A leading organic dairy processor in the US has announced a new
research initiative for reducing its carbon footprint, as part of a
new funding program designed to improve efficiency in sustainable
The battle over the right to farm hemp for food purposes rages on
in the US, with North Dakota State University submitting a brief
amicus curaie in support of a lawsuit filed by two farmers
against the DEA.
Canadian research and development organization POS Pilot Plant
Corporation has announced it will be assisting in the launch of new
capabilities for the development of bioproducts and a bioprocessing
facility in India.
US Agriculture secretary Mike Johanns last week presented industry
representatives with details of changes to the administration's
2007 farm bill, which provide an additional $5bn to address issues
such as nutrition and obesity.
A Canadian bioproduct research and development facility has
received a C$3m boost from the federal and provincial governments,
furthering the show of support this sector has seen in the country
US scientists have been examining newly-developed varieties of
low-phytate, high-phosphorus wheat in order to assess its impact on
baking quality, nutritional content and suitability for industrial
In a show of institutional support for the nutraceutical industry,
the Canadian government has announced a $2m Cdn plug for research
into identifying plant, animal and marine compounds that can
After a recent boost in French walnut production, combined with the
growing popularity of the nut among consumers, producers should be
celebrating - but bad news came this week in the form of a
government report indicating supply...
Two leading spirulina producers have criticised the National
Organic Standards Board's (NOSB) decision to disallow the use of
Chilean nitrate in organic production as unjust, and have declined
to alter their process as safety...
Dietary supplements made following the National Organics Program's
requirements for organic foods may now be certified as organic and
bear the USDA seal, according to a memorandum sent out by the USDA
this week to its accredited...
Industry's demand for quality, standardized herbal extracts will
continue to drive new cultivation projects that will also ensure
the sustainability of plant species and biodiversity, claims a
Phytomedics, a biopharmaceutical company looking at plant
biotechnology for botanical therapeutics, and ARC Ventures, a
hydroponic producer of green vegetables and herbs, have created a
joint venture called Phytomedicinal Greenhouses...