Mark Blumenthal is the Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to science-based education for the responsible use of herbal medicine and beneficial plants. He is the Editor-in-Chief of HerbalGram, a peer-reviewed journal, and four other ABC publications

He is also the Founder and Director of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program, an international consortium of nonprofit research organizations, analytical laboratories, botanical research centers, trade organizations et al. that are researching and educating on authenticity of botanical raw materials, extracts, and essential oils in the global market in order to reduce mislabeling and fraud in the botanical market.

Mr. Blumenthal is the senior editor of The Complete German Commission E Monographs and other books for health professionals and researchers and has been active in the medicinal plant community for over 40 years.