We reveal for the first time that glyphosate does inhibit the shikimate pathway in the rat gut microbiome. However, glyphosate likely did not kill bacteria via its impact on the shikimate pathway, because bacteria do not need the shikimate pathway to get the aromatic amino acids they need. Like us, they get them from the food we eat.Read More
Category: Food and Ag Policy
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
President Joe Biden has introduced an ambitious climate plan for the United States. Could regenerative agriculture help us get there?
President Biden has pledged to spend up to $2 trillion on climate change initiatives. “Climate change” is a broad-brush topic, so how will these measures impact food, agriculture and regenerative organic farming?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
By Zoe Schaeffer, Regenerative Organic Alliance Originally published: MOSES. Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC), a new label for food, fiber, and personal care products, is now accepting applications for certification. The...Read More
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