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Inside Europe’s booming and chaotic CBD market

By Shane Starling

Europe’s cannabidiol food and supplements market was on display at a recent CBD expo in Berlin, with CBD supplement and cosmetic manufacturers reporting impressive margins in a controversial category defined by booming sales and baffling regulations.

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Synthetic chili pepper extract gets EFSA approval

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) finds no safety concerns with the Novel Food (NF) phenylcapsaicin, a synthetic chemical compound of the chili pepper extract capsaicin.

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