Ghana launches 2021 World Food Safety Day

On 7 June 2021, Ghana joined the rest of the world in commemorating 2021 World Food Safety Day which aims to draw attention to food borne risks and encourage the practice of food safety standards to help prevent, detect and manage food borne diseases. The day was celebrated in Accra under the theme: ‘Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow’.

Present at the occasion were the Mr Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari – Chief Director of Ministry of Health, Mrs Delese A. A. Darko – Chief Executive Officer of Food and Drugs Authority, Dr Francis Kasolo – WHO Ghana Country Representative, Representatives from the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme among other virtual participants.

The Minister for Health, Hon Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, in a speech read on his behalf, lauded the collaborative effort between the Food and Agriculture Organization and the FDA in organizing the event, and said he was hopeful that the fruitful discussions would leave participants challenged to do their part to ensure adherence to food safety standards.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority, Mrs Delese A. Darko in her address stated that, the COVID-19 pandemic had made it a lot more compelling for even stricter adherence to food safety standards to help boost the immune system and prevent disease transmission. She said the chosen theme for this year, supports the theory that production and consumption of safe food benefits everyone and highlighted some of the areas of benefit as: Safe preservation and storage of food, Prevention of food borne diseases, Being a major factor in food security, Protection of the population’s health, Economic prosperity and sustainable development.

Mrs Darko further shed light on some of the works initiated by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to ensure that food safety remained a priority for governance and the country in general. These include: Continuous public education in schools, markets and other public places, training workshops for food manufacturers, food service establishment operators and street food vendors, facility inspections to bring manufacturers, and food handlers into compliance with good manufacturing and good hygiene practices as well as the introduction of the Progressive License Scheme (PLS) to bring particularly local micro and small scale food manufactures in compliance with food safety requirements.

Mrs Darko disclosed that the Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority has adopted the National Food Safety Emergency Response Plan (FoSERP) which was developed with support from the World Health Organization to provide a blueprint to guide a national and holistic response approach to food safety emergencies whenever they arise.

A representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization, Dr Blaise Ouattara in a brief statement stressed that unsafe food situations negatively impact food security, human health, economy, agriculture and market access, adding that there could not be food security without food safety since people need to consume safe food for active and healthy life.

The WHO Country Representative for Ghana, Dr Francis Kasolo in his remarks commended the Food and Drugs Authority and partners for marking the day annually since its launch in 2019. He said according to World Health Organization global estimation, 600 million people, that is 1 in 10 people, fall ill while 420,000 died annually as a result of consuming contaminated food stuff.  “Incidentally the African Continent contributes the highest number of cases and deaths with, more than 91 million people falling ill from consuming contaminated food and approximately 137,000 people dying every year” he added.

Dr Kasolo also highlighted a World Bank report of 2018, which estimated a total loss of 110 billion USD in low and middle income countries due to conditions related to foodborne diseases. He therefore re-echoed the need to institute preventive measures for detection of foodborne risks along the food chain. This, he said would help avert the huge economic losses low and middle-income countries suffer due to conditions related to foodborne diseases.

He further stated that the COVID-19 pandemic should remind everyone of the importance of the adaptation and strengthening of the One Health approaches in any country’s preparedness and response efforts to emergencies including those related to foodborne disease.

Dr Kasolo reiterated WHO’s commitment to strengthen laboratory-based foodborne disease surveillance, build national capacity to prevent, detect and respond to food safety emergencies as well as engaging in food safety health promotion initiatives.

A representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization, Dr Blaise Ouattara in a brief statement stressed that unsafe food situations negatively impact food security, human health, economy, agriculture and market access, adding that there could not be food security without food safety since people need to consume safe food for active and healthy life.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana.

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Visceral leishmaniasis case management training conducted for Eritrea, 15-17 June 2021

WHO (WCO/ Eritrea, AFRO and HQ) in collaboration with Neglected Tropical Disease NTD prevention & control Unit the Ministry of Health conducted three days virtual training programme for health care providers on diagnosis and case management of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in WHO/ Eritrea Conference room from 15-17 June 2021.

Leishmaniasis is one of the case management neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) caused by the Leishmania parasite and transmitted by the bites of infected female sand fly. It is prevalent in the tropics and affects the poorest people living in remote rural areas.

Eritrea is endemic for both forms of leishmaniases: visceral which is fatal if left untreated and cutaneous leishmaniasis, which is the most common form. In recent years, Eritrea has observed a sharp increase in number of VL cases majority of cases coming from Gash Barka, Debub and Anseba areas.

Dr. Theodros Tekeste HPD Officer and NTD focal person officially opened the training. He congratulated and welcomed the experts and colleagues from the WHO Regional Office for Africa and Headquarters, Geneva and WHO collaborating centers for investing their precious time and effort. He called on the participants to take advantage of this 1st time training for the country to equip themselves with the new knowledge to improve their performance on case management of VL.

The training was conducted to enhance the capacity of the Neglected Tropical Disease prevention and Control Unit of the Ministry of Health, to diagnose and treat VL in line with the WHO recommendations, develop guideline and protocol for eradication and control Leishmaniasis.

All the necessary Public health COVID19 pandemic preventive measures was taken according to WHO and the national protocol for the prevention of COVID19 transmission.

The training is expected to help Eritrea to roll out VL case management in the country in line with the WHO recommendations including the use of rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for VL diagnosis, use of combination treatment with sodium stibogluconate plus paromomycin for VL management, which is the first line regimen recommended by WHO for VL treatment in east Africa and use of the administration of liposomal amphotericin B for complications and in special groups.

The training was facilitated by Leishmania experts from the WHO Regional Office for Africa, HQ-Geneva and WHO collaborating centers the University Hospital, Madrid, and Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda Spain.

As a result of the training four Clinicians (doctors), three senior Laboratory technicians, One NTD Program Manager MOH and One WHO country office focal person enhanced their capacities to manage this deadly disease and countries capacity to be developing a national guidelines and surveillance protocols.

As a closing remark Dr. Araia Berhane Communicable disease Director (CDC) MOH Eritrea congratulated and gave his sincere thanks to the facilitators from WHO (Eritrea, AFRO and HQ) and WHO Collaborative Centers and Participants for making this important capacity enhancing TOT training.

Finally, recommendations were passed by participants to support organize similar cascade training for Leishmania endemic zobas (Debub, Gash- Barka and Anseba) to improve their skills in the prevention, detection and case management of VL; to strengthen facility capacity by equipping with adequate and appropriate diagnostic tools like RDT and Medicines for better management of VL.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for Africa.

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South Africa's Felbridge Completes Country's First Commercial Export of Medical Cannabis to Europe

Establishes Itself as South Africa's Leader in Cannabis Cultivation & Supplier of Cannabis & Hemp Starter Materials to Global Markets

STELLENBOSCH, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, June 25, 2021 / — Felbridge, a leading South African cultivator and supplier of cannabis and hemp starting materials is pleased to announce that it has successfully exported South Africa’s first commercial shipment of Dry Cannabis Flower to Switzerland.

The 320kg shipment was dispatched from the Cape Town International Airport and establishes Felbridge as a leading producer for the global market and directly links African cultivation with European consumption. The shipment is the first of a significant multi-year offtake agreement with similar size shipments expected to be exported in line with the company’s production schedule. The export follows the announcement by Felbridge that it had recently exported its first shipment of cannabis in-vitro tissue culture to a licensed producer in North Macedonia.

Leslie Zetler, Chief Executive Officer of Felbridge, commented “Exporting South Africa’s first commercial shipment of medical cannabis to Europe represents our most significant milestone to date. It is a major achievement not only for our Group but for the South African cannabis and hemp industry and it reinforces our belief that our genetics, which are developed using artificial intelligence breeding technologies, will continue to experience strong demand from the European market. We believe that we have taken a giant first step in answering the call of President Ramaphosa who in his 2020 State of the Nation address called for the development of the local industry in line with global trends.”

Felbridge, which obtained its cultivation license in 2020, is not only developing its own distribution channel for its dry flower and starter material offering but is also positioning itself to assist other licensed cultivators who utilize its genetics with offtake opportunities into global markets.

“Navigating the highly-regulated global cannabis market can be challenging for smaller producers and Felbridge is bridging this gap by providing licensed cultivators with genetically superior cannabis and hemp genetics in the form required – whether in seed, rooted clones or in-vitro tissue, which meet the quality and regulatory demands of its customers. Our existing catalogue of genetics have unique and predictable characteristics thereby maximizing production potential, whilst minimizing risk. Following this export, we are now convinced that the regulations, market and logistics have been proven to function as planned and we will soon be approaching other licensed cultivators with offtake opportunities utilizing Felbridge genetics. Our special focus will be on emerging farmers with the requisite skills, licensing and infrastructure to cultivate high quality medical cannabis flower for export to our existing customers as well as establishing new markets for our products. Offtake agreements not only enable license holders to solidify their business plans and obtain financing, they allow the industry to expand and flourish. There is great potential for South Africa to become a significant producer for the global market thereby generating significant export revenue for the economy. This leads to increased employment opportunities, skills development and further investment into the sector.” added Mr. Zetler.

Felbridge has formed key relationships with international companies and local institutions which will provide a solid platform on which to grow. It is the licensed distributor for Swiss based Puregene for the African market and distributes their genetics via seed, rooted clones and tissue culture and has also signed a co-operation agreement with Perfect Plants, a leading biogenetics company based in the Netherlands, enabling it to expand its starter material offering by utilizing Perfect Plants’ extensive genetic library and distributing same through in-vitro tissue culture, seeds or rooted clones for on-sale into global markets. As a full member of the South African National Seed Organization (SANSOR), Felbridge plans to commence cannabis and hemp seed production in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The company aims to become the leading cultivator in South Africa serving the international market with high quality medical cannabis and hemp products as well as starting materials and firmly believes that it is well on track to meet its objectives. “Felbridge continues to execute on its strategy and has now successfully completed exports of both dry flower and in-vitro tissue to Europe and also supplies local licensed cultivators with seed, rooted clones and tissue culture. Our order book continues to grow which is testimony to the quality service and products we offer and this will no doubt provide a solid platform for future growth. Felbridge has proven to the market that we not only have offtake but that we have delivered upon it and will continue to do so as the company and industry develops. This would not have been made possible were it not for our dedicated team of employees who have worked tirelessly in ensuring that our quality products are brought to market in a safe and responsible manner meeting all regulatory requirements in the process.” added Mr. Zetler.

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HIP Video Promo presents: StreetSmartz101 share a powerful message with "Black Tears" on Hip Hop Weekly

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"Black Tears" is a deeply moving story about young black men who face law enforcement and may never see their families again.

OCALA, FL, UNITED STATES, June 25, 2021 / — It's been almost two months since the last StreetSmartz101 video drop, and they're back again with another fantastic video. The last time we saw these three was in April with "Queen's Anthem," the powerful hip-hop anthem that celebrates women everywhere and the women in our lives. Hot off the heels of their killer singles "Tray Stay Open" and "That's My Dog," StreetSmartz101 have no intentions of slowing down. These Central Floridians, along with their very own label Zero18 Global, are shaking up the music scene and making it their own. They're devoted to building their brand and making sure they're a force to be reckoned with.

"Black Tears," StreetSmartz101's latest single, is an emotional, soulful hip hop track that's sure to leave listeners feeling moved. StreetSmartz101 are known for their huge hooks and attention-grabbing bars and with "Black Tears" it's no different. This song is the perfect marriage of intelligent, quick-witted hip hop and rich soul music. The rapping in the verses acts like a fast-paced but smooth transition into that vulnerable soul sound. Like "Queen's Anthem," "Black Tears" really makes you stop and pay attention to what they're saying. It's a deeply moving story about young black men who face law enforcement and may never see their families again. "Watch out for cops," StreetSmartz101 warn the listener, citing the tragic deaths of Trayvon Martin and George Floyd – and how that's made them paranoid for their own lives and safety. But that fear can't be avoided – not for a son and not for a mother. Listen carefully, and you can feel a mother's pain at the thought of losing her son.

The video for "Black Tears" is the perfect visual for this single. The video starts strong with a woman standing in front of the camera as she pleads for the black kings to listen and stop being selfish with their reckless behavior – "These streets don't love you," she pleads, "They don't love nobody. They're definitely not gonna love you like your momma's gonna." She firmly asks the viewers to think about the pain they're inflicting on the people around them when they want to go out and risk their freedom. From there, the music kicks in, and the guys of StreetSmartz101 come into frame. We're invited into the home of a single mother and her son. We watch as he walks out of the house, and all eyes fall on him and his next moves. As the video continues, the mom flips through photo albums as her son fades away into the background. The video ends with StreetSmartz101 all dressed in white as the young man walks down the street towards the horizon. It's an ominous video that's sure to leave an impact.

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Advocacy Groups to Announce Legal Action Against DOE's Plans for New Plutonium Bomb Factories at Los Alamos and SRS

The South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) is a South Carolina-based non-profit environmental law firm representing SRS Watch, Nuclear Watch New Mexico and Tri-Valley CAREs in the matter of the proposal for plutonium pit production by the DOE.

Cross section of a nuclear warhead, with plutonium “pit,” by SCELP. In the nuclear explosion the speherical pit undergoes compression by high exploses, triggering a fission reaction that sets off the weapon’s secondary.

Savannah River Site Watch opposes the proposed SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP) for environmental, national security and cost reasons.

Public interest groups near DOE nuclear weapons sites in SC, NM and CA represented by South Carolina Environmental Law Project in opposition to plutonium "pits"

DOE's failure to assess environmental impacts at numerous DOE sites and neglect of proper review of need for new pits for new nuclear weapons must be corrected by preparation of a Programmatic EIS.”

— Tom Clements, Director, Savannah River Site Watch, Columbia, South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC, USA, June 25, 2021 / —

WHAT: Public interest groups will hold a press conference for a major announcement of a forthcoming legal action as the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration forge ahead with plans to drastically expand production of plutonium pits, the cores of nuclear weapons, at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina and the Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) in New Mexico, with Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) in California engaged in pit design.

The legal action follows previous unanswered requests from the groups to DOE and NNSA as seen in correspondence in February and April.


– Leslie Lenhardt, staff attorney at South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) –

– Tom Clements, director of Savannah River Site Watch –

– Jay Coghlan, executive director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico –

– Marylia Kelley, executive director of Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (Tri-Valley CAREs) –

– Queen Quet, the Chieftess and head of state for the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition –

– Dr. Frank von Hippel, senior research physicist and professor of public and international affairs emeritus at Princeton University

WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 12:00 p.m. ET

HOW: The press conference will be live streamed on the South Carolina Environmental Law Project’s Facebook page starting at noon ET on June 29, 2021 at

If you are a member of the media and would like to attend the virtual press conference, please email John Pope (, 717-386-9270) or Lorraine Chow (, 843-527-0078).


The first plutonium pits would be for the new W87-1 warhead for the controversial new ICBM called the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), which has been proposed by the Department of Defense to replace the silo-based Minuteman III nuclear-tipped missile. While DOE's mandate is to produce 80 pits per year by 2030, the proposed SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP), with a goal to produce 50 or more pits per year by 2030, has already slipped significantly behind schedule. Charles Verdon, acting NNSA administrator, recently revealed to Congress that the SRS pit facility could be as late as 2035, which will have serious negative impacts on the viability of the project.

In the May 28, 2021 NNSA budget request to Congress, the agency revealed that the estimated cost of the SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant had soared from $4.6 billion to $11.1 billion. (See NNSA Fiscal Year 2022 budget request to Congress, page 157.) The FY22 budget request for the PBP is $475 million, an amount far under the $1+ billion it will need in the mid-2020s if conversion of the partially finished and terminated plutonium fuel (MOX) building into a pit factory were to get under way.

The PBP project appears to be following in the steps of the SRS plutonium fuel (MOX) debacle, which fell far behind schedule and faced massive cost escalations, resulting in $8 billion wasted before the project was officially scrapped in 2018. For parochial political reasons, to fill the funding hole caused by termination of the MOX project, DOE presented the rushed proposal to expand pit production to SRS. The site has no experience with pit production, which will present a daunting technical challenge to the project and result in more cost increases and schedule delays.

The Los Alamos National Lab has struggled in handling plutonium and failed to produce the 20 pits per year assigned to the site after the closure of the contaminated Rocky Flats pit-production site in Colorado, raided by the FBI in 1989 and formally closed in 1992. Cost overruns and schedule delays are also expected at LANL and reaching a production level of 30 pits per year by 2026 is doubtful.

Speakers at the news conference will review the legal and environmental challenges facing expanded pit production, including impacts at various DOE sites and lack of proper Environmental Justice consideration. Additionally, the need for new pits for new nuclear warheads will be questioned at this time when new nuclear arms reductions must be pursued.

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Chasing Tails, a Best-in-class College Station Vet Service, Announces New City-specific Page

Chasing Tails is a team of mobile veterinarians serving Houston and College Station Texas.

Chasing Tails, a top-rated veterinarian, is announcing new content focused on College Station Texas.

College Station is a great area full of dog and cat lovers who want the best for their animals.”

— Dr. Brittany Marvel

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, USA, June 25, 2021 / — Chasing Tails, a top-rated vet serving Sugar Land, Houston, and College Station at, is proud to announce an update to its information page for dog and cat lovers in College Station, Texas. Pet owners searching for a vet to arrive at home can find details about state-of-the-art services for dogs and cats.

"College Station is a great area full of dog and cat lovers who want the best for their animals. It’s one reason why we are so excited about our College Station outreach efforts," explained Dr. Brittany Marvel, DVM. "The updated page on the community provides information about services, special memberships, and easy access to mobile vet care for local pet owners."

Residents of College Station and Brazos County can read the updated College Station page for Chasing Tails at The company, known as a top mobile vet not just in College Station but also in Sugar Land and Houston, enjoys a popular legacy as one of the best vets throughout South Texas. Services for cats and dogs include yearly vaccinations, dental cleanings, on-site x-rays, and abdominal ultrasounds. A fully-stocked veterinary pharmacy can provide on-site prescription services. Texas residents are also encouraged to check out the page on what it means to be the "best" at


Here is the background on this release. Texas dog owners may enjoy living in a state known for wide-open spaces. Cities such as Houston, Sugar Land, and College Station could be considered great places to take dogs out for fresh air and exercise. Easy access to open parks and creek-side hiking spots can maintain the health of dogs and owners. If a yearly vet visit is on the calendar, an equally easy solution may interest pet owners. The best vet can provide uncomplicated mobile pet care for both dogs and cats around College Station. Local residents can reach out to a team of top-rated veterinarians in College Station, Texas for services both routine and non-routine.


Chasing Tails ( is a top-rated mobile vet service operating in College Station, Houston, and Sugar Land Texas. Let the "vet near me" become the veterinarian who makes house calls. The company's vets make "house calls" by coming to the client's house to service a dog or cat in the comfort and security of their own home. The mobile vet clinic now services College Station, Bryan, and Sugar Land, Texas. Northeast Sugar Land neighborhoods include Sugar Land Heights and River Oaks. The company aims to be the best vet in Sugar Land and College Station, one pet at a time, one dog at a time, one cat at a time, one house call at a time. The company also offers safe and kind pet euthanasia services. Contact Chasing Tails today to explore how a mobile veterinarian service might be the best veterinarian for a dog or cat.

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Penn State University Acquires World Leading SPEE3D Metal 3D Printing Technology

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Penn State University have acquired SPEE3D’s metal 3D printing technology, bringing new research and development opportunities to AM in the U.S.

CASUARINA, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA, June 25, 2021 / — Penn State University’s latest investment into a LightSPEE3D Cold Spray metal 3D printer will allow the institution to advance its Additive Manufacturing (AM) capability. The Applied Research Laboratory adopting SPEE3D’s high-speed metal 3D printing technology as the latest tool for new research and development opportunities in the U.S.

“Our collaboration with SPEE3D is an excellent addition to our current capabilities in Metal Additive Manufacturing and Cold Spray. We are looking forward to developing and applying SPEE3D technology to meet the materials and manufacturing challenges of the US Navy, DoD and the industrial base.” Tim Eden, Ph.D., Head of the Material Science Division at The Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University and Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics.

SPEE3D’s high-tech metal 3D printers run at a supersonic speed 100 to 1000 times faster than traditional metal 3D printing methods. These metal 3D printers leverage cold spray technology which can produce industrial quality metal parts in just minutes, rather than days or weeks. Making SPEE3D’s metal 3D printing machines the fastest and most economical additive manufacturing capability in the world. Through SPEE3D’s recent Australian Army field trials, it is also the world’s only proven deployable metal 3D printing technology. The company’s LightSPEE3D and WarpSPEE3D machines are robust enough to operate in austere environments such as the field of combat, on base, or at sea, making them an ideal expeditionary solution for building components on demand at the point of need.

Tim Eden, Ph.D., alongside Janice Bryant of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Technology Office will use the award-winning technology at Penn State University to conduct research into the advancement and development of additive manufacturing equipment within the U.S.

“NAVSEA is excited about the potential of SPEE3D technology to bridge the gap between cold spray and metal additive manufacturing,” added Janice Bryant, Expeditionary and Sustainment Technology Manager. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Technology Office champions the timely transition of emerging technologies into ships, submarines and the communities that design, build and maintain them – resulting in a more affordable and capable Fleet.

The Applied Research Laboratory of Penn State University is a Department of Defense designated University Research Centre. Its purpose is to conduct essential research, developments, and systems engineering in support of the nation’s priorities. For over 70 years, it has offered significant advanced research and development services to America’s Defense, industry, and education communities. Developed in Australia, SPEE3D’s printer technology at Penn State University provides the institution the capability to expand their field of research and deliver real-world Additive Manufacturing solutions to industry stakeholders.

“Having our LightSPEE3D metal 3D printer at Penn State University’s Applied Research Laboratory is quite exciting for SPEE3D. This partnership will no doubt allow the institution to develop leading research within the field, enabling them to work at the forefront of the industry,” states Byron Kennedy, CEO of SPEE3D.

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Flying Cars Market to Reach USD 1533471.44 Million with 58.1% CAGR by 2040; Agreement of Hyundai Motor and Uber to Spur Lucrative Opportunities: Fortune Business Insights™

Flying Cars Market Key Players Studied in this Report are AeroMobil (Slovakia), Boeing (Illinois, United States), Joby Aviation (California, United States), Airbus (Leiden, Netherlands), PAL-V International B.V. (Netherlands), Samson Motorworks (Oregon, United States), Cartivator (Tokyo, Japan), Uber Technologies (California, United States), Urban Aeronautics (Yavne, Israel), Volcopter GmbH (Bruchsal, Germany), Moller International (California, United States).

Pune, India, June 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the report, Flying Cars market size is projected to reach USD 1533471.44 million in 2040 at a CAGR of 58.1%. Flying Cars Market was stood at USD 55.00 million in 2021. The surging demand for low-emission supercars will have an excellent impact on the market during the forecast period.

COVID-19 has severely affected the global market owing to the imposition of lockdown, halt on manufacturing, and travel restrictions by the governments. The automotive and transportation industry experienced a massive blow, causing revenue reduction for the flying cars. Moreover, the break on cross-border trades and import activities by regulatory authorities will further impede the development of the market. Besides, the work-from-culture and remote working policies will reduce the utilization of cars, thus limiting the growth of the market. In addition, the second wave of coronavirus will significantly diminish the development of this industry.

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The Military Segment to Dominate the Market

Based on the product type, the market is classified into flying cars and passenger drones. The passenger drones are expected to hold the largest share. Passenger drones are also called passenger unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The rapid advancement of aerial unmanned technology will boost the segment’s growth.

Based on the application type, the market is divided into military, commercial, and civil. The military segment holds a major share in the global market.

Geographically, the market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, and Africa.

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Increasing Traffic Congestion to Support Market Growth

Road and track limitations impact the most prevalent and commonly used land transportation network, namely road and rail transportation, resulting in a lack of controllability and traffic congestion, especially in urban areas. Water transportation (such as sea and inland water transportation) is also mostly used for long-distance freight transport due to its low costs, but it is also used for short-distance freight transport.

The HAS (High Altitude Space) transportation system, or air transportation system, is typically used for foreign or long-distance transportation of people or cargo, but the cost is prohibitively high for urban applications. As a result, only the underground, land, and near ground space (NGS) modes of transportation are suitable for urban environments. The introduction of flying cars in the coming years is expected to pique the interest of the urban population and generate significant demand on the global market.

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Presence of Major Companies to Incite Development in North America

The market size in North America stood at USD 27.63 million in 2021. The growth is attributed to the growing demand for flying cars in the US and Canada. The rapid innovations in automotive technologies will enable the speedy expansion of the market in the region. The existing companies such as Joby Aviation, Boeing, and Workhorse will further elevate the growth of the market in the region. Moreover, Canada and Mexico are also likely to adopt flying cars in the forthcoming years. As the U.S. Department of Transportation prepares to approve these cars by conventional commercial air carriers.

AeroMobil to Dominate the Market

AeroMobil Company is holding the largest flying cars market share during the forecast period. The company has been in the forefront by pioneering engineering and designing for the mobility industry. The company is focused on producing testing of new generation flying car prototypes. The company recently launched the latest version of AeroMobil, which is due in 2023.

A list of renowned manufacturers presents in the global market:

  • AeroMobil (Slovakia)
  • Boeing (Illinois, United States)
  • Joby Aviation (California, United States)
  • Airbus (Leiden, Netherlands)
  • PAL-V International B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Samson Motorworks (Oregon, United States)
  • Cartivator (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Uber Technologies (California, United States)
  • Urban Aeronautics (Yavne, Israel)
  • Volcopter GmbH (Bruchsal, Germany)
  • Moller International (California, United States)

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Global Flying Cars Market Segmentation:

By Product Type:

  • Flying Cars
  • Passenger Drones

By Application Type:         

  • Military
  • Commercial
  • Civil

By Geography

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

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OTC Drugs Market to Reach USD 233.6 Billion with 5.8% CAGR in 2028; Rising Geriatric Population and Cost-effectiveness of These Products to Augment Growth, says Fortune Business Insights™

Key Prominent Players Covered in the OTC Drugs Market are Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (New Jersey, US), Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany) ,Novartis AG (Basel, Switzerland), Sanofi S.A (Paris, France), Pfizer (New York, US), GlaxoSmithKline Plc (Brentford, UK), Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (Ingelheim, Germany), Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (Slough, UK), Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd (Tokyo, Japan), Other Players

Pune, India, June 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global OTC drugs market is set to gain momentum from the increasing inclination of manufacturers towards over the counter medications from prescription drugs. In 2019, Bayer AG, for instance, mentioned that it is planning to change a few of its prescriptive products that are suitable for self-care to OTC.

This information is given by Fortune Business Insights™ in a report, titled, “OTC Drugs Market, 2021-2028.” As per the report, the market size is projected to grow from USD 157.0 billion in 2021 to USD 233.6 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 5.8% in the forecast period. It stood at USD 148.0 billion in 2020.

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Cough & Cold Remedies Segment Held 21.8% Share in 2020: Fortune Business Insights™

Based on the product type, the market is divided into analgesics, cold & cough remedies, digestives & intestinal remedies, skin treatment, vitamins & minerals, and others. Out of these, the cough & cold remedies segment earned 21.8% in terms of the OTC Drugs Market share in 2020. The cold & cough remedies segment is anticipated to dominate in the near future because of the surging prevalence of cough and cold owing to seasonal changes among populations.

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The report aims to analyze this industry by considering contributions, prospects, and trends. It offers detailed profiles of every key company operating in the industry to analyze their core competencies in each segment. Apart from that, it ensures to help our clients better understand the competitive developments, such as collaborations, new product launches, partnerships, mergers, joint ventures, and acquisitions.

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Drivers & Restraints-

Increasing Launch of Innovative Products by Companies to Bolster Growth

The presence of multiple OTC drug manufacturers in the market is set to aid growth across the globe. Most of them are persistently striving to introduce novel over-the-counter drugs by conducting extensive research and development activities. In December 2020, for instance, Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. joined hands with Crown Laboratories, Inc. to market and sell their products in the U.S. OTC dermatological market. It would enable the latter to sell Sonoma’s Microcyn technology gels and dermal sprays targeting pain and itch. Such initiatives by major companies are expected to accelerate the OTC drugs market growth in the upcoming years.

However, drug addiction and drug abusing practices by using pain relief, diarrhea, and cough medicines may restrain the market growth. As per a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Addiction Center, 3.1 million people belonging to the age group of 12 to 15 years have used cold and cough medication for getting high in the U.S.

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Regional Insights-

Surging Preference for OTC Drugs to Help North America Dominate

Geographically, North America generated USD 58.4 billion in 2020 in terms of revenue and is likely to remain at the forefront throughout the forthcoming years. The rising shift of people towards OTC drugs compared to prescription products is set to boost growth.

In Europe, the increasing awareness among people regarding the availability of these drugs would help it to remain in the second position. Asia Pacific is set to showcase the highest CAGR because of the affordability of these drugs and rising aging populations.

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Competitive Landscape-

Key Players Focus on Unveiling State-of-the-art Medicines to Intensify Competition

The global market contains a large number of companies that are currently trying to conduct R&D activities for launching innovative drugs to cater to the high demand worldwide. A few others are also participating in the partnership strategy to co-develop and distribute new products. Below are the two industry developments:

  • September 2020: Hamdard Laboratories unveiled six over the counter products for treating common disorders, such as cough and cold. These were created by using ancient Unani formulations that blend the advantages of natural herbs.
  • June 2019: Sanofi and Roche signed an agreement to the exclusive rights to Tamiflu. It is mainly used to treat flu or influenza in the U.S. It would enable the former to lead the FDA negotiations, distribution, scientific engagement, and marketing of the drug.

A list of reputed OTC drug manufacturers operating in the global market:

  • Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (New Jersey, US)
  • Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany)
  • Novartis AG (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Sanofi S.A (Paris, France)
  • Pfizer (New York, US)
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc (Brentford, UK)
  • Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (Ingelheim, Germany)
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (Slough, UK)
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Other Players

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Table of Content

  • Introduction

    • Research Scope
    • Market Segmentation
    • Research Methodology
    • Definitions and Assumptions
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Dynamics

    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
  • Key Insights

    • New Product Launches, Key Players
    • Key Developments, Mergers, Acquisitions, etc.
    • Impact of Covid-19 on the Market
  • Global OTC Drugs Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast, 2017-2028

    • Key Findings / Summary
    • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast – By Product

      • Analgesics
      • Cold & Cough Remedies
      • Digestives & Intestinal Remedies
      • Skin Treatment
      • Vitamins & Minerals
      • Others
    • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast – By Distribution Channels

      • Drug Stores & Retail Pharmacies
      • Hospital Pharmacies
      • Online Pharmacies
    • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast – By Region

      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia pacific
      • Latin America
      • Middle East & Africa

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Sustainable Packaging Market to reach USD 470.3 billion by 2027 – Report by Market Research Future (MRFR)

New York, June 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sustainable Packaging Market Overview: According to a comprehensive research report by Market Research Future (MRFR), Sustainable Packaging Market Research Report, Packaging Type, Material , Process, Application and Region – Forecast till 2027” The global market is projected to reach USD 470.3 billion by 2027 from an estimated USD 305.31 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 10.3% from 2021 to 2027.

Efforts of private and public organizations to accelerate the environmental transition, in line with market expectations, create vast market opportunities. With growing uses of sustainable packaging for food & beverage products, the sustainable packaging market size is expected to stimulate further. The development of sustainable packaging resources reducing the impact on nature acts as major tailwinds.

Personal care and beauty packaging specialists are striving to develop a more sustainable packaging option that can bring cosmetics into a new era. Furthermore, initiatives to cut down usages of non-degradable packaging materials, major growth in sustainable packaging lines, and green strategies for sustainable packaging are significant driving forces influencing the market growth.

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Key Companies Profiled in the Sustainable Packaging Market Research Report are

  • Bemis Company Inc. (US)
  • Amcor Limited (Australia)
  • Mondi plc. (Austria)
  • Genpak
  • DS Smith Plc. (UK)
  • Stora Enso Oyj(Finland)
  • Smurfit Kappa Group Plc. (Dublin)
  • Sonoco Products Company (US)
  • Silgan Holdings Inc. (US)
  • The Dow Chemical Company (US)
  • LLC(North Carolina)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company
  • Mondi Limited
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • TetraPak International S A
  • Ardagh Group Co.
  • PlastiPak Holdings Inc.
  • Catalyst Paper
  • Uflex limited
  • Phoenix Technologies
  • Innova Films Ltd
  • Clorox Company
  • TetraLaval
  • Ball Corporation

COVID-19 Impact

The onset of COVID-19 hit the sustainable packaging market industry severely, causing huge revenue losses to end-users like personal care, food & beverages, and pharmaceuticals. Though the fresh food & beverages demand was significant during 2020, the market faced severe revenue losses.

Also, the coronavirus-driven lockdown halted the production of several key raw materials in the global market, which led to various problems relating to obtaining raw materials, attracting workers from quarantines, and deliver end products. However, the sustainable packaging market is rapidly returning to normal, witnessing the steadily increasing demand. Increased production activities and demand for storage & distribution applications are further estimated to offer robust market opportunities. 

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Industry Trends

The demand for green and eco-friendly packaging solutions to curtail the effects of non-degradable materials such as plastic on the environment is a major sustainable packaging market trend. Industries like food & beverage packaging, personal care, and medicines have shown great interest in eco-friendly and green materials, seeing customers shift towards sustainable packaging.

With easily degradable materials consuming less energy being used these days in the packaging industry, many investors show interest in sustainable packaging technologies. Besides, pressure to reduce greenhouse effects and the usage of fossil fuels drive sustainable packaging market growth. Rising efforts to produce biodegradable products and focus on materials with high resistance to moisture, heat and are easily recycled drive significant investments to the market. 


The market is segmented into product, material, packaging material, application, and region. The product segment is sub-segmented into reusable, recycled, and degradable. The material segment is sub-segmented into bioplastic, metal, glass, paper, and others. The packaging material segment is sub-segmented into plastic containers, tubes, reusable packaging, bags, drums, pouches, corrugated boxes, degradable packaging, and others.

The application segment is sub-segmented into healthcare, food, beverage, personal care, and others. The region segment is sub-segmented into Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and rest-of-the-world.

Regional Analysis

Europe dominates the global sustainable packaging market. Major industry players in the region constantly bring about new sustainable packaging that positively impacts environmental footprint in the supply chain. 

Besides, increased demand for green packaging solutions for fresh vegetables & fruits and self-indulgent & convenient goods promoted using online media are major sustainable packaging market trends. The vast adoption of green packaging solutions increases the region’s sustainable packaging market share.

The Asia Pacific region stands second in terms of the global sustainable packaging market revenues. High production rates of fresh produce and the rising demand for eco-friendly packaging solutions in China and India are major driving forces. 

Factors such as the growth of recyclable & reusable materials, new eco-friendly technologies, and support from the government are shaping the sustainable packaging future in the region. Additionally, vast investments in product developments and packaging technology upgrades boost the sustainable packaging market size in the region. Also, increasing e-commerce businesses in the region drive sustainable packaging market growth.

The North American sustainable packaging market has emerged as a profitable market globally. The region observes superior product developments as far as packaging solutions are concerned, owing to vast R&D investments and innovations.

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Besides, people in North America are concerned about environmental issues and global warming, thus increasing the sustainable packaging market value in the region. Furthermore, strict food safety policies in the US and Canada boost the sustainable packaging market growth. With its burgeoning ecommerce sector, the US dominates the regional market.

Competitive Analysis

The sustainable packaging market witnesses several strategic approaches, such as collaboration, mergers & acquisitions, expansion, and product/ technology launches. Key industry players make strategic investments to drive research & development activities and expansion plans. With the rising consumer demand for sustainable packaging on the rise, manufacturers look for new ways to bring innovative solutions to customers, improving their practices.

For instance, recently, on June 14, 2021, Acma group (Italy) introduced its latest sustainable paper-based packaging series Ecoshell offering flexible designs, especially for the confectionery sector. The new series is developed to avoid the use of plastic and deliver new environmentally improved solutions. 

Alongside the most common shapes, such as Flip Top and Zip Top, Acma’s latest box-based product range is characterized by a distinctive design allowing a convenient dosage function with great ease of use while remaining focused on creating attractive designs.

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Segmentation of Market covered in the research:

Information By Packaging Type (Tubes, Bags & Pouches, Corrugated Box and others), By Material (Paper & Paperboard, Glass, Metal, Plastic), By Process (Degradable Packaging, Recycled Packaging, Reusable Packaging), By Application (Personal Care, food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals and others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

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