The FDA, which is supposed to protect us from harmful chemicals, sided with the chemical industry and declined to ban BPA in spite of increasing scientific concern over its use in baby products.
On April 1, 2012 an Invasive Species Order (ISO) that the DNR issued in December 2010 prohibiting the possession of certain breeds of swine will go into effect. Local farmers will be affected by the ISO.
On Monday, 45 U.S. representatives and 10 U.S. senators signed a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg in support of a legal petition that asks the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
The Local Farms Food and Jobs Act is being debated this week in Congress. Learn more about this important pending legislation.