Australia

Israeli company pursuing deals with suppliers on plant-based ‘meats’

Israel-based Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Ltd. (Roots) said it is entering the plant-based meat business, and has established a new…

December 24, 2020

Australia loosens CBD rules, but stakeholders say it’s not enough

Australians will be able to access some CBD products from pharmacists without a prescription after authorities announced re-written drug standards.…

December 22, 2020

Government continues its support for hemp in South Australia

South Australia has approved 21 licenses for industrial hemp for the 2020-2021 growing season, as the state moves into a…

November 4, 2020

Two Aussie pioneers get ‘Lifetime’ honors

The Tasmanian Hemp Association bestowed Honorary Lifetime Membership awards on two Australian hemp pioneers. They are Lisa Estreich, who co-founded…

October 31, 2020

Australian state of Victoria sets hemp trials at ‘smart farm’

The government in the Australian state of Victoria will back hemp trials at an existing “smart farm” project under a…

October 22, 2020

Hay farmer receives first hemp license in Australia’s Northern Territory

Australia's Northern Territory has issued its first commercial hemp growing license to a hay farmer as the state sees economic…

October 15, 2020

Aussie startup sees strong demand as it gears up to process straw

Looking across Tasmanian fields of hemp stubble left over after the plants had been harvested for their protein rich seed,…

October 7, 2020

Plan for over-the-counter CBD in Australia carries heavy restrictions

Australia’s Ministry of Health has handed down an interim decision that could lead to over-the-counter (OTC) sales of CBD, but…

September 14, 2020

Australian researchers studying hemp nutrition for animal feed

Researchers in the Australian state of Tasmania are studying the nutritional value of hemp for animal feed as they look…

August 5, 2020

Elixinol Global looks to raise cash with 48% discount on shares

Struggling CBD maker Elixinol Global is offering a 48% discount on shares, hoping to raise $11 million among institutional and…

May 8, 2020