27 Nov '13, 11pm

@FSC_US using forensic science to test species and origin of wood in certified products:

New testing would detect the presence of endangered species or genetically modified organisms in wood products. By Paula Melton Illegal logging and timber exporters, like this rosewood operation in Madagascar, involve organized crime and can cause economic, environmental, and social devastation. A new program will test mixed wood and paper to help ensure FSC-labeled products haven't been tainted by illegally logged or genetically modified species along their chain of custody. Is that “birch” plywood cabinetry you specified actually made of an illegally logged rainforest species? A new partnership between the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service) aims to verify environmental claims about forestry products. The testing will look for impurities in samples of composite wood and...

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