Originally published Food Tank: New Pesticides Will Modify Insect Genes: What Could Go wrong?...Read More
Author: Anne Ross
Family farm groups are applauding a new proposal by Senate Democrats to strengthen antitrust enforcement and make markets fairer and more competitive.
The Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act, sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), is designed to “reinvigorate America’s antitrust laws and restore competition to American markets,” according to a press release.Read More
Together with poultry company Bell & Evans, the duo is launching the U.S. Organic Grain Initiative, designed to transition 50,000 acres of corn and soy to organic and help fill a growing gap in domestic organic animal feed.Read More
Since 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had a Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agriculture that permits farmworkers to identify someone who can request a farm’s pesticide information for their benefit. In a new 34-page report to Congress, GAO addresses how the so-called “designated representative” provision is being used or misused. The standard covers more than 2 million farmworkers at more than 600,000 farms, according to the EPA. The GAO report concluded farmworkers need information about pesticide exposure illnesses, faster diagnoses and better treatments.Read More