Sacramento, CA—The first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags has been signed into law in California. By July 2015, grocery stores and supermarkets will no longer be allowed to offer plastic bags to customers. Convenience stores face the same ban starting in July 2016.

Allendale, NJ—Lonza Inc., based here, has received a patent for their branded larch arabinogalactan immune support ingredient.

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