|California’s GMO Labeling Bill ‘Cleaner’ than Prop 37|
Consumer Eagle [California] - 3/12/2014. By Matthew Heller - Some 15 months after California voters rejected a ballot initiative requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food, supporters of labeling have taken their cause to the state Legislature, proposing a bill touted as a “simpler, cleaner version” of Proposition 37.
|Environmental Impacts of Produce Safety Regulations|
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 3/12/2014. Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the comment period on the scoping process for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that is part of the agency’s process for developing new produce safety regulations. The original deadline for submitting comments on the environmental impact scoping process was November 15, 2013, but FDA extended the deadline for the public scoping period to March 15, 2014. Now, the deadline has been extended once more to April 18, 2014, to allow FDA to hold a public meeting, where stakeholders are invited to give oral presentations and again submit comments on the substance of the scoping process.
|E.P.A.’s Proposed Rules on Water Worry Farmers|
The New York Times - 3/12/2014. By Ron Nixon - Water rarely flows in one of the streambeds – it really seems to be little more than a small ditch – that Dean Lemke points out to a visitor on his 800-acre farm in Dows, Iowa.