The Ecological Future of Essential Oils
This presentation will examine the local and global influences affecting sustainability and long-term availability of various aromatic crops and essential oils, including climate change, over-harvesting, increasing demand and loss of biodiversity. We will learn about developments in genetic modifications of essential oil crops and the role these new oils may play in the future. Strategies for long-term sustainability and preservation of aromatic species will be discussed, with examples of various success stories from around the world.
About the presenter:
David Crow is an acupuncturist and herbalist with over thirty years experience.He is the author of several books, including In Search of the Medicine Buddha, a book about his studies of Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine in the Himalayas. A well-known lecturer in the field of natural medicine, Mr. Crow’s work is largely focused on the synthesis of botanical medicine, ecology and spirituality. He is the founder of Floracopeia, a company that supports ecologically sustainable agriculture through the production of essential oils and aromatic treasures.
To learn more about David, please visit his website: www.floracopeia.com