Kew scientists turn to crowdfunding to solve mystery of 2,000 year old aloe vera plant
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are taking the unprecedented step of crowdfunding for pioneering research into one of the most commonly used ingredients in our shopping basket; Aloe vera.
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of
emergency action on Monday April 18 that will affect Proposition 65 warnings
required for foods that present an exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).
Products Contain Artificial Ingredients Such as Dimethicone and Phenoxyethanol
Four companies that market "all natural" or "100% natural" skin care products, shampoos, and sunscreens have agreed to settle FTC charges that allege their products contain synthetic ingredients. An FTC spokesperson said that other companies should "take a lesson" from these cases and that all natural means "no artificial ingredients or chemicals." Proposed consent orders prohibit the companies from misrepresenting products as all natural or 100% natural and require the companies to have reliable evidence to support any product claims they make. FTC also issued a complaint against a fifth company for making similar claims.
The International Aloe Science
Council (IASC) has announced five members were elected to serve three-year
terms on the board of directors at the association's board meeting on March 14,
in Anaheim, California, immediately following Natural Products Expo West.
Aloe vera supplementation could improve HbA1c in people with type 2 diabetes and reduce fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in people with prediabetes, a study finds.
On December 4, 2015, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added "Aloe vera, non-decolorized whole leaf extract" and goldenseal root powder to the state's list of chemicals known to cause cancer.