Josef Brinckmann elected president of American Botanical Council’s Board of Trustees


Brinckmann will serve as the president of the board of trustees for the nonprofit research and education organization the American Botanical Council.

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Nonprofit research and education organization the American Botanical Council (ABC; Austin, TX) announced that Josef Brinckmann has been elected as president of its board of trustees. Brinckmann has long been involved with ABC, having authored or coauthored more than 60 articles for ABC’s HerbalGram peer-reviewed quarterly journal. He has also served on ABC’s advisory board since 2006 and received the ABC Champion Award in 2017.

Brinckmann has more than 40 years of experience in the herb and medicinal plant industry. Says an ABC press release: “An expert on global sustainable sourcing of botanical ingredients, good agricultural and collection practices, medicinal plant conservation, and medicinal plant quality assurance, Brinckmann has authored many articles on sustainability and quality in scientific journals, including the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Economic Botany, and Planta Medica.Read more about Brinckmann here.

“ABC is deeply grateful to have someone of Josef’s extensive experience and profound commitment to medicinal plants as the President of the ABC Board of Trustees,” said Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of ABC, in the press release. “I have known Josef for nearly 45 years, and I have always appreciated and respected his deep, wide, and detailed knowledge of medicinal plants. Josef is an internationally recognized expert on the quality of botanical raw materials as well as their sustainable sourcing and development.”

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