Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Articles by Philip Brasher

House Democrats set attacks on GMO bill

Critics of a GMO regulation bill are proposing amendments that would add restrictions or exemptions to the legislation and allow farmers to claim government compensation for some damages from herbicide drift or in some cases of contamination by genetically engineered plants.
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Panel OKs GMO salmon labeling, ban on horse slaughter

A ban on horse slaughter would be extended another year and genetically engineered salmon would have to be labeled as GMO under provisions that have been added to a Senate spending bill for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration. The Senate Appropriations Committee also a
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Treaty on product names angers lawmakers

Recent changes to an international agreement on intellectual property will undermine the U.S. dairy industry�s effort to use common food names such as parmesan and feta, say leaders of key congressional committees. In a letter to the World Intellectual Property O
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Lawmakers question USAID's cash assistance

The House Agriculture Committee is raising questions about whether the Obama administration is prepared to carry out a key part of its strategy to reform the Food for Peace program by shifting more aid from U.S.-grown commodities to cash assistance.
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