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Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets

posted on December 18, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets
Tim Taft’s Vermont family farm has weathered booms and busts for decades. And true to form, the fourth generation dairyman is riding out a downturn in milk prices - which have plummeted 40% from 2014’s record levels. Full Story

Despite lack of eggs, Just Mayo says it's keeping its name

posted on December 18, 2015 at 3:06 PM

After months of discussions, Just Mayo's maker Hampton Creek says it worked out an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration that lets the eggless spread keep its name Full Story

Feds Reconsider Pathway for Genetically Modified Foods

posted on December 4, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Feds Reconsider Pathway for Genetically Modified Foods
The federal government’s recent approval of genetically modified salmon is raising questions among consumers and scientists about what other biological innovations might end up on American’s dinner tables. Full Story

GM salmon approved for human use

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM

GM salmon approved for human use
The FDA made history this week, approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration’s move clears the way for the AquAdvantage salmon, a fast-growing fish that will be raised in land-based farms and put... Full Story

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee

posted on October 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee
For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Senate convened a committee hearing on biotechnology. Full Story

New Food Safety Rules Issued After Deadly Outbreaks

posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:07 PM

New Food Safety Rules Issued After Deadly Outbreaks
Food manufacturers and produce farmers must be even more vigilant about the cleanliness of their operations under new rules released Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration. Full Story

Food industry asks for exemptions to trans fat phase out

posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats — if the food industry gets its way. Full Story

Vilsack: Smartphones could tell consumers what's in food

posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone. Full Story

How outgoing FDA chief oversaw food, drugs and tobacco

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced Thursday that she will step down next month after nearly six years overseeing the agency, which regulates products making up 25 percent of the U.S. economy. Full Story

FDA to Rewrite Proposed Food Safety Rules

posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Friday it will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business. Full Story

FDA Backs Off Animal Feed Rule Affecting Brewers

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell grain leftover from making beer to ranchers and dairy... Full Story

Onion Growers Cheer Expected Water Rule Changes

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing food safety rules to prevent contamination from the likes of salmonella and E. coli bacteria, and its first take made onion growers unhappy. Full Story

Conn. University To Test Pot For Contaminants

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

"If there's no certification ... it's like saying we don't check our meat for mad cow disease." Full Story

US Says Germ-Killing Soap Could Pose Health Risks

posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:04 AM

The federal ruling on triclosan and other antibacterial ingredients lends new support to longstanding warnings from scientists who say the chemicals can interfere with hormone levels. Full Story

Market to Market (December 13, 2013)

posted on December 13, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Market to Market (December 13, 2013)
Full Program: The FDA implements voluntary restrictions on the use of antibiotics in livestock production. USDA’s latest figures on agricultural supply and demand reveal bullish and bearish scenarios. The Grinch steals Christmas Trees in the east, while “the... Full Story
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