Zimbabwe fertiliser manufacturers can now access foreign currency for import of critical raw materials, equipment and machinery after the government recently introduced a foreign exchange auction system. Read more in C&I Magazine.
Namibia has launched a livestock vaccination emergency programme to control possible nationwide spread of a new wave of the highly contagious viral Foot and Mouth disease (FMD). Read more in C&I Magazine.
Locust swarms have devastated agricultural fields in east Africa, parts of the Middle East, as well as India and Pakistan – and continue to spread. So how are scientists responding? Anthony King reports. Read the feature in C&I Magazine.
Antibodies that disrupt the PD-L1•PD-1, checkpoint inhibitors, are a direct approach to immunotherapy. However, several indirect, more subtle, strategies are emerging to control levels of PD-L1 expression on tumors, and this Highlights discusses a few.
The Covid-19 pandemic has focused attention on innovation in effective and lasting cleaning and disinfection, Neil Eisberg reports. Read the feature in C&I Magazine.
As the regulatory framework for cultured meat evolves, we can expect stringent biosafety standards to emerge and, if inventors are able to obtain patents ... they could be in a strong position to license their portfolio for significant royalties. Read the comment in C&I Magazine.
In-house resources with the relevant capacities are lacking in most companies, and the process is both time and resource consuming. When outsourced, most often to consulting houses, the process generally proves expensive and lengthy. Read the comment in C&I magazine.
The European Commission has committed to ending the practice where EU companies manufacture for export hazardous chemicals that are banned in Europe. However, the move would not prevent European companies from selling EU-banned chemicals if they are manufactured outside the EU. Read more in C&I Magazine.
The European Commission has adopted a Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, which it aims to deliver by 2024. It sets out to boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals and prohibit use of the most harmful chemicals in consumer products, unless essential for society. Read more in C&I Magazine.