BLUEWATER BIO: Wastewater firm’s global clean sweep

The Tubli Bay scheme is one of the latest in a stream of international utility-scale commissions saving precious resources that the company has undertaken. It was helped by the government-backed credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) supporting the contract which has done several deals for British firms now in the Middle East. “We actively seek out territories where water treatment […]

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UK tech pioneer conjures new future for farming out of thin air

It can also involve lower carbon emissions compared to other soil-free systems such as hydroponics where plants are dipped enriched water. LettUs’s patent-pending technology introduces more simplicity and consistency to aeroponics while maintaining yields, explains managing director Charlie Guy. “We have developed a very efficient way of growing plants, from leafy vegetables to soft fruits, in completely controlled environments. “Our aeroponic […]

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$4.2M in federal funding unveiled for London-region women-led businesses, Pillar Nonprofit Network

Ottawa is lending a financial helping hand to the tune of more than $4.2 million for local women entrepreneurs. The funding, which will be given to seven women-led southwestern Ontario businesses and the Pillar Nonprofit Network, comes as part of the federal government’s $2 billion Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) which aims to double the number of women-owned businesses in Canada […]

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Revealed: how Monsanto’s ‘intelligence center’ targeted journalists and activists

Monsanto operated a “fusion center” to monitor and discredit journalists and activists, and targeted a reporter who wrote a critical book on the company, documents reveal. The agrochemical corporation also investigated the singer Neil Young and wrote an internal memo on his social media activity and music. The records reviewed by the Guardian show Monsanto adopted a multi-pronged strategy to […]

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Clarity on Burford Capital is needed after Muddy Waters treatment

Muddy Waters is a splendid name for a short-selling hedge fund that claims to spot accounting shenanigans at listed companies. Carson Block, its founder, doesn’t get it right every time, but he has a big following. That partly explains the thumping 46% fall in Burford Capital’s share price after one of the hottest stocks on London’s alternative investment market received […]

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans gets backing of ex Northern Ireland minister ‘it will happen’

Shailesh Vara, Tory MP for North-West Cambridgeshire, was speaking after Mr Johnson’s first House of Commons speech as Prime Minister yesterday, in which he confidently predicted a new “golden age” after the UK quits the bloc – and reaffirmed his determination to make it happen by October 31. He said: “I was happy with what I heard. “He recognised our potential […]

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US economic growth slows in second quarter as trade disputes take toll

US economic growth slowed in the second quarter of 2019 as ongoing trade disputes and a global slowdown took their toll, the commerce department announced on Friday. But the decline was less than expected – thanks to a consumer spending spree – and the report showed signs that there is continuing momentum in the US’s decade-long economic expansion. US gross […]

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