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Politics | 11/3/2009

Senate Ag Considers $10 billion more for nutrition programs

Washington, Nov. 3 - Senate Ag Committee Chair Blanche Lincoln outlined her priorities for child nutrition legislation: (1) ensuring that all children eligible for federal nutrition programs are actually receiving benefits; (2) improving the nutritional quality of meals; and (3) modernizing and improving the integrity of the programs.
Regulatory Beat | 10/30/2009

EPA requiring switch from carbofuran to safer pesticides

Washington, Oct. 30 - After three years of revocation procedures, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced implementation of the agency's May 2009 final rule revoking tolerances, or residue limits, for the pesticide carbofuran. EPA stated that it “continues to find that dietary exposures to carbofuran from all sources combined are not safe.”

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