the Rescue
NY Times Green, 1 August 2012

NEW YORK, USA: Around 1,300 natural products researchers and practitioners gathered in New York for the International Congress on Natural Products Research, held from 28 July – 1 August 2012, to discuss the latest findings in their field, including ways in which nature, culture and conservation overlap to provide health benefits and how those links can best be preserved. “The goal is not only to identify plants but to guard and honor this traditional wisdom in order to keep bio-cultural diversity intact,” said Michael Balick, the vice president for botanical science and director of the Institute of Economic Botany at the New York Botanical Garden. The hope, he said, is to help underserved peoples deal with globalization and the loss of their cultures. Read the article …