The Senate passed a five-year Farm Bill Dec. 14, 2007, that softened a provision imposing draconian penalties for publication of information from a federal database for tracking food animals.
Consumers looking for information on which fish may be better to eat, considering factors such as sustainability, health, or source identification, have a range of potential sources.
A judge's decision has cracked open the black box of at least one genetically engineered crop: alfalfa.
More fish in US federal marine waters have become overfished, according to NOAA's annual assessment for 2006, released June 22, 2007
Greenpeace Mexico revealed what the federal Health Secretariat knew since October: that 47 of 51 samples of US rice import shipments tested positive for contamination.
March went out like a lion for adversaries in the arena of food and pharmaceutical crop engineering.
During the past two years, and especially since last fall, strong hints of far greater than normal die-offs (of honeybees) have been appearing all over the country, in at least 24 states (map of affected states).
It's crunch time for developing the successor to the 2002 US Farm Bill, set to expire Sept. 30, 2007. Many of the ingredients that may be blended into the 2007 Farm Bill are now becoming public.
FDA's decision on the sale of cloned meat and dairy products is expected soon.
Emerging evidence suggests another nemesis should be on the priority list of agricultural production threats - a significant decline in the animals that pollinate crops (bees, insects, birds, bats, etc.).