Canada invests $950 million in nationwide innovation superclusters

In Canada, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the Government of Canada is investing up to $950 million...

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...

Canada approves irradiation treatment for ground beef

In Canada, the Government of Canada published final regulations permitting the sale of fresh and frozen raw ground beef treated with irradiation. Health Canada...

USDA opens enrollment to farmers and foresters for $1.5 million in BCAP funds

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making $1.5 million from the Biomass Crop Assistance Program available for farmers and foresters who...

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and...

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...

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....

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...

Perdue signs proclamation to increase local flexibility in school lunch programs

In Virginia, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal...

DEA approves Schedule V for first ever plant-derived cannabidiol prescription formulation

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration transferred EPIDIOLEX, which was already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, to Schedule V, the...

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