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Cannabis Crusaders Cheer After 19 Years of Dashed Hopes

Australia—and to some extent New Zealand—witnessed the birth of a brand new industry segment, when a council of ministers agreed finally to permit the consumption of hemp seeds by humans as food.    Source:  RJ Whitehead, Food Navigator-Asia Cannabis at last!

 

This month’s quote:

“Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.”  Judge Frances L. Young, DEA Administrative Law Judge.

RFA Breaking News

Complementary medicines ("Dietary supplements"):

Reforms to the Regulatory Framework for Complementary Medicines In February 2017 the TGA announced a public consultation, ‘Consultation: Reforms to the regulatory framework for complementary medicines: Assessment pathways’. A total…

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Foods:

NSW Food Authority Name and Shame Serves Up Nine Years of Food Safety The NSW Food Authority’s 'Name and Shame' register reaches another important milestone this month, chalking up nine years of…

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Cosmetics & Household Chemicals

Dishwasher Tablets: Campaign to Eradicate Products that aren't Squeaky Clean In a move to protect Australia's waterways and wildlife from algal blooms, the environment pressure group DoSomething today launches a…

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Marketing News:

Probiotics in China — ‘The market is set to explode’ The probiotics sector is forecast to soar by 23% in China to 2020 and even greater long-term growth beckons if…

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Complementary medicines:

TGA Results Confirm Effectiveness After Sunscreen Testing In response to reported concerns during the past Australian summer that sunscreens were failing to provide adequate sun protection, the TGA undertook laboratory…

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Foods:

CHOICE Makes Weighty Argument to Leave Food Labelling Alone Consumer group CHOICE has turned its attention to the weight of your favourite supermarket items as the government initiates a review.…

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