Wood as a renewable fuel in Europe may have unintended consequences

In New Jersey, a paper concluded that Europe’s decision to promote the use of wood as a renewable fuel will likely increase Europe’s greenhouse...

India releases its national REDD+ strategy

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...

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...

FDA undertakes review of dairy product standards of identity

In Washington, D.C., committed to advancing policies that enable consumers to safely benefit from innovations in how foods are produced, the Food and Drug...

California to launch their own climate change satellite

In California, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that the State of California, together with Planet Labs, will develop and eventually launch a satellite...

Missouri and the right to say meat

In Washington, D.C., the Good Food Institute, together with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, and plant-based meat...

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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