FDA regulates the types of claims that can be made on food labeling. FDA has issued an avalanche of warning letters in the last year to food manufacturers that made claims for their products that exceeded what FDA considered to be appropriate.
Too many repeat violations are occurring at federally inspected pig slaughter plants, and the problem lies with inadequate enforcement, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Inspector General. The IG‘s conclusion is found in a recently released audit report on USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) inspection and enforcement activities at the nation’s swine slaughter plants.
(Reuters) - U.S.taxpayers are footing the bill for overseas lobbying that promotes controversial biotech crops developed by U.S.-based Monsanto Co and other seed makers, a report issued on Tuesday said.A...
Ironically, "ag-gag" laws are being pushed at a time of heightened public concerns about healthy eating and the safety of the food supply. Nonetheless, ALEC's strategy, while receiving relatively little press, has proved alarmingly successful so far.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine House of Representatives dealt a blow to local food sovereignty advocates Wednesday, voting 93-49 against a bill that would have established the Maine Food Sovereignty Act of 2013.
Employees at McKee Lumber Co. in Corsicana, Texas, were discussing last month’s deadly blast at a fertilizer plant 50 miles away one recent morning when talk turned to their neighbor: El Dorado Chemical Co.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Cow patties, chicken manure, sheep pebbles - all dropped in place in a rotation system - never endanger the neighbours.
Iowa's senior senator is seeking to limit U.S. EPA's ability to release the private information of livestock producers following a series of missteps by the agency when it responded to a Freedom of Information Act request by environmental groups.
Committed to bringing awareness to consumers and others working in her sector, Sherry Medina recently made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Big Ag's liberal and unrestricted application of hazardous chemicals in poultry processing.
On 31 March 2013, the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission announced human cases of novel H7N9 influenza virus infections. Scientists have now investigated the origins of this novel H7N9 influenza virus.
Deborah Koons Garcia’s exceptional, new film, Symphony of the Soil, pays loving homage to the beauty and the wondrous mystery of soil, celebrating not just the incredible soil diversity found on four of the world’s continents,...
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Three cheers for a woman who understands the gift of good soil and all the mysteries it contains.