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Future of CBD in Grocery webinar: meet the panellists

first_imgLeila joined the ACI in 2020 after developing advocacy and support provisions for medical cannabis patients as the chair of a national campaign group, the United Patients Alliance, in 2019. She previously led high-profile social and political change campaigns in the UK and abroad and worked in cause-related roles in social enterprise and citizen science. Rosemary has served as a C-suite executive at several biopharma and investment companies and has led multiple successful drug development initiatives. Rosemary is a Charter Trustee at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Chair the Leonard Davis Institute Executive Advisory Board at Wharton. Time is running short to register for The Grocer’s exclusive webinar on the future of CBD in grocery.Due to broadcast on 22 September at 11am, the webinar will pull together top experts in retail, food safety and manufacturing to discuss the opportunities, threats and challenges surrounding this complex but exciting area.It comes as the fast-growing edible CBD trend is set for a sea change – with products given until 31 March to attain novel food status or risk being pulled from retailers’ shelves. Achieving the status can be a lengthy and costly process, further complicated by the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.Our panel will look at how legislation is changing, which products will be affected, how brands and retailers are getting ready for next March, and what the future will look like for CBD food and drink.You’ll get a chance to submit a question to the panel when you register your interest here. So who are they?Leila Simpson, head of external affairs, Association for the Cannabinoid Industry Al Overton, buying director, Planet Organic Al qualified as a herbalist in 1999 and has been involved in natural health retail ever since. Over his 19 year career at Planet Organic he has done almost every job possible, and now as buying director looks after a dynamic and industry leading buying team.Paul Tossell, head of novel foods, Food Standards Agency Rosemary Mazanet, Chief Scientific Officer, Columbia Care Paul has been head of the FSA’s radiological, genetically modified (GM), novel foods and feed additives team since January 2019. He has overseen policy development on CBD compliance with novel food regulations. Paul has been with the FSA since its formation in 2000, having previously worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF).Click or tap here to register for the webinarlast_img read more

Mourinho blames Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool for loss

first_imgJose Mourinho blamed Chelsea’s nearest rivals for his team’s 3-0 loss to West Brom in the Premier League on Monday.A brace from Saido Berahino and a second-half goal from Chris Brunt saw Tony Pulis’ men to their win at The Hawthorns, with Cesc Fabregas sent off in the 29th minute for Chelsea.With the title already wrapped up, Mourinho said his side were unable to play at the intensity required.The Portuguese tactician said his team could not be blamed for winning the title with matches to spare.”Football is to be played at maximum intensity and in our situation it’s not easy to do that,” Mourinho said.”I cannot say it’s a big surprise for me. I know what normally happens when a team is champion with matches in hand. “Bayern Munich lost the last three matches in the league, and when you’re champions so early it’s difficult to keep the motivation high.”When you lose that salt and pepper of the competition it’s difficult to compete at the highest level.”If I have to blame anybody, blame Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool for letting us win the title so early.”Chelsea are eight points clear of City (76 points) and even further clear of Arsenal (71), United (69) and Liverpool (62).–last_img read more

My Mint Story: How We Saved $30,000 in Two Years

first_imgI am the money manager in our house, and for the past few years I’ve been using Mint to help keep us on track and honest with our spending.Before my now-husband and I decided to combine our finances, I had been using Mint to help me budget for graduate school. By setting this goal, I was able to gain control of my finances and budget my money accordingly. As a result, I could afford to go to school part-time and graduated debt free!Once my husband and I joined our accounts, I was able to easily track our savings and spending together, and even set up our first goal as a couple: to save for our wedding. By using Mint’s different features, we saw where we needed to cut back, tracked our progression, and were able to save over $30,000 in just two years!The secret to our success was quite simple. Every month, we projected how much we would need to cover our expenses using Mint. When our paychecks arrived, the amount beyond our budget went immediately into a separate savings account – the same day. We knew leaving any “extra” in our account meant we would be tempted to spend it.After only a few months of marriage and accomplishing our first goal, we immediately decided to set our second goal: a down payment on a house. With Mint reminding us to keep our spending in check, we saved enough for a small down payment and were even able to cover all of our closing costs. Putting our money in savings the same day as payday was once tough, but by then – it had become habit. We often said: “just pretend like it doesn’t exist!”We did this while living in a quite pricey area with average paying jobs – so it can be done. The fact that we were able to do this blew me away…it still does!So why do I love Mint? As someone who is very budget-conscious – but isn’t the best at staying on track long term – Mint has been a godsend. It allows us to keep financial control of our lives, constantly helps us stay on track, and has been the easiest financial app to understand (much easier than reinventing the wheel on my own!) Mint is helping us achieve things I didn’t think were possible – and we closed on our house last month. Thank you, Mint!Jean Pilus is an emergency medical technician and lives with her husband and rescued Rottweiler in New York’s Hudson Valley. Have your own Mint success story you’d like to share? Email it to editor_mint@intuit.com and we may feature you!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Post navigationlast_img read more