A roundup of news, reports and research on agribusiness and related
SNAP participants will soon have the
ability to buy food online. | Modern Farmer
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP) participants will soon have the ability to use SNAP benefits to
purchase online groceries. The program will start in New York and expand to
other states. USDA beefs up efforts to stop the spread of African swine fever. | New Food Economy
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture is elevating their efforts to stop the spread of African swine
fever, an illness spread through an animal’s bodily fluids.
A roundup of news, reports and research on agribusiness and related issues.
Tyson Foods installs x-ray and metal detection machines to fix their contamination problem. | AJC.com
Tyson Foods faced almost 12 million pound of chicken strips. In effect are plans to utilize metal detectors and x-ray machines to fix future metal contamination in company products. California bans the pesticide, chlorpyrifos. | The Guardian
The Trump Administration has reversed an Obama administration decision to ban a pesticide that is known to cause health issues.
ByLeah Douglas / Food and Environment Reporting Network |
Communities in Missouri have been fighting the expansion of large-scale livestock operations in the state for years. But a controversial pair of bills moving through the state legislature would make community oversight of those farms even harder.
A Midwest restaurant is buying Calyno™ High Oleic Soybean Oil from Calyxt that fashions itself as a “consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company.” It is also the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S.
Whoever emerges as leading U.S. lights to develop policy will need to take into consideration just how the deck is stacked against implementing climate change policy that can make a difference and what cracks to exploit to save Earth from itself.
Bayer has agreed to obey a U.S. federal judge’s order, entering a mediation with the plaintiff in the RoundUp trial. The plaintiff has claimed Bayer did not warm of potential cancer risk associated with the Roundup weedkiller.
Enter the National Cattlemen's Beef
Association and the highly anticipated joint agreement between the Food and Drug Administration and United States Agriculture Department over oversight of
cell-based meat technology.
The deal – released last month – calls for FDA and USDA to each do what they do best. FDA will regulate cell collection, cell banks, and differentiation.
hrough recent updates to company policies, Cargill aims to undertake “deforestation-free supply chains,” by the year 2030. But a new report concludes such supply chains will not be able to perform as hoped.