|Fipronil named as fourth insecticide to pose risk to honeybees|
The Guardian [UK] - 5/28/2013. By Damian Carrington - A widely used insect nerve agent has been labelled a "high acute risk" to honeybees by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). A similar assessment by the EFSA on three other insecticides preceded the suspension of their use in the European Union.
|USDA's Watchdog Reveals "Egregious" Hog Slaughter Conditions|
Mother Jones - 5/28/2013. By Tom Philpott - The Internal Revenue Service isn't the only federal bureaucracy to be recently taken to task by its Office of the Inspector General. Amid considerably less fanfare in early May, the US Department of Agriculture's OIG issued a report damning the department's oversight of pork slaughterhouses and trashing a USDA pilot program that allows plants to operate with fewer inspectors on hand.
|We are not amused: Prince launches scathing attack on food industry|
Food Navigator News - 5/28/2013. By Nathan Gray - The Prince of Wales has called on Europe to ‘recalibrate and re-gear’ its food systems towards a local model of food production and distribution - while issuing a wide-ranging attack on current practices within the food industry.
|Farmers: Hear our food safety perspective|
Portland Press Herald - 5/28/2013. AP - New England farmers who argue they will be harmed by a one-size-fits-all approach to federal agricultural policy want a chance to weigh in on proposed food safety rules.