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Roadmap for regulating cell-based meat

March 8, 2019 – By Liz Crampton, Politico – The joint USDA-FDA agreement over regulation of cell-based meat has landed, and it’s getting positive reviews from both livestock groups and startups working to get the emerging products to market. The agencies still need to decide lingering issues, such as labeling.


How Farm Policy and Big Ag Impact Farmers in the U.S. and Abroad

March 7, 2019 – By Eva Perroni, Civil Eats – From remote villages in Malawi, Mexico, and India to ethanol refineries and industrial hog factories in the American heartland, Tim Wise has spent great deal of the last several years thinking about the big picture of food and farming.


Taking stock of Gottlieb’s FDA tenure

March 6, 2019 – By Ryan McCrimmon, Politico – The surprise news that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will resign next month caught senior agency staff off-guard and dismayed food safety and public health advocates. Gottlieb was one of the administration’s most activist regulators, and his focus on nutrition issues stood out among recent FDA commissioners.


Agriculture Department Staff Given Marching Orders for Controversial Move

March 6, 2019 – By Charles S. Clark, Government Executive – Hundreds of employees of two key Agriculture Department research offices on Tuesday learned that they’re on the list to be transferred outside of Washington as part of Secretary Sonny Perdue’s disputed plan to move operations closer to farm industry stakeholders.