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Organized crime drives global deforestation

Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, according to research by Jennifer A. Devine from Texas State University. Of the main drivers of deforestation is organized crime activities, including drug trafficking.

An MDF product made from rice straw? Eureka!

Will Sampson, editorial director of Woodworking Network/FDMC Magazine, interviews Jeff Wagner, Executive Chairman at CalPlant, about the company's new MDF product Eureka at the recent AWFS 2021 in Las Vegas. Eureka is made from renewable post-harvest rice straw.