All three of the federal agencies charged with regulating bioengineered plants and animals are looking at ways of streamlining regulations and smoothing the path to commercialization for gene-edited traits.
House Democratic leaders look to finally push through on Monday a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill that a handful of conservative Republicans blocked from passing while most lawmakers were out of town for the 10-day Memorial Day recess.
More than eight years after Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Food and Drug Administration, industry and outside scientists are still struggling to figure out the best way to ensure the water used for irrigating and packing fresh produce is safe.
The Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration have completed an agreement to share regulatory jurisdiction over cell-based food products, but the language still needs to be implemented before the goods can be sold.
Assured of President Donald Trump's support, the Senate and then the House passed a fiscal 2019 spending agreement Thursday to avert another government shutdown and fund USDA, Interior, FDA and other departments and agencies important to agriculture through Sept. 30.
The Food and Drug Administration has identified one farm in California as a likely source of E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce that sickened 62 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia last fall, but can't rule out if others were involved.
FDA's just-retired top food regulator says the stunning warning that the agency issued about romaine lettuce two days before Thanksgiving was a wake-up call for growers to tighten safety standards and facilitate the tracking of their crops from field to store.