USDA has no plans to regulate new plant breeding techniques

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement providing clarification on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s oversight of plants produced...

USDA offers easy property transfer for beginning farmers and ranchers

In Washington, D. C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program contracts, making it easier to...

Bioproducts competition focuses on developing a solid business plan

In the Netherlands, the Bio Innovation Growth mega-Cluster (BIG-C) has opened registration for its first annual global biobased business competition for masters and PhD...

A government-supported salt reduction program could save 6 million people per year

In Massachusetts, a new global study projects that a government-supported policy to reduce salt consumption would be highly cost-effective across the world. Based on...

Prairie Provinces to get 4,500 new jobs with the Protein Industries Supercluster

In Canada, the Prairie Provinces will benefit from well-paying jobs, groundbreaking research and a world-leading innovation economy as part of the Protein Industries Supercluster....

GNC runs afoul with DOJ over synthetic stimulants

In Pennsylvania, dietary supplements retailer GNC has agreed to pay a $2.25-million Department of Justice fine after a product branded as containing only natural,...

The European Commission grants conditional merger clearance to Dow and DuPont

In Delaware and Michigan, the European Commission granted DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company conditional regulatory clearance in Europe as a merger of equals....

102 million trees have died in California since 2010, according to the U.S. Forest...

In California, the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This...

The Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada leverages the world’s largest biomass reserves

In Canada, the forests hold the world's largest biomass reserves – the basis for making renewable bioenergy, biomaterials and other bioproducts. With a vision...

USDA pilots online SNAP ordering and payment with selected retailers

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced seven retail firms selected to take part in a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program pilot designed...

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