It’s that time of the week again where we select our favourite news stories in the last 7 days – enjoy!

New US Bill presents opportunities and risks for cruelty free cosmetics in the US

The US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) recently introduced the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements (FDASLA) Act, which would reauthorize four Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee programs that would expire this year, as well as other reforms related to regulation of drugs, devices, in vitro diagnostics and dietary supplements. Read more here.


Employees returning to the office want a more environmentally-friendly space to work in

Just over half of employees working from an office (51%) say they became more eco-conscious while working from home during lockdown periods. Another 46% say they feel more aware of how ‘green’ their workplace is then when they worked in the pre-pandemic office.  In fact, more than half (58%) feel their office is ‘shamefully eco-unfriendly’, with one-third (34%) believing the introduction of eco-friendly practices within their workplace is usually an afterthought. Read more.


XCellR8 launch crowdfunder to develop 100% animal-free testing

Thousands of animals still die every year as a result of testing cosmetics, personal care and chemical products, we work to make that stop. We are fundraising for our ongoing research to develop and commercialise reliable, accredited non-animal tests with the goal of speeding up the worlds transition to 100% animal-free testing. Donate now.


Jojoba Desert Ingredients Achieve MyMicrobiome Standard Certification

JD Jojoba Oil earned the 18.10 Mymicrobiome Standard certification for face and body and the 20.10 Mymicrobiome Standard certification for infant skin. MyMicrobiome Standard certifications are said to guarantee a microbiome-friendly product for the face and body. Read more here.


Transforming our Global Food System Essential to meet Paris agreement targets

There is a need for more attention to be placed on industrial livestock production as a significant driver of climate change at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) to be held in Egypt in November. They are also asking for policymakers to take comprehensive action to drive a global transformation of our food production system and consumption habits, if we are to have any hope of meeting Paris Agreement targets. Read the full article here.