Philippines lifts ban on U.S. beef
The Philippines is lifting a mad cow-related ban on U.S. beef, the Agriculture Department said Thursday. The Philippines had temporarily banned U.S. beef and beef products in June, after the United States confirmed a second case of mad cow disease in a Texas-born cow.
Infected cow's herd mates test negative for BSE
Twenty-nine cows tested negative for mad cow disease after they were culled from the same herd where an infected cow had been found, the Agriculture Department said July 9. Tests of 38 more cows from the herd are pending, officials said.
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.