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2014-03-03 04:22:51

AUSTIN, Texas, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) announces that herbalist and educator Sara Katz has been selected as the second-ever recipient of its Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award. The award is granted to persons in the herbal medicine community who have played a significant role in creating a sense of community among herbalists, researchers, members of the herb and natural products communities, and related groups...

2014-01-23 16:21:56

Ginseng stakeholders challenge 'Appalachian Outlaws' to set the record straight ATHENS, Ohio., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental, trade and academic organizations are criticizing History(®) (formerly The History Channel) for its false portrayal of the wild American ginseng harvest presented on its 'reality' style show, 'Appalachian Outlaws.' This series showcases trespassing and theft, parodies rural Americans as criminals, and ignores the tradition of wild...

2014-01-10 12:26:09

ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Plant Savers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of medicinal plants native to the United States and Canada. As advocates for the dwindling populations of wild American Ginseng, United Plant Savers is expressing concern to the History Channel and its viewers over how the harvest of wild American Ginseng is being portrayed in the recent series 'Appalachian Outlaws'. This concern stems from the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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