Opinion: Proposed FDA water safety rule comes up short?

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.

Opinion: Drones are making Big Meat sweat

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.

Opinion: FDA needs to provide clarity on purity food labels

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.

Opinion: 3D printed meat may soon be in your future

Many 3D observers suggest the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated 3D printing. Now we learn it's just a hop, skip, and a jump from churning out metal and plastic parts to wait for it...ribeye steaks.

Opinion: The NCBA needs to lighten up when it comes to cell-based technology

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.

Opinion: Ag blazing 5 for 2019 (and beyond)

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.