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In India, reiterating India’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan emphasized...

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...

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

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New and Improved! RSB updates its definitive take on sustainability standards

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) celebrated the announcement at its Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam that its global members have voted...

Government of Canada announces $100 million for scientific agricultural research

In Canada, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, highlighted the Government of Canada's investments in scientific agricultural...

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....

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 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...

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...

University of York awarded regional development grant

In the UK, The University of York has been awarded £1.79 million by the European Regional Development Fund to support local biobased industries. The university...

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