Terra Sigillata

Saturday news roundup

Here are some interesting news items I found during the week but lacked the time to blog about:

Natural alternatives to growth-promoting antibiotics in livestock feed in EU
Related: Herbal therapy for pigs at PigProgress.net

Coke and Cargill partner on herbal sweetener, Stevia (Rebiana)

Singapore herbal remedy adulterated with potent prescription drugs

Famed Karolinska Institutet opens Osher Centre for Integrative Medicine

Herbs misused relative to evidence-based guidelines

Slippery elm bark poaching in Kentucky

Creosote shrub compound extends mouse lifespan

People shouldn’t start taking NDGA, which is available as a nutritional supplement, to halt aging. Federal health officials warn that the plant is “associated with multiple serious and potentially fatal adverse effects in animals and humans,” including kidney and liver toxicity.