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The EUMCA: Pioneering access to medicinal cannabis

Professor Trevor Jones, Chair at the European Medicinal Cannabis Association, speaks to Nishat about their plans for EU patient access to medicinal cannabis.
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Young activists do not trust their Government on racial discrimination

Research from One Young World’s global network shows that 74% of their Peace Ambassadors do not believe racial discrimination will be changed by their politicians.
tackling misinformation, covid-19

How are social media giants tackling misinformation during COVID-19?

Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Associate Professor of Economics at ESMT Berlin, reflects on how platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook are tackling misinformation at this crucial hour.
remadyl, legacy substances

REMADYL: Removal of Legacy Substances from polyvinylchloride (PVC)

Manager EU Research at Centexbel, Guy Buyle introduces REMADYL, a H2020 project focused on the removal of legacy substances from PVC via a continuous and sustainable extrusion process.
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Time to take a lead by taking lead out of the environment

Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of AEWA, discusses the challenge of continued use of lead ammunition.
sustainable alternative fuels, the NEWjet project

The NewJET project: Additional benefits of Sustainable Alternative Fuels for aviation

Dr Simon Blakey talks us through The NewJET project pioneered by the University of Birmingham, which is creating Sustainable Alternative Fuels for aviation.
pro-poor

Pro-poor policy: What is the role of aspirations failure?

Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Chair in Political Economy, discusses an often-overlooked policy question: What is the relationship between aspiration failure and the continuation of poverty?
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The UK’s transition to zero-emission vehicles

Rachel Maclean MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport in the UK charts the UK’s transition to zero-emission vehicles, including comment on electric vehicles.
european cannabinoid, ilesol

Ilesol Pharmaceuticals: First European cannabinoid à la carte company

Here, Ilesol Pharmaceuticals discuss how they became the first European cannabinoid company to unlock this sector of the market.
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Digital transformation: Getting your organisation digital-ready

Robyn Boyd on behalf of PFU (EMEA) Limited – a Fujitsu company discusses how organisational intelligence will help businesses achieve digital transformation fit for today’s digital age.
novel food application, CBDepot

CBDepot: The company with a “Valid” Novel Food Application

Here, CBDepot discuss how they worked with the European Commission to achieve a “valid” Novel Food Application.
COVID-19 testing, UK

What the UK can learn about vital COVID-19 testing

James Raftery, freelance political analyst and researcher, explores the ongoing realities of COVID-19 testing in the UK.
digital immunity certifcates, contact tracing

Digital immunity certificates: The use of tech to transition out of lockdown

Edgar A Whitley, Professor at LSE, co-chair of PCAG and consultant on Ada Lovelace review, highlights the problems with digital immunity certificates and contact tracing apps.
crisis management, covid-19

COVID-19 and crisis management: Reflecting upon challenges faced in the public sector

Dr Phillip Whiteman, Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, reflects on how the public sector has responded to the initial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
mental healthcare reform, mental health europe

COVID-19: The time for mental healthcare reform is now

Jennifer Oroilidis and Marie Fallon-Kund, from Mental Health Europe, argue that in light of COVID-19, the time for mental healthcare reform is now.
NHS virus frontlines, COVID

The silence before the tsunami: COVID is devastating behind NHS virus frontlines

Doctor Allon Barsam, consultant eye surgeon and founder of Ophthalmic Consultants of London, calls attention to the unexplored devastation behind the NHS virus frontlines.
COVID-19 mistakes, domestic abuse

Will the UK learn from COVID-19 mistakes affecting vulnerable communities?

Family law Barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien speaks about the suffering of vulnerable people in the wake of COVID-19 mistakes by the UK.
smart agriculture, fisheries

Current efforts to realise smart agriculture in Japan

Taku Eto, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan charts the country’s efforts to realise smart agriculture.
BAME community, british geriatrics society

British Geriatrics Society: “BAME community has disproportionate share of deaths”

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) comment on how the BAME community is facing a disproportionate share of COVID-19 fatalities.
next pandemic, virus

Expert comment: Now is the time to prepare for the next pandemic

Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass, University of Kent, School of Biosiences, say it is crucial to overcome COVID-19 and to prepare for the next pandemic.

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