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.
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.
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).
On May 23, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985, overturning lower court decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for Montana, which ruled the measure unconstitutional.