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Botanical Research Institute of Texas Rescues Orphaned Herbarium at the University of Louisiana-Monroe

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is pleased to announce the nonprofit has been selected to receive almost half a million plant specimens that have been orphaned by the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). This acquisition will increase the total number of specimens housed by the institute to more than 1.3 million and will place BRIT’s herbarium among the top ten (in specimens housed) in the United States.

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Puration Announces Pending Acquisition of $1 Million Annual Revenue Grow Operation With Plan to Expand to $16 Million

Puration, Inc. announced the Company has entered into a letter of intent agreement to acquire First Choice Nursery which has an existing twenty-five greenhouse facility. The company has the opportunity to expand to an additional 400 irrigated greenhouse pads ready for buildout. Puration has a U.S. Patented Cannabis Extraction process licensed from NCM Biotech. The license of the process to Puration is the first and only license NCM Biotech has executed. R&D with NCM Biotech's patented process has demonstrated a high potential for bringing FDA approved pharmaceutical products to market for the treatment of multiple neurological disorders and cancer. NCM Biotech's medical advisory team includes John N. Gaitanis, MD., Director of Child Neurology at Tufts Medical Center/Floating Hospital for Children; Lloyd R. Saberski, M.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Chronic Pain Management, Yale University, and John McMichael, Ph.D., President & CEO Beech Tree Labs.

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Whole Foods Market Acquired by Amazon

Whole Foods TeamWhole Foods Market ranked #28 and Amazon ranked #2 on Fortune’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt.

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Pearland, TX, Students Receive the President's Environmental Youth Award

Teenagers from Pearland, Katy and Houston, Texas, are among the national winners of the 2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA). The program recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth. These students demonstrate the initiative, creativity, and applied problem-solving skills needed to tackle environmental problems and find sustainable solutions.

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