User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Policy
Last updated: Oct 19 2018 15:30 IST RSS 2.0
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Organic farming with gene editing: an oxymoron or a tool for sustainable agriculture? 19.10.2018 Resource Efficiency |
Many farmers cultivating organic crops believe that genetically modified crops pose threats to human health. It's not that simple.
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E-cig manufacturer warned for selling liquids containing erectile dysfunction drugs 12.10.2018 News
FDA states vaping active drug ingredients is an ineffective way to administer drugs and can be dangerous.
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FDA bans use of 7 synthetic food additives after environmental groups sue 7.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Food and Drug Administration is banning the use of several synthetic flavoring compounds used to infuse flavors such as mint and cinnamon in foods. Environmental groups sued, citing cancer risks.
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What B Corp certification means for Danone North America 5.10.2018 Business Operations |
A Q&A with the head of sustainability of the largest multinational company to achieve this designation.
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'Tsunami' of free food for the hungry is coming. Will it be too much to handle? 1.10.2018 News
$1.2 billion of pork, apples, grapefruit, juices, cheese and other commodities will be distributed to help about 40 million Americans who don't have enough to eat.
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Farmers Say Aid Won't Cover Tariff Damage 26.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Trump administration has started compensating U.S. farmers for damage tariffs are doing to their business. Many farmers say the payments won’t make up for lost sales to China and other foreign markets they were counting on to buy their products.
FDA shows 'real cost' of vaping with new ad campaign 20.9.2018 News
The ad campaign is aimed at 10.7 million kids ages 12 to 17, who have used or are willing to try e-cigarettes.
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Challenge to FDA’s GRAS rule moves forward after court rejects request for dismissal 14.9.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director In a critical ruling for food additive safety, a federal district court ruled on Wednesday that EDF, represented by Earthjustice, has standing in its legal challenge to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) rule. This 2016 final rule allows food manufacturers to make secret […]
Better land use policies could move us closer to thwarting climate change 12.9.2018
Some insights from the global supply chain and sustainability chief of McDonald's.
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What's meat, anyway? Missouri label law says it comes from an animal; some disagree 30.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A state law prohibits plant-based products like soy deli strips from packing descriptors like "roast beef style" or "meaty." The ACLU and others are suing.
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Trump Administration moves to penalize immigrants for using government benefits 20.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The idea has already sparked warnings about consequences for immigrants and the nation's health care system.
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What’s missing in WeWork’s environmental policies — the community voice 20.8.2018 Resource Efficiency |
By banning meat without input from employees or customers, the company missed a chance to make sustainability a more central part of its culture.
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Formalin in your fish? Sorry, FSSAI can’t do anything! 11.8.2018 Citizen Matters
FSSAI, constituted under the food safety law in India, is responsible for formulating and enforcing safety standards for our food. The Act, however, governs only manufacturers and processed food, even as we find increasing contamination in primary and raw produce. What could be the way out?
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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business |
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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How SNAP and Medicaid Work Requirements Will Hurt Workers 2.8.2018 American Prospect
trickle-downers.jpg On any given day, you’re likely to interact with a lot of people who work in the low-wage labor market. They’re the laborers you pass on the street, the retail clerks in a shop you frequent, the cooks or wait staff at a restaurant you like. They might be your family, friends, and coworkers. Maybe you yourself work in one of these occupations—after all, many millions of Americans do. While conservatives might paint adults who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly called food stamps) benefits and Medicaid as idle people who don’t want to work, the data don’t validate that assumption. Adults who rely on SNAP and Medicaid for help paying for their groceries and health care are often those same low-wage workers. But their work is largely volatile and unstable, and it comes without such key work supports as paid sick and family leave and affordable child care. That’s why the recent policy push to institute harsh work requirements in both SNAP and Medicaid is ...
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China Regulator's Vaccine Reassurance Backfires 31.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
China’s food and drug watchdog, looking to restore public confidence in its vaccine oversight Tuesday, instead set off a fresh social-media uproar.
Fired Wawa worker claims illegal lunch break policy led to 'seven-month nightmare' 30.7.2018 News
In February, the Delaware Department of Labor said Armstrong was fired without cause and could apply for unemployment benefits.
All-plant Impossible Burger and its 'blood' are safe, FDA says 26.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Impossible Burger, a plant-based patty sold across Minnesota that mimics cow meat's bleeding, got the federal Food and Drug Administration's blessing this week
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How addressing energy used in food processing contributes to more sustainable agriculture 25.7.2018 Small Business |
Greater energy efficiency beyond the farm gate and more sustainable processes inside the farm are the two sides of the same coin.
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