SweeGen’s Sugar Reduction Solutions Expand with Singapore Approval for Next Generation Bestevia Stevia Sweeteners Rebs D and E

Food and beverage manufacturers now have more creative options for developing sugar reduced products to satisfy Asia-Pacific consumer tastes and sweetness expectations. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., June 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Asia-Pacific brands now have access to an expanded portfolio of sugar reduction solutions with the approval of SweeGen’s Bestevia Rebs D and E […]

Can Vietnam Stop Its Trade in Endangered Wild Animals?

  Vietnam is considering a plan to end the poaching and consumption of the Southeast Asian nation’s wild animals. The VnExpress news agency reported in mid-March that Prime Minister Nguyen Phuc Xuan had ordered Vietnam’s Agriculture Ministry to “soon” draft a directive to ban these activities and to submit it to the government no later […]

China Banks Freeze Accounts of Cross-Border Traders in Myanmar’s Shan State

Myanmar traders in northern Shan state said Tuesday that their cross-border business has been stymied by Chinese authorities who abruptly froze bank accounts at Chinese financial institutions after suspecting that some of their clients had engaged in illegal activities in Yunnan province. Many Myanmar traders have Chinese bank accounts to facilitate cross-border trade transactions. The […]

Malaysia Plans to Expel Rohingya Who Arrived by Boat in Langkawi

  Malaysia plans to expel 269 Rohingya refugees who were detained by local authorities after their disabled boat was towed in and allowed to land for repairs at Langkawi Island, the country’s defense chief said Tuesday. The government intended to contact Bangladesh officials to determine whether the boat that arrived on Monday had sailed in […]

European Markets Slide Into Negative Territory

European markets are slumping Tuesday in a marked reversal of results earlier in the day in Asia. The FTSE in London is down 1.7% in early afternoon trading, Paris’ CAC-40 index is 1.8% lower and Frankfurt’s DAX index is down 1.9%.   Asian markets were mostly higher Tuesday, with the S&P/ASX in Sydney closing 2.4% […]

As City Reopens Governor Proclaims ‘New York is Back’

  Governor Andrew Cuomo took the New York City subway into midtown Manhattan Tuesday and proclaimed, “New York is back!” as the city begins to reopen after being shut down by COVID-19. Cuomo told reporters he took the subway to show citizens it was safe to ride and that he “wouldn’t ask anyone to do […]

What Defunding the Police Really Means

  Amid continuing U.S. protests over George Floyd’s death while in the custody of the Minneapolis police, a contentious new slogan is competing with “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe”:  “Defund the Police.” Long a core demand of activists on the far left, “defunding the police” has entered the national lexicon as protesters press […]

IBM Quits Facial Recognition, Joins Call for Police Reforms

  IBM is getting out of the facial recognition business, saying it’s concerned about how the technology can be used for mass surveillance and racial profiling. Ongoing protests responding to the death of George Floyd have sparked a broader reckoning over racial injustice and a closer look at the use of police technology to track […]

Biotalys Expands Executive Team and Establishes U.S. Headquarters to Strengthen North American Presence

Appoints Diego Angelo as Chief Business Officer and Head of Biotalys, Inc. to prepare for biofungicide launch GHENT, Belgium and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biotalys NV, a transformative food and crop protection company, today announced the expansion of its executive team and establishment of its new U.S. headquarters for […]