Cannabis products no dope as sales tick over

Australia’s two dozen would be cannabis product manufacturers continue to score goals in the young market, with two producers announcing major milestones on the same day. Medicinal cannabis producer THC Global (ASX: THC) has received Therapeutic Goods Administration approval for its Southport manufacturing facility which has harvested its first cannabis crop and begun manufacturing operations.…

Bio-Gene’s insecticide proven to kill dangerous mosquitoes

Agricultural technology company Bio-Gene (ASX:BGT) has reported its proprietary Flavocide insecticide is highly toxic to dangerous Malaria carrying mosquitoes. In laboratory studies Flavocide successfully killed Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes that are resistant to synthetic pyrethroids, the most commonly used insecticides since the 1970s. Anopheles gambiae potentially carry Malaria, Zika virus and Dengue fever. “The company said…

Nufarm gets go ahead to sell South American operation

Agricultural chemical manufacturer Nufarm (ASX: NUF) has been given the go ahead by shareholders to sell its South American division to Nufarm shareholder, Sumitomo for $1.2 billion. The Melbourne company, which has faced headwinds in Australia with the prolonged drought and in the United States with extensive flooding, received the go ahead in an overwhelmingly…

First Australian medicinal cannabis produced in Queensland

THC Global Group (ASX:THC) has completed the first farm-to-pharma processing of medicinal cannabis in Australia at its Southport manufacturing facility (pictured) in Queensland. The Southport Facility is the largest pharmaceutical bio-floral extraction facility in the Southern Hemisphere and is licenced and permitted to process medicinal cannabis. THC Global CEO Ken Charteris said: “Completing this Australian…