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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

The FDA seeks dialogue about cultured cell technology for food production

In Washington, D. C., the use of animal cell culture technology as a method of food production and manufacturing raises many important considerations from...

EPA treats forest biomass as carbon neutral for energy production

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that forest biomass will be treated as carbon neutral. “Today’s announcement grants America’s foresters...

First plant biostimulant definition proposed in U.S. legislation

In Washington, D.C., a draft of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill provides the first definition for plant biostimulants proposed by the United States government....

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...

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Good chemis-tree: Florida researchers develop sap plastic

In Florida, researchers have developed a plastic from pine sap after overcoming a key conversion challenge.   Justin Kennemur, an Associate Professor of Chemistry and...

Wind turbine wood repurposed for aquatic sports

In Germany, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a buoyant wood foam from balsa salvaged from out-of-commission wind turbines that can be used...