FarmPolicy

December 14, 2017

USDA Reassures Trading Partners Of Food Safety Of U.S. Wheat

Categories: Regulations

From USDA on May 31, “USDA officials say USDA is doing all it can to reassure trading partners that there are no food safety concerns related to U.S. wheat in light of the recent discovery of transgenic wheat on an Oregon farm.”

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Video: The Lead with Jake Tapper- Protests Over Genetically Modified Food

Categories: Regulations

On Tuesday, The Lead with Jake Tapper, reported on the controversy that surrounds GMOs and one of the companies that makes them.

In a related article in Tuesday’s New York Daily News, David Knowles indicated that: “Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposed amendment of the food bill was defeated less than a week ago, but the Vermont senator has taken to the airwaves to campaign for its defeat and to emphasize the growing number of states with genetically modified food legislation.”

USDA Continues Investigation Of Detection Of Positive Genetically Engineered Wheat In Oregon

Categories: Regulations

From USDA, May 31- “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) commented about its ongoing investigation into the discovery of transgenic traits recently detected in growing wheat plants in Oregon.”

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Bloomberg Video: Rogue Roundup Proof Wheat Found in Oregon

Categories: Regulations

From Bloomberg News, May 30- “The discovery in an Oregon field of gene-altered wheat developed by Monsanto Co. that was not approved for sale shows a failure of oversight that safety advocates say may endanger consumers and U.S. Trading relationships. Alan Bjerga reports on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Bottom Line.'”

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Farm Bill; Food Safety; Ag Economy; and, Immigration

Farm Bill

Ryan Johnson reported yesterday at The Dickinson Press (N.D.) Online that, “The next five-year Farm Bill is progressing in the House, and representatives could vote on the legislation in the third week of June, Rep. Collin Peterson said Thursday.”

Mr. Johnson noted that, “But Peterson said there are serious questions over the opposition the House legislation will face, both from Republicans who want more spending cuts and Democrats who don’t support the bill’s $20.5 billion in cost savings to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program over the next decade.

“‘We’re not out of the woods yet,’ he said.”

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