AG/FDA Blog

Biotech Regulations Must be Based on Facts, Not Fears

By Dr. Nina Fedoroff, as published in Agri-Pulse The Coordinated Framework (CF) for the Regulation of Biotechnology was first implemented 30 years ago. The CF was developed by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). OSTP broug… Read More
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Hakim’s Effort to Skewer Biotech Crops in Sunday's NY Times

Danny Hakim’s attempt to skewer biotech crops in his recent article on the front page Sunday’s New York Times (Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops, Oct. 29, 2016) is skewed from beginning to end. His insight – what he… Read More
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Interstate Structure to Oversee and Regulate Medical Marijuana

There is a need for an interstate structure to provide coordination and regulatory oversight of medical marijuana (cannabis) use in the 23 states that have approved its use by either referendum or legislation. Five jurisdictions — Colorado, Was… Read More
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New EPA Worker Protection Standard for Farmworkers

On September 28, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an advance publication of its revisions to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for farmworkers. The revised WPS imposes new requirements for farm owners to protect workers against the… Read More
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Environmentalists, Glyphosate and Butterflies

The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has petitioned EPA to restrict the use of glyphosate herbicide to protect the dwindling population of the monarch butterfly. The petition states that the rapid adoption of glyphosate-resistant (Roundup Read… Read More
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Hidden Gems in the Farm Bill

By Nathan Fretz After three years of work, Congress passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the “farm bill”), which the President signed into law on Friday, February 7. Despite a tumultuous and partisan 2012 and summer of 2013, the farm bill confere… Read More
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