Great reading on Cropwatch

Illustration for the article chosen for no reason other than its beauty - a bunch of blue lotus flowers.

Bravo to Tony Burfield for waging a tough negotiation and getting two great copyrighted articles in this month's Cropwatch newsletter.  Downlload the .pdfs, such as the one that is a very funny speech by Kim Kleimann, President of Berje Inc. titled "What you'll never hear from your boss." Mr. Kleimann pulls no punches, but there are lots of punchlines - in the form of very comical takes on the state of the raw materials industry. No one is sacrosanct - REACH, buyers, Scandanavian dermatologists (what a back story that is to the current state of regulation!), IFRA, sellers, anybody. I like Mr. Kleimann - he's a real straight shooter.

The WFFC that this speech was presented at is the Women in Fragrance and Flavor Commerce group in New Jersey.

Robert Tisserand, noted aromatherapist and I'm proud to say a member of the Natural Perfumers Guild, gave a brilliant, detailed speech on essential oil safety at the Alliance of International Aromatherapists conference

At that conference, Robert was given a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement award, and his paper titled "Challenges Facing Essential Oil Therapy: Proof of Safety" illustrates why. His writing is well-researched, backed by decades of experience and all is communicated in a clear, concise manner.

Tony's amazing coverage of the coumarin controversy is found in "Coumarin: The Real Story", a must-read for anyone stumped by all the confusing, conflicting information out there on this lovely-smelling component of many natural aromatics.

Thank you Tony and Kendra for a great newsletter!


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