|GM Foods: A Moment of Honesty|
Field Questions - 7/29/2015. By Glenn Davis Stone - As the latest controversy over GMO’s unfolds – this time it’s about a House Bill that would ban labeling laws – it’s time for a moment of honesty about science and safety. Of course safety is hardly the only bone of contention in GMO debates, but safety is the issue that’s most hotly contested and that’s most central to the labeling bill.
|Ready or Not, Here Comes FSMA! – Part 2|
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 7/28/2015. Yesterday, we published an update on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules that FDA will be finalizing this fall. It included a recap of the rulemaking process, a timeline to keep in mind as the rules are finalized, and information on key implementation issues. This post wraps up the FSMA update with a focus on appropriations – in particular, the critical funding on the line for farmer food safety training.
|Rodale Institute to Unveil New Model for Raising Pastured, Organic Hogs|
Rodale Institute - 7/27/2015. By Aaron Kinsman - Rodale’s new Organic Hog Facility is a state-of-the-art model for farmers looking to raise premium quality, certified organic hogs on pasture with the added benefits of a centralized shelter designed to reduce labor and enhance the quality of life for the livestock.