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...

USDA offers easy property transfer for beginning farmers and ranchers

In Washington, D. C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program contracts, making it easier to...

Biodiversity and 6.5 million pounds stimulates the bioeconomy of Colombia

In the United Kingdom, Research Councils UK announced a four-year, £6.5 million investment to stimulate the bioeconomy of Colombia by increasing knowledge of Colombia's...

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...

GNC runs afoul with DOJ over synthetic stimulants

In Pennsylvania, dietary supplements retailer GNC has agreed to pay a $2.25-million Department of Justice fine after a product branded as containing only natural,...

The Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada leverages the world’s largest biomass reserves

In Canada, the forests hold the world's largest biomass reserves – the basis for making renewable bioenergy, biomaterials and other bioproducts. With a vision...

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...

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...

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...

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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