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Mid-Atlas Forest Morocco
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Independent Watchdog for Natural
Aromatic Products used in the aroma (: fragrance/cosmetics,
aromatherapy), traditional herbal medicine & phytochemical industries.
Many of these natural commodities are under threat via their
over-exploitation in the wild (see articles in Cropwatch
Files section), or their continued use & availability
faces uncertainty via the imposition of restrictive &
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counter-balance information about natural aromatic products
obtained from commercial sources, trade magazines & (even) learned journals.
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& authorities can often show bias towards corporate
concerns, against the wider public interest.
provided to Cropwatch is derived from a number of sources e.g. from academics,
researchers, aroma industry employees, health industry professionals,
ethnobotanists, ethnic peoples and others, all of whom
have primary concerns for natural products & the environment.
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