It's been more than a decade in the making, but sometime, perhaps later this year, the Food and Drug Administration will issue what it hopes will be a final national produce water safety standard that effectively keeps manure and other sources of pathogens out of water that grows our fresh produce. And it likely will be an utter failure.
Too often Big Meat finds itself on the losing end of lawsuits ranging from price fixing to worker safety to treatment and welfare of animals and more. The list of wrongdoing is seemingly endless. If any industry needs to be watched like a hawk, it's Big Meat.
These days, the weed-killing chemical glyphosate seems to find all sorts of ways to become a thing in our daily lives. One of the current debates centers around honey labels, proclaiming their products “Pure” or “100% Pure” despite containing trace amounts of glyphosate.
ByMadison McVan, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting |
After a 2018 E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce hospitalized more than 100 people and killed five, the US Food and Drug Administration put together an action plan to reduce E. coli contamination in leafy greens.
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.
Breaking out major prognostic tools (including an 8-ball, Ouija board, paper fortune teller and dart board...yeah we're high tech around here) here are some of the big agricultural issues on the horizon for 2019.
ByKaolin Sewell/The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a first-of-its kind pill that reduces the amount of ammonia gas emissions in beef cattle and their manure. However, some critics are doubting its overall effectiveness.