Social and Ecological Responsibility in the Herb Industry
This section on social and ecological responsibility in the botanical industry was part of the original film. We removed it for this 2013 re-edit because we felt we couldn't do justice to this incredibly complex industry in a 9-minute segment. Since questions of quality, safety, sourcing, sustainability and over-harvesting are all crucial dimensions of the efficacy of herbal medicine, we are including it here as a stand alone segment as an introduction to what we hope will lead to increased consumer awareness about the products they purchase.
From Numen: The Nature of Plants, 2009 ©®, Co-producers Terrence Youk & Ann Armbrecht