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UK: Sustainability in the food and agri sector: Antitrust authorities step up
Sustainability is critical at all levels of the food and agri sector, from water conservation, fertilizer and pesticide development and usage by growers to processing, transportation, distribution and waste management.
Global: EU relaxes antitrust restrictions in the food and agriculture sectors
On May 4, 2020, the European Union (EU) announced a package of measures to support the food and agriculture sector and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, including relaxing some antitrust rules on cooperation.
Canada: Agribusinesses tackle new challenges in employing foreign workers
Agribusinesses traditionally rely on temporary foreign workers (TFWs) to fulfill operational needs. COVID-19 poses new challenges for these businesses.
Canada: Health Canada issues interim order to address shortages of health products
Health Canada has published an Interim Order Respecting Drugs, Medical Devices and Foods for a Special Dietary Purpose in Relation to COVID-19 (the Interim Order).
Cannabis’ legalization and what it means for regulatory regimes worldwide
Cannabis has been considered an illegal substance globally since the creation of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (The Convention) in 1961.
Canadian cannabis companies come under fire
In the 12 months leading to legalization in October 2018, Canadian public companies already in the medical cannabis space experienced “jaw-dropping growth” in their market capitalizations, notwithstanding that many reported negative earnings.
Agri-tech developments in the cannabis sector
The cannabis sector is a growing and exciting sector.
Cashing out: What private producers and retailers should know and do when they receive an offer or find a buyer
The maturation of the cannabis sector is presenting an array of opportunities to private producers and retailers.
Environmental, social and governance performance and cannabis
The link between positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and economic growth is not new.