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In today's Daily Digest, the Royal Society of Chemistry is calling on the UK government to overhaul drinking water standards, BASF has started up its expanded ethylene oxide and derivatives production capacity, and more.
The Royal Society of Chemistry is calling on the UK government to overhaul drinking water standards after analysis revealed that more than one third of water courses in England and Wales contain medium or high-risk levels of PFAS. There is currently no overarching limit on the concentration of all the types of PFAS combined, the RSC said.
Bayer has used the UN World Food Day to introduce its direct seeded ride system. Bayer says that the system can help farmers reduce water use by up to 40%, greenhouse gas emissions by up to 45%, and reduce farmers' dependence on manual labour by up to 50%. Bayer added this new system is in line with its regenerative agriculture approach.
Researchers at Imperial College London are testing soil microbial communities to protect ecosystems following a £2.45 million gift from the Michael Uren Foundation. The research aims to address how to feed a growing global populations without damaging ecosystems.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation, along with the WHO and WTO, are holding the 10th Joint Technical Symposium on: Facing the Future - Human Health and Climate Change. To be held on the 14th of November in Geneva, Switzerland. The Symposium has several objectives including contributing to health and trade related events at COP28.
BASF has started up its expanded ethylene oxide and derivatives production capacity at its site in Antwerp, Belgium. The extra 400 000 tonnes of capacity required an investment in excess of €500 million. The capacity will meet increased demand from the home care and industrial applications, amongst others.