N.Y. Herbal Ingredient Testing Got Lost In DNA Swamp – Industry Report
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
A white paper offers “an expert assessment of the capabilities and limitations of DNA barcoding for botanical dietary supplement authentication” in response to New York AG Schneiderman’s investigation of herbal supplements. GNC, meanwhile, submits test results showing its herbals are authentic and safe.
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