August 2016 Inside Aloe Online

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Kew Scientists to Study Aloe vera

Kew scientists turn to crowdfunding to solve mystery of 2,000 year old aloe vera plant

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are taking the unprecedented step of crowdfunding for pioneering research into one of the most commonly used ingredients in our shopping basket; Aloe vera.

May 2016 Inside Aloe Online

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Notice regarding emergency action on Proposition 65 warnings for exposure to Bisphenol A

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of emergency action on Monday April 18 that will affect Proposition 65 warnings required for foods that present an exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). 

Four Companies Agree to Stop Falsely Promoting Their Personal-Care Products as "All Natural" or "100% Natural"; Fifth is Charged in Commission Complaint

Products Contain Artificial Ingredients Such as Dimethicone and Phenoxyethanol

Four companies that market "all natural" or "100% natural" skin care products, shampoos, and sunscreens have agreed to settle FTC charges that allege their products contain synthetic ingredients. An FTC spokesperson said that other companies should "take a lesson" from these cases and that all natural means "no artificial ingredients or chemicals." Proposed consent orders prohibit the companies from misrepresenting products as all natural or 100% natural and require the companies to have reliable evidence to support any product claims they make. FTC also issued a complaint against a fifth company for making similar claims.

Welcome to the new IASC Website!

IASC launches new website with increased functionality and access

Aloe vera Analytical Experts Needed for AOAC Standard Methods

Experts sought to support aloin and polysaccharide standard methods projects

IASC 2016 Board of Directors Election

The International Aloe Science Council (IASC) has announced five members were elected to serve three-year terms on the board of directors at the association's board meeting on March 14, in Anaheim, California, immediately following Natural Products Expo West. 

Aloe vera supplementation could benefit prediabetes and type II diabetes

Aloe vera supplementation could improve HbA1c in people with type 2 diabetes and reduce fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in people with prediabetes, a study finds.

February 2016 Inside Aloe Online

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