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2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report Mixes Science and Policy

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) submitted its report to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services last month and disbanded.  It is now up to the USDA and HHS to take the DGAC’s conclusions and recommendatio… Read More
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The Vilsapp: Secretary Vilsack’s High Tech Solution to Labeling

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse The March edition of the National Geographic Magazine, in its cover story entitled “The War on Science,” notes that “there’s no evidence that GMO’s are harmful to human health.” A recent P… Read More
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Webinar: Drug Supply Chain Security Act Overview for Dispensers

On April 21, OFW Law’s Tish Eggleston Pahl will participate in a webinar being held by the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) for dispensers on implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Register Today!… Read More
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Dietary Guidelines – Confused About Caffeine

The news wires have been buzzing lately about the recently released scientific report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. One of the hottest topics for discussion is how out of step the report is on a number of issues, including the Committ… Read More
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Who Regulates the Advertising of Your App?

We have blogged and hosted numerous webinars on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps (see here, here, here, here and here); but if you are an app developer, you should be aware that FDA is not the only agency looking at your app.  The Federal… Read More
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No Horsing Around – Nevada Federal Judge Dismisses Burro Suit Against Interior Dept.

The serious environmental problems caused by unchecked wild horse populations on western rangelands are well known to state and local governments, Native American tribes, ranchers and farmers.  Efforts, however, to prompt the U.S. Department of Inte… Read More
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So Which USDA Regulations Would You Like to Change?

We know that people often disagree with any number of the different regulations that have been put in place for the administration of USDA’s programs – agricultural program operations, nutrition programs, rural development programs, energy progra… Read More
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Trade is Critical to Rural America; Agriculture is Key to TPA

Trade policy may present an opportunity for the Obama Administration and the Congress to work together in a bipartisan manner but it is sure not unanimous.   While Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative’s Chief Agricultur… Read More
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The Drones are Coming! FAA Releases Proposed Rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Mention the word “drone” and most people think of our nation’s military activities in the Middle East. However, over the last few years, unmanned aircraft is finding its way into new civilian applications. Small drones, which are also known as… Read More
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GM Opponents are Science Deniers

Climate change is real and GM technology is safe, but those in denial want to undermine the public understanding of science with misinformation and pseudo-debate By Nina Fedoroff, Peter Raven and Phillip Sharp, as published in The Guardian The auth… Read More
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