Science Group Says Article on DNA Barcode Analysis of Herbs Is Flawed

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Latest News | 0 comments

The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) provided a link to an article by American Botanical Council (ABC) critiquing an earlier paper by Newmaster et al. on DNA barcode analysis of herbal supplements found on the market.

The article says that the DNA barcoding study had flaws in a number of areas, such as methodology, calculations, taxonomy. The science team points out that the study needs to be corrected, revised, and peer-reviewed afresh. The authors in no way dismiss the value of DNA barcoding methodology; instead, they critique the scientific and applied merit of the study by Newmaster and colleagues.

To read more, refer to this link:
ABC Review and Critique of the Research Article “DNA Barcoding Detects Contamination and Substitution In North American Herbal Products” by Newmaster et al.

Gurvey&Berry continues to provide herbal extracts manufactured under European GMP.