Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf said the agency plans to soon announce the naming of the new deputy commissioner of human foods as well as unveil its innovation agenda for the Center for Veterinary Medicine.
The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Gary Gensler, heads to Capitol Hill this week to face lawmakers who are sharply divided over the agency’s plan to require corporations to track and disclose greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains.
Steven L. Kopperud, former journalist and lobbyist who created a platform for livestock and poultry industries to resist “animal rights” and vegetarian critics, died October 19 in Minneapolis of “a sudden and highly unexpected arrhythmia.”
Critics of agricultural chemical usage have won new language in the Democratic Party's proposed 2020 platform that call for the federal government to ban chlorpyrifos insecticide and provide assistance to farmers to reduce applications of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Bringing all medically important antimicrobial drugs approved for use in animals under veterinary oversight and promoting proper stewardship of antimicrobials are among the goals of a five-year plan released by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine on Friday.