Ontario launches the Low Carbon Innovation Fund to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

In Canada, Ontario is helping researchers, entrepreneurs and companies create and commercialize new, globally competitive, low-carbon technologies to reduce provincial greenhouse gas emissions. The Low...

G-20 agriculture ministers agree to improve food and water sustainability and security

In Germany, the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies agreed to improve the sustainability of water use in farming, take steps against...

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....

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...

New York wants to be the nation’s leader in hemp production

In New York, new legislation was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that removes legal obstacles impeding access to hemp seed in a bid to...

SNAP revision would include a staples box to address nutrition deficiencies

In Washington, D.C., the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine recommended Congress consider America’s Harvest Box, proposed in the president’s FY2019 budget request, as a...

An EU biofuels proposal worth getting behind

By James Cogan, Special to The Digest Europe’s bioethanol association ePure just released a renewables policy paper that's something to get excited about. It’s a show of confidence...

Government of Canada announces $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund

In Canada, the Government of Canada announced the $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund to support projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and...

EPA treats forest biomass as carbon neutral for energy production

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that forest biomass will be treated as carbon neutral. “Today’s announcement grants America’s foresters...

New USDA school meal rule brings back low-fat flavored milk and bread flexibility

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the new School Meal Flexibility Rule that makes targeted changes to standards for meals provided...

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