Stories in Category "Health, Nutrition & Food Safety"

Monsanto Sues to Keep Roundup Off California List of Carcinogens

Monsanto Sues to Keep Roundup Off California List of Carcinogens

Late last week, Monsanto Company filed a lawsuit in California seeking to prevent lawmakers there from adding glyphosate, the main ingredient in its Round....
Feds Issue Updated Dietary Guidelines

Feds Issue Updated Dietary Guidelines

Federal authorities this week released their much-debated new dietary guidelines, which attempt to improve the eating and drinking habits of Americans.
Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets

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 mi....
Scientist Report Solving Costly Hog Disease

Scientist Report Solving Costly Hog Disease

The journal Nature Biotechnology on Monday published the work of animal scientists who report they have genetically modified pigs to be resistant to one o....
Feds Reconsider Pathway for Genetically Modified Foods

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 in....
GM salmon approved for human use

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 th....
Nebraska Rancher Seeks Markets for Bison

Nebraska Rancher Seeks Markets for Bison

It’s been said that good fences make good neighbors. But for one Nebraskan, these fortifications are a gateway – to his vision of restoring magnificence ....
National Labeling Initiative Raises the Profile of Veterans to Farmers Movement

National Labeling Initiative Raises the Profile of Veterans to Farmers Movement

Roughly two and a half million men and women have served in the armed forces during the post 9/11 era. And many veterans have willingly taken on multiple....
Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee

For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Senate convened a committee hearing on biotechnology.
USDA Announces Goal of Fifty Percent Reduction in Food Waste

USDA Announces Goal of Fifty Percent Reduction in Food Waste

The USDA and EPA hope that by reducing the amount of food we throw away; improvements will be made to the overall food security of the nation and will ben....