420 with CNW – Federal Money to Facilitate Research into Removing Pesticides from Cannabis

September 4, 2019 03:20:27

A quarter of a million dollars is being handed by a U.S. federal agency to a biotech company so that research into how dangerous pesticides can be removed from several crops, including marijuana, can be done.

Brooklyn Bioscience is the lucky startup that won the two-year grant worth $250,000 from the National Science Foundation. The money will help to further the company’s efforts to engineer an enzyme with the capability of breaking down organophosphates (OPs). OPs are pesticides that have been found to be extremely hazardous to…


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