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Herbs & Botanicals 2020 market data: 17.3% growth & $11.2 billion. Find experts insights on 'why'.
Herbs & Botanicals: $11.2B & up 17.3% in 2020

September 2020: The Raw Material Issue


Issue Features & Takeaways:

  • Amidst lockdowns and supply disruptions, the industry is delivering on record growth
  • Diversity that is inherent in global supply chains is lacking once those goods get into domestic trade show halls and executive wings
  • Survey suggests U.S. consumers see grim outlook for public health and economy, but continued growth for dietary supplements
  • The industry is split on synthetic biology as ecological danger of sustainable savior, but market economics might keep the outcomes of the debate in the future
  • Being essential during COVID required rapid retooling of production facilities; what will fade away and what will stay?
  • Travel restrictions hampered many aspects of the global ingredients trade, but months of travel-less operations may have redefined what travel is essential
  • Clinical trials that were predictably stalled by stay-at-home orders are back in business, with a virtual twist
  • Q&A with DF Guardian's Heather Fairman