Oil is oil, be it burned or eaten, EPA says
When regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency consider edible oils and fats, they think of dangerous spills that can clog waterways, gum up water treatment facilities, kill fish and birds, and cause fires. Washington Post columnist Cindy Skrzycki examines the debate between the EPA and the food industry.
Behind the headlines: More on BSE from USDA
This transcript of a June 10 tele-news conference with Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Dr. John Clifford, Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service provides USDA's take on its further analysis of previously inconclusive BSE test results.
Analysis distorts organic market in Canada
The recent analysis of Statistics Canada's data on organic fruit and vegetable production collected between 2000 and 2003 presents a distorted picture of the market for Canadian produced organic products, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA).