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Labelling of biobased products launched by USDA [Registered]

In the US, the biobased products sector support from the government has not been as extensive as is the case with the biofuels sector. For few years now, federal agencies have been mandated to source their requirements from companies in the biobased products sector first. On 19 January ’11, the US Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program announced that a final rule to initiate a voluntary product certification and labeling program for qualifying biobased products. This new label will clearly identify biobased products made from renewable resources, and will promote the increased sale and use of these products in the commercial…

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