Is Roundup Herbicide Really As Dangerous as Working the Night Shift?

In Washington, DC, the Genetic Literacy Project is looking into exactly how dangerous glyphosate is since many people think it directly causes cancer. Glyphosate...

Bayer Middle Africa Expands Presence in Nigeria

In Nigeria, Bayer Middle Africa Limited announced it is now active in Nigeria and is participating in the International Trade Fair this week in...

Scientist solves nanocellulose composite challenge

In Washington, D.C., an American University chemistry professor reports a simple, scalable method for incorporating cellulose nanocrystals into plastics that could enable the versatile...

Grant encourages closer look at lignin

In Kentucky, university researchers are sharing a $4-million National Science Foundation grant aimed at developing new lignin-based materials. The funding helps fill a relatively unmet...

Canada tasks Composites Innovation Centre with developing quality standards

In Manitoba, the Composites Innovation Centre has received $2.9 million in funding to advance Canada’s biomass and composites industries. The Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada funding...

Punk rockers launch plant-based packaging for coffee brand

In California, a Bay Area coffee company owned by two members of the punk band Green Day has introduced the first coffee bag made...

AgTech Accelerator Gets Another $8.5 Million

In North Carolina, the Research Triangle Park AgTech Accelerator received another $8.5 million in funding via Elanco, bringing the accelerator’s total funding to $20...

Latest Report Projects Growth in Biomaterials and Biodegradables in Implants

In California, a new report “Analysis of Biomedical Textiles Market in U.S.” from Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Science Team predicts a growth in the...

InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors

In Massachusetts, Hatfield previously also worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). He earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and...

Report Identifies Top Board and Paper Packaging Companies

In the U.S., Beige Market Intelligence published a report listing what they consider the top consumer board packaging companies globally based on their research....

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Edible bowls: The new taco shell?

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In Queensland, researchers at the University of New South Wales have developed a process to convert banana waste into plastic. Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and...