John Block: Gene Editing

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block To kick this off with some serious facts, let me ask – did you know that 7% of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows? One in five adults doesn’t know that hamburgers are made… Read More
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John Block: Sound Science

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block Last week on Saturday, it was Earth Day. I always thought of Earth Day as a celebration of the earth with its natural beauty and, of course, the food and crops it provides to feed everything living – especiall… Read More
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Organic Reform

By Marshall Matz and Peter Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse The House of Representatives’ Freedom Caucus lists the USDA National Organic Program as one that should be a high priority for reform under President-elect Donald Trump. We agree. The… Read More
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John Block: 2015 Dietary Guidelines – Will They Be Credible?

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block USDA and HHS are close to issuing the 2015 version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Guidelines, issued every five years, must be based on “the preponderance of the scientific and medical knowledge… 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 author… Read More
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Statement by Senator Bob Dole on Nutrition Report

Contact: Marshall Matz (202) 789-1212; or Marion Watkins (202) 654-4863; “As co-author with Senator George McGovern of the original 1977 ‘Dietary Goals for the United States’ report, I commend the USDA… Read More
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