A Purdue University food safety scientist, Charles R. Santerre, has been named a senior policy adviser in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, where his assignments are expected to include helping coordinate the administration’s work on agricultural biotechnology.
In a move welcomed by farm and biotech groups but met with wariness by food safety and organic advocates, USDA has decided to take another stab at biotech regulations, withdrawing a proposed rule that mostly pleased no one.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2017 - Negotiators wrapped up a first round of talks on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement that included discussions about sanitary and phytosanitary rules important to agricultural trade.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2017 - A proposal to release genetically engineered diamondback moths in cabbage fields in upstate New York has received a green light from USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – The last 10 years have seen “a remarkable rise in cost and the time it takes to approve” new agricultural innovations, at least in part because of added regulatory constraints, Illinois farmer Mark Scholl, chairman of the Farm Foundation board, told a forum on food and agricultural regulations here today.