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...

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...

Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture connects growers, innovators and government

In Washington, D.C., the Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture launched a new website – www.DiscoverPrecisionAg.org – to facilitate communication between farm and agribusiness associations...

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...

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...

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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Fast food chain makes sculpture with its literal last straws

In Canada, fast food mainstay A&W Canada has unveiled a sculpture outside of Toronto’s Union Station to commemorate the end of its plastic-straw use....

Proper rubbish! British newspaper switches to potato-based wrapping

In the UK, daily newspaper Guardian is switching its print issue to biodegradable wrapping made from potato waste at the urging of readers concerned...

Hemp makes inroads in India

In India, eco-conscious consumers are driving interest in hemp-based products for markets such as textiles, skincare, and packaging. According to Times of India, the global...