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Australia allows cannabis product exports

In Australia, MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. announced that Australia will expunge the export ban on cannabis products in February 2018 and allow the worldwide exportation...

USDA offers state agencies greater control over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to promote...

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...

Government of Canada supports less GHG emissions while growing more food

In Canada, The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Member of Parliament for Delta and Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced a $1.8 million investment with the...

America’s Pledge reaffirms the commitment of U.S. non-federal leaders to the Paris agreement

In Germany, the COP 23 Special Advisor for States and Regions California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations...

USDA withdraws proposed biotech regulations to take a fresh look

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, tasked with overseeing genetically-engineered organisms, announced it is withdrawing a...

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...

This year’s U.S. wildfire suppression costs are the highest ever

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that wildland fire suppression costs for the fiscal year have exceeded $2 billion, making...

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...

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